Large Prominence and sun spot group

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astrogeorge
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Large Prominence and sun spot group

Postby astrogeorge » 13 Mar 2010, 14:37

Just been oyt with my pst and spotted a small sun spot group and a great  prominence. Not been able to image anything but if you have got a solar telescope would recomend getting out for a look!
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astrogeorge
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Postby astrogeorge » 13 Mar 2010, 14:37

ment out not oyt!!!
Celestron C100ED-R, Meade LX200 10" &  Series 5000 80mm Apo, Coronado PST

EQ6 Pro with GPS

Meade Series 4000 Eyepieces  & 2x Apo Barlow

Tele Vue 4x & 5x Power Mate

Meade DSI Colour & DSI II Pro, Image Source DBK 21, Canon Eos 400D

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Postby Solar B » 13 Mar 2010, 22:46

Without a doubt this is the largest Prom that i have ever seen.

It forms on the disc and then wraps its way round the limb,massive

Brian
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Postby Alderney99 » 15 Mar 2010, 16:07

I check the following website every couple of days...
www.spaceweather.com

Has proven VERY reliable with up-to-date info.
Also excellent photo links, and had a good write-up last week of the huge "loop" that curved right around the lower limb. Has a couple of Scottish contributors too, usually on the photo/aurora section.

And we could have a CME hit within the next 36-48 hours...that has caused activity even at these latitudes before (e.g. Oct 2003).


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