I was finally able to figure out how to take some semi-decent flats when doing solar. All I needed was a trash bag! I used Sharpcap to do calibration on the fly with darks and flats, then processed as normal in Autostakkert and PixInsight. The seeing was pretty terrible, so… Continue Reading... "Sunspots"
With the beautiful clear weather this week, I have been able to leave my telescope at the ready for several days in a row. I decided to plop on my aperture mask that has a 50mm offset aperture with Baader solar film taped to it. I’d really like to get… Continue Reading... "Sunspots"
I received my new Starlight focuser in the mail and was desperate to try it. Nights are still forecast cloudy, so I had a quick go at Sol using my Baader UHC filter to try to increase contrast just a bit. I stacked 500 images in Siril, though something seemed… Continue Reading... "Full Sun"
Since I left the scope out overnight for a long imaging run, I decided to try the sun this morning. I took 70 images at a fast shutter speed of 1/10 of a second. I used some Thousand Oaks solar film taped behind the peep hole in the dust cover… Continue Reading... "First try at the Sun"