Sunday, 9 April 2017

New Active Region Rounds The Limb - 9th April

Whilst still too early to draw too many conclusions, a new active region rounded the suns eastern limb today, and as this image shows there appears to be a number of small spots and areas of bright plage.  Whether the region is decaying or not will become apparent in the days ahead.  Taken with the 80mm scope with a pair of stacked 2x barlows, the home made CaK filter and the PGR Chameleon 3 camera using 2x2 binning to shorten the exposure time and freeze the worsening seeing as the heat of the day built up.