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Out and imaging early this morning by 7.53 as the wife said we would be "out by 11.15" and I'd rather not have a thick ear!
Beautiful clear sky but it soon became apparent that seeing was off. Suppose the TEC140 is more susceptible than the smaller TSA102 that I used last year...
Results from first few runs disappointing, so this is the first that I deemed half decent - captured at 8.12am
Will add more later, but to start, the 'New Spot', or AR2829. Looking like a Beatle... or house spider or something (bright arch the body with legs out of each side)... or perhaps it's just me (too much sun) !
Best 100 frames from 3000. Flat frame calibrated. 0.29"/Pixel. Basler '174' > Quark > TEC140 > Baader D-ERF. AS!2 > ImPPG > Ps.
GONG image for ref:
Don't know where you guys and girls get the time to process all this solar data!
Found time now for just one, from the 20+ files from Tuesday (still got Monday and Sunday to go through)!
AR2827, taken at 9.07am
Best 100 frames from 3000, flat frame calibrated.
I almost hesitate to ask this but ahem, here goes...
My EBay white light filter turned up today & I scurried out into the garden like an excited child on Christmas morning.
After a bit of faffing I have it clamped to the ST80 and using the equally cheap but pleasingly effective SV-Bony pinhole projector finder (can’t believe it just slotted in and is aligned as there’s no way to adjust) there is a lovely big, crisp, solar disc.
Can’t see any sunspots though - and here’s the dumb question - is there just nothing doing today or am I missing a trick?
Any beginner tips on white light observation gratefully received...
I currently have a ZWO 178MC OSC planetary camera. Everybody tells me that I need to get a mono chrome camera for solar imaging. I have narrowed it down to two cameras the ZWO ASI178MM or the ASI174MM. The ASI174MM is quite a bit more expensive and I am not sure why?
I have a Lunt 60MM HA f/7 Solar scope and looking for recommendations.