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All my lunar imaging has usually been done with DSLR camera and telephoto lenses, usually the Canon 100-400mm and a x2 teleconverter
Last nite I finally fired up the new scope and did some imaging
Skywatcher 120mm x 1000mm fl EVOSTAR Black Diamond
The mount is a HEQ5 PRO
so for the first lunar image through that scope with a ASI1600MM camera and Sharpcap capture software
The Sun in Ha 21 Apr 2018
Absolutely crap seeing conditions... even the "blue" parts of the sky between the cloud gaps had a high haze.
Nice new active region (AR2706) with spots and a nice prominence showing a large detached section
Lunt LS60THa, ASI 1600MM camera and Sharpcap capture software
Prominences and nice large detached section
(haven't seen one that well detached before)
well the ZWO ASI 1600MM finally arrived ( after the postal system sat on it for 3 days )
I did some comparisons between it and my ZWO ASI 178MC that had been the main solar cam up till today
both using my Lunt LS60THa and a B1200 (12mm) blocking filter
these first two are unprocessed ( SOOC ) , just resized for the forum
and ALL images are single frame only ( no stacking)
firstly ... the ASI 178MC using mono mode in SharpCap
Now the ASI 1600MM
NOTE:, tho the image from the 178MC looks more detailed. Strong brightness variation can be seen across the image compared to the 1600MM
What I discovered in processing was that the 1600MM image processed so much better and resulted in a significant increase in finer details
ASI178 processed ...
ASI1600 processed ....
There isn't really any comparison between the two ..... the ASI1600 shows much better detail. Specially seen around the Active Region
Next post .... prominences