Dedicated to today’s eclipse of the Sun, these unique photographs of the Sun by Amateur astronomer Ralph Smith, using just a simple camera attached to a telescope!   Image © Ralph Smith

Images © Ralph Smith

Ralph Smith from Deeral in Queensland, Australia, has been photographing the Sun’s surface and giant sunspots, for around 14 months.
Photographer Smith, said:
“My equipment is off the shelf amateur astronomy gear. It is all within reach of a normal working person.”

The Sun is 93 million miles away from Earth.

 

Huge bursts of flames leaping from the sun’s surface.

 

“The sun is of course a star and it is forever changing.”

 

The sun is pictured using a Calcium K-Line Filter.

 

Sunspots on its surface captured from his garden in Queensland.

 

The prominence plasma flows along a tangled and twisted structure of magnetic fields.

 

“There are no text books on this subject.”

 

Ralph Smith seen with his telescope.

 

via Dalymail