Tuesday, January 31, 2006

H-alpha again

Binoviewing is the best. Better than the 13mm Nagler.

The filaments are more or less similar to yesterday but what I can see with two eyes and far more detail than single eye.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Just an observation

Purely visual at the beginner, didn't open the window nor the window frame... since spaceweather said the sun is spotless these days.

Used a 13mm Nagler, very sharp and great view, two filaments stretched across the solar disc at nearly 1/3 disc length, a nice cluster of prominences can be seen as well... Short but very wide.

Finally can't held myself from imaging using a color webcam which is the only thing I had at this moment. Black white mode does help on focusing but still, I've overexposed it and thus only a small part shows detail.

Sunday, January 01, 2006


It marks a new year for my solar observation.

I didn't take any photograph today, but I did observe with my binoviewer, there seems to be 3 long filaments in the 1/3 part of the disc, but careful examination seems to reveal that they're actually ONE SINGLE crazily long one, it spans at least half of the solar disc

however, it tends to say it's not continuous, with more careful look, you can see in some parts they're really too thin to say it's connected.

there're some nice prominence at the edge, one is especially fun to look at!!! it looked like a inverted M attached to the solar limb, or shall I say it's a W!!!

841 is the single most attractive active region in my finder sized 40mm system.

Finally, I waited for sun to set on a remote building and it's really a great site in H-alpha!