Friday, 8 August 2014
CaK Plasma Fountain Animation 7th August
When I observed the sun early on thursday morning, I could see it was crackling away in CaK wavelengths, so I decided to use the Hutech Solar Guider and autorun function in firecapture and go for an animation. I only managed 10 minutes worth before as usual in rolled the clouds, but when I looked back at the data was pleasantly surprised to the big sunspot associated with AR12132 showing a plasma eruption coming from the edge of a circular zone that surrounds the umbra of the spot. The event was very transient and only lasted a couple of minutes and looking on the GOES Xray flux it barely registered as a C1 flare event, still was fun to see none the less. Taken with the 40mm scope at 925mm focal length with the DMK31 camera.
Posted by Mark Townley at Friday, August 08, 2014