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Is this the sun's corona?

  1. Sep 13, 2013 #1
    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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  3. Sep 13, 2013 #2


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


    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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