The image was captured in overcast skies (the shadow in the upper right quadrant is a cloud). In addition to the transit, this image captures a very active solar surface, with 6-10 sunspots clearly visible.
Astro-images taken through a telescope on a tracking mount provide breathtaking color and detail that you just can't see with your eyes alone. The astro-images on our web site demonstrate the imaging capabilities of the products used and are not intended to represent what you will see when you look through a telescope. Learn More