Wednesday, January 8, 2014

First Solar imaging with modded ETX-60

Here is my first effort at photographing the Sun spot area AR1944 on January 6, 2014 around noon that day. It was very hazy and only managed to get a mostly clear shot.

ETX-60 modded
Canon T2i
2X Barlow
350 mm (before Barlow)
f/5.6 (before Barlow)
ISO 800
1/4 sec shutter speed
Some post-processing done

So course, NEVER look at the Sun thru any telescope or binocular as it will ruin your sight!
If you don't know what you are doing, DO NOT ATTEMPT this!

HOW I did it:
 I had some solar eclipse viewers for naked eye use that I cut the filter out of and secured to the plastic cap on the ETX-60 after I cut a 1/2 inch hole into the cap.
Here's the whole set up:

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