This image shows a very large filaprom: a prominence seen partially over the Sun's disc as a filament. You could fit about 150 Earth's side-by-side along its length. The image was obtained using a DayStar Quark H-alpha Chromosphere model filter, at an effective pixel scale of 0.31 arcseconds/pixel.
'This image has an extraordinary three-dimensional feel to it. The interplay of the bright and dark regions is absolutely superb. With the dark filament turning into a delicate, twisting prominence at the limb, you really get the sense that this vast ribbon of plasma is looming over the smaller structures below.' Will Gater
Born Digital Photograph entitled 'Huge Filaprom', taken by Gabriel Octavian Corban, in Burcharest, Romania on 13th February 2015.
Taken with a Sky-Watcher Equinox ED120 Doublet refractor telescope, Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro mount, Pt Grey Grasshopper GS3-U3-23S6M-C camera, 3780 mm f/31.5 lens, Daystar Quark H - alpha filter, multiple 3.2 second exposures.
Highly commended in Our Sun category of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016.
Object number: ZBA8058
- Image reference: GOC0001
- © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Courtesy of the artist.
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