Is this the sun's corona?

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I took a picture of the sun on a cloudy day with 2 layers of red cellophane on a normal camera, and edited it on the computer. There is some bright stuff around the sun in the middle. Can this possibly be the corona? :eek:
 

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Drakkith
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Unlikely. It's probably the clouds and the plastic making it look that way. This is the Sun's corona:

487px-Solar_eclipse_1999_4_NR.jpg


Note that you typically need an eclipse to be able to image it. Either that or specialized equipment like a coronagraph.
 

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