Sun is the 5-billion-year-old star that sustains life here on Earth.

With a core reaching a fiery 16 million ° C the Sun's surface temperature is 5,503° C, so hot that no solid or liquid can exist. Sunspot, dark spot on this images, are lower temperature (3,700° C) than that of the surrounding photosphere. Sunspots thus appear relatively dark. Sunspots are magnetic regions on the Sun with magnetic field strengths thousands of times stronger than the Earth's magnetic field. With diameter of 1,390,000 km (110x Earth), the Sun contains more than 99 percent of the entire mass in the solar system. Earth is a little less than 150 million kilometers away from the Sun.


Sun photosphere on January 17. 2005 12:47 UT. Image is obtained through a refractor Megrez 80 APO, Viviatar 2x teleconverter (fl 960mm), Canon EOS 300D and Baader solar flter (1/400s; 200ASA).

Right: Sun image on 18.05.02. 13:47 UTC.
Celestron refractor 102mm/f5, Mylar filter, on Pixcel 237 CCD


Sunspot 9957 obtained through Celestron refractor 102mm at f/10.

Sun on September 10. 2004. through a Megrez 80 APO using Viviatar teleconverter 2x (Fl 960mm/f12) on Canon EOS 300D (100ASA, 1/2500 s).




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