Solar cycle 25

The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is a nearly perfect sphere of hot plasma, heated to incandescence by nuclear fusion reactions in its core, radiating the energy mainly as visible light and infrared radiation.
The Sun’s core fuses about 600 million tons of hydrogen into helium every second, converting 4 million tons of matter into energy every second as a result. This energy, which can take between 10,000 and 170,000 years to escape the core, is the source of the Sun’s light and heat.

Equipment for capture:

102mm /1122mm f11 Fraunhofer achromat refractor – Daystar Quark Chromosphere – ZWO tilt adapter – ASI 174mm – Baader 2″ ERF Filter – ZWO EAF focuser – Ioptron CEM25p mount – 2″ 0,5 reducer

Capture software: Sharpcap & Firecapture

Post-processing software:  AS3! – ImPPG – Photoshop CS6 

22-05-22  AR 3014, (middle) the largest active region of solar cycle 25 as of 22nd May 2022, 5x the size of the Earth!

15-05-22  Large prominence

15-05-22  AR3007

12-05-22   AR3006-AR3007-filaprom-and-hedgerow-prominence

09-05-22  Quiescent prominence

09-05-22  surface filament and detached prominence

06-05-22    AR3006

04-05-22  AR3004-flare

02-05-22  Prominences

02-05-22  Active prominence NE limb

28-4-22  AR3001 and AR2999 (new), filaments and surface flare!

28-4-22  AR2993, AR2994, AR 2995 approaching the SW limb (still active!)

23-4-22  AR2993, AR2994, AR 2995

23-4-22   Erupting prominence

20-4-22   Close up – AR2993 and AR2994

19-4-22   Enormous sunspots – AR2993 and AR2994 – solar flare to the right!

17-4-22   Arrival of AR2993 and AR2994 on the NE limb with a surface flare!

16-4-22   AR2993 and AR2994 surge prominences on the NE limb

16-4-22   AR2993 andAR2994 coming around the NE limb

27-3-22   AR2974-2975-2976 – solar flare on the right

27-3-22   Surface filament and surge proms

25-3-22   AR2974, 2975 and 2976

23-3-22   Erupting quiescent prominence

23-3-22   Surge prominence-NE limb

22-3-22   Large erupting prominence

21-3-22   AR2960

19-3-22   Surface filament, active region and prominences

16-3-22   Filaprom-NE limb

10-3-22   Arched hedgerow prominence

8-3-22   Straight Pillar prominence (left) and Activated hedgerow prominence

8-3-22   AR 2960

04-3-22   Active Region 2960 with large sunspot

04-3-22   FilaProm

04-3-22   AR2960 with large filaments on chromosphere

28-2-22   Double arch prominence

26-2-22   Erupting prominence

26-2-22   Surge prominence from new active region (left)

23-2-22   Large quiescent prominence (Earth for comparison)

23-2-22   Hedgerow Prominence (Earth for comparison)