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Paper: White-Light Emission of Solar Prominences
Volume: 368, The Physics of Chromospheric Plasmas
Page: 325
Authors: Jejcic, S.; Heinzel, P.
Abstract: Using an extended grid of prominence models we compute the prominence white-light (WL) emission due to Thomson scattering and compare it with that in Hα. The ratio of the WL emission and the total emission can explain the color of prominences as observed during the total eclipses and can tell us whether the pink color of prominences is due to their intrinsic white-light emission or due to coronal contribution at the prominence location. We also show how this ratio depends on the prominence electron density, temperature and thickness.
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