Astrophotography by Philipp Salzgeber

 

 

Philipp
Salzgeber

Wolfurt / Austria

Our Spotty Sun

 

 

Image of the Sun through a  white-light solar filter.

a detail of the image above, showing three different groups of sunspots.

Guntram alerted me to a big group of sunspots prominently visible on the face of our home star.
It has been quite a while since I managed to photograph sunspots, but now the low and long sunspot minimum is over and the Sun is pretty active.

The color was added to the image for better visibility of features and to make it more appealing.

Attention: never look at the sun without a proper solar filter, permanent eye-damage might occur!

Telescope:
Astrotech 80mm ED
Camera
Nikon D200
Exposure:
f/6 1/500s ISO 100
Date:
13th February 2011

 

 

 


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