Today’s view shows the 10 o’clock prominence subsiding, but you can now see its associated filament.
I have also posted a collage of its progress over the last few days.
Couldn’t sleep again last night. Looked out of the window just before dawn, and there was Scorpius, low down. Just had chance to image Globular cluster M4 near Antares (Dec -26 deg 31 min) before it got light.
Yesterday’s prominence at 10 o’clock on the disc has subsided somewhat, but it is still interesting to compare it with today’s image. Seeing was a bit better today.
Some nice prominence development this morning. Seeing was pretty poor, but the final images aren’t too bad.
Yesterday, the Sun was completely blank. No spots, no prominences, no filaments. I wondered if that was it for a while!
However, we have prominences today (even one with a detached plasma cloud) – – -:
Back to calm. No spots and just 1 prominence system of note.
There are a couple of very interesting open clusters in Puppis, not far from Sirius, for different reasons. I found that I had not imaged M47 before, probably because I thought it was a relatively uninteresting plain cluster. Not so! Here is an image of it from the window-sill from yesterday:
I thought at first that the star colours were chromatic aberration, but, in fact they are there in images on the www.. (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_47). Very colourful!
M46 includes a planetary nebula (NGC2438) in the same field that is very unusual. I didn’t manage to see this one yesterday, but here is an image from 3 years ago,
Now seems a good time to summarize spot 2699’s progress over the last 11 days or so:
Spot 2699 has now just about gone: