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Hi Guys,

A simple question for you.

I would like to photograph solar granulation.

Will I be able to capture it with either my Ed 80 or my mak cass 127 ?

With the requisite white light filter of course.  Plus I also have x2.5 and  x 5 Barlow lenses.

I have a player one mars m camera and various assorted dslr.

I have tried once before with the mak cass 127 plus barlow, plus the player one mars m but I couldn’t process out any granulation.

I suspect it was a little bit off in the focus and the seeing was fairly crap.

I just want to know whether it can be done with these apertures.

And of course, if anyone has any examples, I would love to see them.

Thanks heaps in advance,


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Hi Andy,

I think some people have had a degree of success using a Herschel wedge and a solar continuum filter. ( safety in mind at all times of course ).

The FLO page for the filter gives a good indication of the improvement it can make by itself , especially when used with a high frame rate mono camera with suitable stacking. 


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