Monday, May 13, 2013

An Astonishing Eruption on the Sun (May 13, 2013)

This is just a quick "record" image.  I'll try to get some better images later, but I wanted to get his posted.  This is an incredible eruption! The image shows what seems to be a coronal mass ejection (CME) from AR1748, which went on to fire 3 X-Class flares in 24 hours!


Original Processed Image

By the time I gout back to the scope--10 mins later--it was gone. Below is the 1000 frame AVI I captured--excuse the jerkiness--my tracing is manual.

On the other side of the sun was this lovely loop: