Shortly after rolling out of bed at 0930, finding favorable sky conditions and lots of sunspots on the solar surface, and eating breakfast, I went out to image the sun this morning.
The temperature was 66F when I went out at 1015. There was an occasional and barely noticeable breeze. Astrospheric reported Transparency as Below Average and Seeing as Above Average. As the sky was a bright blue (as opposed to any haze at all), it seems that transparency was better than reported. The display views of the sun were quite steady, so I would call the observed seeing condition as at least Above Average. The temperature was 70F by the time I finished the session at 1107.
The NP101 was already on the G11. I added the ASI 290/2.5x PM and was up and running in just a few minutes without issue. With this setup I made five capture runs of sunspot closeups.
I then switched to the EOS 60Da/2x PM, and did a run of 75 frames of the full solar disk.
The good: Sky condition were awesome. I was able to confidently focus in just a few seconds. I think that the great focus and seeing made a difference in the data that I was able to capture.
There is no bad or ugly to report today!