Monday, 5 May 2014

AR12052 CaK - 5th May

This little active region is fairly none descript in the scheme of things, but what really caught my attention was immediately around the penumbra of the largest spot there is a series of radiating bright points.  Can't say as i've really noticed these before and not even sure exactly what they are, but they are a new one for me!  The image was taken with the 80mm scope at f20 with the DMK31 camera.  The seeing was pretty good when I took this image which accounts for all the fine scale detail.