By - Niklasgunner1
Please do your research before pointing any optical device at the sun, especially telescopes or binoculars, even the viewfinder of a DSLR. Permanent eye damage is possible and can happen quickly, possibly instantly with large apertures.
Solar timelapse sequences as imaged through my solar telescope with a black and white camera: These are usually two hours in real time, depending on how long my mount can track accurately.
Short videos are stacked into images to reduce noise and atmospheric distortions in a process called lucky imaging. The pictures are processed to be sharper and show more contrast. Finally, they get put together into a timelapse video, which I colorize using davinci resolve.
The recording was done with the help of a dedicated H-Alpha solar telescope. On the H-Alpha spectral line, at a wavelength of 656.28 nm, excited hydrogen atoms emit light. Since the telescope only allows this spectral line to pass, it is possible to see details in the Sun's chromosphere. This is also the reason imaging is done with a black and white camera: since this spectral line is in the red color spectrum, color cameras would waste 3/4th of their sensors.
Lunt 40 B600 - telescope
ASI174MM - mono camera
TS-Optics 1.5x - barlow lens
SolarQuest - mount
This guy Suns
No matter how long I’ve been on Reddit (double digit years now) for some reason “this guy…” cracks me up every time
Edit: thanks for the giggle
This guy reddits.
This guy this guys.
This guy thiss.
Haha I love you guys
Thanks for my first ever Award!!
Of course!! You’ve made me giggle all day
I can make you giggle hole weak!
This guy awards.
This guy giggles
It’s my favorite reddit-ism as well!
Is there a list of reddit-isms anywhere? I collect lists.
I’m gonna say it….
This guy lists
What always gets me is when someone writes, sigh…. Unzips pants. It’s never not funny
*praise the sun!*
So simple and perfect
Shutup about the sun! Shut. up. about the sun!!
My neighbor moons :-(
A stellar response
So is it possible to get a live view of the sun like this or is it all processed through optical equipment? I am asking to see if it's possible to take a setup like that to a school for a demonstration.
Check out the Gong H-alpha network for a live stream of the sun.
That's pretty cool! Thanks for the link!
Let me double check. Yup, still on fire. But I’ll triple check in an hour.
Through an eyepiece, h-alpha telescopes give you something like this. http://www.asod.info/?p=6224
The eye isn‘t as good at picking up subtle differences in the deep red spectrum like a camera, but the prominences on the edge of the sun are very, very obvious to the eye and sunspots, filaments and active regions are very noticeable too.
I’ve seen live video of this sort before when visiting the solar observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico.
Their setup involves a massive amount of gear in a pretty massive building. So… not something portable.
I had an astronomy class with the guy who was the science director at that facility. Really interesting guy and that's a really interesting telescope. It can project the sun onto this big table so you can see a really detailed, hugely embiggened image of the sun in real time. I've never been but have wanted to go since I learned about it.
LPT: Re-read that first paragraph about permanent eye damage happening sometimes immediately.
As long as you have a proper telescope with a proper filter you can look through it without any damage. He's asking if you can actually see anything special with the naked eye in real time without post processing and color corrections.
And just to add to the eye damage part, if you point a regular telescope into the sun and try to look through it you'll burn a hole in your face way before you even manage to get your eye in position. This is why you should never leave your telescope raised next to a window, it can burn your house down.
i also want to know which filter to buy to observe the sun with the naked eye. or a the technique to film the sun w/ a camera from a telescope. it would be amazing to watch the sun from my back yard in such detail live.
[Here's a grade school lesson plan where students build their own pinhole sunspot viewer.](https://www.nationalgeographic.org/activity/build-a-sunspot-viewer/#:~:text=Tape%20a%20piece%20of%20white,the%20sun%20on%20your%20screen.) This lesson dovetails really well with livestreamed observation, it shows how scientific instruments started out simple, then built in complexity. It illustrates very cleanly how science is built on a foundation of *observation*. It gets into some areas that are rather abstract, but it starts with very simple tools to extend human senses.
