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Huge prominence on the Sun - now 13th March


Mark at Beaufort
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Thanks Mark...saw it earlier, it was impressive...didn't get a chance to image though due to having a house full of my daughters friends (4 year olds) now running around...H-A and kids = bad idea :-)

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Huge prominence on the Sun today (March 16). Not sure if it's the same one as reported on 13th as I missed that . Current appearance suggests similar size. Overall, a large looping arc with beautifully fine filligree cascades towards the solar horizon. Adjacent to the prominence, a large active area surrounding a sizeable black sunspot as viewed in Ha. Several large dark surface filaments also obvious. Observations made with a Skywatcher 100 ED Pro with 80mm ERF, ex PST etalon etc, Denk binoviewers with 40mm Plossls.

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Saw this at Keilder too, along with Brian/Solar B and others. Was just like in the above pics. Totally awesome. Am now a convert to the joys of solar viewing. Magical.

Andy.

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When the 'attachments' to the sun's disk have broken it is going to shoot upwards pretty fast <1hr. I watched the 13th one in the late afternoon after some people had put their scopes away! Amazing how fast it can change.

PEterW

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