Thursday, 7 August 2014
AR12132 Animation 4th august
When I looked at this active region through the telescope it looked so turbulent and angry I was sure it was about to go bang. The whole area seemed to have bright plasma just pulsing to break out from beneath the solar surface. I trained the 100mm PST mod on it at 2000mm focal length for a little over 10 minutes before the clouds rolled in again, alas in this time nothing spectacular happened - naturally I wanted an X class flare! However it is possible to see the subtle but churning nature of the small dark plasma filaments being twisted and contorted by magnetic field lines.
Posted by Mark Townley at Thursday, August 07, 2014