Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Sun Wide Filament? 10th March

The filament that is currently visible across the face of the sun is not just huge, but also long lived and has already completed one rotation of our star.  While it is quite clearly fragmented, click on the above image for a larger view and there are parts of it that appear to be going from limb to limb.  The above shot is a 6 pane mosaic taken with the double stacked quark, ED80 refractor and the Imaging Source DMK31 camera with a 0.5x focal reducer attached.