Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Ha Full Disk 4th August

This image of the sun from monday shows very well how the vast majority of activity we are seeing on our star at the moment is focused in the solar southern hemisphere.  This fits in with the idea that has been banded for sometime now that the current solar cycle is double peaked, with the peak in the northern hemisphere occurring late in 2012 / early in 2013, and the peak in the southern hemisphere occurring pretty much now.  This is good as is giving us plenty to look at the moment!  This disk was taken with the Coronado DS40 at 700mm focal length with the DMK31 camera.