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October 2018

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 23, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, October 23, 2018.

The sky was mostly clear (with some passing haze/light clouds mostly at the western sky) with light to moderate winds making the seeing and transparency average to poor at the time these images were taken. Only half of the Sun’s disk was captured in H-alpha as light clouds passed across, obstructing the view afterwards. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 22, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, October 22, 2018.

The sky was slightly hazy with intermittent light to moderate winds making the seeing and transparency average to poor at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 20, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, October 20, 2018.

The sky was partly cloudy (high/mid-levels clouds concentrated in the west) with light to moderate winds making the seeing average to poor at the time these images were taken. Only the upper-half of the Sun’s disk was taken in H-alpha imagery as clouds rolled right after imaging. read more

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THE COCOON NEBULA (IC5146)

IC5146 known as the Cocoon Nebula taken from Al Sadeem Observatory last October 4-5, 2018 using GSO RC 8 inch telescope and ZWO1600MC-cool CMOS camera mounted on Skywatcher EQ6. 2.5 hour total exposure time guided. Stacked and post-processed in Pixinsight. read more

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THE FLAMING STAR NEBULA (IC405)

IC405 known as the Flaming Star Nebula taken from Al Sadeem Observatory last September 29, 2018 using Vixen ED115S telescope and ZWO1600MC-cool CMOS camera mounted on Skywatcher EQ6. Stacked and post-processed in Pixinsight. (Image Credit: Al Sadeem Astronomy) read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 19, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, October 19, 2018.

The sky was partly cloudy with light to moderate air turbulence making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 18, 2018

No solar images taken today, October 18, 2018, due to unfavorable sky condition (mostly cloudy) at the proposed time of observation.

Solar activity remains at very low levels over the past 24 hours. AR2725 has re-emerged after a day of disappearance, read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 17, 2018

Here is the monochrome visible solar imagery taken, October 15, 2018 taken from Al Sadeem Observatory. Equipment used are Skywatcher 120mm refractor telescope with Baader filter and unmodified Canon EOS 1D Mark IV DSLR camera for visible imagery. Pre-processing of visible solar images was performed in PIPP, stacking in Autostakkert, slight wavelet adjustments in Registax 6 and post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CC. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 16, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, October 16, 2018.

The sky was clear with light air turbulence making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 15, 2018

Here is the monochrome visible solar imagery taken, October 15, 2018 taken from Al Sadeem Observatory. Equipment used are Skywatcher 120mm refractor telescope with Baader filter and unmodified Canon EOS 1D Mark IV DSLR camera for visible imagery. Pre-processing of visible solar images was performed in PIPP, stacking in Autostakkert, slight wavelet adjustments in Registax 6 and post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CC. read more