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Solar Disk in H-Alpha

Target Name:  Sun
Spacecraft:  Telescope
Produced by:  National Solar Observatory/Sacramento Peak

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This is an image of the Sun as seen in H-Alpha. H-Alpha is a narrow wavelength of red light that is emitted and absorbed by the element hydrogen. (Courtesy National Solar Observatory/Sacramento Peak)

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