Name: Eric Shear
Date: April 29, 2018
Sky Conditions: Cloudy with sun still intense through them
Wind Conditions: Windy around noon/afternoon
Observation Start Time: 1315
Observation End Time: 1415
Two dark features and a white feature were spotted on the sun today. The dark features are not defined enough to look like sunspots, so they could be filaments. The white spot is almost definitely another solar flare, smaller than the one spotted two sols ago.
Photos were taken with the Skyris camera and the best images processed in Autostakkert, Registax, Photoshop, and PowerPoint to colorize and bring out contrast. The results are attached.
Objects Viewed: Sun
Winds were such that I could not open the lower shutter without it shaking too much, so I kept it closed. The sun was high enough in the sky by then that I could observe it with just the upper shutter retracted.
Passing clouds blotted out the sun at times, so I waited until the camera image cleared before taking captures.