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February 3, 2015: Lovely (fila)proms and filaments


michael.h.f.wilkinson
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Just had a look at the sun in H-alpha after lectures. Lovely prom and one "filaprom" (filament crawling round the limb and sticking out as a prom) on the eastern limb. Between the prom and filaprom there is a suspisciously bright region on the limb which might herald some more action. Several large areas of plage and sunspots are visible, along with the big filament I spotted yesterday. Well worth a look if the skies allow.

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Great heads-up, Michael. Thanks.

Lots of good sights on the limb of the North-to-East quadrant. A nice wispy detached prom in the far north, and a beefier one around north-east. But stealing the show is that filaprom! Got to be one of the best I've seen!

Observing was snatched after a morning of snow and through branches - but it's good to see old Sol edging higher day by day ...

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