Solar prominences

Solar prominences

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Credit: GREG PIEPOL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Several prominences encircle the Sun as a bright active region and darker filaments appear on the disk. The entire disk of the sun was captured in the hydrogen-alpha wavelength of 656.28nm. Equipment Data: Coronado SolarMax .7 angstrom hydrogen-alpha filter; Tele Vue TV-102 telescope at 880mm focal length; Santa Barbra Instruments ST-2000XM camera. A single exposure of .004 second.

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

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