Newbie attempt at the Sun

Submitted by jimwcoleman

The coolest thing about sites like this is that you can meet new people who have similar interests. Today, I hooked up with a user on this site who owns something I've always and only dreamed of ... a Coronado solar scope. His is the king of hill - the 90mm, on a very beefy Celestron mount.

He let me dink around with his scope today. I say "dink around" because I've seen the pics this gentleman can get through his scope. Mine were laughable, at best. It was a hot day, I couldn't get a clear focus and this was all new territory to me. So what I ended up getting were a few blurry prominence shots.

Still, I'm glad I got them. Now I want to get one of those bad-boy scopes so I can practice, practice, practice and perfect my skill. :)

Submitted by swingin on Sat, 07/22/2017 - 15:44

I should have shown you what it looks like through my camera, a little different. Also I should have mentioned that we always go black & white when photographing the sun, not many cameras can pick up the actual color the sun emits. Any time you want to try again, your always welcome here Jim! Maybe a little cooler day though : )


Submitted by jimwcoleman on Sun, 07/23/2017 - 05:34

I am still working on processing some video and getting some better results. But nothing like what you get. It's odd our two cameras would be so different. Is yours a full-sensor or a crop-sensor DSLR?


Submitted by swingin on Sun, 07/23/2017 - 09:05

It's a 1/2" CCD mono camera. You'd be amazed at what I see compared to what yours was  showing on screen. I think the DMK41 zooms in more than yours did. Maybe it's the program that's different??


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