Not that we EVER get clear skies here lately, but is there an alerting service for proms like surfers use for great waves? Sometimes I'll sneak out for a Ha or WL peek, but since we are at minimum it is usually just a blank disk so I find myself not even taking the time to bundle up in cold weather gear & set up outside, and I'm not always able to load CN and check the solar forum.
Hiya Matt. Alerting Service: I check GONG http://halpha.nso.edu/
That shows the solar surface and proms viewed from around the world.
Nice that you caught that big one Rick!
Nice of you to say so Warren but as Marty said, I "nabbed remnants of that huge prom".
Alas, I was 'a dollar short and a day late'.
It was a real challenge too, so detailed yet so faint against the background - almost lost in the noise.
This happens to me often and I wish I had a lower noise camera than the ZWO ASI 178MM. It's not a cooled version but at -20C (-4F) here, it has exterior cooling!
Well at least I didn't have to image through a 'window'.