Two views of the Sun

Solar hydrogen alpha filter vs. solar white light filter

I shot both of these images on the same day with two different setups. The image on the left was shot with a solar hydrogen alpha filter and the one on the right was shot with a solar white light filter. The left image shows the chromosphere and the right image shows the photosphere. The chromosphere is between the photosphere and the corona, the sun’s upper atmosphere. Both of these images are captured in the visible spectrum. The left image is a very narrow bandwidth at 656.28 nanometers and the right image is the full visble spectrum. I capture these images of the Sun with a monochrome (black&white) camera and the color is added during editing. The actual color of the left image would be a very deep red and the right image would be pure white.

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