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Footage From The First-Ever Probe to Touch The Sun

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posted on Dec, 18 2021 @ 02:42 PM
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This is what it’s like to touch the Sun.

The footage was taken by NASA’s Parker Solar Probe over the period of 4 days as it swooped into the Sun’s corona.

So, what are we actually looking at? These images were captured by the Parker probe’s WISPR (Wide-field Imager for Solar Probe) instrument.

All of those streaks the probe is zooming through are coronal streamers – massive loops of electrically charged gas and plasma that connect two regions of opposite polarity on the Sun. They’re extended out by the solar wind and they glow like this because they’re filled with electrons.

These streamers, also known as helmet streamers, are usually only visible from Earth during an eclipse – but in the footage they’re seen as the spacecraft flies above and below them inside the corona.

But that’s not all there is to gape at in the Parker time lapse. Take another look and you may notice there are planets visible in the background – including Earth!
www.sciencealert.com…

If you have time take a look at the screen shots in the article that explain what is shown in the footage , cool stuff.

 

Parker Solar Probe flying through plasma jets in the Sun’s corona

ScienceAlert
Dec 16, 2021

The Parker Solar Probe flies through structures in the Sun’s corona called streamers. This footage shows data from the WISPR instrument on Parker Solar Probe. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Naval Research Laboratory Read more: www.sciencealert.com/the-foot…

So cool. It is inspiring that we can even do this!

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Touches The Sun For The First Time

NASA Goddard
Dec 14, 2021

For the first time in history, a spacecraft has touched the Sun. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has now flown through the Sun’s upper atmosphere – the corona – and sampled particles and magnetic fields there. The new milestone marks one major step for Parker Solar Probe and one giant leap for solar science. Just as landing on the Moon allowed scientists to understand how it was formed, touching the very stuff the Sun is made of will help scientists uncover critical information about our closest star and its influence on the solar system. More information: www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/…

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Scientists:
Nour Raouafi (Johns Hopkins University/APL)
Justin Kasper (University of Michigan)
Stuart Bale (University of California, Berkeley)
Kelly Korreck (Johns Hopkins University/APL)
Adam Szabo (NASA/GSFC)

Producer: Joy Ng (KBRwyle)
Writer: Mara Johnson-Groh (Wyle Information Systems)
Data Visualizer: Tom Bridgman (GST)

Animators:
Jonathan North (KBRwyle)
Ben Smith (Johns Hopkins APL)

This video can be freely shared and downloaded at https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/14045. While the video in its entirety can be shared without permission, the music and some individual imagery may have been obtained through permission and may not be excised or remixed in other products. Specific details on such imagery may be found here: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/14045. For more information on NASA’s media guidelines, visit https://nasa.gov/multimedia/guidelines.

I mean, to fly through the corona of the Sun! Fantastic.

 

An incredible coronal mass ejection from the sun with Earth for scale! Scary! (Credit: NASA/SDO)

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Sun in ultraviolet, and yes that’s Venus passing in front of our sun! Credit – Nasa Solar Dynamics Observatory

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Sweet.

 

Photo by mustalainen
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Solarmax 90mm, ZWO174, 1000 frames top 50%, Autostakker, IMPPG, photoshop, colors inverted

 

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Solar eclipse

taken with a solarmax 90mm and ZWO174 astro camera. about 1000 frames, top 30% frames stacked

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Was any post-processing done to this?

mustalainen

Yes, quite a bit, firstly the actual picture only captures about 0.012% of the visual light (Ha wavelength) so there is no color. Secondly it is a mosaic of the sharpest part of the 300 sharpest frames. then you sharpen that further and bring out contrasts using a special program. When that is done you bring out the colors using photoshop.

 

perfect timing

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Perfectly Timed Photo Frames a Solar Eclipse Around a Man Leading a Camel in the Desert by Joshua Cripps

Fantastic!

 

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u/HTPRockets
5 hours ago

Shot this video through my solar telescope. Those towers of churning plasma are over 30,000 miles tall!

HTPRockets
5 hours ago

I went to a local park yesterday, set up my solar telescope and tracked the sun for about an hour and a half in moderate seeing conditions, taking a picture every minute and a half or so, to produce 60 images. This is what’s called a prominence, or a cloud of hydrogen plasma floating over the surface of the sun, but anchored in place by magnetic fields. You can see even a common feature such as this is so dynamic. This region of the sun is called the chromosphere, and sits above the visible surface. While being less dense than the plasma in the photosphere, it can reach temperatures of 20,000 C or higher!

Equipment:

  • Explore Scientific AR152
  • Baader D-ERF energy rejection filter
  • Daystar Quark Chromosphere
  • CGX mount
  • ASI174mm camera

This is so nice.

 

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iss moon

 

iss moon

WOW!

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Photographer Catches the ISS Crossing the Sun and Moon

dug88
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posted on Dec, 31 2020 @ 01:46 PM
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Came across these and thought i’d share here. An astrophotographer from California has taken a couple of amazing photos of the International Space Station in front of both the sun and the moon. The station only transits between the earth and both moon and sun for only a few seconds from Earth’s perspective every day. So just the timing for the pictures is pretty incredible by itself.

I don’t really know what else to say other than that the pictures are fairly breathtaking.

petapixel.com…

Photographer Andrew McCarthy is known for shooting incredible astrophotography images from his backyard in Sacramento, California. He recently added two more jaw-dropping images to his portfolio: ultra-clear views of the International Space Station (ISS) crossing the Sun and Moon.

Given that the ISS whizzes across the Sun and Moon in less than a second from the perspective of someone on Earth, capturing a clear view of the transit is not an easy thing to do.

McCarthy first managed to capture the ISS transiting the Sun on Tuesday, October 6th.

“This shot was captured simultaneously with two scopes, one with a white light filter for ISS details and one with a hydrogen-alpha solar telescope for surface details,” McCarthy writes. “By blending the images together I get a crisp, detailed snapshot of the transit.”

The following week, on the morning of October 14th, McCarthy captured the ISS crossing the face of the Moon.

“[A]fter spending hours scouting for the right location, I set up my gear on the side of a road hoping to capture something I’ve never seen before. The ISS, illuminated by daylight, transiting a razor-thin crescent moon,” McCarthy writes. “Something about the way the illuminated ISS straddles the crescent gives it a sense of depth lacking in my previous transit shots.

“This was captured by recording high framerate video during the pass, and stitching together a full mosaic of the moon after the pass was completed, which was then blended with shots captured before the sun rose to get the ‘Earthshine’ you see on the dark side of the moon.”

Spectacular!