Monday, September 30, 2013

September 30, 2013

I have one image from today's effort so far.  Like Mike I had high winds to deal with.  Here is AR1850 at the limb.

AR1850 Close Up

I'm having a hard time salvaging many images due to the windy conditions.  this is quite frustrating because the seeing was the best that i have had in sometime.  :-(
AR1855 in the southern hemisphere midway across the solar disk.

Prom's on the NW Limb.

Proms at SE Limb.

Another prom

Not great results but tomorrow promises to be a better day.  Clear, no wind. 

Sept 30 Full Disk

It was very windy and the clouds did not break up until the end of the day , There were no clear spots only hazy clearings . I heard through the grapevine that Bill would be out with Cloudbuster so hopefully he will be along with some closer views from today . I chose to leave the long tube in the garage and just try to grab a full disk . This was shot through a lot of haze but turned out better than I expected .

Sunday, September 29, 2013

My good friend Bill has generously offered to share this blog with me. . One of our goals is to be able to offer images as close to a daily basis as the clouds will allow . We will also offer information about our modded solar scopes and what we use to take the images you will see here . We are pooling our resources to try to bring you some closer views of our nearest star and to keep as close to a daily record of the events that happen up there as we can . We hope you enjoy what you see .

best regards
Mike Bridges

Now on with some images !

A full disk from Sept 28

.These are some surface features starting with AR 1846 heading for the limb
AR 1850
A large filament and some random surface detail

I will finish today's post with this prom shot , Enjoy !

September 19, 2013

Final update post.

September 19, 2013

Ar1845, 46

AR1846 close up

Filament trail heading to the limb


September 10, 14 & 16, 2013

Update continued -

September 10



September 14, 2013


September 16, 2013


September 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2013

Some September Images.  For the sake of brevity I am posting a few selected September images.

September 06, 2013


September 07, 2013

Prom near AR1836

September 08, 2013

Rotated for better view

September 09, 2013

A filament that we nicknamed Nessy (Previous filament changed shape)


Back to catching up. 
August 31, 2013
AR1834, 35, 36

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Jumping ahead, images from September 27, 2013.  The imaging session was cut short by clouds.

AR1850 and Filament


More AR1847


Thick Filament on eastern limb

Thank you for the invite , I will try posting my full disk images from yesterday

The above images by Mike Bridges.
August 30, 2013


AR1834, 35




AR1835 close up