January 16, 2019 on 1:20 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Another day with clear skies and good seeing.  Didn’t have much time, but enough for a few images.  Did see a very faint prom at the SW limb.  Other than that the Sun was featureless while rotation 2212 comes to an end.  This also is day 10 in the current spotless streak.

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January 15, 2019 on 12:04 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

A Sun with Very Low activity.  An almost featureless Sun with just a very small filament in the SE quadrant.  I did not see any prominences on this 373rd spotless day since Solar Maximum.

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January 11, 2019 on 7:07 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Average seeing today, but the Sun is featureless.  The only noteworthy item I noticed was a small prom at the NW limb.  Even in CaK the Sun did not show any plages.  Solar activity is getting real low.

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January 9, 2019 on 12:49 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies with good seeing.  Three relative featureless images on spotless day 366.  A faint filament near the CM and two small proms at the NW and SW limbs in Ha.

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January 7, 2019 on 7:55 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies with terrific seeing before the clouds came back !  The Sun is pretty much featureless today, except for a faint high latitude filament in the NE quadrant and a small prom on the NW limb. Spend a little more time today with the 430nm filter on the SVC80.

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January 6, 2019 on 3:07 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Another clear sky session with good seeing.  Today the proms were very faint, so did not even try to capture them.  AR2732 is still visible with 30 millionths but I believe this will be the last day.  The new eastern area is still there but no spots have developed.   Today have some full disk images as well as a few closeups, one with a new 430nm filter, which I really got for the C11 at some better seeing days.

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January 5, 2019 on 7:57 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Finally after 10 days the clouds and rain moved out, but the seeing was below average. This is the result of the Jetstream.  AR2732 is ready to turn to the far side, but it looks like a new area might show at the Eastern limb.  We also have a few small proms at the NW as well as the SW limbs. The close ups are far from great, but capturing these areas documents what’s happening.

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December 26, 2018 on 2:32 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies with average seeing this morning. I still could make out the plage in the Eastern hemisphere in CaK, but in Ha it was a challenge.  No spots today. A few small proms which are shown in the full disk Ha image.  For the rest the Sun is quiet.

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December 24, 2018 on 1:15 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear Skies and above average seeing today!  Solar Activity remains Very Low with no spots or flares to report. However a new region came around the Eastern limb, and so far I only can see the plages in Ha and CaK, and the faculae is visible in the close up 430nm filtered image.  In addition we still have a few filaments in the NW and SW, and the prom is still there at the SE limb.

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December 23, 2018 on 3:20 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Had a one hour window for my observing session between the Sun being above my neighbor’s trees and the rolling in clouds.  Seeing was a average.  No spots visible for spotless day 355 since Solar Max.  (Based on NOAA’s daily SRS reports)  The SW filament as well as the SE prom were still visible in Ha.

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2018-12-23-1518_9-TR-Ha-SEProm.jpg 2018-12-23-1520_4-TR-HaSWFilam.jpg 2018-12-23-1521_0-TR-Ha-WNWArea.jpg

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