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Kirscovitch

First attempt at Solar imaging.

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My first feeble attempt at imaging the sun. Home made filter with Thousand Oaks solar film. Forecast called for mostly clear skies but ended up mostly cloudy. Ended up taking individual subs when the sun hit a thin patch of clouds. Love some of the solar pics on this forum and would appreciate any advice.

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Welcome to the "light-side" ...  :laugh:

That's a nice starter for sure ...  :smiley:

Advice-wise ...

                        1.  Have a look through Roger's tutorial , it's a really good place to start with everything you need to get started ... http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/153712-simple-white-light-solar-imaging/

                        2. I would highly recommend ditching the Thousand Oaks polymer and getting some "Baader Solar Film" instead , it's not expensive but the difference in the detail obtainable is massive and well worth the small added cost , continuing with the TO filter will end up frustrating you , been there , done that ...  :p

Look forward to seeing more from you very soon , here's wishing you a bright blue 2015 ...  :smiley:

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Nice start Matt, only started solar myself recently, what equipment are you using ?

Dave

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Hi Matt,

A good first image, shame about the cloud.  Some good advice above, mine, keep trying, wait for the clear days and like the rest of us you will soon be hooked.  I find our nearest star every bit as interesting as any of the galaxys or nebulars and it helps you keep more sociable hours.

Robin

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, but currently on holiday in the Caribbean.

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Thanks for the kind words and advice.

Dave, I made a home made full aperture filter to use with my regular equipment. C6N on AVX with unmodded 1100D.

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