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Ha Full Disk – 23rd September 

23 Sep 18

The sun was very quiet today, with only a few very small filaments on the disk, however a collection of nice small proms made up for this.


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Sunday Prominences – 23rd September 

23 Sep 18

The sun was quiet today but was putting on a nice show of prominences.


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Closeup in Calcium – 23rd September 

23 Sep 18

The seeing was better than I expected today and I managed to get a close up of the faculae that was visible mid disk.


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CaK Full Disk – 23rd September 

23 Sep 18

The sun was mighty quiet today in CaK light, with a few small patches of brighter faculae really the only features on the disk.


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Aurora! – 27th August 

30 Aug 18

We might be in the middle of solar minimum, but when it comes to space weather things don’t always happen the way you expect.


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Paraselane – 27th August 

28 Aug 18

Something a bit different here; refracted sunlight.


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Ha Full Disk 8th August 

8 Aug 18

When spaceweather.


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CaK Full Disk – 8th August 

8 Aug 18

For whatever reason I seem to have been neglecting calcium wavelengths lately, and often as the case here when the sun is blank in whitelight there is still detail to see in CaK, here regions of plage associated with active regions from a couple of …


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Closing in on Decayed Active Regions – 8th August 

8 Aug 18

Transparency was great this morning alas the seeing had other ideas, and many gigabytes of data were shot in order to get one half decent image.


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Ha Full Disk – 6th August 

6 Aug 18

The sun is free of spots at the moment but it is not free from activity, a pair of decaying active regions sit mid disk on the solar equator and a filament sits at more northerly latitudes.


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AR12717 With The Airylab HaT and Daystar Quark – 5th August 

5 Aug 18

The seeing was far from perfect this morning with passing clouds, however using the Airlylab SSM along with the seeing plugin in Firecapture meant I was able to record only the best ones.


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Granulation With the Airylab HaT and Daystar Sodium Quark – 5th August 

5 Aug 18

The seeing was pretty rough when this image was taken and was a struggle to get enough decent frames to do something with.


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AR12717 With The Airylab HaT and Daystar Quark – 4th August 

4 Aug 18

Trying something a bit different this morning, I bought a Celestron 0.7x Edge HD reducer to bring the focal ratio back down to f7, something that i’ve found with my other scopes to offer a sweet spot with the Daystar Quark.


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AR12717 in Sodium Light 

2 Aug 18

This animation spanning ten minutes shows the rise and fall of solar granules, while the small spot associated with this new active region remains relatively static.


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Ha Full Disk 2nd August 

2 Aug 18

You have to look carefully at the moment as we head towards solar minimum for details on the sun, but today we have a newly designated active region, AR12717.


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New Sunspot – 1st August 

1 Aug 18

This as yet undesignated active region appears to be having a bit of a surge in activity and has developed a small single sunspot.


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Departing Prominences – 31st July 

1 Aug 18

Over the past week or so a region of filaments has slowly marched towards the suns limb, when they reached they put on a great display of prominences for a couple of days too before heading over the solar limb.


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Small Region of Plage Rounds The Limb – 31st July 

31 Jul 18

Whilst still the sun is technically spotless, and as such this patch of plage visible in both Ha and CaK wavelengths shows signs of very small scale activity.


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A Good Day For Prominences, A Bad Day For Clouds – 30th June 

30 Jul 18

The last day of June has brought some of the nicest prominences for a while following filaments that passed over the limb days ago.


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CaK Closeup 28th July 

29 Jul 18

Using the skywatcher ED80 and 2.5x barlow lens with the PGR Chameleon 3 camera to get a little closer on this region of decaying plage before it heads over the suns limb.


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CaK Overview – 28th July 

29 Jul 18

The sun is quiet even in CaK light, with a small patch of plage about to pass over the western limb.


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Departing Filaments – 28th July 

29 Jul 18

A double stacked setup is a great way to improve contrast when viewing in Hydrogen Alpha light, as the bandpass of the filter has steeper sides and lets through less continuum leakage, which has the effect of making the contrast of features greater.


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Ha Full Disk – 28th July 

29 Jul 18

The sun is very quiet at the moment, just a few filaments associated with long dead active regions at the boundaries of opposite magnetic fields.


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Sometimes the Seeing Just Isn’t Up to it… 27th July 

29 Jul 18

I did some moreexperimenting with the solar seeing monitor with the firecapture plugin on Friday.


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Solar Granulation with the Daystar Sodium Quark and Airylab HaT – 26th July 

26 Jul 18

A hazy start to the day, but I was keen to see how my solar seeing monitor would behave in Firecapture using a plugin to get the software to record frames only when the seeing is below a certain value.


