Solar disk in hydrogen-alpha, taken by Mark Payne on 13th May 2013 at 13:16:59

Solar disk, taken by Mark Payne, showing a lifting prominence and at the 10 o’clock position on the limb is a bright spot showing the second of the three x-class flares (X2.8) which occured in the previous 24 hours. This is located at the active region AR1748 which is moving around onto the earth facing side of the solar disc. This image was captured with a double stacked 50mm H-Alpha scope & DMK31 CCD on 13th May 2013 at 13:16:59