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Catching AR13068 in High-Cadence
Credit: IRIS, LMSAL/NASA, Lucas Guliano
Since emerging from the Eastern Limb, we have been tracking and observing active region 13068. We have been patiently watching the region; waiting for it to erupt and only looking away when other necessities called. Luckily, when 13068 finally did erupt, we had eyes on it with one of our best high-cadence programs. A large amount of material eruption can be observed directly under the slit during the first C6.9 flare. As the ejected material dissipates, a short lived B6.4 flare pops up and disappears. Catching flares from ARs can be a tricky proposition requiring patience, dedication, and a little luck. But when you finally capture what you are waiting for, it's all worth it!