No sunspot monitoring was issued yesterday, January 1, 2021, due to mostly cloudy conditions prevailed that time, unable to get any solar images.
Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, January 2, 2021.
The sky was generally clear with intermittent moderate breeze which provided good transparency but average seeing at the time these images were taken.
Equipment used are Skywatcher 120mm refractor telescope with Baader filter and unmodified Canon EOS 1D Mark IV DSLR camera for visible imagery. For H-alpha imagery, the equipment used are Lunt 60mm H-alpha solar telescope, and QHYCCD 290III mono camera; all mounted on Skywatcher EQ6 pro mount 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.
*TECHNICAL REPORTS COURTESY OF SOLAR INFLUENCE DATA CENTER (SIDC), NOAA-SPACE WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER (NOAA-SWPC)
Weather Data (4:30 PM – 5:00 PM, January 2, 2021, from NCM Al Wathba Station):
Average Temperature: 24.6°C
Average Humidity: 33%
Average Wind Speed and Direction: 21.83 kph from NNW
Average Cloud Cover: 0%
Average Air Pressure: 1007.9 hPa
Average Solar Radiation: 131.0 W/m^2