Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Today's Sun March 24 2015

It is still cold up here in Ontario but yesterday I had clear sky's and no wind for a change .AR 2305 was the most active area . There were no big proms but lots of filaments , hope you enjoy these .


                                                                    AR 2303

                                                                      AR 2305

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Clear sky but a brisk wind limited me to my SM 60 , today .The sun is looking quieter than it has been .



Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A Closer Look at AR 2297

Another nice day here for imaging and I had an ice free area so I set up my 90mm mod for these . My time ended up being limited due to some issues I was having with the laptop .


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Solar Images from Monday March 9 2015

First a big thank you to Bill for keeping us informed on recent activity , Well done sir !! You can always seem to squeeze a lot of detail into your images , even at these difficult times of the year .
    It has been a long time since I have had the weather or temperatures for any imaging . Yesterday temps got above freezing but there was still a lot of ice everywhere , I did not want to risk dropping any of my bigger scopes so I opted to use my SM 60 for these images . Close ups were done with a 2x barlow and turned out better than I expected for a small aperture at this time of the year .
  Sure feels good to be back at the solar imaging .


                                         AR 2297 , things looked to be heating up around there

Sunday, March 8, 2015

A beautiful day and a sunspot with some substance.  :-)  AR2297 let loose with a huge flare yesterday.

AR2297 -

This image with my space ship roll over 180° demonstrates that this sunspot is actual sponsored by McDonald's Golden Arches. ;-)

Wider area shot of AR2297 -

One of the long filaments (Inverted) -

Another large filament -

One more of AR2297 -

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Another nice viewing day today.  The solar activity is low at the moment but we might as well show that too.  :-)  The sunspots are more light colored (white) then anything because of the weak magnetic fields.  With stronger solar activity the heat is held in to the sunspot area making them appear black in comparison the the hotter area around them.  Prom activity is low also.

AR2293 -

AR2289 & AR2294 -

There weren't very many proms and this was the biggest one that I saw today. -

AR2292 & AR2294-

Inverted view of AR2289, 92 & 94.

Upper west limb -