9 mo. ago
edited 9 mo. ago
I’ll Drink to That
I’ll start by reiterating that this image is heavily software-processed. The photo was shot on a backyard solar telescope, then edited to progressively accentuate the contrasting features.
The end result is a clear depiction of the turbulent nature of the solar chromosphere. This type of photography is an incredible challenge due to the overwhelming light of the photosphere below. Solar images are always software-processed to reveal contrast. I took those methods as far as I could, and then some!
The bright spot you see near the limb of the Sun is a giant sunspot in Active Region 2804. This sunspot is big enough to swallow the Earth whole!
To see more of my space photography, you can always find me on Instagram @thevastreaches
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An amazing piece of work. Didn’t mention it in his post, but, I’ve read this starts with 150,000 individual photos of segments of the sun. Taken in his backyard.