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My first sun photo

Post by hugo52 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:36 pm

This is my first serious Solar photo.
I have a Lunt LS60 B600
The ring is 10 times more exposured
Pls advice what can be better(other blocking filter or double stack?).
Regards Hugo
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Re: My first sun photo

Post by marktownley » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:46 pm

That's a good start to the world of solar Hugo, welcome to the forum.
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Re: My first sun photo

Post by ffellah » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:22 pm

Nice first image, welcome Hugo

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Re: My first sun photo

Post by Carbon60 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:03 am

That’s an excellent first disk, Hugo. Lovely colour too and in my view it’s the way Ha images should be represented. 656.28 nm is red, after all.

Was this taken with a colour camera?

Generally we use monochrome imaging cameras, take an AVI video of a few seconds, use stacking software to produce a single image and apply image deconvolution/sharpening to optimise the image quality. You’ll see lots of examples on this forum.

With my Lunt 60 I generally image with a 2.5x Powermate on a Basler acA1920-155um camera with an IMX 174 sensor to make 4 or 6 pane mosaics. This brings out the optimal level of detail with this aperture.

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Re: My first sun photo

Post by MAURITS » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:08 am

Well done Hugo.
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Re: My first sun photo

Post by Montana » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:30 am

A very warm and sunny welcome Hugo :hamster: what a wonderful picture to start with, some amazing proms on there :bow

I too like the colour :hamster:

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Re: My first sun photo

Post by hugo52 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:08 am

The foto has made with ASI1600 mono sensor 17x13 mm and 3.8um pixel.
Photo is colored with Photoshop.
Next time I will try with powermade 5x
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Re: My first sun photo

Post by marktownley » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:38 am

hugo52 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:08 am
The foto has made with ASI1600 mono sensor 17x13 mm and 3.8um pixel.
Photo is colored with Photoshop.
Next time I will try with powermade 5x
Regards Hugo
https://www.flickr.com/photos/162118128 ... 9470404526
With that camera i'd go with a 2x barlow, you will get a full disk in one and get good sampling for the pixel size.
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Re: My first sun photo

Post by Starry Jack » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:58 pm

Love that giant prom on a full disk!
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Re: My first sun photo

Post by hugo52 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:02 pm

2x barlow, good advice, yes that must improve the optimal filling.
I wil try this first.
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Re: My first sun photo

Post by Astrophil » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:07 pm

Nice one, Hugo and welcome.

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Re: My first sun photo

Post by Bruce G » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:29 am

Much, much better than my first attempt.
About the biggest problem that you have is that there's simply not much to see up there right now.
It looks like you're doing well with the image capture. The rest is all about processing.
Alexandra (Montana) and Mark Townley, and possibly others, have posted very helpful solar imaging guides. They have helped me quite a bit
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Re: My first sun photo

Post by Derek Klepp » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:55 am

Welcome Hugo a great first disc.
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Re: My first sun photo

Post by MapleRidge » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:34 pm

Welcome Hugo...

You have a good first post with the FD image!!!

Start off slow...get the exposures and camera settings sorted out and then work your way up to barlows. I'm not sure what you have for a mount, but the more you push the camera/scope you will need to have a mount that can keep it all stable too ;) So far the first step looks good!!!

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