General Why is the sun usually shown in a false colour?


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The true colour of the sun is white with a tinge of yellow. However, in almost all photographs and timelapse videos I've seen, it's always shown as either orangy yellow, or red. This is even from space based telescopes like the Hubble which aren't affected by the reddening effect of the atmosphere. It looks like it's being intentionally colourized that way rather than just showing it as white, or grey. So, why do they do this?
Mainly filters for targeting certain wavelengths to enhance structures on the surface and around it.. Not to mention, usually the only time we can really "see" the sun is near sunset, and due to atmospherics we see it as a yellow/orange tint so that is what most expect to see.

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