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Solar Observing ⬅︎
Anyone who observes the sun regularly through a solar telescope knows that the sun is very active, especially when it comes to sunspots and solar prominences. Sunspots are the spots on the surface that are darker because they are cooler. Prominences are the streams of plasma that burst out of the surface.

We captured the image of the sun above using a special solar scope -- a telescope designed to safely view the sun and to reveal features better. How many solar prominences do you see? We count three.

WARNING: never look at the sun using binoculars or a telescope unless it has a special solar filter to make viewing safe. Otherwise instantaneous, serious, and permanent eye damage will occur.
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