Coronal Mass Ejection | Theo Ramakers

Photographer
Theo Ramakers
Email
theo@ceastronomy.org
Location of photo
Social Circle
Date/Time of photo
2010-12-14 15:23 UT
Equipment
PST CaK with DMK31AU03.AS for the whole sun image and an additional Meade 140 2x barlow for the animation images.
Description
Clear skies today, but the temp was 22 degrees with 20mph winds. I wanted to grab an image from the sun quickly. When I started capturing I realized that there was a faint but huge prominance visible in CaK. When I finished my full sun image, I captured a close up and believed that the shape had changed in the short time, so I grabbed a few more images, until my hands had trouble operating the laptop. Once processed, I saw that I captured a CME in full swing. (animated gif available (226kB) of the ejection. Can email)
Website
http://ceastronomy.org/tramakers