Solar 05/23/2016

Both images were imaged with a Lunt 80mm solar scope and an Imaging Source camera at 30 FPS. The first image was magnified an additional 2.5x with a Barlow lens. Ten thousand images were taken in each case and the best 20% were stacked. The images were captured with IC Capture, stacked in Autostakkert, sharpened in Registax, and then processed in Photoshop.

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Mercury Transit

All of the images were taken with an 80mm Lunt Solar Telescope and an Imaging Source video camera. The image at the bottom was a composite of 25 of the best images out of 100 and had no further magnification. The second image was a composite of 50 of the best images out of 200 and was magnified 5x with a Televue Barlow. The top image was magnified 5x with Televue Barlow and involved 50 stacked images out of 200.

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Solar 03/29/2016

imageimageThis was taken through the Astro-Physics 130mm refractor using a Lunt Herschel wedge and an Imaging Source video camera. The Lunt wedge produces a white light image which was converted to something resembling an H-Alpha reddish tone. I have never tried this configuration before and was a little surprised at the amount of detail in the final image. The best of 2000 images were stacked.