[Galileo Galilei used a similar device to chart the motion of sunspots.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfrbOZxuGU0) This is one of the observations that undermined the medieval world view. It is often said that people were upset to find out that the Earth was not the center of the universe, but they were mostly upset to discover that the heavens obeyed the same shitty laws of physics we deal with. It was particularly problematic that the sun was "imperfect". [The Sun is actually magnificent when observed in detail](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipvfwPqh3V4), but the view through a pinhole doesn't reveal this.
If you want to see more than sunspots you need a specialized telescope that filters everything except H-alpha (the wavelength corresponding to the drop in energy of an excited hydrogen election returning to its default orbital position.
Most solar filters are white light filters and although you cannot use them to see solar flares, I've used mine to look at planets passing in front of the sun, an eclipse, and sunspots).
Just to be extra careful: if you use a solar filter you inspect it every single time you use it. It is astonishingly easy to cause permanent damage.
What this guy said. Seeing sunspots in white light is cool too, but h-alpha is a different thing entirely. Also in terms of costs, I really couldn't afford any of the bigger scopes.
I've gotten to look through one of these scopes, and you can't see the flares moving because they move too slowly but you can totally see them.
Track id please?
Mr. kitty - after dark (slow version)
For the 2017 eclipse, I bought solar filter sheets for my astronomy binoculars, and they did wonders.
For a moment.
I put them on the wrong end, saw the sun get a little brighter (it was melting the filter like film in a projector) then had just a few milliseconds (maybe barely one or even two) of looking at the direct sunlight.
It was so bright, in that pinprick hole, that it was traumatizing. I knew immediately afterwards that I will never *truly* remember just how bright it was, and I'm so glad I didn't have any short- or long-term damage (mostly because I knew to immediately drop and close my eyes as it was happening). It felt like it was hundreds of times brighter than the ophthalmoscope of an eye exam, from what I can remember.
It was staggeringly terrifying to have that exposure, and I'm glad I was able to see it coming and act fast.
Put the filter on the FRONT of your binocs, folks.
Yep, you are still stressing whatever material is getting all that light focused on. Good it turned out okay for you.
Yeah, it was such a "duh" moment when it happened, but even someone like me who generally knows better is still prone to make rookie mistakes.
The only dream I ever have...the surface of the sun. Every time I shut my eyes it's the same...
what about presidents looking at the sun during an eclipse? Asking for a "friend."
Shit I watched the video before reading this, should I go to an optician?
Upvoting the tech explanation that’s usually missing
It’s so much smaller than I would have predicted.
How much does your setup cost?
Too much. It's like the worst telescope in the world, since you can only really look at one star with it.
true, plenty of people ruin their DSLRs during sola eclipses
Shut up about the son!
**Don't be a Trump and look directly at the eclipse when you've just been told not to look at the sun**
Could've ended that sentence before "and".
I always thought such pictures were taken at night...
[Mr. Kitty - After Dark (Slowed Down)](https://youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ?autoplay=1) for those interested.
Edit: It's been brought to my attention that the creator of the song in OP's video is a child groomer, so I am editing the link to point at music made by a better person.
Mr Kitty got some bangers and After Dark is one of them.
Why can’t we have anything nice.
because everyone sucks, especially famous people
oh for fucks sake
Damn, I didn't realize that was the case.
Seemed to me it was an honest mistake he fessed up to and got help for. I only saw his personal confession a while ago so anything beyond that idk 🤷🏻♂️
I saw the entire chat conversation between him and the victim (it was posted to Reddit at the time). I wouldn’t call it a mistake; he knew the victim was underage.
jesus fucking christ **I JUST DISCOVERED HIM FOR FUCKS SAKE**
I have an unhealthy obsession with this song. It kindve just hits all the right spots.
The closest thing I could find is a guy who created a playlist dedicated to music similar to this song. It’s pretty good.
I have my own playlist that is inspired by the song. It led me down my own rabbit hole. :)
Could someone please inform me on the genre's name if it has one?
I need more chill stuff, but "chillstep" isn't really what I'm looking for. THIS SONG is what I'm looking for.
I don't think all of his songs are like that but I have this song on a playlist with lots of shoegaze-ish/darkwave/retro sounding goth bands like Drab Majesty, Soft Kill, Human Leather, Choir Boy, Traitrs.
edit: ugh god, guess im removing this song from the playlist
aight here you go. I copied them all over to Youtube because not everyone has Spotify.
