First Solar Observation

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First Solar Observation

Postby PlaneSkies » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:10 pm

First viewing with the PST was outside the telescope shop at 3.00pm today and then in a garden (not mine!) within half an hour for a proper sit down with the scope, a beer and a towel over my head :)) Amazing views of proms, dark filaments, lighter bits of activity and sun spots and granulation- and saw more the longer I viewed. Had a play with the focuser and tuner for surface detail verses proms and nice and easy to use - which is a definite plus for me. Other family members well impressed with the views too - will try a bit of imaging at some point on the HEQ5, but no rush, as the blurb in the box said it can take a few months to really get the eyes trained for max detail.
Piccy of scope straight out the box onto my camera tripod below.

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Re: First Solar Observation

Postby Richard » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:41 pm

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