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CESAR Helios Observatory Update

A M3-class solar flare from sunspot AR3032 (pictured below in red) was recorded by ESA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) on June 13th ( spaceweather.com ). While the CESAR observatory was not able to capture the CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) at 04:07 UTC, we have been following the high solar activity daily. See the latest images of the sun in visible and h-alpha filters here!

Visible light image of the sun, with the sunspots on the surface labled (CESAR Helios Observatory, 06/14/2022, 10:02 UTC).

The following is a composite image of the solar disk as captured by the CESAR helios observatory on Monday, June 14th, together with the SOHO LASCO C3 coronagraph image from the explosion ( SOHO LASCO C3 ). LASCO (Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraph) C3 takes images of the sun's corona with a field of view (FOV) of 32 sun diameters by blocking the light from the sun's disk to create an artificial eclipse. This "occult disk" has here been replaced with an H-alpha image of the sun's disk, taken by the ground-based ESA-CESAR helios observatory on the morning of June 14th.

Composite of LASCO C3 image of the sun's corona (13.06.2022, 08:42 UTC), and H-alpha image from the CESAR Helios Observatory (14.06.2022, 09:59 UTC).