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Sept 26 Efforts with a Quark

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Here's an attempt from today. I was blessed with clear skies almost all day so tried my hand.

This is using a Skywatcher st80 80mm f/4.5 with omegon t2F-m48M adapter and then the quark screwed down tight to the end.

I am try8ing to get to the level of detail seen here in others.

These images are 20 secs between 70 and 100 fps using firecapture and a ZWL120 mono. Focusing is as good as I can make it by hand.

There's still a few dust spots left but other than that, any tips?

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Thanks for the comments - I am looking to improve the contrast and the detail . I particularly liked Michael's animation of the sunspot in H-alpha. Just watching the movement of material along the mag fields is hypnotic.

How many images per video do people normally capture ? So far I've been doing 1300-1500 over 20secs . Do most use more ?


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