Solar

Ever since I saw the sun through a telescope at my local observatory, I’ve been hooked. I thought it was amazing, and I knew that I needed to learn how to capture its stunning energy and beauty to share it with others. After months of practice and research, I found a low-cost approach to the otherwise extremely expensive hobby of solar photography.

Although the Netherlands isn’t the best location for it, the sun is always shining somewhere behind the clouds, and I’m always ready to photograph it when it does show. The images on this website capture all kinds of solar features and phenomena, including long exposure suntrails, sunspots, prominences, and solar flares. All of the sunspot images were taken using a 1500mm Makutsov-Cassegrain telescope with a white-light solar filter. The images of prominences and solar flares were captured using the small yet remarkable Lunt H-Alpha telescope.