Finally comes the image I've been longing to show you: The color of the Sun, complete with some cheap
color guides. (Image taken by Dr. Drew Potter and Roy Lorenz at Kitt Peak's McMath-Pierce observatory):
Hold it! But, on the other hand, could the blues we add back into the solar disk allow for a bluish-white
central zone, where it is much hotter in appearance to us? That is a remote possibility, but the best answer
will come when we do something simple - have an astronaut, or another naut, go up with a special filter or
other device (an SAD perhaps?) and just tell us what color they see. Until then, you can bet that the Sun is a
white star!! (Not a white dwarf, however . This'll be another story no doubt.)
Thanks for riding the trail and I hope you will enjoy your time with astronomy, which has been fantastic to
witness in this day and age.
Whew! I put you through a lot for something one would think wouldn't even be an issue in this fantastic
astronomy age. So, as a reward, you are hereby declared to be an amateur heliochromologist and I would
like to certify you as such. Please enter your name and you can have an approximately true color
depiction of our Solar system, which may be the most accurate currently available.
Best wishes and thanks for staying on the colorful trail.