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The Sun in Ha, 21 April 2018

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The Sun in Ha 21 Apr 2018
Absolutely crap seeing conditions... even the "blue" parts of the sky between the cloud gaps had a high haze.
Nice new active region (AR2706) with spots and a nice prominence showing a large detached section
Lunt LS60THa, ASI 1600MM camera and Sharpcap capture software

Full Disk






Prominences and nice large detached section

(haven't seen one that well detached before)




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1 hour ago, Merlin66 said:


Very nice.

We've been hampered by mist and smoke haze for the past few days.....

Have you considered using Corono to give a better display of the proms?


yeah, know the feeling. those bushfires on the SW side of Sydney really screwed up the skies


haven't heard of that software .... will go have a look

thanks for the recommendation :)

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great shots Dave, the AR Is looking great today, I found it hard to pull myself away from the ep to take some vids. well done. charl. 

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Thanks guys

appreciate the comments :)

15 hours ago, David Smith said:

Nice Dave, where did you find that prom :ohmy:

it was a pleasant surprise to see that in the eyepiece.

The best that I have ever seen with my gear so far





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Nice captures, Dave.  That plasma lift-off is stunning.

Thanks for the shares.

Clear Skies

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17 hours ago, Pete Presland said:

A fine set of images, despite the conditions. The detached prom is excellent. 


16 hours ago, johnfosteruk said:

Nicely captured what with the haze hampering your efforts. The prom is impressive!


Thanks Pete and John


We have had arsonist bush fires, council hazard reduction bush fires , both causing so much haziness

and then just a bit of natural high cloud haze ..... all of which has been making solar or nite time astronomy difficult to impossible



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