Sunday, 10 June 2012

AR11499 - New Etalon on the Scope - day 2

ar11499 by Mark Townley
ar11499, a photo by Mark Townley on Flickr.

AR11499 has developed quickly in the central section as new flux emerged. While spots disappeared in other parts of the region the new spots have significant polarity intermixing. The region produced a number of small C flares, however, if the current rate of development is maintained, M class flares will become likely. My new etalon is performing well, showing alot more detail than the previous; given this was taken in hazy skies i'm looking forward to see what it can do in proper conditions!