Pictures of Skywatcher 76 using Baader Astrosolar Film

this is the main message area for anything solar :)
Post Reply
Solarscout
Ohhhhhh My!
Ohhhhhh My!
Posts: 61
Joined: Tue May 23, 2023 6:55 am
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 91 times

Pictures of Skywatcher 76 using Baader Astrosolar Film

Post by Solarscout »

Basic setup with Skywatcher Heritage 76 Mini dobsonian with Baader Astro Solar film that I cut out myself. My early introduction to solar observation through my own telescope before I got into hydrogen alpha. This was during solar minimum in the pandemic years...
Attachments
20201007_160519.jpg
20201007_160519.jpg (2.49 MiB) Viewed 609 times
20201007_155140.jpg
20201007_155140.jpg (2.66 MiB) Viewed 609 times
20201007_155145.jpg
20201007_155145.jpg (2.33 MiB) Viewed 609 times
20201007_155237.jpg
20201007_155237.jpg (2.14 MiB) Viewed 609 times
20201007_155719.jpg
20201007_155719.jpg (2.31 MiB) Viewed 609 times
Last edited by Solarscout on Thu May 25, 2023 8:29 am, edited 1 time in total.


Solarscout
Ohhhhhh My!
Ohhhhhh My!
Posts: 61
Joined: Tue May 23, 2023 6:55 am
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 91 times

Re: Pictures of Skywatcher 76 using Baader Astrosolar Film

Post by Solarscout »

More pictures taken with Samsung A50 phone through eyepiece. First introduction to viewing the Sun through white light filters. Solar minimum period.
Attachments
20210703_155245.jpg
20210703_155245.jpg (1.41 MiB) Viewed 606 times
20210619_195223.jpg
20210619_195223.jpg (1.36 MiB) Viewed 606 times
20210619_195200.jpg
20210619_195200.jpg (2.04 MiB) Viewed 606 times
20210619_195156.jpg
20210619_195156.jpg (1.83 MiB) Viewed 606 times
20210529_191035.jpg
20210529_191035.jpg (446.05 KiB) Viewed 606 times
20210529_190955.jpg
20210529_190955.jpg (616.19 KiB) Viewed 606 times
20210529_190946.jpg
20210529_190946.jpg (1.48 MiB) Viewed 606 times


User avatar
Montana
Librarian
Librarian
Posts: 35127
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:25 pm
Location: Cheshire, UK
Has thanked: 18892 times
Been thanked: 9249 times

Re: Pictures of Skywatcher 76 using Baader Astrosolar Film

Post by Montana »

These are great :hamster:
You need to repeat the images now as the spots are fabulous :)

Alexandra


Solarscout
Ohhhhhh My!
Ohhhhhh My!
Posts: 61
Joined: Tue May 23, 2023 6:55 am
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 91 times

Re: Pictures of Skywatcher 76 using Baader Astrosolar Film

Post by Solarscout »

More images from my phone, with a lucky branch in the way
Attachments
20210906_185834.jpg
20210906_185834.jpg (304.13 KiB) Viewed 554 times
20210906_185835.jpg
20210906_185835.jpg (1.41 MiB) Viewed 554 times
20210906_185959.jpg
20210906_185959.jpg (323.24 KiB) Viewed 554 times
20210906_190001.jpg
20210906_190001.jpg (1.58 MiB) Viewed 554 times


User avatar
DeepSolar64
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Posts: 19719
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:19 am
Location: Lowndesville S.C.
Has thanked: 18637 times
Been thanked: 17784 times

Re: Pictures of Skywatcher 76 using Baader Astrosolar Film

Post by DeepSolar64 »

It's a bit tricky to get the right exposure and focus on the phone to get the spots to show well. Sometimes trying an app that allows you to manually focus and control the exposure. I use one called " Yamera ". Also, especially when uploading a lot of images it is good to downsize them a bit.

I started Ha in May 1019. During solar minimum and just before the pandemic broke out. I've been doing white light for many years, off and on.

James


Lunt 8x32 SUNoculars
Orion 70mm Solar Telescope
Celestron AstroMaster Alt/Az Mount
Meade Coronado SolarMax II 60 DS
Meade Coronado SolarMax II 90 DS
Meade Coronado AZS Alt/Az Mount
Astro-Tech AT72EDII with Altair solar wedge
Celestron NexStar 102GT with Altair solar wedge
Losmandy AZ8 Alt/Az Mount
Sky-Watcher AZGTI Alt-Az GoTo mount
Cameras: ZWO ASI178MM, PGR Grasshopper, PGR Flea
Lunt, Coronado, TeleVue, Orion and Meade eyepieces

Image Visual Observer
" Way more fun to see it! "
User avatar
marktownley
Librarian
Librarian
Posts: 43409
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:27 pm
Location: Brierley Hills, UK
Has thanked: 22020 times
Been thanked: 11210 times
Contact:

Re: Pictures of Skywatcher 76 using Baader Astrosolar Film

Post by marktownley »

Nice shots, if you can dial the exposure back it will work well!


