March 31, 2018 on 3:54 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Sunny clear skies for a change and we do have a new active region.  AR 2703 has come around the eastern limb and even produced a C4.6 flare on its first day. It ends a streak of 11 spotless days with spotless day 192 since solar max.   It covers 10 millionths and has one sunspot.  In addition a faint filament can be seen at the NE limb.  Today full disk images in the three wavelengths as well as close ups of the active region and the faint filament in Ha.

2018-03-31-1350_8-TR-540nmAR2703.jpg 2018-03-31-1354_9-TR-Ha-AR2703.jpg 2018-03-31-1404_0-TR-CaK-AR2703.jpg

2018-03-31-1348_7-TR-540nm-AR2703.jpg 2018-03-31-1357_0-TR-Ha-AR2703.jpg 2018-03-31-1404_0-TR-CaK-AR2703Crp.jpg

2018-03-31-1358_2-TR-Ha-NEFilam.jpg

March 22, 2018 on 10:10 am | In Sun | Comments Off

The Sun on March 22, 2018.  Clear skies, but strong wind gusts and below average seeing.  This is spotless day 183 since solar max. Not much to see but a small faint filament near the north western limb. Full disk images in the three wavelengths.

2018-03-22-1444_7-TR-540nm.jpg 2018-03-22-1450_1-TR-Ha.jpg 2018-03-22-1459_0-TR-CaK.jpg

March 18, 2018 on 6:45 pm | In Sun, Uncategorized | Comments Off

A one hour break in the clouds allowed me to capture the Sun today in three wavelengths.  AR2702 is barely visible at the Western limb covering an area of 10 millionths with 5 spots. In addition a filament in the Northern hemisphere and a small prom are visible at the SE limb.

2018-03-18-1411_6-TR-540nm-AR2702.jpg 2018-03-18-1420_0-TR-Ha-AR2702.jpg 2018-03-18-1431_5-TR-CaK-AR2702.jpg

2018-03-18-1423_5-TR-HaAR2702.jpg 2018-03-18-1422_7-TR-Ha-NFilam.jpg 2018-03-18-1424_8-TR-HaSEProm.jpg

2018-03-18-1431_5-TR-CaK-AR2702Crp.jpg

March 9, 2018 on 12:31 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

A very challenging session with winds and variable seeing.  Spotless day 174.  Today we can observe a nice area with some structured magnetism in the center and some faint filaments in the SE hemisphere.

2018-03-09-1449_1-TR-540nm.jpg 2018-03-09-1457_7-TR-Ha.jpg 2018-03-09-1511_3-TR-CaK.jpg

2018-03-09-1500_6-TR-Ha.jpg 2018-03-09-1459_9-TR-Ha.jpg 2018-03-09-1511_3-TR-CaK-Crp.jpg

March 4, 2018 on 10:49 am | In Sun | Comments Off

Seeing on the 4th was less than the 3rd, but we still had clear skies, and strong winds at times. Another spotless day.  Number 168 since Solar max. We can observe some nice filaments in Ha as well as a nice prominence at the SE limb.

2018-03-04-1505_4-TR-540nm.jpg 2018-03-04-1510_7-TR-Ha-ELimb.jpg 2018-03-04-1525_6-TR-CaK.jpg

2018-03-04-1515_1-TR-Ha-ELimb.jpg 2018-03-04-1515_5-TR-Ha-NWFilam.jpg 2018-03-04-1518_1-TR-Ha-SEProm.jpg

2018-03-04-1525_6-TR-CaK-ELimb.jpg

March 3, 2018 on 10:32 am | In Sun | Comments Off

The seeing was much better the 3rd of March than the day before, but still not very great.  AR2700 is barely visible in Ha and covers 10 millionths with a spot count of 1.  Full disk images and close ups of AR2700 as well as a few nice filaments on the Eastern hemisphere.

2018-03-03-1410_7-TR-540nm-AR2700.jpg 2018-03-03-1420_3-TR-Ha-AR2700.jpg 2018-03-03-1432_3-TR-CaK-AR2700.jpg

2018-03-03-1423_0-TR-Ha-AR2700.jpg 2018-03-03-1423_4-TR-Ha-NFilam.jpg 2018-03-03-1424_9-TR-Ha-SEFilam.jpg

2018-03-03-1425_2-TR-Ha-SEProm.jpg 2018-03-03-1432_3-TR-CaK-AR2700Crp.jpg

March 2, 2018 on 8:33 am | In Sun | Comments Off

I have been busy working on the new ALPO-Astronomy archive. So now I am catching up with my images captured this month.  The skies were very unstable on March 2nd, but the skies were clear.  Strong wind gusts made the session pretty stressful. However, I still could capture a small active region AR2700  which appeared three days earlier and now was approaching the Western limb. The Active Region Area was at 10 and the spot count at 1.  Today full disk images as well as a close up of AR2700 as well as a nice filament at the Eastern limb and prominence at the SE limb.

2018-03-02-1701_3-TR-540nm-AR2700.jpg 2018-03-02-1721_9-TR-Ha-AR2700.jpg 2018-03-02-1733_4-TR-CaK-AR2700.jpg

2018-03-02-1726_2-TR-Ha-AR2700.jpg 2018-03-02-1727_1-TR-Ha-ELimb.jpg 2018-03-02-1727_9-TR-Ha-SEProm.jpg

February 27, 2018 on 10:07 am | In Sun | Comments Off

Following a cloudy and rainy period, another clear day.  Yesterday a few pores opened in the western hemisphere which became AR2700. In addition we see a few small proms at the eastern and south eastern limb. Total Active Region Area today is 30 millionths with a spot count of 6. Today full disk images as well as a close up of AR2700.

2018-02-27-1506_1-TR-540nm-AR2700.jpg 2018-02-27-1519_3-TR-Ha-AR2700.jpg 2018-02-27-1532_2-TR-CaK-AR2700.jpg

2018-02-27-1511_3-TR-540nm-AR2700.jpg 2018-02-27-1524_8-TR-Ha-AR2700.jpg 2018-02-27-1532_2-TR-CaK-AR2700Crp.jpg

2018-02-27-1525_8-TR-Ha-SEProm.jpg 2018-02-27-1526_3-TR-Ha-EProm.jpg

February 18, 2018 on 10:00 am | In Sun | Comments Off

The Sun 2018-02-18.  AR2699 came to an end yesterday so today we are registering spotless day 159. However, the Sun is not completely featureless.  A small filament is visible in the SW quadrant.  Today full disk images and a close up of the filament in Ha.

2018-02-18-1501_3-TR-540nm.jpg 2018-02-18-1508_8-TR-Ha-4.jpg 2018-02-18-1515_8-TR-CaK-1.jpg

2018-02-18-1512_0-TR-Ha-SWFilam.jpg

February 5, 2018 on 9:48 am | In Sun | Comments Off

Another opportunity to capture a few solar images on 2018-02-05.  Following a few days of seeing some pores or small spots and no spots, a new spot came around the eastern limb late yesterday AR2699.  Today’s region area is 80 millionths and the spot count is 1. Today full disk images as well as close ups of the new region.

2018-02-05-1521_5-TR-540nm-AR2699.jpg 2018-02-05-1540_2-TR-Ha-AR2699.jpg 2018-02-05-1550_1-TR-CaK-AR2699.jpg

2018-02-05-1529_0-TR-540nm-AR2699.jpg 2018-02-05-1543_9-TR-Ha-AR2699.jpg 2018-02-05-1550_1-TR-CaK-AR2699Crp.jpg

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