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The Sun 21-8-08 New Active Region and Tall Prom

A quick look through the PST this morning revealed a new small active region area in the south east consisting of two short linear areas of plage brightening. There were seven main proms active around the limb with a tall spike in the west that had a filaprom at its base. There were two small filaments in the north. By 17.30 BST when I was imaging the active region had developed some small active region filaments and appeared to be trying to divide into a bipolar region, but no sunspots could be seen. Bizarrely, Spaceweather was reporting two clear sunpsots in the same area, but if they were there they must have faded extremely fast. Lets hope the active region lasts over the Bank Holiday and puts on a show! DMK21, PST, low profile adapter. 2x barlow for proms and 2x + 4x barlows used for active region close ups.






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