Saturday, January 31, 2015

To my surprise January 31 turned out to be a very nice day.  There were two notable proms and one of them was quite big.

Here is the biggest prom -

The smaller prom -
These two prom images were taken with the DMK-21 and a Powermate.

I tried for a close up of the big prom using my DMK-21 with a Barlow lens and the Powermate -
(Two images combined.)

AR2268 &AR2275-
(In there also but not too noticeable are AR2270, 73 & 74.)

AR2277 -

A little closer in on AR2277 -

Change of pace.  AR2277 -

Friday, January 23, 2015

My First 2015 Session

Like many of us living in the northern hemisphere I have been under a blanket if clouds for the last month but yesterday was a nice day for imaging . Temperatures were around 0-C and the sky was clear , transparency could have been better but at this time of year I will take what I can get !!

                                                           First the disk , SM 60 DS

                                    These were done with my Skywatcher DS Mod at native F/L

                                                        AR 2266 and a long filiment

                                                      Opposite Limb showing AR2268 & 9

                                                 Proms and a closer look at the active areas

                            Hope you enjoy these , comments or suggestions are always welcome 


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Finally!!!  After what seems like a very long time with no sun.  There was plenty of clouds and fog though.  :-)  It isn't a very busy to on our start but I captured what I could.

AR2259 and AR2261 -

AR2259 Using a 2.5 Powermate -

AR2255 -

AR2255 Using a 2.5 Powermate-

AR2257, AR2260 & AR2262 -

AR2260 and AR2262 Using a 2.5 Powermate -


Friday, January 2, 2015

    Mike and I wanted to thank all of our viewers.  We had a great year with our solar imaging efforts and Mike has made some great strides in fabricating new solar telescopes.  We are both are stopped temporarily from imaging because of the winter weather in our respective locations.  You can rest assured that when the conditions permit, we will be posting more pictures of our nearest star.