Day Star

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Day Star

Postby Aratus » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:50 pm

Capturing stars during broad daylight is a little tricky, but the brightest ones can be seen. I tried for Betelgeuse, but it is too near the sun in the sky at the moment. I then went for Regulus in Leo, and I was more successful. This is a composite of 7 sharp images.
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I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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Re: Day Star

Postby Aratus » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:50 pm

Arcturus is up by the afternoon now, and is a more interesting star to try to image in the daytime, being an orange star.
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The seeing conditions during the day, as might be expected, are pretty bad, but I managed to stack about 40 decent images.
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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