Solar prominences

Solar prominences

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Credit: GREG PIEPOL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hydrogen prominences drift above the solar chromosphere and into the corona when viewed in the 656.28nm emission line of hydrogen-alpha. Equipment Data: Solar Spectrum .2 angstrom hydrogen-alpha filter; Astro-Physics AP155 EDT telescope at 3000mm focal length. Lumenera Infinity 2-1 video camera. 150 individual frames captured.

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

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