These images were created with Foundry’s Nuke software. They have been processed from high definition satellite images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory from NASA. No CGI was used.
The image combines different wavelengths of light (visible, ultraviolet, etc). I took 27h to render this video.
Some of the images have been digitally upresed using Total Variational Inpainting, and all of them have been temporally denoised, to minimize the interferences caused by the solar prominence radiation.
This project was featured in a Reuters agency news article.
Images: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center – NASA/SDO