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First time out solar imaging in white light


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So, feeling like I’m on a roll this week having overhauled my humble Celestron Powerseeker 80 refractor with a new AZ4 mount and tripod not made of wet spaghetti, I decided to try photographing the most obvious celestial target - the Sun.

Even with the most basic of basic kit (whitelight solar filter, smartphone adapter and smartphone) the first shots look fairly decent I think. IMG20220521092511.thumb.jpg.6e1f73d2774e06bb9aa0d915c6726e91.jpgI’m now wondering how I might float the idea of a Lunt scope to my wife as being in the ‘household essentials’ category…

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