Saturday, 19 July 2014

Detached Prominence 19th July

I expected the thunderstorms and torrential rain to last all day on Saturday, but was surprised later in the afternoon when the clouds cleared to leave beautifully clear blue skies.  The heavy rain had really cleaned the atmosphere and transparency was excellent, given the weather that precluded these observations the seeing conditions weren't too bad either.  I was pleasantly surprised to see there was a detached prom hovering above the suns western limb.  This shot was taken with the DS40 at 700mm focal length with the DMK31 camera.