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First ever solar image


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Well don't laugh too hard and be kind but this is the first image I've ever done of anything using a telescope ( even the moon!)

Used a PST and an Orion Solar System Imager but I can't seem to get any higher screen res out of my ancient laptop which makes focusing and producing detail a bit difficult - I see a new laptop on the way !!

Anyway here is it


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A good start!

The proms are visible and some surface detail.

Getting good tight focus takes practise, practise and more prac....

The seeing conditions (best before noon) also play an important part.

Onwards and Upwards.

Edited by Merlin66
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Thanks Guys

I must try an earlier shoot to compare the seeing - thanks for the tip !

I had another go with a Barlow - again focus is an issue brt I'm quite happy for a first go !


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Are you sure you didn't use a satsuma for that image? On a serious note that is a brilliant image for someone who's not done it before. Sorry about my humour, i can't help it, honest.

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