Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Sunday, 14 October 2012
Our star is becoming active again; it's surface is covered in filaments, there's a handful of nice proms, lots of nice spots and a huge active region that is crackling away with minor flare activity and gradually becoming more geo-effective. In the days ahead expect the aurora borealis to become more likely as the solar wind increases in speed and density. Taken with the DS40 @ f16 with the DMK31.
Sunday, 7 October 2012
Despite its size ar11582 has been a quiet active region in the previous days, however now as it nears the limb still sports a delicate light bridge across its centre. It displays the Wilson effect quite well, and appears quite foreshortended and elliptical due to the shallow angle we are now observing it from on Earth. Taken with the 127mm PST mod @ 1900mm fl with the DMK31.
Despite being so close to solar max, the Sun remains quiet in terms of activity, we should be seeing alot more than we currently are. I really like the delicate filament in the southern polar regions, if it hangs around in the coming days should make for a lovely flame prom. Taken with the DS40 @ f16 DMK31.
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Imaging after work on the winter side of the autumunal equinox means the sun is low and inbetween the trees. Today was no exception, and coupled with some passing clouds means I was lucky to get this picture in. It's not my best, but it does give a nice overview of todays sun, which, does seem quiet, i have to say. This was taken with the DS40 @ f10.5 with a DMk31 camera...