I'd say "Drab Majesty - 39 By Design" sounds most like that Mr. Kitty song. They are my fav artist on that list but I like their newer album "Modern Mirrors" more. They went to Greece to write the album and its basically a modren retelling of Narcissus. Start to finish S-tier.
edit: oh god NOOOO ok dont check out song from OPs video. see other comments about it.
Thank you so much!! Can't wait to listen 🙏
its 80s synth pop/pop goth.
look up “80’s dark synth” , sometimes i find songs like this on vaperwave/synthwave playlists.
What your describing is called "Darkwave" (source: am goff and old)
Imo this isn't quite dark synth in the 80s sense. I'd call it Ethereal Post Punk, modern Darkwave, or maybe New Beat. Definitely somewhere within the three. Modern Darkwave (post 00s) tends a little slower tho, so it's a decent fit (see: https://youtu.be/XSudap5Pyrc)
This Mortal Coil is an example band that leans more Ethereal. (Post punk is a low level genre in which Darkwave, Ethereal and New Beat are subgenres).
If you're into the sound, you might also like "outrun". Gunship is a good band pick there:
Also may I recommend https://www.vamp.org/gothic/clublist.html
if you're interested in the scene, it's a good place to start.
And if you're interested in exploring other genres, Ishkur's guide is a great resource to put a name to a sound and the best way to end petty arguments 😂
What a fascinating post! As someone who only dabbles in electronic music it is interesting to see the genres laid out like that
Trevor Something makes tunes like that
Some recommendations if you were digging the sound. While not all in the dark synth genre they got that 80s synth vibe.
[Sidewalks and Skeletons](https://open.spotify.com/artist/48nHO1cuTbpx4ELhChsxX1)
If you're into that kind of music, I have some to share.
And some sets:
There's a bit of variety in all of that music. I hope this brings you closer to the music you like.
Synthwave is what I'd assume it's categorized as. Here's some of my favorite similar-sounding tracks:
[Tech Noir by Gunship](https://youtu.be/-nC5TBv3sfU)
[Synthetic by The Midnight](https://youtu.be/WqvS5x86OiQ)
[Hollywood Dreams by Backfrom84](https://youtu.be/BLH-gZZRWzE?list=PL5TLTh7tqa28DCyYIfDL74pfaIZWB7K6q)
[Major Crimes by HEALTH](https://youtu.be/Eo4flxOo5Ew?list=PL5TLTh7tqa28DCyYIfDL74pfaIZWB7K6q)
[Delicate Weapon by Grimes](https://youtu.be/bu6YgBon-Rc?list=PL5TLTh7tqa28DCyYIfDL74pfaIZWB7K6q)
[Venger by Perturbator](https://youtu.be/-B7-Vcdlld8)
[Art3mis & Parzival by Gunship](https://youtu.be/WQaH3lh-CA4) (I tried not to do the same band twice, but Gunship is too damn good)
[Matter by The Moderns](https://youtu.be/SDy96OJimjA?list=PLf1ulySF2JtuUllVEyXUwAog4hZUFBeDA)
[Anthonio (Berlin Breakdown Version) by Annie](https://youtu.be/tgmaNcyPP4w) (now go watch the movie The Guest)
[Light Years by The Midnight](https://youtu.be/JcYVe5u1Cms) (The Midnight is also too damn good to only pick one)
[Modern Fears (Pilotpriest Come True Version) by Electric Youth](https://youtu.be/DEmqeGbiAWk)
[Shadow by Chromatics](https://youtu.be/IGUboLZx3Tk?list=PLqaQ67yZlaQGvxkSb5GphrerHsiShiRw0)
And this last one is more dark synthwave, not very chill. But it's such a fucking banger and I never hear anyone talk about it, so I'm including it anyway.
[Gone Now by Carpenter Brut](https://youtu.be/v-nJEM9m6Pk)
EDIT: Fuck it, if I'm including stuff that's too dark, I can't leave out [Dark All Day by Gunship](https://youtu.be/60ruvzfXQoE)
Got dang OG right here. Thank you so much!
