Location of photoSulmona, Abruzzo, Italy
Date/Time of photo14/06/2016 - 06:45 UTC
EquipmentSkyWatcher BlackDiamond Newton 200/1000 su EQ5 Motor - Barlow 3x COMA Apo/Apla - ASI 120 MM - Baader Continuum Filter - AstroSolar - 150 frames - AS!2 - Registax 6.1 - Photoshop CC
DescriptionThe big active region 2553 that seems like its going almost unnoticed despite its size, imaged this morning in excellent seeing conditions. The granulation of the star photosphere is easily noticeable, along the filaments that extend from the inner darker core region, with a particular one that almost cut through. The core is two Earths big as of today, and the whole penumbra region extends for about 4 times our planet!