Monday, 30 April 2012

A nice end to April with a a hour of cloud dodging in the afternoon.
So managed to get Morning and Afternoon images, the ones in the afternoon were a lot better, so here they are.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Not that good Sun today. Its been raining here for the last 3 days. Tonight there was a break in the clouds, so still damp/humid and the Sun was just about to set, but got a quick shot of it, which is why it looks a bit wavey.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

 Hi all, Forgot to post this one, Thursdays Sun, single shot, Canon 1000d, 1/80th sec at ISO 100, using the ED80 and Lunt 2" wedge, ND3, UV/IR and Continuum filters.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

 Hi all, well I never thought when I got up that the Sun would show today, heavy rain from about 5am. It calmed down a bit about 11ish, so had to do some work. Rain all day, then when I got back about 2.30pm, just got the dogs home, and could see a slight break in the clouds, so set up, and a shot of todays Sun. Had less than 5 mins today, and just got packed up as it was starting to rain again, then that was it for the day....

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

 Hi all, Another early morning Sun, this one was Tuesday morning at 8.30am, its a bit low for a decent view, but from 9am it started to rain, so you have to grab what you can, when you can.....

Monday, 23 April 2012

 Hi all, up early again and got todays Sun at whilst still on my first cup of coffee of the day.
Glad I did though as it got cold and wet when I got back this afternoon....

Sunday, 22 April 2012

 Hi all, well another early Sun on Sunday, looks like its nice early on, but then as the day gets going it rains/cloud/hail/wind etc.
There was a bit of light cloud about, but still got a shot.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

 Hi all, another early morning Sun, with the weather forecast being hail/rain as per usuall, up early and set up, only had to wait a hour for a break in the clouds, and 2 mugs of coffee later got a shot through light cloud.
Been waiting for another break to have a go with the PST but not looking good, so here is todays spotty Sun...

Friday, 20 April 2012

 Hi all, Never thought I would get to see the Sun on Friday. Heavy rain, hail showers in the afternoon. But just as I had given up for the day, there looked to be a break in the clouds, so set up and got a shot through the clouds.
When the Sun is quiet there are loads of clear skies, but the minite it gets active there are storms, hail, wind, thunder.....
A nice set of active regions are showing up this week, and growing by the day.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

 Hi all, it was a bit of a struggle to get a image of the Sun on Thursday, heavy hail storms and high wind, set up twice, and the the second time managed to get a shot between storms through light cloud.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Hi all, well I never thought that the Sun would come out to play today, heavy rain nearly all day, but about 3.00pm when I got back, there was a 10 min break in the clouds and so quickly set up and got 3 shots before I had to pack up again. Glad I did though, as there are new active regions growing all the time, and a new spot group 11463 and11462.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

 Hi all, just before the high wind and hail the size of frozen peas started yesterday, managed to get a quick view of the Sun.....
Single shot, Canon 1000D, ED80 with a Lunt 2" white light wedge, ND3, UV/IR and Continuum filters.
1/40 sec @ IAO 100

Monday, 16 April 2012

 Hi all, another early doors Sun, getting the hang of this now, get up early, take the dogs out and set up, kettle boils then make coffee, take photo of Sun, finish coffee, pack up as its started to rain/hail/gails/cloudy........

Sunday, 15 April 2012

 Hi all, Got all set up again and got the single shot white light, but then the clouds rolled in and in and in.
Waited nearly all day to have a play in HA, but no.
Anyway, there are a couple of large active regions and looks like a few more on their way round the disc.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

 Hi all, well today was fun, the forecast was clear first thing, so set up and waited, and waited, and waited. 4 hours later there was a brief break in the clouds and got a quick shot, then had to pack up quckly as it stared to rain.....
Anyway, here is todays White Light Sun, Single shot with the Canon 1000D, 1/60th sec at ISO 100, using a ED80 with a Lunt 2" wedge, ND3, UV/IR and Continuum Filters....

Friday, 13 April 2012

 Hi all, after a wet Friday morning, the clouds parted for a few mins in the afternoon, just long enough to capture the Full Disc.
Single shot taken with the Canon 1000D, 1/40th sec at ISO100, using a Lunt 2" wedge, ED80 and ND3, UV/IR and Continuum filters.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

 Hi all, yesterday was another early one, cloud dodging but after about half hour there was a slight gap, then it clouded over and rain nearly all day then.
Glad to get a shot though, the centre area is growing by the day.