Saturday 4 February 2017

Ha Full Disk 4th February - The Sun Finally Comes Out!

Finally after over a month of no real clear skies, or, no clear skies when I can actually observe it was nice to have a saturday morning where the sun was out.  Certainly not totally clear skies, there was a lot of high cloud but it was thin enough to image.  It's also pleasing to see how much higher the sun is getting in the sky now, the 2017 solar season is starting!  This image was taken with the double stacked PST at 400mm focal length with the PGR Chameleon 3 camera.  Disk detail is low at the moment but there were a couple of small delicate prominences on display.  Just a bit to early in the season to be zooming in with bigger scopes effectively.