Solar prominence

Solar prominence

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Credit: GREG PIEPOL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A colossal solar prominence spans several Earth diameters. This tenuous, hot cloud of hydrogen gas stretches from the chromosphere into the corona. Equipment data: .5A angstrom Coronado SolarMax 90 hydrogen-alpha telescope at 880mm. Lumenera Infinity 2-1 video camera. 150 individual frames captured.

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

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