Image
http://brierleyhillsolar.blogspot.co.uk/
Solar images, a collection of all the most up to date live solar data on the web, imaging & processing tutorials - please take a look!
User avatar
Montana
Librarian
Librarian
Posts: 35127
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:25 pm
Location: Cheshire, UK
Has thanked: 18892 times
Been thanked: 9249 times

Re: Pictures of Skywatcher 76 using Baader Astrosolar Film

Post by Montana »

Fantastic images! you caught the spots well and the lovely tree branch :bow :hamster:

Alexandra


Solarscout
Ohhhhhh My!
Ohhhhhh My!
Posts: 61
Joined: Tue May 23, 2023 6:55 am
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 91 times

Re: Pictures of Skywatcher 76 using Baader Astrosolar Film

Post by Solarscout »

Attempts at capturing sunspots today with various eyepieces!

4mm eyepiece attempt. The viewing hole is tiny! I first used 20 mm to find the Sun. Skywatcher Heritage 76 comes with basic 20mm and 4mm eyepieces
Attachments
20230527_145240.jpg
20230527_145240.jpg (1.59 MiB) Viewed 439 times
20230527_144905.jpg
20230527_144905.jpg (1.72 MiB) Viewed 443 times
20230527_144833.jpg
20230527_144833.jpg (1.82 MiB) Viewed 443 times
20230527_144806.jpg
20230527_144806.jpg (1.76 MiB) Viewed 443 times
20230527_144556.jpg
20230527_144556.jpg (1.54 MiB) Viewed 443 times
20230527_144544.jpg
20230527_144544.jpg (1.64 MiB) Viewed 443 times
Last edited by Solarscout on Sat May 27, 2023 10:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.


Solarscout
Ohhhhhh My!
Ohhhhhh My!
Posts: 61
Joined: Tue May 23, 2023 6:55 am
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 91 times

Re: Pictures of Skywatcher 76 using Baader Astrosolar Film

Post by Solarscout »

Clearest shot with a higher quality 12.5 mm plossl
Attachments
20230527_145815.jpg
20230527_145815.jpg (1.59 MiB) Viewed 440 times


User avatar
marktownley
Librarian
Librarian
Posts: 43409
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:27 pm
Location: Brierley Hills, UK
Has thanked: 22020 times
Been thanked: 11210 times
Contact:

Re: Pictures of Skywatcher 76 using Baader Astrosolar Film

Post by marktownley »

I prefer the 12.5mm too


Image
http://brierleyhillsolar.blogspot.co.uk/
Solar images, a collection of all the most up to date live solar data on the web, imaging & processing tutorials - please take a look!
Solarscout
Ohhhhhh My!
Ohhhhhh My!
Posts: 61
Joined: Tue May 23, 2023 6:55 am
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 91 times

Re: Pictures of Skywatcher 76 using Baader Astrosolar Film

Post by Solarscout »

Thanks! Well, the plossl cost slightly more than the whole telescope and its two included eyepieces which I bought for $50 Canadian in near new condition


User avatar
DeepSolar64
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Posts: 19719
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:19 am
Location: Lowndesville S.C.
Has thanked: 18637 times
Been thanked: 17784 times

Re: Pictures of Skywatcher 76 using Baader Astrosolar Film

Post by DeepSolar64 »

The plossl will probably be easier to image through with the phone camera. Those old style SR and Huygens eyepieces have very short eye relief, small lenses and narrow fields of view making taking images through them more difficult. The H20 will be easier than the higher powered SR4.

I use a 20mm plossl a lot with my Orion70.

James


Lunt 8x32 SUNoculars
Orion 70mm Solar Telescope
Celestron AstroMaster Alt/Az Mount
Meade Coronado SolarMax II 60 DS
Meade Coronado SolarMax II 90 DS
Meade Coronado AZS Alt/Az Mount
Astro-Tech AT72EDII with Altair solar wedge
Celestron NexStar 102GT with Altair solar wedge
Losmandy AZ8 Alt/Az Mount
Sky-Watcher AZGTI Alt-Az GoTo mount
Cameras: ZWO ASI178MM, PGR Grasshopper, PGR Flea
Lunt, Coronado, TeleVue, Orion and Meade eyepieces

Image Visual Observer
" Way more fun to see it! "
Post Reply