Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Departing active Regions - AR12135 13th August

When it formed a week or so ago, AR12135 did so with seemingly such ferocity that it looked like it would put on a good performance as it transited the surface of the sun.  However it was always a decaying active region with only one large spot and very little plage activity, nothing much has changed now it is near the suns eastern limb.  Hopefully it will reveal a little more depth and structure to it as we view from a much more oblique angle in the days ahead.  This image was taken with the DS40 at 800mm focal length with the DMK31 camera.