Location of Photo:
The Goodtimes Observatory in Amherst, Ohio
Date/Time of photo:
August 6th, 2012 at 11:44UTC
Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa w/2.5x Tele Vue Powermate, mounted on a Losmandy G-11 inside a Skyshed POD
On August 6th, a small filament on the sun nearly doubled in length and began gyrating and writhing madly around. We all watched and awaited it's dramatic end. Instead of a huge explosion, it suddenly just began to dissipate, much to our chagrin. Maybe the next one will give us a good show, eh?