New sunspot near eastern limb - 20210404

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New sunspot near eastern limb - 20210404

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Hi all,
I am making a better sunscreen for my computing station, and was testing this, and just imaged this by accident, not expecting any sunspots.
I hope to make a better solar telescope setup with a 90mm F10 achromat refractor and a better camera, in a straight through imaging configuration, with motor focuser as well.
Is it important to rotate the sun to a certain axis ? I say this because the image in spaceweather.com is slightly rotated compared to mine.
How do you know how much rotation to make ?

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Magnus
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Re: New sunspot near eastern limb - 20210404

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Sun now add some colour and unsharp masking done.
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Re: New sunspot near eastern limb - 20210404

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North up is best, I compare to this link... http://jsoc.stanford.edu/data/hmi/image ... 6x4096.gif


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Re: New sunspot near eastern limb - 20210404

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There is a lot of discussion about orientation in this topic in the reference library
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=28249

Beautiful images :hamster:

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Re: New sunspot near eastern limb - 20210404

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Montana wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:28 pm There is a lot of discussion about orientation in this topic in the reference library
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=28249

Beautiful images :hamster:

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Thanks Alexandra for sending me the link.
I see that is a lengthy thread so I will read it properly tomorrow when I have had a time to rest.

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Re: New sunspot near eastern limb - 20210404

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HI Magnus,

Well done but the spot is nearing the Western limb ...


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Re: New sunspot near eastern limb - 20210404

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Hi Magnus,

Forgot to mention. Images in SDO and other professional pages are rotated in that way that the North/South pole axis is perfectly vertical and East is always on the left side.

If you want to orient like that, you first need to orient your camera in that way that your North/South pole axis is exactly as depicted in the program Tilting Sun and then you need to rotate e.g. now CCW the angle Tilting Sun is giving you in the value of P.

You can find Tilting Sun here https://www.atoptics.co.uk/tiltsun.htm


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Re: New sunspot near eastern limb - 20210404

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Good whitelight Magnus!


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Re: New sunspot near eastern limb - 20210404

Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY »

Hello Magnus, Rainer's method is correct, but there is a but...!!!

EQ-mounts will often flip-over around mid-day, so attached scopes and cameras will flip the image/viewing accordingly.

For imaging purposes, comparing with the SOLAR DYNAMICS OBSERVATORY satellite-imagery to what you intend to process, will certainly get the North-up, South-down, East to the Left and West - in the only-other quarter...

https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/ shows all the very-up-to-date/time imagery - 24/7/365...

If there is not much action on the surface or prominences/flares, then it can be very difficult to know which way to process the picture the right way round.

Also as EQ-mounts will likely/may flip-over around mid-days, then equally the view/image will also need to be adjusted for accuracy, although that is not mandatory and does require an extra-part of the processing - such as "Mirror" / "Flip" / "Rotate" (depending on which processing program is being used.

Also the use of Hershel-Wedges and other prism-types will also cause some extra work for the same reasons and no doubt that could apply to some telescope types too...

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Re: New sunspot near eastern limb - 20210404

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.. but there is a but...!!!

EQ-mounts will often flip-over around mid-day, ...
Hi Terry,

That is correct, but ... another but ... Many equatorial mounts allow to start before the meridian and so you avoid the meridian flip ...

... and I guess imaging the Sun does never take as long as imaging DSO objects and so one can plan accordingly ...

When starting e.g. on the East, you put the camera in the correct position and when you need to flip meridian then you just turn the camera 180° and voilá it is done ...

:mrgreen:


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Re: New sunspot near eastern limb - 20210404

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I would like to get an Amici prism diagonal which orients east-west and N-S correctly in the eyepiece or camera.


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Re: New sunspot near eastern limb - 20210404

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DeepSolar64 wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:25 am I would like to get an Amici prism diagonal which orients east-west and N-S correctly in the eyepiece or camera.
Hi James,

I agree for visual observing but it is cheaper for imaging orienting the camera correctly :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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