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Skywatcher ED80 - solar imaging

Discussion in 'Astrophotography' started by tbyork2012, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. tbyork2012

    tbyork2012 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 14, 2012
    Oxford, UK
    Hi,
    I thought it was time I did some more solar imaging, using my full spectrum Olympus E-PL5 with the Skywatcher ED80 refractor. I used the VF4 electronic viewfinder to adjust focus, as it was easier to do this when viewing the image close-up. This is particularly as the conditions are very bright (obviously), and in order to block out as much light as possible, I draped a dark jumper over the camera and hid underneath it while adjusting focus.

    Anyway, here are some of the images:
    P9060278web.

    P9090419web.

    As you can see, the sun spots seen on different days are completely different.

    To go to the full link: http://myphotojourney.co.uk/skywatcher-ed80-solar-and-bird-imaging/

    Boon
    www.myphotojourney.co.uk
     
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  2. tornado

    tornado Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 6, 2012
    Great! What lens is this?
     
  3. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

  4. tbyork2012

    tbyork2012 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 14, 2012
    Oxford, UK
    It is the Skywatcher ED80 gold tube version. The filter used is Baader Solar continuum which is centered on 540nm.
    Boon
     
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