Monday, May 23, 2016

Sun Continues to shine

AR 2546 looking pretty much the same and continues to be the dominating feature . Conditions not as good as I had earlier in the week but still pretty decent .

Friday, May 20, 2016

More May Sun

I think I have seen more sun this week than I had seen for most of the winter . Conditions not quite as good as earlier in the week  but still decent enough to use the 150mm . AR 2546 still looking massive and mean .

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sun Shines Again

I was clouded out yesterday but it was back to clear sky's today . AR 2546 is coming nicely into view and it looks like something else is coming around the limb . I hope Bill gets a chance to capture some of this activity .

Monday, May 16, 2016

May 16 Sun

A big two thumbs up to Bill for putting together a great Mercury transit post .

I had a fairly decent day today and managed to capture some shots of this latest monster AR 2546

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mercury Transit - 
Mike sent some of his great images to me to post for him. 

Full disk #1 -

Full disk #2 -

Mercury on the way -

Close now -

Closer still -

Passing the limb -

Thank you Mike.  Great job as usual.  :-)

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mercury Transit -   I did manage to take some videos of the Mercury transit.  It was a  fairly windy here but the sky was clear and at times there were widely spaced clouds.  The wind was the biggest problem.  I'm still transferring images from my laptop to my desk computer where I will process them.  I will post some (If they a passable.) pictures as soon as I can.  :-)  I should add that Mercury was about half way through the transit before I could start imaging in my location.  I haven't heard from Mike yet.  Hopefully he was able to get some images too.  Update:  Mike had a good day too, so I will be looking forward to his full disk images.


Mercury below AR2543 -

Farther back and about an hour and a quarter later.

Mercury with AR2542 & AR2543 -

Approaching the limb about 10:05 AM  MDT (About two hours and forty minutes to go.)  -

Another view -

Mercury passing AR2541 I believe -

Closer to the limb -

Change of pace (Inverted)  AR2541, 42, 43 -

Closer, about 30 minutes to go -

Mean while in the other direction -

Very close now -

Just a dent in the edge of the sun now -

Taken approximately 4 minutes after the above image and inverted and over exposed to see if any hint of mercury appeared.  None did. -