Solar filaments

Solar filaments

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Credit: GREG PIEPOL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Two long solar filaments of hydrogen gas hover over a single active region on the Sun's chromosphere. Equipment data: .7 angstrom Coronado SolarMax 90 Hydrogen-Alpha telescope at 880mm focal length. Lumenera SKYnyx 2-2 video camera. Combination of 7 individual frames.

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Keywords: active region, astronomy, chromosphere, filament, hydrogen-alpha, science, solar, solar flare, solar prominence, space, star, sun, sun atmosphere

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