It’s (Not) the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Image of the Sun in hydrogen alpha light. © Alan Friedman

Good grief! What a cool image this is: the Sun as photographed by Alan Friedman in hydrogen alpha light. The detail in the surface (photosphere) is simply amazing, especially considering the image was taken with a backyard telescope (albeit a very fancy backyard telescope!) Click the image to go to Alan’s page where you can see close-ups of solar surface features, like filaments and prominences and spicules (oh my.)

Another great image from one very talented astrophotographer!

Image © Alan Friedman. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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About Jason Major

Desktop astronomer, graphic designer and space news nut.

Posted on October 26, 2010, in sun and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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