Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Moonwalk! 11-12-2013

Images taken last night in terrible seeing--mostly 1-2. ETX-125 with ASI 120MM. AVIs stacked and processed in Registax 6. Final processing in Photoshop.

AR 1890 on November 10, 2013

AR 1890 is still a cracking maelstrom!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

A Crackling Sun!

Captured yesterday, these images show how much solar activity has increased over the last week or so. We have X-Class flare producing regions and multiple long, dark filaments. The first image shows the swirling maelstrom that is AR 1890. This region produced an X-1 class flare yesterday.

AR 1890
There are a number of other active regions, indicating that this SolarMax seems to be of the "double peak" type; there could be lots more to look forward to! The image below show a string of multiple active regions (AR 1888 and AR 1889) and a prominence on the edge of the solar disc,
AR 1888 & AR 1889 plus prominence
Finally, there are so many filaments on the disk at the moment that I'm almost spoilt for choice. Here is a shot of some fine examples to finish out today's post:

Snaking filaments (unfortunately marred by Newton's Rings)

Monday, November 4, 2013

All-Sky Cam for November 3, 2013

This is an all-sky cam time-lapse video taken in November 3, 2013. I was hoping to see some Taurids, but cloud and haze intervened. The closest I got was capturing a few aircraft passing over! This is a series of 7-second exposures taken with the ASI-120MM using the Firecapture time-lapse option.