This picture is a composite of two photos. The "interior" portion of the Sun was taken on February 19, 1982. The "atmosphere" portion of the Sun was taken on March 7,1970 during a total eclipse. Scott R. Anderson created the composition and added the text.
These photos are from the National Optical Astronomy Observatories. NOAO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
Copyright 1970, 1982 Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA), all rights reserved. Used with permission.
The star chart background was produced on a Macintosh with the Voyager II program,
and are ©1988-93 Carina Software,
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Last update: 2000 July 18
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