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 Post subject: Solar imaging
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:31 pm 
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After checking out our solar kit for tomorrow's public demo at Moses Gate, I took the opportunity to grab an image too:
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File comment: 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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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:
http://www.boltonastro.co.uk/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=933&fullsize=1


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 Post subject: Re: Solar imaging
PostPosted: 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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