Sunspots 2715 And 2714
Taken by James Roger Samworth on June 21, 2018 @ Nailstone, Nuneaton, UK
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If we observe the Sun in white light, we are seeing the photosphere.
If we observe the Sun in H-alpha light, we are seeing the chromosphere.
The chromosphere (literally, sphere of color) is the second of the three main layers in the Suns atmosphere and is roughly 3,000 to 5,000 kilometers deep.
If we therefore mix a white light with a Ha image in different proportions, are we seeing different layers as we go through the chromosphere?
By a fortuitous coincidence my Ha scope and the scope I use for white light imaging have the same focal length, and so produce the same sized images. So this mixing is quite easy to do, producing the “Chromosphere sequence” movie simulating travelling down through the chromosphere.
Taken from an upstairs window-sill using a Lunt LS35THa, a Startravel 80 and a Bresser Mikrokular full HD camera
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