U.S. National Science Foundation has released the inaugural photos of its Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope. These are the first images of the chromosphere the area of the chromosphere, the area of the Sun’s atmosphere above the surface. They take you as close to the sun as you can get, and needless to say – they’re absolutely stunning.
Getting a decent photograph of the sun which shows the incredible level of normally invisible detail of its surface is extremely difficult. Shooting a whole mess of them over the course of 10 hours and turn them into a cohesive timelapse is downright impossible for most of us. But for astrophotographer Deddy Dayag, it’s a passion he’s been pursuing for a while now.
Deddy regularly posts his new work to YouTube and the results are just gorgeous. Deddy spoke with DIYP to tell us more about the gear he uses to shoot the timelapses and in particular his latest video, which offers a stunningly unique insight into the sun’s surface activity.
Matthew Vandeputte is generally better known for his timelapse and hyperlapse work than his regular single image photography. But in this project, he decided to kind of merge the two, shooting what is essentially a timelapse in a single exposure that lasted for four months.
Of course, he didn’t use the digital cameras he typically shoots with to create this photo. Instead, Matthew used a process called solargraphy. It uses a pinhole camera and captures the movement of the sun and exposes the scene over a long period of time (4 months in this case) so that you can see how the sun moves through the sky each day, slowly building up the final result.
This solar eclipse coming over the USA in a few days certainly has whipped people up into a frenzy. A buying frenzy, getting whatever they can to protect their eyes and their cameras from the sun’s potentially hazardous effects. It seems, though, that some customers might not be as well protected as they thought. Amazon have now started issuing refunds on unverifiable eclipse eyewear.
As reported by The Verge, some vendors are selling counterfeit or unsafe versions. And now, Amazon is cracking down on these sellers. Product pages are being entirely removed from the site, and customers are being refunded. Along with a warning to not use them for the eclipse. But you don’t need to return them in order to qualify for your refund.
The review includes high ISO noise comparisons between the D800E, D810, D810A and D3s, and covers some of the camera’s new astro-oriented features.
Göran also shares sample images of daylight photos and tests how well this camera performs, despite Nikon’s recommendation not to use it for ‘general photography’.