Wednesday, 6 June 2012

AR11493 - A Hi Res Ha Closeup

ar11493 by Mark Townley
ar11493, a photo by Mark Townley on Flickr.

Sadly it was a cloud out for me this morning and so missed the transit of Venus, however by the evening clearer skies had returned and so decided to get the 100mm PST mod out and see what was there. I was really surprised how much there was going on with AR11493 - it's one of those the closer you look the more you see. This active region is described as having 'polarity intermixing' - looking at this picture our star certainly looks very turbulent and mixed up! Hopefully somemore images on friday if the weather obliges...