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Amazing photo of the Sun

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posted on May, 15 2009 @ 01:36 PM
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Well it is good, but not amazing, it just looks like a really simple, boring version of our sun, it does not have the beauty and deepness of the real sun, it looks so simple it makes it seems fake, must be the way he took the picture?

Also is it really possible to see the shuttle in front of the sun, being so bright?

[edit on 15-5-2009 by _Phoenix_]




posted on May, 15 2009 @ 01:44 PM
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Sweet photo, I love our Sun. Simply stunning in every way.

I wonder how many responders will shout "nibiru!!"



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 01:49 PM
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I really don't get what's amazing about it lol just looks like a tennis ball.



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 01:52 PM
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Ahhh sweet!
I didn't see where this thread was going - even when I clicked on the source link and saw the picture. But when I scrolled down...
Wa wa woo wa, it's very nice!



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 01:54 PM
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Originally posted by Scope and a Beam
I really don't get what's amazing about it lol just looks like a tennis ball.


True.


Now check these pictures out! Now these are amazing.

Here:
www.boston.com...



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 01:54 PM
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Originally posted by hdchop

Originally posted by RE2505
It looks like the shuttle is very close to the sun in that picture. If that's a real photograph I bet it's toasty inside.


I mean really - it is just me or does anyone else think that it, it really odd that it is that close and not burningup? Not like I know what I am talking baout but if it's this hot here on earth, wouldn't you think being that close would turn the shuttle into dust? that is some really extreme heat or is it?????? someone please help me understand!!

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The shuttle isn't close to the Sun there. The shuttle is actually much closer to the Earth right now than even the Moon. The Sun is millions of miles away from the Earth, and thus from the shuttle too. 91 million miles. The shuttle is just outside our atmosphere and still protected by our magnetosphere.

In this photo the Sun and shuttle happen to line up, like the Moon and Sun line up in a solar eclipse. Even at that great distance apart the Sun dwarfs the shuttle.


[edit on Fri May 15 2009 by Jbird]



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 02:09 PM
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Originally posted by _Phoenix_
Also is it really possible to see the shuttle in front of the sun, being so bright?

I just don't get it. Why do so many distrust this photo? Is it just that white light solar astrophotography is completely unfamiliar to people? This isn't a new technique for imaging the sun or satellites, it's just a great execution of it.
Other examples:
bongo69.files.wordpress.com...
www.avertedimagination.com...
So yes, there's no reason you can't get a good image of the shuttle in front of the sun IF you have proper safe filtering equipment.

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posted on May, 15 2009 @ 02:10 PM
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Originally posted by Gdc934
This picture makes us all feel so small, and remember: that is how big the shuttle looks with the sun 93,000,000 miles deep in the background, plus, the sun would be an invisible spec compared to some of the larger suns in our galaxy.... it's ridiculous how big our universe is


Well the Sun is 93,000,000 from Earth - How far is the Space Shuttle from the sun??



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 02:13 PM
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The shuttle is about 92,999,650 miles from the sun in that picture.



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 02:18 PM
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Being so far away, still the shuttle looks somewhat close to it. That really makes you understand how incredible huge the sun is.



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by ngchunter

Originally posted by _Phoenix_
Also is it really possible to see the shuttle in front of the sun, being so bright?

I just don't get it. Why do so many distrust this photo? Is it just that white light solar astrophotography is completely unfamiliar to people? This isn't a new technique for imaging the sun or satellites, it's just a great execution of it.


I didn't say I distrusted it, it was more of a curious question.

Not everyone is an expert at astrophotography, not sure why your expecting that.


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posted on May, 15 2009 @ 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by _Phoenix_
I didn't say I distrusted it, it was more of a curious question.

I thought the photo was pretty self-explanatory, but then again I assumed people were familiar with what the sun looked like in white light. Such images tend to be popular during solar maximums, and it wasn't that many years ago that we had a solar maximum. It seems like this photo, for reasons I don't understand, is being accused of being altered or faked, and not just on this forum.

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posted on May, 15 2009 @ 03:02 PM
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Hey, I can't see all the flames.

It doesn't look real to me, it's way too perfect to be true. Of course, this is just my personal opinion.



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by Estess
Hey, I can't see all the flames.

You mean prominences, filaments, and solar flares? You can't see any of those features in white light images of the sun. Unfortunately, a basic white light filter (just as if you safely dimmed the whole sun) is all most of us poor amateurs can afford. I guess white light images are less well known than I previously thought. Some other examples and info:
www.users.globalnet.co.uk...
A picture of the sun being transited by venus I took in white light:
speur.tripod.com...
A picture of the sun I took in hydrogen alpha (narrowband light):
farm1.static.flickr.com...

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posted on May, 15 2009 @ 03:19 PM
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beautiful, awe inspiring +++

I appreciate you posting it, really humbles one and makes him anticipate our existence in the universe. .



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 03:46 PM
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this thread was about a picture of the shuttle in front of the sun. the poster wasnt suggesting anything else but that.whats all the arguing about? its a amazing picture. i dont know alot about photography but common sense would tell you we would have the technology to filter out the brightness from the sun.enjoy the picture.if you want to see just how many ways you can view the sun check out the solar and heliosperic observatory(SOHO) web site.

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posted on May, 15 2009 @ 03:48 PM
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Thanks for the info


At least the picture confirms the Suns inactivity by considering that the sun spots are missing. Wonder what happened to them...



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 03:57 PM
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posted on May, 15 2009 @ 04:00 PM
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Hey guys, here's another one.


Closely cropped, but still... Pretty sweet IMO.

Hey, if someone could embed this, that would be even better... And I call myself a computer nerd!


Space.com

After many edits, I finally got this, and I'm aware of all the text following the link. It won't work without it. Sorry guys.


[edit on 5/15/2009 by impaired]

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[edit on Fri May 15 2009 by Jbird]



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 04:00 PM
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It makes me wish that Google would decide to do for the sun what they did for Earth.

----Wait a minute! ------


Nope. I checked, there is no Google Sol.



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