Deirdre Kelleghan
Image taken:
Dec. 6, 2010
Bray, Co Wicklow, Ireland.
PST 40 8mm eyepiece Pastels and charcoal on black card. An experimental sketch to capture detail on the solar disc. 10:45 UT I was thrilled to see such a huge well structured filament on the sun. It arched upward from the solar surface and whipped over the North limb with powerful visual action. The filament seemed to be anchored to the sun by many many fine lines which appeared dark against the solar disc in h alpha but continued within the arch over the limb to appear red and dusty against the blackness of space.
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