Sunspot and prominences

Sunspot and prominences

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Credit: GREG PIEPOL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A large active region and sunspot rotates towards the solar limb in this high magnification, hydrogen-alpha image. Three large gaseous prominences, spanning several Earth diameters, stretch from the chromosphere to the Corona. Equipment Data: Solar Spectrum .2 angstrom hydrogen-alpha filter; Astro-Physics AP155 EDT telescope at 3000mm focal length. Combination of 150 individual frames.

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

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