WIYN Images: Solar

This category covers material related to the Sun. This includes various pictures of the full solar disk and solar eclipses, and close-ups of regions displaying temporary features of its magnetic activity, including sunspots, flares, and prominences. There is also some spectroscopic and solar oscillations material.


The WIYN Observatory is owned and operated by the WIYN Consortium, Inc., which consists of the University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, Yale University, and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). NOAO is operated for the National Science Foundation by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc.

The WIYN telescope is one of the best imaging telescopes in the world. Some examples are collected on these pages. If you plan to use any of these images for other than your personal enjoyment please read our conditions of use

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Last updated: Sep 24 2019