Beautifully detailed photographs of the sun taken from a backyard in Buffalo

Little Big Man

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telescope photo

credit: Alan Friedman

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As we know, it's not a brilliant idea to look right at the sun, especially through a telescope. Friedman uses special filters (specifically, an Hydrogen Alpha filter) to be able to capture images without blowing out the sensor on his camera, or going blind himself. So before we dive into the extraordinary images, we wanted to show you his set-up, affectionately named "Little Big Man."