The Sun in White Light
This is the Sun. The surface i clearly visible with Sunspots and sharp detail. The atmosphere violently blur it out, multiple integrations are therefore required. This is a composite of the sharpest 750 images out of 1450 in total. They have been aligned, stacked and sharpened in post to reveal more detail. View full-screen.
The sun is bright, even more so through a telescope. I use a filter that permit only 0.01% of the light to pass. I still use 1/1000s -1/8000s exposures. Equipment: 600 f/6 refractor, D700. Beneath, 750 frames vs one single frame. View the current state of the Sun.