20140717 Sun in Ha

20140717 Sun Ha


 The first astrophoto that I've taken in a very long time.

The camera that I used wouldn't cover the whole Sun, so I took a shot of each quadrant and merged them together. I couldn't get everything even though, as you all can probably tell. I need more practice or a video cam with a bigger imaging chip.

Only saved the red channel when capturing. Converted to a grey-scale images when processing, turned back into a color image at the end.

North is up.

Imaging Site: My back-yard in San Diego, Ca.

Date: 17 July 2014

Scope and f/: Double Stacked Lunt LS100THa (Hydrogen-Alpha filtered) with BF1800 at f/7.

Mount: Takahashi NJP.

Guiding: None.

Camera: Imaging Source DBK41AF02.AS color video camera, no IR filter.

Camera temperature: N/A

Camera binning: N/A

Number of sub-images and exposure: Various.

Filters: Only the one on the scope.

Image Calibration: None.

Control, capture and processing with: Astro IIDC and Photoshop on a Mac.

Images may be used for personal and/or educational use only.