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By astrophotographer Thierry Legault - Solar eruption on June 6 2005 - with Takahashi TOA-130 refractor, H-alpha Daystar filter, STL-11000M CCD camera.

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Astrophotographer Alan Friedman captured this image of the sun on April 7 2012 from his home using a solar telescope and a new Grasshopper CCD camera. Viewed in a wavelength emitted by hydrogen alpha (Ha) the sun's surface details become visible