Solar Corona, Prominences and Flares

August 24, 2017


Photographer: Paul Holdorf
Summary Author: Paul Holdorf

93 million miles below that nuclear power plant in the sky and 238,900 miles below that rocky sphere that for just for a moment gets to pretend to overpower the Sun, is the mighty Teton Mountain range. Just west of those majestic peaks was a tiny photographer who tried to capture this moment with his camera. Here's the image captured which shows the usually unobservable corona and a few solar prominences and flares. Photo taken August 21, 2017.

Photo Details: Camera Model: NIKON D7100; Lens: 200.0-500.0 mm f/5.0-6.0; Focal Length: 500mm (35mm equivalent: 750mm); Aperture: ƒ/8.0; Exposure Time: 0.0063 s (1/160); ISO equiv: 250; Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.12 (Macintosh).