Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Yesterdays Quiet Sun

Monday Nov 16th was another sunny day in southern Ontario . My temperatures have been un seasonably warm up here for this time of year . Unfortunately it has also been cloudy but Monday was an exception . As Bill stated in his last post the sun is quiet right now with no visible sun spots but there were a few filaments and some small proms .    Mike

Saturday, November 14, 2015

To my surprise today turned into an imaging day.  I wasn't about to let it go by.  Mike has done an excellent job of keeping the blog supplied with great images.

Large U shaped filament at AR2452 -

Lower Eastern limb -

The biggest prom that I saw today -

Closer in on the  U shaped filament at AR2452  using the DMK-41 and 2.5 Powermate-

Closer in on the big prom unfortunately the seeing didn't really support this higher magnification -
(I replaced the first image in this size.  I had one more video and it was a bit better.)

Not a lot of features to image this time.  The sunspot AR2449 has dissipated a considerable amount.

Monday, November 9, 2015

November 9 Sun

My conditions were better than average today and it was a nice day to be outside .  The sky was nice and steady when I started but the distortion was starting by the time I was finished . Fairly quiet sun compared to what we have had , a couple of small AR's and some filament activity .

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

First November Sun

Last week was mostly cloudy up here in Ontario ,I did have one sunny day but had to skip it due to a pulled muscle in my back . Yesterday was brilliant sunshine and my back was feeling better so I set up and managed to grab these captures .    Mike

                                                            November 2 Solar

                                                                          AR 2443

                                                             A couple of W/L shots

Monday, October 26, 2015

Sunday Sun

A mix of sun and clouds yesterday but a nice day to be outside . I stuck with it and managed these shots through the sunny breaks .    Mike

                                                                           AR 2436

Saturday, October 24, 2015

October Solar

First off Hats Off to Bill for bringing us some great October solar images , well done my friend !!

The sun does still shine in Ontario at this time of the year although not as often as the summer . My sky has been unsettled up here but this is the norm as the cold arctic air moves in for the winter . The sky was very clear and crisp yesterday when I shot these but for some reason the images turned out grainy and lack the crisp detail that I like to see . This could have been due to upper atmosphere disturbances or it could have been due to me using my smaller Losmandy mount for these captures . A pier for the winter months would be ideal but this won't happen this year .    Mike

                                                     October 23 2015

AR 2436


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

We finally had a rainy day.  Yesterday for our area it rained hard for quite a while.  A very much needed rain.  The hazy smoky air was cleared and today was sunny if not a little windy but good enough to image.  :-)  Bill

AR2436 -

AR2436, AR 2437 and a little bit of AR2435 at the bottom -

AR2434 -
Two days after this image was taken this sunspot produced a three hour long flare.

AR2434 using 2.5 Powermate -

One of the bigger proms -

Smaller prom -

Closer in on AR2436 -

AR2435 (DMK-21 with 2.5 Powermate) -