Originally from ticket #5598.
I have observed the sun every clear day possible since 1979 and contribute sunspot observations to the AAVSO and SIDC. The image supplied with Starry Night Pro Plus 6 is sort of like a hydrogen-alpha image, but I would like to have one that accurately resembles what I see in white light. I went to The Celestia Motherlode page and found two possibilities, both by R. Thorvalds, but neither will load into SNP Plus 6--I get an error message saying that the file is either too large or corrupted, and then the program crashes. Is there a way to use these images or are there others I can download, such as SOHO photographs, that I could add to SNP Plus 6 to simulate what I actually see?