Tuesday, 5 March 2013

The Eastern Swathe - 5th March

Four days of sun in a row for me is quite a rare thing, so when I finished work today I was keen to get back home and get the scope out to see what had been happening on our star.  At only 6 degrees altitude when this mosaic was taken I was really surprised at the level of detail the 70mm PST mod was pulling out.  This was taken at about 850mm focal length with the DMK31 camera, I think this setup is really going to shine later in the year when the sun is higher and the seeing is good.  The sun seems to have burst into activity over the last 24hours with this bonanza of active regions that have appeared.    The colour version of this image can be found below.