Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Fantastic Filaprom - 28th August

By far the star of the solar show today was a huge quiescent filaprom that was visible - a huge cloud of cool plasma that floats above the surface of the sun held in place by magnetic fields.  Despite being quite bright it was unusual in the sense that it was very lacking in structure and contrast, never the less was a sight to behold in the eyepeice.  This was taken with the 127mm SS @ 2250mm fl with the DMK31 camera.