First of all, never point a telescope at the sun. Mine was specially built for this. If you try it, you'll go blind. Seriously, don't.
Over the weekend I built a new solar telescope (this takes special gear, again, don't try it unless you know what you're doing) to enable me to get ultra-clear details of the solar surface. This is a time lapse created by shooting in one spot, it's actually the prominence at the bottom from [this 230 megapixel image I shared recently](https://twitter.com/AJamesMcCarthy/status/1379461549119574016?s=20).
To see more of my solar work, as well as various other astrophotography projects, [come join me on instagram](https://www.instagram.com/cosmic_background/)
[Do not point your telescope at the sun.](https://i0.wp.com/watchmojo.blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Screen-Shot-2019-08-08-at-2.06.11-PM.png?fit=656%2C277&ssl=1)
That's insane! What's the size comparison to Earth? And are particles really moving at speeds measurable in "Earth's per hour"?
I think there's a banana for scale in the video.
Based on the scale in that image, and the curvature, I estimate the initial plume is about 2-3 earths.
My brain is broken enough at this point that I was just saying “MAMA MIA, thas-a spicy pizza pie” to myself while watching the arch.
Go to a lake of fire and fry...
See you again on the 4th of July
So that's how they did the opening for dragon ball
I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking about that haha
It’s amazing what hobbyists can do these days, it’s gorgeous work.
Anyone else hit the volume button hoping for solar noise?
^I'm ^^a ^^^dumb ^^^^assssss
I once stared at the sun for over an hour.. my favorite planet is the sun because it's like the king of planets.
"Well planet or star, when that thing burns out we'll all be dead."
This is so beautiful. Thank you for this. Tho, sometimes it seems to go backwards. Did you make de gif backwards or is just how it goes?
There are ionized particles of the ASMA are indeed travelling in both directions along that curve. The path the plasma follows is defined by a concentrated area of magnetic flux. Due to the interaction between charged particles and magnetic fields, you get this effect where ions will spiral around the path of the magnetic field
We live in a chaotic time, but being able to see things like this really make it worth it.
We’re all just a bunch of cells aren’t we
Cells that like to butt fuck.
This is the coolest thing I've seen today so thank you!
The sun is actually really hot.
this may be a dumb question: how did it stayed still? the telescope goes moving pointing where you chose for the 3 hours?
My knowledge is very limited but some telescopes have a tool that allows them to auto adjust for the earth rotation in order to "follow" astral bodies
Beware! OP is trying to trick you. If you look directly at a video of the sun, you will go blind!
That place looks really hot, where is this?
The metal part of a seatbelt in December in Australia.
This is stellar
Any better and it would be interstellar
3 hours? Mine was only 40 seconds.
The gravity in the video compresses the time.
The amount of energy that damn glowing orb has will never cease to amaze me .
I dont know why I unmuted the sound expecting to hear what the sun sounds like
It sounds like this:
Looks like a tornado at the very bottom, the way it bounces and separates and reforms into a tube. A Fusion-fire tornado probably big enough to swallow several earths.
It's kinda shaped like a hummingbird
The fact that the sun really is a giant burning ball never ceases to amaze me. Shit be crazy.
For real, just converting energy for billions of years. Like why bro
how many earths could you fit in that prominence alone?
Looks like 3-4
The birth of a Phoenix
This makes me uncomfortable
Sucks that you felt the need to reverse this clip half way through.
How can i dawnload this?
That solar flare is as big as the Earth.
It's about 3 to 4 times bigger than Earth.
I tried it on my own and it was so beautiful that I went completely blind, I am having my sister type this for me so I could tell everyone to do this too!!
I also had to think of Gradius II.
Never thought of this until now, but how do you compensate for the rotation of the earth in these? There a special sensor that can track the sun and rotate your telescope accordingly?
Stupid question: How do you check that you're pointed at the sun?
How tall would the flare be?
I unmuted like i expected to hear the sun lol
Needs a banana for scale.
Wtf dude I only read the title and went out and got me a telescope to look at the sun and now I'm fucking blind
Not sure what I expected when I pressed the unmute button...
Funny, animated GIFs: Your favorite computer file type!
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