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The Sun 1-5-08 – Huge Prom and great seeing!

Wow – the seeing today after 10am was just superb with great clarity on the disk and limb of the sun. There is a huge hedge like prominence again on the south west limb and just to the north of it the filament group seen over the past few days is now disappearing over the limb creating a viewable “filaprom” in 3D. The seeing was that good that I risked trying out a 6.5mm eyepiece for the afocal shots at speeds of 1/5 and 1/8 sec 50 ISO and was pleasantly surprised at the detail I could pick up in the large prom. I observed on and off all day up to 5.30pm.

Here is the disk at 8.40 UT

Below – the main prominence at 9.03 UT with the filaments curving over the limb below and left.

Below – disk at the end of the observing day 16.30 UT

Below – the main prominence and filaments at 16.30 UT

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