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A large active region of magnetic activity trails a sunspot in the hydrogen-alpha image of the solar chromosphere. Millions of small spicules cover the disk along with a few darker filaments. Equipment Data: Coronado SolarMax .7 angstrom hydrogen-alpha filter; Tele Vue TV-102 telescope at 880mm focal length; Santa Barbara Instruments Group ST-2000XM CCD Camera. Captured with a single exposure of .11 seconds.
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