Solar Eclipse


Chris Marshall

Brewood, Staffordshire

Opticstar ED80 refractor on Celestron CGEM mount. Flea 3 1.3Mp mono USB camera. Lunt Herschel wedge. Solar continuum, 0.9ND & UV/IR cut filters used.

Solar eclipse @ 09.33.38UT. Two minutes after maximum here.
200 frame video was shot in 3 seconds & a single frame extracted to show the moon edge contours best.Processed in Pixinsight to colour the sun & bring out the granulation & some faculae. My first attempt at solar imaging & I am amazed at the amount of detail shown using a Herschel wedge.