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Solaris

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion EON 120ED

Imaging cameras: Hutech / Canon Performance-Enhanced EOS 550D / Rebel T2i

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Software: photoshop  ·  Registax

Filters: Hutech IDAS LPS-P2-37

Accessory: Baader Planetarium Herschel Safety Wedge


Date: Aug. 3, 2011

Time: 15:09

Frames: 15

FPS: 200.00000

Focal length: 900


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 100033

RA center: 21h11m11s

DEC center: -06°4510

Pixel scale: 0.130 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.104 degrees

Field radius: 0.113 degrees


Resolution: 5202x3468

Description

The Sun in white light showing several sun spots or active regions.

Sun

The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is almost perfectly spherical and consists of hot plasma interwoven with magnetic fields. It has a diameter of about 1,392,684 km, about 109 times that of Earth, and its mass (about 330,000 times that of Earth) accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System. Chemically, about three quarters of the Sun's mass consists of hydrogen, while the rest is mostly helium. The Sun formed about 4.6 billion years ago from the gravitational collapse of a region within a large molecular cloud. Most of the matter gathered in the center, while the rest flattened into an orbiting disk that would become the Solar System. The central mass became increasingly hot and dense, eventually initiating thermonuclear fusion in its core. It is thought that almost all other stars form by this process.

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