Solar Limb Prominence and Sunspot
'Such is the fantastic level of detail in this image that there's something incredibly immediate about it: it puts the viewer right above the Sun's chromosphere, with its churning convection cells and unpredictably explosive sunspot. A region of savage heat and savage beauty.' Chris Bramley
Born digital photograph entitled 'Solar Limb Prominence and Sunspot', by Eric Toops, taken on the 19th April 2016
Taken on a Home-made 3200 mm telescope, Point Grey GS3-U3-60SM camera, 150 mm lens, stacked from multiple exposures
Runner-up winner of the Our Sun category in Astronomy Photographer 2017.
Object number: ZBA8593
- Image reference: ETO0002
- © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Courtesy of the artist.
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