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Introduction to Astronomy


Sun in White Light


This photo of the Sun was taken on February 19, 1982. It is a "white light" image, i.e. this is how it would appear to the naked eye with only intensity filtering.

Sun in White Light

This photo is 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 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, 830 Williams St., San Leandro, CA 94577, (510) 352-7328. Used under license.
©1999-2000 Scott R. Anderson
Last update: 2000 July 17
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