Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This is the first time since the 21st of October that I had the conditions to image and I was just in time to catch AR2192 at the limb.  I guess that there isn't any reason that wouldn't come back around in a little while.  :-)

AR2192 at the limb -

Lower down with AR2194 and a fair sized filament -

Here is a huge filament, I mean big,  above AR2192 -  :-)

This is the biggest prom that I saw today, not the tallest but definitly the biggest.  This is referred to as a mound prominence. -

Here is AR2192 up close and inverted.  As sunspots go, this one has been very active and the biggest in 25 years I believe.  With the inverted view you can see the turbulence around this sunspot.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Some prom shots from October 21, 2014.

Near AR2194 -

Near AR2187 -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    After another delay the conditions today worked.  :-)  It rained a bit last night and cleared the air.  With very few clouds today there was only the wind to worry about and it was brisk at times.  I was able to image for a while and I really wanted to get a picture of this new monster sunspot AR2192.  I did.  :-)  I will start with a couple of images with hopefully more to come.  The first image is of what appeared to be a very long filamment.  I have run into this formation in the past and it ends at the limb in solar tornadoes.  Over a year ago i imaged another line of them and I didn't know what I had until I saw a NASA picture of the same formation.  There image was magnitudes more impressive of course. ;-)

Here is my first shot of AR2192 -

From the other side.  AR2191 and AR2187 -

Closer in on AR2192 with the Powermate (Wind was really a problem with this and I might have a better one later.) -

In this inverted image you can better see all the turbulence around this sunspot -

Closer on the big filament -


Monday, October 13, 2014

Solar Images from Oct 12 2014

It was fairly breezy here yesterday so I left the 150mm in the garage and used my trusty 100mm Skywatcher mod for these .

                                                        AR 2186 @ 900mm F/L

                                                                 AR 2187 same F/L

                                                         A closer look at these AR's

                                                                            Fat Boy


                                                   Hope you have enjoyed these captures !

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Here are two more images from October 08, 2014.  In the second image I believe that i caught some movement from flare activity.  You can see the brightness and the blurring in the center of the image.  Hopefully Mike will have images from the today for us soon.  :-)

Near AR2184 -

Possible flare activity -

Thursday, October 9, 2014

I was finally able to get out and take a few videos yesterday.  Mike has been posting some great images and I will post a few of my not comparable images from Wednesday.  :-)  I might have a few more to follow these.

AR2186 -

AR2184 -

Area below AR2182 which is partially in the upper right of the image -

Undesignated area west of AR2183 -

Below AR2186 -

Friday, October 3, 2014

Solar Images from Sept 24 2014

Sorry for getting so far behind , I have had a good run of imaging and am still catching up with the processing . This covers September 24th action , I have images through to the 29th that I will try to finish and post soon .