December 13, 2017 on 3:30 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies but scintillation was bad at times, causing seeing to be variable.  We still report the one Active Region, AR2691, covering 10 millionths with three spots.  Solar Activity remains Very Low with no activity in the last two days.  The nice wide prom is turning closer to the eastern limb and we can see it grow in size above the eastern limb. Another nice prom and a few filaments give the sun some character today.

2017-12-13-1431_6-TR-540nm-AR2691.jpg 2017-12-13-1436_2-TR-Ha-AR2691.jpg 2017-12-13-1450_4-TR-CaK-AR2691.jpg

2017-12-13-1439_5-TR-Ha-EProm.jpg 2017-12-13-1438_0-TR-Ha-AR2691.jpg 2017-12-13-1440_9-TR-Ha-NEFilaProm.jpg

2017-12-13-1450_4-TR-CaK-AR2691Crp.jpg

December 12, 2017 on 3:27 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies with wind gusts up to 28 mph and poor seeing. The small pore from two days ago developed into a small  Active Region, AR2691.  It covers 10 millions and changed from one to three small sunspots. Other than that we have a nice prom just inside the eastern edge and a few prominences on the eastern side of the solar disk.

2017-12-12-1457_3-TR-540nm-AR2691.jpg 2017-12-12-1502_7-TR-Ha-AR2691.jpg 2017-12-12-1520_0-TR-CaK-AR2691.jpg

2017-12-12-1506_3-TR-Ha-AR2691.jpg 2017-12-12-1507_1-TR-Ha-ERegion.jpg 2017-12-12-1507_8-TR-Ha-EFilaPrm.jpg

2017-12-12-1508_3-TR-Ha-NEProm.jpg 2017-12-12-1508_6-TR-Ha-NNEProm.jpg 2017-12-12-1520_0-TR-CaK-AR2691Crp.jpg

December 10, 2017 on 4:01 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Finally the sun again at the time of my observing session, but with poor seeing conditions. The Sun has been quiet with a brief and small Active Region four days ago for two days. Today we see a small area again in Ha which might result in a small pore.  In addition to a few small northern filaments, we see a few prominences around the solar disk.  Today full disk images in the three wavelengths, as well as close ups of the mentioned regions and prominences.

2017-12-10-1447_0-TR-540nm.jpg 2017-12-10-1452_0-TR-Ha.jpg 2017-12-10-1506_6-TR-CaK.jpg

2017-12-10-1500_7-TR-Ha-SEProms.jpg 2017-12-10-1454_5-TR-Ha-NFilam.jpg 2017-12-10-1454_9-TR-Ha-3.jpg

2017-12-10-1500_1-TR-Ha-NEProm.jpg 2017-12-10-1457_5-TR-Ha-ESEProm.jpg 2017-12-10-1458_0-TR-Ha-SSEProm.jpg

2017-12-10-1458_5-TR-Ha-WNWProm.jpg

November 28, 2017 on 2:45 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Another day with clear skies and the seeing is good.  Solar Activity remains Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  AR2689 remains at a size of 60 millionths and 5 spots. The huge filament is getting ready to turn to the far side of the Sun.  A few more filaments remain and some small proms at the Western limb.

2017-11-28-1443_0-TR-540nm-AR2689.jpg 2017-11-28-1450_1-TR-Ha-AR2689.jpg 2017-11-28-1459_9-TR-CaK-AR2689.jpg

2017-11-28-1446_1-TR-540nm-AR2689.jpg 2017-11-28-1453_3-TR-Ha-AR2689.jpg 2017-11-28-1459_9-TR-CaK-AR2689Crp.jpg

2017-11-28-1453_9-TR-Ha-Filam.jpg 2017-11-28-1454_4-TR-Ha-SFilam.jpg 2017-11-28-1455_3-TR-Ha-HugeFilam.jpg

November 27, 2017 on 6:50 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Another clear day, with seeing going from good to bad scintillation. Solar Activity is Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  AR2689 has increased to 60 millionths and contains 5 sun spots. Did not see any prominences at the time of observing but the filaments were abundant.