Lol, no problem
Sounds like synthwave to me. How's this?
Synthwave has what you are looking for. There are many sub genres like darksynth or chillsynth/chillwave but just check out synthwave in general.
Of you like vocals, start with the album Nocturnal from The Midnight or Dark All Day from Gunship.
Synthwave. But you'll have to do a bit more looking for this feel, Specifically the "calmer" feel and more lyrics.
Thought this was some Depeche Mode deep cut lol
omg how did i not know this guy yet.
I love you
It's mesmerizing to watch
Also the idea of the amount of power and scale we are looking at. That thing on our tiny screen is larger than anything in our solar system and more powerful than anything imaginable yet it is only 1 star in the multiple trillions in our galactic area.
> That thing on our tiny screen is larger than anything in our solar system
99.86% of the solar system's mass.
And it's still relatively nothing compared to the [single largest object in the known universe](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules–Corona_Borealis_Great_Wall).
> The Hercules–Corona Borealis Great Wall or simply the Great Wall is the largest known structure in the observable universe, measuring approximately 10 billion light-years in length (the observable universe is about 93 billion light-years in diameter).
Space is neat :0
There are not many better rabbit holes on the internet to dive into than the astronomy rabbit hole.
Thanks for the link! 45 minutes later after surfing every link linked on that page…
Apparently the average size of the solar flares you see in the video are about 10 times the diameter of earth (quick Google check) so yeah... There is some scale
Yup, we could detonate every nuke in earth and it would be a fraction of a percent of the sun's energy.
One could fit appropriately 1.3 million Earths inside the Sun.
Edit: I suppose it’s worth noting that in addition to this, take into consideration the distance between the peak of Mt Everest (the highest point on Earth’s surface,) and the lowest point of the Mariana Trench (the lowest point on Earth’s surface) is about 19,759 meters, or about 12.3 miles. With that in mind, if you were to take Earth and shrink it down to the size of a cue ball (as used in pool,) it would be smoother than any cue ball ever machined. This is what helps me put everything into perspective when talking about things on an astronomical level.
I really liked the background music and looked it up. Mr Kitty is the band and After Dark is the name of the song. All you cool cats probably know that already but for those who don’t (like myself) there you go ☺️
Good call! Was watching it with no sound and checked the music- good stuff, thanks for bringing to my attention!
With how big the sun is, it’s hard to imagine just how enormous those flares are! Puny compared to the sun, but they are many times the size of our little planet.
10x the size of earth on average
How much does that shit cost?
about right, I think in total it was 2200€ last year, should be more now that inflation kicked in.
It's about the cheapest one can get into h-alpha solar imaging/observing, its an expensive niche of an expensive hobby. The telescope itself costs 1050€/$675.
Well it’d be far too hot to do anything with.
Just do it at night
“We’ll, not at night, you can’t see the sun at night, but first thing the next morning!” -George Carlin. Not a woooosh or anything, just thought it was appropriate.
Is that sped up at all?
Yes, I don't remember the exact timeframe but most of these clips are 2 hours in length
Some of these clips are 2 seconds before cutting to the next clip, so each 2 second clip is about 2 hours each? Just trying to appreciate the scale that this is happening at
Correct. There is a lot of movement on the sun, but you can't really see it with the eye in real time. You can see solar flares growing sometimes, but thats still very, very slow.
How large are the little flares that come out the Sun? Like is there an estimate on how long or big they are?
Multiple times [larger than the Earth.](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_NKbb-XYAAQa1-?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)
Normally hate music on videos, but what a great choice this song was. Sick shot Niklas!
Actual really cool quality content! Would love to see more.
Also, it would be highly appreciated to have a banana for scale of the explosions.
Wow, the Sun looks pretty hot! Haha, and not in a sexual way, ha, uhh... Like temper—temperature, I mean, ha. Whew. Like, that's the Sun and she is hot! Ya know? Like, I wouldn't, I don't wanna, I mean you can't even really look at the sun, like directly look at it so how would a guy—and anyways, I never meant that I was, ahem. I wanna fuck the sun.
Make sure you wear sunscreen.
