June 28, 2017 on 7:43 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Finally I got time to finish my report on Wednesday’s imaging session.  Solar Activity remained Very Low with no flares in the previous two days.  AR2664 increased a little to 100 millionths but the spot number decreased by 2 to 7. Some small filaments were visible near the NE and the NW limbs, as well as a small prominence on the Western limb. Otherwise not much activity.

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2017-06-28-1239_5-TR-Ha-NEFilam.jpg 2017-06-28-1241_1-TR-Ha-Prom.jpg 2017-06-28-1238_4-TR-Ha-NWFilam.jpg

2017-06-28-1231_1-TR-540nm-ELimb.jpg 2017-06-28-1246_1-TR-CaK-AR2664Crp.jpg

June 27, 2017 on 5:32 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

60% clouds, so had to wait in between captures and the seeing was pretty bad.  However, I received my new blocking filter for the SM40 and I like the results despite the thin clouds I had to capture through.  Only two B-class flares today, so Solar Activity remains at Very Low.  AR2664 stabilized at 90 millionth, but the spot count is one less at 9.  the new blocking filter gives me a lot more contrast so the close ups of the proms today are great for the SM40.  Today full disk images, as well as close ups of the mentioned regions.

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2017-06-27-1359_6-TR-Ha-NEProm.jpg 2017-06-27-1359_0-TR-Ha-WProm.jpg

June 26, 2017 on 2:16 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear and stable skies this morning.  Solar activity remains Very Low with only one active region left: AR2664 and no C-class flares.  The Active Region Area has increased to 90 millionths and the number of spots to 10 and it was the location of an B1.2 flare.  Because of the conditions, I brought out the C11 for a close up of AR2664 in WL and it also shows some nice granulation. In addition, both the Eastern and the Western limb displayed some nice prominences in Ha.

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2017-06-26-1302_8-TR-Ha-NEProm.jpg 2017-06-26-1326_2-TR-WLCont-AR2664.jpg 2017-06-26-1257_7-TR-Ha-WProm.jpg

June 25, 2017 on 12:09 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Finally some breaks in the clouds with less than average seeing conditions.  Solar Activity today is Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  AR2664 has evolved from an Hsx region to a Cso and increased its spot count from 1 to 7. However, its size has not changed and remains at 70 millionths.  The spot count for AR2662 remains at 1.  Total Active Region area for today is at 80 millionths.  A very nice and large prominence is visible at the Western limb, while a small filament is visible in the NE quad. Full disk images and close ups of AR2664.

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June 19, 2017 on 1:03 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Transparency and seeing are not good today.  Solar Activity remains Very Low with no C-class flares in the last few days.  Both AR2662 and 63 are the same size at 80 millionths, however the first one is a Hsx and the second a Dso on the McIntosh scale.  As soon as I finished my WL image the clouds took over the sky and despite waiting for an hour or more, the clear patches never made it to my observation site.  So today only WL.  In order to get a better look at the regions, I processed the regions with 3x drizzle in AS2 and one can see clearly the lightbridge in AR2662.

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June 17, 2017 on 11:04 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

A very early session today with clear skies and good seeing despite the low altitude.  Solar Activity remains Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  AR2662 is only 50 millionths today, while AR2663 has increased to 90 millionths.  Spot count stays at 8.  A very nice large filament has formed at the eastern half of the solar disk and the NE limb also displays a very nice prominence.  Images today again in all three wavelengths of the full solar disk as well as close ups of the regions.

2017-06-17-1256_3-TR-540nm-AR2662-63.jpg 2017-06-17-1310_9-TR-Ha--AR2662-63.jpg 2017-06-17-1322_7-TR-CaK--AR2662-63.jpg

2017-06-17-1307_2-TR-540nm--AR2662.jpg 2017-06-17-1312_7-TR-Ha-AR2662.jpg 2017-06-17-1322_7-TR-CaK--AR2662.jpg

2017-06-17-1306_7-TR-540nm--AR2663.jpg 2017-06-17-1313_6-TR-Ha--AR2663.jpg 2017-06-17-1322_7-TR-CaK--AR2663.jpg

2017-06-17-1315_4-TR-Ha-Filam.jpg 2017-06-17-1317_0-TR-Ha-NEProm.jpg 2017-06-17-1319_3-TR-Ha-Filam.jpg

June 15, 2017 on 4:27 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies with good seeing.  Solar Activity remains Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  AR2662 is smaller today at 160 millionths and still one spot, however a new area has popped up near the meridian which is not named yet.  The large prominence from the last two days is now visible as a filament just off the left limb. The 2 filaments of the previous days are deteriorating and barely visible at this time.  Full disk images today and close ups of the regions.

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June 14, 2017 on 5:34 am | In Sun | Comments Off

Variable clouds with large enough holes for my observing and imaging session.  Solar Activity remains Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  The  not named region that came around the Eastern limb yesterday is now named as AR2662.  Its Active Region Area covers 170 millionths, and the area contains 1 spot.  In addition, the two filaments are still visible, and the very nice and large prominence at the Eastern limb remains.  Today full disk images as well as close ups of the regions.

2017-06-14-1345_4-TR-540nm-AR2662.jpg 2017-06-14-1350_3-TR-Ha-AR2662.jpg 2017-06-14-1400_9-TR-CaK-AR2662.jpg

2017-06-14-1347_4-TR-540nm-AR2662.jpg 2017-06-14-1355_1-TR-Ha-AR2662.jpg 2017-06-14-1400_9-TR-CaK-AR2662Crp.jpg

2017-06-14-1352_1-TR-Ha-EProm.jpg 2017-06-14-1357_4-TR-HaNELimb.jpg 2017-06-14-1356_2-TR-HaSWLimb.jpg

June 13, 2017 on 1:10 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

A few small holes between the clouds, just enough to get an image. Could not worry about the seeing conditions. Solar Activity remains Very Low with no flares in the last two days resulting in Spotless Day 77. No active regions were reported, although for today a small region shows up at the Eastern limb, but is still unnamed. In addition to the two filaments which are pretty faint today, we see a very nice prominence at the Eastern Limb. Full disk images and close ups in Ha and CaK but none in WL. I have not had the time to process the Prom image and will post this at a later date.

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2017-06-13-1427_1-TR-Ha-NFilam.jpg 2017-06-13-1433_6-TR-CaK-NNArea.jpg

2017-06-13-1425_9-TR-Ha-SFilam.jpg 2017-06-13-1433_6-TR-CaK-WLimb.jpg

June 11, 2017 on 9:21 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

I’ve been playing a little with the color scheme I use in my Ha close up images.  I kind of like this vs. the images in the blog below, but wonder if they are too dark.

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