Solar imaging

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Solar imaging

#1 Post by rwilkinson » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:31 pm

After checking out our solar kit for tomorrow's public demo at Moses Gate, I took the opportunity to grab an image too:
Solar imaging with Coronado 60
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Having replaced the front of the webcam with the back of an old 35mm film canister, it slides into the eyepiece tube and reaches the prime focus
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You need to shade the laptop screen whilst focussing and framing the image!
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I took 100 frames of the solar disk, then increased the camera gain and took another 100 of the prominences. Then after stacking sharpening and overlaying in IRIS, I got this result: ... fullsize=1


Re: Solar imaging

#2 Post by lrenshaw » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:18 pm

Nice work Ross.

I have to invest in a solar scope. Solar imaging is fantastic and the results can be truly amazing.

Lee :D

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