The Sun is a bit more interesting today.
The plage that has been around for a while has now developed into a full-blown, if small, sunspot (2711). (Just to the right of centre)
Spot 2710 has all but disappeared.
Interesting X-shaped prominence on the lower left!
All quiet on the prominence front, but there is a new, albeit tiny, sunspot.
Not much doing today, but given Andy and Damian’s observations yesterday about evolving prominences, it is interesting to compare what features there are 24 hours on.
Air a bit steadier and the sky clearer today, so the images are better. Since yesterday, the filament has developed and some prominences have appeared on the advancing limb. If you want to compare this with Andy and Damian’s images later today, don’t forget I have flipped and rotated these to match those from GONG and SOHO.
GONG images Copyright: GONG/NSO/AURA/NS
Although I was moderately pleased with my last image of Jupiter, take a look at this!!
Although they had decayed somewhat when I got this shot from the garden this evening, the sun-dogs still put up a nice display. It is less obvious, but you can also see an upper tangent arc at the top of the picture.
Hasn’t been much doing recently on our nearest star, but there ARE some features. Today we have small prominences, a filament and a bit of a plage.
Damian’s pics of the model of Flamsteed House reminded me of this old picture I had seen.
What are they doing?
They are observing through the window! No double glazing though.
The windows in the Octagon room were in fact designed for that purpose.
Although I got images of both C5 and C32, the only image worth posting is of C32/NGC4631, the “Whale” galaxy and its small companion NGC4627. Even then the clouds rolled in half-way through the capture sequence, and I could only use 14X 20 sec exposures (senseup = 1024), 280 seconds in total.