Friday, December 11, 2009

Here Comes the Sun

And now for something completely different.

Astronomy is one of my hobbies. And while I haven't gotten into the sub-culture of astrophotography all that much, like some do, I have been known to occasionally take very basic moon and solar photos through my telescopes. So I thought I'd share a few solar photos with you from a couple of years ago, on the theory that most of you have probably never seen the sun in quite this manner before.

Believe me - these photos aren't that good, and I'm not just being modest. Really good astrophotographers take *amazing* photos, with so much surface and other detail. But they're still kinda cool. I recommend clicking on them for the larger version, to see the flares coming off the surface...







WARNING: Special solar filters or solar telescopes are needed to view the sun; please don't use a telescope or binoculars without special equipment or you risk not only burning out the 'scope, but also your eyes...and we wouldn't want that.


4 comments:

The Monkeys said...

I'm definitely not an expert, but I know what I like, and those are awesome photos!

Angel and Kirby said...

Those are great! You are right, most of us never see the sun in this manner.

Sammy and Andy said...

We think they are great pictures.......you know, it's always different strokes for different folks, and thankfully we like the same things......xxxxxxxxx

Author (Milo and Alfie's Mom) said...

WOW! If I had taken these, I'd be thrilled.

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