Sunday 18 January 2015

Departing Filaproms - Sunday 18th January

The dark clouds of plasma that sit above the surface of the Sun are known as filaments, as they cross over the limb of the Sun they are a filaprom, when they are no longer on the surface and illuminate in the blackness of space they are a prominence.  Todays Sun showed great examples of all 3 of these features in this south western quadrant of our star.  I left it in black and white as it keeps the original image contrast better.  This shot was taken with the DS40 at 560mm focal length with the Imaging Source DMK31 CCD camera.