Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Solar Imaging Session - April 24, 2012 (Huge Northern Prominence!)
The sky this morning is a bit hazy and seeing is also not good. I can start to feel my observing time getting shorter and shorter as the days passed by unless I have to remove my son's KC 2 cabinet near my observing window. The huge eruptive prominence that is visible in the northern limb has grown tall and wide and is a joy to view and image. AR11460 Sunspot Group is nearing the NW limb while AR11462 Sunspot Group can be seen almost at the edge of the SW limb. 2 long dark filaments can be seen in between AR11465 and AR11459 Sunspot Groups. There are also several new groups that are growing on the Sun with AR11467 ,AR11468 and AR11469 as the latest groups visible on the Sun's disk. I was also able to do 2 white light images of AR11460 and AR11465 Sunspot Group but seeing is poor.