View Full Version : Fire on the sun!
02-06-2009, 08:39 PM
Not a great capture and this is hard to do, actually the toughest thing I have tried to do in all my forays into astro imaging
This was a huge prominence over the suns limb on the 31st May
about 6-7x the size of the earth
Some detail on the suns disc but it could and should be so much better
I cant see the pic here, but WOW if you were able to capture it Chris!
02-06-2009, 08:57 PM
Once again I'm struggling to get my head around the sheer size of this kind of thing. :mental:
02-06-2009, 09:33 PM
02-06-2009, 10:18 PM
02-06-2009, 10:24 PM
hmmm I need to go reaffirm my existence now......
02-06-2009, 10:37 PM
oh my goodness, that's insane! :D
03-06-2009, 03:21 AM
Top notch work my friend! That is an awesome shot. Well done.:thumbsup:
03-06-2009, 08:04 AM
I can see it:mental:
03-06-2009, 08:20 AM
Its a sight to be sure - not only the fire but the sight of me on the drive witha blanket over my head :D
but the sight of me on the drive witha blanket over my head :D
that happens all the time in Lancing. :lol:
OK. I'm going to burn up every last brain cell trying to get some sort of grasp on this.
There is a fire on the sun. A fire that is larger than earth itself. Several times larger than earth itself.
What is the sun then, if not heat energy? Is it some other sort of "fire" that has eruptions or flare ups?
What I thought I once knew, I now know I don't know. :sigh:
03-06-2009, 09:36 AM
WOW im totally amazed with your photos chris this one is awesome my friend and totally uncomprehendable that the flare is that much bigger than the earth
03-06-2009, 10:35 AM
Tink the sun is a huge reactor that moves and bubbles and boils and occasionally chucks a whole spurt of material out into space that is kind of what the flares are - we are undergoing a 'minimum' - longest one ever as it happens where this sort of activity is rare but give it a few months and years and there should be a lot more to see
03-06-2009, 12:04 PM
:jawdrop: AMAZING. I am blown away at how great that shot is and the thought of the size is just :jawdrop: (I'm speechless)
03-06-2009, 12:55 PM
Oh my goodness! Thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:
I mean.... WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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