2017-11-27-1501_9-TR-540nm-AR2689.jpg 2017-11-27-1510_1-TR-Ha-AR2689.jpg 2017-11-27-1518_4-TR-CaK-AR2689.jpg

2017-11-27-1505_2-TR-540nm-AR2689.jpg 2017-11-27-1512_2-TR-Ha-AR2689.jpg 2017-11-27-1518_4-TR-CaK-AR2689Crp.jpg

2017-11-27-1512_8-TR-Ha-Filams.jpg 2017-11-27-1514_0-TR-Ha-HugeFilam.jpg 2017-11-27-1512_5-TR-Ha-NWFilam.jpg

2017-11-27-1513_1-TR-Ha-SEFilam.jpg 2017-11-27-1513_5-TR-Ha-SWFilam.jpg

November 26, 2017 on 8:27 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

I went back in my images and created a composite of the huge prominence from over a month ago.  The composite shows the prom on three consecutive days when it became visible and grew in size as it turned from the far-side of the sun to the Eastern limb.  The images were captured on October 18th, 19, and 20th.

2017-10-18-till-20-TR-Ha-40k-NEPromCrp.jpg

November 26, 2017 on 3:04 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies with good seeing conditions.  Solar Activity is Very Low with no > C-class flares in the last two days.  The plage from two days ago evolved in anew active region AR2689 and produced a small B1.6 flare on the 25th.  Total Active Region Area for today is 20 millionths and the spot count is at 3.  The filaments however show very nice on the hemisphere and today I I captured 5 close ups of them.

2017-11-26-1503_0-TR-540nm-AR2689.jpg 2017-11-26-1512_3-TR-Ha-AR2689.jpg 2017-11-26-1527_1-TR-CaK-AR2689.jpg

2017-11-26-1507_8-TR-540nm-AR2689.jpg 2017-11-26-1514_4-TR-Ha-AR2689.jpg 2017-11-26-1527_1-TR-CaK-AR2689Crp.jpg

2017-11-26-1515_5-TR-Ha-NFilam.jpg 2017-11-26-1516_1-TR-Ha-HugeFilam.jpg 2017-11-26-1515_0-TR-Ha-NWFilam.jpg

2017-11-26-1518_2-TR-Ha-NWFilam.jpg 2017-11-26-1517_7-TR-Ha-SWFilam.jpg

November 24, 2017 on 9:49 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies with average seeing.  Solar activity is Very Low with no flares in the last two days. We have a very nice close up of a prominence at the SE limb and a few filaments across the hemisphere. The Eastern prom shown in the close up on the 17th is now visible as a massive filament in the center of the hemisphere.

2017-11-24-1523_6-TR-540nm.jpg 2017-11-24-1528_2-TR-Ha.jpg 2017-11-24-1538_7-TR-CaK.jpg

2017-11-24-1532_1-TR-Ha-NEFilam.jpg 2017-11-24-1531_1-TR-Ha-Filam.jpg 2017-11-24-1531_7-TR-Ha-NFilam.jpg

2017-11-24-1533_9-TR-HaSEProm.jpg 2017-11-24-1538_7-TR-CaK-Plage.jpg

November 17, 2017 on 5:45 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Solar Activity remains Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  AR2687 remains at 90 millionths but the spot number increased by 1 to 5. A few pores have opened and might develop in a spot.  In addition, a very nice and interesting filaprom is visible at the eastern limb.

2017-11-17-1529_7-TR-540nm-AR2687-Pore.jpg 2017-11-17-1539_7-TR-Ha-AR2687.jpg 2017-11-17-1551_8-TR-CaK-AR2687-Pore.jpg

2017-11-17-1532_9-TR-540nm-AR2687.jpg 2017-11-17-1545_6-TR-Ha-AR2687-EProm.jpg 2017-11-17-1551_8-TR-CaK-AR2687.jpg

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November 16, 2017 on 5:34 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Unstable conditions with poor seeing.  Solar activity remains Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  AR2687 has increased to 90 millionths but still only contains 4 spots. Interesting prominence and filament in the eastern hemisphere.

2017-11-16-1525_4-TR-540nm-AR2687.jpg 2017-11-16-1533_5-TR-Ha-AR2687.jpg 2017-11-16-1541_5-TR-CaK-AR2687.jpg

2017-11-16-1528_0-TR-AR2687.jpg 2017-11-16-1535_6-TR-Ha-AR2687.jpg 2017-11-16-1541_5-TR-CaK-AR2687Crp.jpg

2017-11-16-1536_7-TR-Ha-NEFilam.jpg 2017-11-16-1538_2-TR-Ha-SEProm.jpg 2017-11-16-1541_5-TR-CaK-Pore.jpg

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