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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Nov 28, 2013 20:41:13 GMT -6
Solar Imaging with the New Canon T5i
28 November 2013
This Thanksgiving Day brought sunny skies later on in the day. A perfect time to test out the Newly acquired Canon T5i DSLR on some solar imaging.... ;D
Trees obscure a lot of sky at Astro Joe's estates, but I did find a clear patch that offers about an hour of unobstructed solar angles and I set-up the C102mm Refractor...
Without the proper adapters and T-rings for now...I use my skilled Astronomer hands to hand hold the camera without lens or eyepiece - up to the right diagonal....and using the dual speed focuser on the scope for sharp images...
There was some high cirrus clouds and hand holding imaging equipment is not the best...but I was gettin' decent imaging. Next, I pop in the 40mm 2" MaxView eyepiece and the 18mm-135mm zoom lens on the camera body...
Nice faculae and sunspots.....
I zoom in a bit..
Not bad at all.
I still have the Adler Planetarium's H-Alpha scope on extended loan and though I would give it a try starting out with a 40mm 1.25" eyepiece
Swapping it out for a 6mm 1.25"...
Beautiful limb activity with a massive coronal mass....!
This was a good first solar imaging test. Pics are certainly sharper and more detailed with the new camera and can only get better as we obtain the proper adapters.