September 19, 2018 on 10:27 am | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies with good seeing conditions.  No sunspots today and the remaining plage of AR2720 is getting ready to rotate to the far side.  The center plage still looks nice in Ha and CaK.  In addition a few filaments were visible as well as a very nice prom at the NE limb.  Solar Activity remains Very Low.

2018-09-19-1247_8-TR-540nm.jpg 2018-09-19-1256_0-TR-Ha.jpg 2018-09-19-1251_2-TR-CaK.jpg

2018-09-19-1258_5-TR-Ha-NEFilam.jpg 2018-09-19-1259_1-TR-Ha-PlageFil.jpg 2018-09-19-1259_3-TR-Ha-EPlage.jpg

2018-09-19-1300_7-TR-Ha-NWProm.jpg

September 18, 2018 on 10:01 am | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies with good seeing this morning.  Not much to see on the Sun today.  The few pores from yesterday disappeared again so no spots, but the two plages are still visible, as well as a small filament in the North.  No proms today. This is it for spotless day 288.

2018-09-18-1244_9-TR-540nm.jpg 2018-09-18-1254_4-TR-Ha.jpg 2018-09-18-1251_1-TR-CaK.jpg

2018-09-18-1258_0-TR-Ha-CtrPlage.jpg 2018-09-18-1257_1-TR-Ha.jpg 2018-09-18-1257_6-TR-Ha-WPlage.jpg

2018-09-18-1248_3-TR-540nmWFaculae.jpg

September 17, 2018 on 11:27 am | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies this morning with average to good seeing.  A few pores are popping up again near some faculae close to the Western limb.  We still see the two plages from two days ago, and although faint, I captured three proms.  Two at the Eastern limb and one at the Western. Maybe the pores will be named by tomorrow.

2018-09-17-1255_2-TR-540nm.jpg 2018-09-17-1303_3-TR-Ha.jpg 2018-09-17-1300_3-TR-CaK.jpg

2018-09-17-1258_1-TR-540nm-WPores.jpg 2018-09-17-1305_2-TR-Ha-WPlage.jpg 2018-09-17-1300_3-TR-CaK-WPlage.jpg

2018-09-17-1307_5-TR-Ha-Proms.jpg 2018-09-17-1305_5-TR-Ha-Plage.jpg

September 15, 2018 on 6:25 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Today, the bands of clouds did not obscure the Sun during my observing session.  Still no sunspot today.  However, two areas which are pretty bright in Ha and CaK.  In addition two very tiny filaments, as well as proms all around the solar disk.

2018-09-15-1257_4-TR-540nm.jpg 2018-09-15-1304_7-TR-Ha.jpg 2018-09-15-1301_9-TR-CaK.jpg

2018-09-15-1307_9-TR-Ha-EPlage.jpg 2018-09-15-1306_6-TR-Ha-CtrFilam.jpg 2018-09-15-1308_4-TR-Ha-EPlage.jpg

2018-09-15-1310_5-TR-Ha-SEPromFila.jpg 2018-09-15-1312_3-TR-Ha-Proms.jpg

September 14, 2018 on 12:28 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Hurricane Florence made landfall this morning in the Carolinas, but here in NE Georgia we had clear skies, with the exception of this long …. thin… band of clouds that did not want to disappear.  So under some less ideal conditions here my observation.  The Sun today is spotless but displays a small filament, a small plage and a few prominences.  That’s it for today. Full disk images and close ups of the mentioned areas in Ha.

2018-09-14-1257_0-TR-540nm.jpg 2018-09-14-1309_8-TR-Ha.jpg 2018-09-14-1301_0-TR-CaK.jpg

2018-09-14-1312_7-TR-Ha-NE-W-Proms.jpg 2018-09-14-1311_4-TR-Ha-NEFilam.jpg

September 12, 2018 on 3:44 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

The clouds did not clear for my session, so today only one WL image through the clouds.  After a spotless day a new area has developed AR2722 and can be seen on the full disk image just a bit SE from center.  The area covers 10 millionths and supports 4 spots.  I don’t know what the next 4 – 5 days are going to bring as far as observing is concerned, while hurricane Florence approaches the coast.

2018-09-12-1300_2-TR-540nm-AR2722.jpg

September 10, 2018 on 4:30 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Seeing was below average this morning.  Solar Activity remains Very Low with no flares reported in the last two days. The Active Region AR2721 is hardly visible today in WL and looks more like a small pore measuring only 10 millionths.  However is still very bright in Ha and CaK.  I wonder if it will still be named tomorrow.  In addition, a few prominences are visible as well as a very small filaprom.

2018-09-10-1316_6-TR-540nm-AR2721.jpg 2018-09-10-1330_1-TR-Ha-AR2721.jpg 2018-09-10-1326_6-TR-CaK-AR2721.jpg

2018-09-10-1322_9-TR-540nm-AR2721.jpg 2018-09-10-1331_8-TR-Ha-AR2721.jpg 2018-09-10-1326_6-TR-CaK-AR2721Crp.jpg

2018-09-10-1334_0-TR-Ha-NE-SE-SWProms.jpg 2018-09-10-1335_8-TR-Ha-NWFilaprom.jpg

September 9, 2018 on 1:28 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies this morning with average seeing conditions.  Solar Activity remains Very Low, but we do have a new named Active Region AR2721, which started forming yesterday. It covered an area of 10 millionths and the spot count is 6 for a Wolf Number of 16.  This is after a 10 day spotless streak.  In addition, the NE prom is still nicely visible but the SW prom from yesterday has mostly turned around the edge.

2018-09-09-1251_0-TR-540nm-AR2721.jpg 2018-09-09-1303_9-TR-Ha-AR2721.jpg 2018-09-09-1259_4-TR-CaK-AR2721.jpg

2018-09-09-1256_4-TR-540nm-AR2721.jpg 2018-09-09-1306_5-TR-Ha-AR2721.jpg 2018-09-09-1259_4-TR-CaK-AR2721Crp.jpg

2018-09-09-1307_8-TR-Ha-NESWProms.jpg

September 8, 2018 on 12:35 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies with average seeing this morning.  Solar Activity remains Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  Around 5 UT this morning, a few very small pores started popping up which were very noticeable at the time of my observations.  In addition we have some nice prominences at the NE and SW limbs for another day.  Full disk images today in the three wavelengths with close ups of the mentioned regions.

2018-09-08-1259_7-TR-Ha-Pores.jpg 2018-09-08-1315_4-TR-Ha-Pore.jpg 2018-09-08-1311_5-TR-CaK-Plage.jpg

2018-09-08-1306_5-TR-540nm-Pores.jpg 2018-09-08-1317_8-TR-Ha-Plage.jpg 2018-09-08-1311_5-TR-CaK-PorePlage.jpg

2018-09-08-1320_2-TR-Ha-NE-SWProms.jpg

September 7, 2018 on 9:44 am | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies after a few cloudy days.  Solar  Activity is still Very Low on spotless day 281, although the Sun produced an A2 flare yesterday.  Filaments have mostly disappeared but a few remnants still can be observed.  However, a very nice Prom, which was one of the nice filaments of a few days ago, is shown on the SW limb. So it is still worth to get your scope out!

2018-09-07-1300_2-TR-540nm.jpg 2018-09-07-1311_9-TR-Ha.jpg 2018-09-07-1303_2-TR-CaK.jpg

2018-09-07-1303_2-TR-CaK-Plage.jpg 2018-09-07-1315_1-TR-Ha-SWProm.jpg

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