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Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:26 pm

To be honest, I have seen much better solar hydrogen alpha shots than mine. I simply don't have the money to buy a larger hydrogen alpha telescope. However, I have made some progress by using a DSLR to capture the Sun through my PST.

Here's a few recent ones:

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippug ... ed-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippug ... ed-public/
How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

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Re: The Sun

Postby Aratus » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:03 pm

Keep on practicing - even though there is little to see in hydrogen alpha at the moment. At least observing the sun doesn't require large telescopes, flat horizons, or dark skies - although it is a little expensive.
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: The Sun

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:11 pm

Aratus wrote:Keep on practicing - even though there is little to see in hydrogen alpha at the moment. At least observing the sun doesn't require large telescopes, flat horizons, or dark skies - although it is a little expensive.


Thanks! I wish I could go up to a 60 or 70mm hydrogen alpha 'scope. I could then get it to work with my DSLR at prime focus, which I cannot with a PST.

BTW, a Coronado PST or Lunt LS35 costs about as much as 10" Dob.
How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

My website: http://www.philippughastronomer.com/

My blog: http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.com/

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippughastronomer/
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