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El Sol 11/14/2022

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Ed D, Nov 14, 2022.

El Sol 11/14/2022

Started by Ed D on Nov 14, 2022 at 12:21 PM

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  1. Ed D

    Ed D Well-Known Member

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    Last night was a clear, beautiful night the likes of which I haven't seen in a long time. It was 9:00pm and I didn't have to wake up too early the next morning. I set up my TV-85 imaging equipment and took vids at three different f/ratios, plus one at f/6 to capture the planet disk and moons. The captures didn't take long and within a half hour I had them in my computer. It also didn't take long for me to realize I had botched up a setting when capturing and my vids were no good. :mad:

    This afternoon the sky looked clear around the sun. I checked the Space Weather web page and sure enough, there were sun spots waiting to be imaged. I set up my DSLR on the photo tripod, found the sun, and began snapping away. With not much effort I was able to turn out this decent image of the sun. :)

    2022 11-14 El Sol.jpg
    El Sol - November 14, 2022

    LOCATION:
    Miami, Florida 25.61N 80.42W
    Date - 11/14/2022
    Time - 1:45pm EST
    Sky Conditions - Clear, clouds rolled in

    EQUIPMENT:
    Telescope/Lens - Canon EFS 55-250mm @ 250mm
    Imaging Camera - Canon T3i
    Mount - Photo tripod
    Filters - Baader Neodymium, Baader solar film
    Accessories - Intervalometer for triggering

    ACQUISITION:
    F/10
    ISO 100
    1/500 shutter speed
    Quality: Canon S1 jpg (4.5M 2592x1728)
    1 set of 10 frames - keepers
    1 set of 50 frames - clouds rolled in

    PROCESSING:
    PIPP - Frame alignment
    AS!2 - Stack best two frames
    RegiStax 6 - Wavelets to sharpen, Gamma to brighten
    GIMP - Darken background, add a little bit of blue hue to solar disk
    Photo Studio - Upsize image, Save .tif image as .jpg image
     
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    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful image, Ed. Very prominent sunspots! It does seem like they were waiting to be imaged ;)
     
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