Star at the heart of the solar system, Sun is an almost perfect sphere of hot plasma, radiating energy and has 1.39 million of diameter and 330,000 times the mass of the Earth. Three-quarters of the star is made up of hydrogen, followed by helium, oxygen, carbon, neon, and iron. It’s the giant furnace in the sky that powers all life systems here on our planet.
Although it’s not advisable to stare at the sun through the naked eye for too long, an astrophotographer has discovered what he claims to be the clearest picture of the sun ever captured. Here are the pictures:
Arizona based astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy layered around 150,000 individual images of the glowing fireball to convey the astonishingly intricate detail of the largest star in the solar system.
The photographer has an Instagram account called @cosmic-background and website called Cosmic Backgr… Read More
The photographer has an Instagram account called @cosmic-background and website called Cosmic Background where he often defines the tiny craters and fiery ripples emanating from the burning sun, as well as a building space flare.
Everything can be seen with the help of the huge 300-megapixel final image which is 30 times larger than a standard 10-megapixel camera image. In its closest view, swirls and feather-like patterns can be seen by the human eye, alongside mysterious black hole formations.
The dark spots in the pictures are actually reversed by the photographic process and are actually very bright high energy areas of the Burning Star. To avoid fire and the photographer’s blindness the process of capturing sun is difficult and requires a specialized telescope with two filters.
"It isn't until I am done processing an image that I actually see what it really looks like, and thi… Read More
“It isn’t until I am done processing an image that I actually see what it really looks like, and this was a very special one.”, Andrew as per a Daily Mail report. “I always get excited about photographing the sun, it is really interesting because it is always different.” “While the moon is more of a benchmark of how clear the skies are, the sun is never boring and it was a very good day on the sun that day.”, Andrew added.
The Sun formed from the gravitational collapse of matter into a large molecular cloud that gathered in the center. The rest flattened into an orbiting disc that formed everything else.
“To create the extreme magnification I used a modified telescope.” “Combined, those photos allowed me to see the sun in incredible detail.’ added Andrew, who lives in Arizona.”