http://www.Kashtro.com

Sun


Sun Photosphere Photosphere - The photosphere is the visible (yellowish) surface of the Sun that we are most familiar with. Sun is a ball of gas containing about 98% of Hydrogen and Helium. Photosphere is not a solid surface but a layer of gases. Sun Photosphere Photosphere - The photosphere is the visible (yellowish) surface of the Sun that we are most familiar with. Sun is a ball of gas containing about 98% of Hydrogen and Helium. Photosphere is not a solid surface but a layer of gases.
Sun's Photosphere Sun's Photosphere
   
Sun Thru thin Cloudes Sun Photosphere - through a thin cloud layer. Scattered clouds in sky were passing in front of the Sun. Sun Promiences Prominences - are dense cloud materials suspended above the Sun's surface by loops of magnetic fields and project out above the limb. Prominences erupt and rise off the Sun's surface and last from few minutes to several hours.
Sun Photosphere through thin clouds Sun Prominences
   
Sun Spot on Left side Sun Spots - appear as dark spots on the surface of the Sun. They are magnetic regions on the Sun with varying magnetic field strengths. Temperature of a dark spot is about 3700K as compared to 5700K of surrounding Photosphere. Sun Spot thru orion 120mm Sun Spots - captured through Orion 120mm Apochromatic Refractor with Thousand Oaks Solar Filter.
Sun Spots Sun Spot thru Orion 120mm Refractor
   
Viewers Viewers - Michael Swartz's Telescopes (fellow TACovian) in action. Viewers watching the Sun through Orion 120mm Refractor. viewers Viewers - watching the Sun action at Lake Elizabeth, Fremont, CA through Michael and Bob Hess's Telescopes.
Viewers Viewers is Action
   
Telescope: Celestron 8" Schmidt Cassegrain (SCT) Telescope, with 44mm Plossyl eye Piece.