Song is After Dark by Mr. Kitty
Although this one sounds like it’s been pitched down with reverb and slowed in case anyone was wondering
That's so hot
Yeah that’s cool and all, but can I see DEez?
(Now somebody just needs to bring it on home ….)
It's so innocent I can't bring myself to do it.
see deez nuts with the telescope
both extremely hot spaces
Legolas, what do your elf eyes see?
Still not as big as your Mom!! j/k
I was lucky enough to watch the transit of Venus through one of these. The little solar eruptions (flares?) were so cool to watch in real time.
Piggybacking to ask if someone can suggest an affordable telescope for beginners.
Wonder how much$$? Would love to get one
Looking through a solar telescope in astronomy class was one of the coolest experiences of my life.
The video of the sun was probably taken during the night because even though the video started with being day time, the background when the close up happens is dark.
By golly I think he's right everybody. What we have here is the mystical night-sun. Never seen before by humans.
“A” for effort
You're a special little guy, huh?
How does a Coronal Mass Ejection relate to Solar flares and Sunspots. Looking at how the changing magnetism within the Sun causes these events and what their impact on the Earth and especially the electrical power system might be if the Earth were now hit by a CME. - https://youtu.be/A3VsqOl2Vqk
So that's how you do it, you take a timelapse at night! /s
Giant hot ball of ..... life .
Deadly plasma, actually.
I don’t see the same after trying this with my telescope 😫
Are the flames coming out real or edited?
Real. Those are called filament and prominence eruptions if I recall correctly. When one of those get ejected away from the sun we call them Coronal mass ejections.
My Eye!!! It burns us!
I got a match with this song:
[**after dark (slowed)** by NOVALOVE](https://lis.tn/LVAYCo?t=73) (01:13; matched: `100%`)
Released on `2021-07-15`.
*I am a bot and this action was performed automatically* | [GitHub](https://github.com/AudDMusic/RedditBot) [^(new issue)](https://github.com/AudDMusic/RedditBot/issues/new) | [Donate](https://github.com/AudDMusic/RedditBot/wiki/Please-consider-donating) ^(Please consider supporting me on Patreon or giving a star on GitHub. Music recognition costs a lot)
Thank you, FriedGamer, for voting on auddbot.
This bot wants to find the best and worst bots on Reddit. [You can view results here](https://botrank.pastimes.eu/).
^(Even if I don't reply to your comment, I'm still listening for votes. Check the webpage to see if your vote registered!)
[**Info**](https://np.reddit.com/user/SaveVideo/comments/jv323v/info/) | [**Feedback**](https://np.reddit.com/message/compose/?to=Kryptonh&subject=Feedback for savevideo) | [**Donate**](https://ko-fi.com/getvideo) | [**DMCA**](https://np.reddit.com/message/compose/?to=Kryptonh&subject=Content removal request for savevideo&message=https://np.reddit.com//r/BeAmazed/comments/xpedgv/the_sun_through_my_solar_telescope/) |
[^(reddit video downloader)](https://redditsave.com) | [^(download video tiktok)](https://taksave.com)
I’m thinking this post is going to get 5,000 upvotes!
Wow, you can actually see all those splashing corona? How fantastic!
Looks like that thing should explode and minute now, but I guess that’s a normal day for the sun right there. Wild
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Owww my eyes
Babe, you know I don’t like it when you make a big deal about me farting
Thanks for sharing...
Awesome! I know those scopes and mounts could easily be 10 grand.
Omg so hawt
You should plug in your camera lol
The sun is cool.
“Will this work with my telesco- *AAAHHHHHHHH!* “
This universe is magic I don’t care what science says
Did you guys see that movie sunshine? This reminds me of that! So awesome!
Hey man, can you tell me the song used in this video?
Mr Kitty- After Dark
How big are those fluffy bits?
Whenever I see an image like this a question pops up in my head that I haven't had answered. In your clip when we see the whole sun it is black all around it like we would see if the picture was taken in space. Now clearly you took the shot on earth. My question while is the background black rather than blue like one would expect.
This was amazing. Wow!!!!!
sun is so hot. makes me wet
I need a full time stream of this.
Thats awesome do more