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My First HA imaging of the Sun, 


            Tej Dyal

My First HA imaging of the Sun

Technical card

Resolution: 986x621

Date:May 25, 2014

Time: 19:00

Frames: 54

FPS: 10.00000


I recently purchased a Coronado PST and have been enjoying viewing the wonderful H-alpha wonders through it. I thought I try to image it with my DSLR but focussing is impossible, this is the best I can get but not too bad for my first effort I think...but I realise I need a monochrome planetary camera now to achieve better focus and I am eyeing up either DMK41 or the QHY5L-II....the latter attracting me more because its barrel type form slots into the focus tube like an eyepiece so focussing is not an issue....will make a choice any day now!

Date: 25th May 2014
Camera: Canon 650D
Image capture type: 34secs 5X Live View video capture mode
Prime Focal (2.5X TV Powermate projected)
Frames per sec: 10
OTA: Coronado PST
Mount: Nexstar Alt-Az Goto
Filters: Coronado PST
Light Pollution:

Post processing: Stacking 15% best frames, RGB Balanced in Registax
Monochrome, tint, Exposure, gamma, smart sharpen in PS5

Pre-shoot prep: Focus using 5X Live View

Location: From my bedroom window, Peckham, inner London.

File: out_451



Tej Dyal
License: None (All rights reserved)


My First HA imaging of the Sun, 


            Tej Dyal