March 28, 2012 on 2:48 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

The large prominence from yesterday is much lower and extended in a filament.  AR1440 is practically on the far side.  Some prominences all around the solar disk.  but AR1445 and 38 still show nice features.

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March 27, 2012 on 6:32 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

The prominence at the NE limb yesterday has grown even more majestic today.  The right side seemed to rotate and the left was feeding plasma into the right cloud.  Very nice structure.  Today a C5.2 flare in 1444.  Also the nice filament around 1444 has disappeared. 

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March 26, 2012 on 8:58 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

A very interesting sun today.  6 Active regions and some nice prominences and filaments.  Two large proms at the eastern limb and one high extending from the western limb. One of the eastern proms is still showing an arch as it turns to the font of the Sun. A nice encircling prominence around AR1444 and the structure around AR1445 is very complex.  The active regions are not very active in turn of strength, only B and C class flares today.

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March 26, 2012 on 2:45 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

The Sun is getting more active and showing some prominences also.  Today two nice proms at the eastern limb and one seems to be building at the western limb.  I made a closeup of the SE prom.  Very nice structure of an arching prom.  Also the number of active regions is on the increase.

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March 24, 2012 on 12:17 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Finally the sun is out again.  Today 6 active regions AR1438, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45 and a few small prominences.  the regions are relative calm with the last M class flare having been yesterday in 1445.

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March 20, 2012 on 4:22 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Thin high clouds impacted the exposure time a little today, but still a very nice day to image the Sun.  The Prominence from the last few days is still there and looks very majestic.  Imaged a closeup with a 3x barlow.  Had to leave for an outreach event.  The 4 active regions AR1432, 33, 34 and 35 are all bunched together at the Western limb today and will rotate out of view soon.  Other than a few C-class flares yesterday and some B flares today and the prominences, not much action.

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Earth shown for reference.

March 19, 2012 on 2:47 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Little activity in the active regions, however the huge prominence at the SW limb is growing.  Today it was so facinating that I did capture one hour of activity and am processing it as I am posting this. It looked like two rotating prominences.  Can’t wait for the result.   Four regions today AR1433, 34, 35 and 36 and a few more little proms.

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March 18, 2012 on 12:24 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Today no inverted images, but instead, three closups of the NW, SW and SE lims.  The SW limb shows a nice hedge row prominence whereas the SE version shows a nice tall prominence.  A little activity in AR1432 and 36.  A nice sun to observe today with 6 active regions defined and some nice proms to look at.

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March 17, 2012 on 6:58 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Today we had a great outreach event at Rock Eagle.  Check the Charlie Elliott Chapter website for details.  This afternoon tried to image the ISS-Sun transit with Frank.  However failed, because of a last minute mis-setting of the camera options.  For cases like this I am my own worst enemy, there is no reason for this to happen!  I had to listen to myself all afternoon :-) .  Well, so instead of the ISS, I got this image of the Sun 1/2 minute after the transit with active regaions AR1432, 33 and 34, but almost no prom activity, so did not image the proms. :-(    (Great image for the attendees of the morning session).

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March 16, 2012 on 12:37 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Not much activity today.  AR1435 has been named but is very weak and AR1429 has rotated to the “backside”.  A few small B and C flares today, but nothing like we have seen recently.

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