Sunspot Ar2738

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Sunspot Ar2738

Postby andrewscomputers » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:30 pm

Hi all I managed to get the sunspot AR2738 between the clouds using my skywatcher 80ed with my 290c camera.I did two images the first is standard and the second is using a 3x barlow.I thought I would share,thanks for looking.
sunspot 3xbarlowskyatnight.jpg
3x Barlow
sunspot 3xbarlowskyatnight.jpg (58.39 KiB) Viewed 144 times

sunspotAR2738skyatnight.jpg
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sunspotAR2738skyatnight.jpg (34.32 KiB) Viewed 144 times

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Re: Sunspot Ar2738

Postby Aratus » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:23 pm

I haven't been keeping a watch on the sun for some months now - it never seemed worth it with a blank sun, but this has come as a surprise.

Yes, crank up the magnification with the sun. There is plenty of light! :D

I assume you used some sun filters. The light and heat from the sun doesn't do much for the eye or CCD chip on a camera.
I use an 11" reflector (Celestron CPC 1100) and a 3" refractor, (Sky-Watcher ST80) mounted on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI 120MM, ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 1300D for imaging.
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Re: Sunspot Ar2738

Postby andrewscomputers » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:31 pm

Aratus wrote:I haven't been keeping a watch on the sun for some months now - it never seemed worth it with a blank sun, but this has come as a surprise.

Yes, crank up the magnification with the sun. There is plenty of light! :D

I assume you used some sun filters. The light and heat from the sun doesn't do much for the eye or CCD chip on a camera.

Hi Aratus thanks for the reply,it has had this sunspot for about a week and is slowly moving across.I used a homemade baeder solar film on my skywatcher st80 and used the hole it cames with for the cover on the front of the scope.I wouldn't like to try it without having the filter in place.
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Re: Sunspot Ar2738

Postby Aratus » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:10 pm

I know you would have done. You are pretty experienced in taking astro- photos :ugeek: I really mentioned it for any other members who thought they might like to give it a go.

Those solar film sun filters do get rather expensive on large apertures. Better than losing the sight in one eye though.
I use an 11" reflector (Celestron CPC 1100) and a 3" refractor, (Sky-Watcher ST80) mounted on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI 120MM, ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 1300D for imaging.
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Re: Sunspot Ar2738

Postby andrewscomputers » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:46 pm

Hi Aratus I agree,should never look at the sun without a proper sun filter in place and the proper equipment as it would be really dangerous.
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