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michael.h.f.wilkinson

June 22, 2014: Massive prom on this SUNday morning

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Just had the LS35 out, and spotted a massive arc on the eastern limb. Almost touching it is a semi-detached mass of plasma on its northern side. Near the centre of the disk a large mass of bright plage is still visible. SOme smaller proms can be seen on the western limb. Not a bad start to International SUNday.

I am still being bugged by some cloud drifting in from the North Sea, but hopefully I can set up the EQ mount and do some imaging, or maybe do some sidewalk astronomy in H-alpha and white light with the dual-mount bar

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Rapid developments: The "bridge" section of the arc is much thinner now, the structure to the north looks more like a tree, and several smaller proms have appeared to the south of the arc. A lively AR is lurking on or just beyond the limb

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Another update. The tree-like northern part of the complex on the eastern limb seems to be expanding. The big arc has broken up, leaving a large rounded complex prom, the three smaller proms to the south have joined up to form a double arc. Really active region.

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nice info Michael. Update from north of UK,cloud are thick like an old mushroom soup and rapidly developing into a black clouds.Looks like rain will be on the menu for today.No sight of sun! :D

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Ive Just set up Michael, great sights in Ha some great proms this morning, there are some more developing on the north of the disc :smiley: Not much happening on the white light front though :shocked:

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Still going Strong here, some great views with the 9mm SLV on the proms they sure are putting on quite a display :smiley:

I do love this eyepiece for Ha it really has fantastic clarity / contrast, the 6mm is equally as good for white light observing through the equinox :shocked:

I am glad I stayed at home today :grin:

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Just managed another look through a gap, and the arcs seem to have broken up. Stilla lot going on. There is also a big, somewhat diffuse filament north-west of the main action on the eastern limb. Several thinner filaments can be spotted across the disk

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