Photograph of our closest star made using special calcium (CaK) band solar telescope.
In this special bandpass, which is on the border of visual spectrum and ultraviolet,
we can observe active regions within deep layer of chromsphere (deeper than h-alpha band) and white flocules which are creating large scale chromospheric network pattern around whole Sun.
Photo was made from many smaller tiles to achieve extraordinary resultion which are allowing you to study beautiful details of our closest star.
Artist: Łukasz Sujka. For over 10 years associated with amateur astronomy and photography of the night sky. He enjoys exploring still undiscovered areas of astrophotography and still looking for new challenges such as the photography of Venus sulfuric clouds, the Moon's mineral colors, colliding galaxies, Albert Einstein’s gravitational lensing and others. However, his greatest passion is the large-scale photography of the Solar System objects - planets, the Moon and our closest star - Sun (using a dedicated solar telescope). Łukasz is a laureate of many prestigious awards - including win in the category of "Planets, comets and asteroids" in the largest astrophotography competition in the world - "Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020" and second place in the international competition Astrocamera 2020. His works are also regularly recognized as Image of the Day on Astrobin portal.