This space is gatherin dust rapidly... If I dont get involved in solar in some form soon I'll be closing up shop... if you are a random person who just happens to read this and wants me to start updating again drop me a line and let me know... but I would guess there are a total of 1 person including myself that check this...
I came *this* close to selling all my gear and going solar... but I decided not to as I would have taken a huge loss...
BUT!!! I am getting back into it in a way... in the next month or so I will be getting some Baader Solar Film for my scopes and can do some white-light work... its not as cool as H-Alpha, but it gets me back in the game cheaply...
So - I should be posting again in a few weeks - hopefully!!!!
I just LOVE solar... man I wish it wasnt so expensive... Considering a smaller scope, but I know that wont do it for me...
We shall see...
I sold my solar scope a while back and am focusing primarily on nighttime observing. I may bring the solar side of things back down the road, but for now I barely have time to update my regular site, and this blog is sadly neglected... Ill leave the posts here for now, look for updates in a month or so as to whether this blog will continue or not.
Sorry for the lack of updates recently - life happens... Need to spend some time back on the solar side of things. I was doing a lot of testing with imaging on my "night" scope.
David M. posted some great images of some new activity starting up today.
Sorry folks - I got a bit sidetracked with the holidays - but lets recap a bit.
Matt Wastell posted a nice full disc showing all the recent activity today:
Andy Devey posted a nice animation of AR1635 on the 26th:
Alessandro Bianconi gave us a look at some very nice white-light detail on the 24th:
Michael Buxton got an animation of a flare jumper on the 22nd:
More of his usual amazing work - from September through October
You may not be aware, but NASA has several dedicated Solar observing projects and "we the people" have full access to daily information.
Since the weather had been poor and all my imaging friends have not been able to post recently, I decide to feature some of these shots today. This is from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory .
The site is located at http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov
Here are real time images for today:
Sorry for the long Hiatus! I had a lot of development with the new observatory and just general "Life" stuff going on....
Lets start with some full disc Whitelight from CN forum member steveward:
..and an Halpha full disc from CN member raylal:
On to some nice CaK images and one Halpha from Pat Holland
..and now a personal favorite - I love his work on these full discs - from December 9th - Jim Lafferty: