Solar Imaging November 13, 2012
Today, those lucky enough to live in the southern hemisphere will enjoy a total solar eclipse today. I am watching a live feed of the sunrise from Australia as I write this. Even though we won't see an eclipse in the northern hemisphere, the PST makes the sun exciting every day! Here are some images I took today with the PST/SolarMaxII.
|Active areas and a nice edge prominence|
|Dark filaments, active areas, and a prominence|
|An active solar disk|
Here are some pix of my rather primitive PST setup. As you can see, the whole thing is completely manual. I use the slow motion knobs to drive the PST as I image. I typically take around 1000 frames at 30FPS and stack and process them in Registax.
Here are a couple of pix of the PST and SolarMaxII. The converted Microsoft webcam can be seen in the second image.
|PST and SolarMaxII on a cheap equatorial mount|
|The converted Microsoft webcam|