Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Late additions from April 29th.

AR2049 -

From an earlier video -

I was actually able to image on the 29th, so here are some images and possibly more later.

AR2048 - (Note the pillar rising up at the 6 - 7 o'clock position.)

AR2050 & Prom -

The prom with the DMK-41 and 2.5 PowerMate -

The prom with the DMK-21 with Barlow lens -

AR2045 -

AR2047 Grey Scale -

Inverted -

Colorized -

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Done in by the clouds.  The early morning sky looked good but I lost the race with the clouds.  I managed one image.  AR2045 to the right of the image.  For this image I was actually concentrating on the long filament.

Images From April 24 2014

I had another clear sky day on the 24th and the viewing conditions were a bit more steady from what I have had . Spring is finally here and it sure is nice to be out doing this in warmer temperatures .

South West Limb

Again a Bit Closer

AR 2042 @ 2000mm FL

AR 2045 @ 2000mm FL

Some Prom Action

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Images From April 23 2014

I had clear sky again yesterday but the viewing was poor again with some wind to deal with as well . The sun was not as active as it was during my last shoot but there was still lots to view and image . These were all done with my PST / SkyWatcher 100 mod , I am still waiting for a rare good seeing day to see how well this one does in good conditions .

South East Limb With AR 2045

South West Limb with a Nice Prom at 5 o'clock

An Overexposed Shot to Highlight the Proms on the South West Limb

And again with some surface and AR 2038

A closer look at the Proms

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Here is the next solar tool that has caught my and Mike's eye.
DayStar Quark Filter
 I'm waiting on some other solartics to be on the bleeding edge on this one.:cool:   Of course I will need to be able to see the sun again to make use of it.  :lol:

I would add that DayStar's idea of cheap and my idea of cheap are different.  ;)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Weekend Solar Images

The weather has not been cooperating for Bill out there in Idaho . Mine has not been too much better but I did manage to get a few shots on Saturday of the Easter weekend . My sky was clear but the viewing conditions were poor with lots of "boiling" . Not the best images but something to look at and still lots of activity .

Lots of active AR's

A little closer look

Some prom activity

Friday, April 18, 2014

Seeing Spots April 17 2014

I had been away from my scopes for a bit and have now returned . I was treated to a day of sunshine yesterday and took full advantage of the opportunity . Sky was clear and viewing conditions were not bad but there was some wind to deal with .
  From what I saw yesterday it would appear that the current solar maximum is not over yet .

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Here are a few images from April 07, 2014.  I have several more videos to check out to see if there will be any good images to add to these.  I will try to get what I can while Mike is visiting sunnier climes.:)
Some of the images are taken with my DMK-21 and some with my DMK-41.  The 21 works better when conditions are less then ideal due to it's higher frame rate.

 DMK-21 -

Proms taken approximately one hour using the DMK-21 with a 2.5 Powermate instead of a Barlow lens.  The shape has changed noticeably.

DMK-41 -

DMK-21 -

DMK-21 with Powermate -

DMK-41 -

AR2029 (DMK-41) -

AR2016, AR2017, AR2028 & AR2030  (DMK-41) -

Portion of East Linb (DMK-21) -

AR2030 (DMK-21) -

Small filament, by solar standards (DMK-21) -