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Ha Full Disk – 25th July 

25 Jul 18

Hazy skies and a quiet sun other than a filament associated with ex-active region.


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CaK Full Disk 23rd July 

23 Jul 18

The sun is all but blank at the moment, with the only activity a patch of plage mid disk; the decayed remnants of AR12715 which was a small spot group this time in June.


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Ha Full Disk 23rd July 

23 Jul 18

The sun and it’s activity is quiet as we head closer to solar minimum, with a collection of filaments mid disk producing a smiley face emoji of sorts.


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Ha Full Disk – 15th July 

15 Jul 18

Other than the bright plage that forms the remains of ar12713 that we saw on a previous rotation the sun is essentially blank.


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Second Rotation for Ex Active Region – AR12713 – 15th July 

15 Jul 18

Currently spotless and un-named as an active region, this bipolar patch of plage on the suns disk is the remains of active region which was heading towards the western limb of the sun on the 21st June.


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A Blank Sun? 14th July 

14 Jul 18

Spaceweather says the sun is blank, there are no sunspots.


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Active Region and Prom – 14th July 

14 Jul 18

A spotless active region shines brightly mid disk in this image taken with the 50mm double stack setup.


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Ha Full Disk 11th July 

12 Jul 18

A virtually blank disk on wednesday, there has been the relics of an old active region that has rounded the sun on the eastern limb, and despite a small flare a day or so before it came into view there are no sunspots visible, just a region of …


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Intergranular Regions With the Daystar Sodium Quark and the Airylab HaT – 7th July 

9 Jul 18

Inverting a conventional image taken with the Daystar Sodium Quark and the Airylab HaT reveals a little seen view of the sun; inter-granular regions, as the name suggests is the area between the solar granulation.


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Solar Granulation with The Daystar Sodium Quark and Airylab HaT – 7th July 

9 Jul 18

The 203mm aperture Airylab HaT makes a good combinationwith the Daystar Sodium Quark as it’s ERF passes the 589nm wavelength of this filter.


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Blank Full Disks – 7th July 

9 Jul 18

It’s not very often the sun is completely blank at both Ha and CaK wavelengths, but it was on saturday! Nothing to see at all as can be seen in both of these full disks…


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AR12715 & Filaments – 22nd June 

23 Jun 18

This active region has developed rapidly over the past few days and has had some c class flaring taking place.


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AR12713 in Ha – 22nd June 

23 Jun 18

I also had a second adaptor plate made up so that I could use the 50mm etalon pair on my other refractors.


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Ha Full Disk – 22nd June 

23 Jun 18

Very much pleased with this new setup i’m using, it gives a very nice and even full disk that is easy to tune, importantly it is ready to use as soon as it is pointed at the sun, unlike the lunt50 I have which seems to take some time to get to …


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Double Stack Disk – 21st June 

21 Jun 18

Taken a while to get to this point; I decided a while ago to return to double stacked front mounted etalons as a quick grab and go setup – the Lunt50 scope took too long to acclimate, which was no good for my early morning imaging sessions and …


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Surface Granulation with the Daystar Sodium Quark – 3rd June 

6 Jun 18

Pointing the 100mm Tal refractor straight mid disk on the sun revealed the granulation cells.


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AR12712 With the Daystar Sodium Quark – 3rd June 

3 Jun 18

This small active region has been putting on quite a show this past week, but this is the first time i’ve been able to image it.


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Solar Full Disk in Sodium Light – 3rd June 

3 Jun 18

The transparency was consistentfor long enough so I could take the individual panes needed to complete this full disk taken with a Daystar Sodium Quark.


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Plage in Sodium Light – 3rd June 

3 Jun 18

The day started clear so I wanted to have a play around with the Sodium Quark.


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AR12710 in Sodium Light with the Daystar Quark – 22nd May 

23 May 18

This new active region rounded the suns limb a few days ago, and while it is small has a timely appearance with my new Daystar sodium Quark arriving also.


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Mid Disk in Sodium Light – 22nd May 

23 May 18

Whilst superficially similar to the white light image this mid disk shot taken in sodium light is quite different.


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Ha Full Disk – 22nd May 

22 May 18

Messing around triple stacking with the 50mm Lunt, brings out nice contrast but also highlights uneveness in the image.


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AR12710 in Sodium Light 

21 May 18

First view with the Daystar sodium Quark this afternoon using the 60mm f6 scope.


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Ha Full Disk With The Daystar Quark – 19th May 

20 May 18

The sun is certainly quiet, and you have to look hard for details however they are there.


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AR12709 in Ha – 14th May 

15 May 18

The seeing conditions were surprisingly good for so late in the afternoon on what was a very warm day.







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