May 21, 2012 | 4
This time-lapse video of Sunday’s solar eclipse highlights the Sun’s outer layers:
The photographer Cory Poole constructed the video by pasting together 700 photographs taken with a Coronado Solar Max 60 Double Stack telescope. According to Jason Kottke, Poole used a filter that only allows light from hydrogen atoms moving from the 2nd excited state to the 1st excited state. This allows Poole to highlight the chromosphere, the Sun’s lower atmosphere.
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