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 Post subject: My first solar imaging
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:26 pm 
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My budget was a bit lower than Symtex's, so I got the Baader solar film. Reflects most light and what's left over directly from the sun is comfortable (and safe!) for imaging.

It comes in an A4 sheet, so I followed their instructions and mounted it on cardboard to fit a 78mm filter as used on the 100-400 but easy to step up to if I want to use something else later. That used about half a sheet, I'm not sure I got enough left over to do the same for my scope now. Doh!

Anyway, here's two samples for now.

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100-400L x2 for 800mm. f/11 1/1000s ISO800 cropped and resized.

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100-400L x2 for 800mm. f/11 1s ISO100 resized.

The second one was for fun. There was patchy cloud getting in the way most of the time.

Side note: I accidentally left the light pollution filter on from last night at first. I think that gave a better contrast detail than after I removed it, but I've not looked into it in more detail yet.

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good first attempt. Did you use a tripod or your were handheld?

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That was on a tripod. I was wondering if I should put IS on though, as the wind was causing a bit of vibration.

I'm about to have a late lunch then I'll see if I got enough left to make a filter for the scope. At worst, I can do one of those partial covered ones anyway...

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Lenses: EF 35/2, 50/1.8, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 28-80 V, 70-300L, 100-400L, TS-E 24/3.5L, MP-E 65, EF-S 15-85 IS
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS, Celestron 1325/13
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