Thursday 29 December 2016

CaK Full Disk - 29th December

Another clear and frosty day here in Brierley Hills, and with my new found 'gap between the trees' available for a full hour around midday it would be foolish of me not to try and exploit it for a bit of solar.  Our sun is very quiet at the moment, with only a few areas of white plage visible on the disk, indicative of slightly higher magnetic fields, alas no strong enough to form any sunspots.  The air was very clear, and, it is possible by clicking on the image to view it full size to see the spicule ring around the limb, along with ghostly pale views of todays prominences.  Also, at 9 o'clock on the limb a small surge is visible.  Taken with the 40mm scope at around 500mm focal length with the PGR Chameleon 3 camera.