Sunday, 2 April 2017

Solar Fireworks - 2nd April

This is the busiest the sun has been for some time, with 2 large active regions really putting on a plasma fireworks show.  Magnetic field lines churned up the plasma into looping arcs, giving a real sense of three dimensions.  I could just about get them in the same frame with the Skywatcher ED80 and Daystar Quark when using the PGR Blackfly GigE IMX249 chipped camera.  Despite the relative low altitude when this image was took the seeing was just about behaving itself.