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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Apr 22, 2013 14:14:06 GMT -6
Solar Imaging with the C5 SCT on the CG-5
22 April 2013
A bright sunny day greeting me this day and most important...warm.
Setting up the CG-5 mount, I thought I would use the C5 SCT for imaging...and it worked out well...
Atmospheric turbulence was heavy and thick this day, so it was a wait till it settled and snap a pic...hoping I would catch the clarity....lot of shot - nada...but some did manage to come through nicely. Sunspot group #1726 is still holding up nicely and making for good pics...
Zooming in with 2x barlow and a 26mm 2" eyepiece...
Great magnetic field streams around the spot, visually...it's much better.
Some PP processing fun...
With the warm temps, the Sun was hot. I don't care what others say, the Sun has gotten hotter over the decades...
The next few days will be cloudy, so let's see when we do this again.
Chicago Astronomer Joe Founder, Administrator and Chief Astronomer
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