Sunday, 19 October 2014

AR12192 - The Behemoth Spot - 19th October

This new active region really is a monster, and contains a main spot that is many times larger than Earth itself.  It threw off an X-class flare in the early hours of the morning, and hopefully as it rotates to become geoeffective it will throw some more plasma our way and give us some nice displays of the aurora.  This shot was taken with the 40mm scope at 700mm focal length with the DMK31 camera and the homebrew CaK filter.