Author Archives: Roger Samworth

Sun today – – – 19/05/2018

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


Observing 13-15/05/2018. Jupiter

So, Sunday night was beautiful, air was steady, and it was warm. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot was transiting at a convenient time.

Perfect. What could possibly go wrong?

Just about everything, in fact.

I suffered so many “Andy moments” – tripping over cables, tripod, dropping eyepieces into long grass etc etc, that I think that from now on these events should be known as “Roger moments”! Gave up in disgust at around 2AM.

Tried again last night. Much better. That is until the clouds rolled in! However before that happened I got the images of Jupiter below. No red spot, but some nice belt features.

Also manged a couple of DSOs, and will post these when I have processed them.