The trials, tribulations and small triumphs of an Indiana astronomer.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Here is one last pic from today's imaging session. It shows the swirling chaos of gas around AR1515. The wonderful thing about H-Alpha imaging is that you get to see the sun as a "living" star. The individual spots in this image are several times the size of earth. The fact that earth would be a tiny dot in this maelstrom gives a vivid idea of the real power of the sun.