Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

sgl_imaging_challenge_banner_dslr_mirrorlesss_winners.thumb.jpg.9deb4a8db27e7485a7bb99d98667c94e.jpg

Sign in to follow this  
Hughsie

Sol in Ha 5 August 2018

Recommended Posts

Took delivery of the a Skywatcher Solar Quest mount on Friday from our friends at FLO. Very light mount and extremely quick to set up which was a joy having previously been breaking down, moving into position then setting up an AVX mount.

The assembly of the Solar Quest was straight forward and it is a solid piece of kit. Once all the batteries (it needs 8 AA batteries to operate) were installed and the mount switched on it took a minute for the GPS to locate a signal and put the William Optics Z61 straight on the Sun. A few minor adjustments to centre the Sun in an eyepiece were needed then a quick 'double click' on the power button was enough for it to know the Sun was centred.

The mount itself stayed on the Sun like a flea on a dog and all I needed to do was manoeuvre on to a point of interest and it remained locked on that area.

If there is one negative it is the vibration that goes through the mount when adjusting focus. In the end it was easy to make a small adjustment, let it settle, then adjust again if needed.  What you would call a 'First world problem!'.

Couple of images below in black and white and then some colour taken with William Optics Z61, Quark Chromosphere, ZWO ASI120MM-S and the Solar Quest mount. 2,000 frames, best 15% and processed through AS3 with a flat frame then fiddled with in Photoshop.

 

09_48_05_lapl4_ap5678_B&W_Framed.jpg

09_48_05_lapl4_ap5678_Colour_Framed.jpg

Edited by Hughsie
  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Needed my sun glasses for those top 2 lol, very nice mate !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another image captured on 5 August 2018. This time an area of activity close to the NW solar limb.

09_45_21_lapl4_ap5712_Colour_Framed.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All very nicely, done!  Thanks for the shares.

I love that little Z-61... It's a keeper for sure.

Clear Skies

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.