Sunspots

Sunspots

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Credit: GREG PIEPOL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Three large sunspot groups rotate into view from the eastern limb of the sun. The surrounding spicules bend around the magnetic lines of each active region. A long filament of cooler hydrogen gas flows below the center sunspot group. Equipment Data: Coronado SolarMax .7 angstrom hydrogen-alpha filter; Tele Vue TV-102 telescope at 880mm focal length; Lumenera SKYnyx 2-2 video camera. Combination of 7 individual framed combined into one.

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

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