The Sun's chromosphere

The Sun's chromosphere

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Credit: GREG PIEPOL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Two large active regions glow in the incandescent chromospheric network of the Sun. Calcium emissions make up only .008 percent of the Sun's mass. Equipment data: Coronado SolarMax 90 Calcium K telescope at 880mm focal length. Lumenera SKYnyx 2-2 video camera. Combination of 12 individual frames.

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Keywords: active region, astronomy, calcium, chromospheric network, filament, prominence, science, solar, solar flare, space, star, sun, sun atmosphere, sunspot

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