May 17, 2012
Want to see the Sun in 3D? While the SDO mission cannot produce true 3D images of the Sun like STEREO was able to do, 3D solar images can still be made from SDO images. By using simple 3D steps with Photoshop (or other image editing software), we combined two images that were taken in one extreme UV wavelength about 8 hours apart (June 25, 2010) into one 3D image (directions can be found here - http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/classroom/3d.shtml. The Sun's rotation created enough of a perspective change for this to work fairly well. It's software magic! Both images are provided if you want to try this yourself!
Topics: Technology Internet, Solar telescopes, 3D imaging, Graphic design, 3d Solar, image editing, STEREO, Anaglyph image, Stereoscopy, Proprietary software, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite