This Photo of the Sun Is Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen – Futurism

Posted: March 9, 2021 at 1:15 pm

"This type of photography is an incredible challenge."Sun Stunner

Anew homemade photo of the Sun looks absolutely mind-blowing.

A Redditor going by the moniker TheVastReachesposted the photo to the Space subreddit showcasing their highly-detailed and processed photograph of the Sun.

Perhaps more surprisingly, the photo wasnt taken from a high-tech observatory but from the users backyard.

This photo was shot on my backyard solar telescope, they wrote on the post.

According to the TheVastReaches, the photo shows the turbulent nature of the solar chromosphere or the second of three main layers of the Suns atmosphere.

This type of photography is an incredible challenge due to the overwhelming light of the photosphere below, the user wrote. Solar images are always software-processed to reveal contrast. I took those methods as far as I could, and then some!

Along with the stunning detail of the layer, the user points out that you can also see a massive sunspot near the edge thats big enough to swallow the Earth whole!

Though TheVastReaches was able to snap the photo from their backyard, they had some powerful (and pricey) equipment to help them out.

They listed the equipment as follows: Explore Scientific AR152, Daystar Quark Chromosphere, ASI174MM-Cool, and a Celestron AVX. At the time of publishing, the hardware would cost you a hefty sub-total of nearly $4,000.

But honestly, that might be worth it for such a cool hobby and equally cool photos to show for it.After all, its still less than NASAs $10 billion James Webb space telescope.

READ MORE: I developed a unique method for processing images of the Sun for extreme detail and clarity. This photo was shot on my backyard solar telescope. [Reddit]

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