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bwa

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Solar Imaging w/ Lunt 60 DS & ATIK428Ex
« on: February 12, 2012, 07:26:08 AM »
I would have to call this first light with my ATIK 428Ex.  Seems like a strange way to start w/ the 428Ex BUT it wasn't dark (easy to see what I was doing) and I just had to try it out.

I now see why everyone raves about mono cameras for solar imaging. I may never use my Canon 60D again; however, the 60D is easier to set up and use...

A few shots off the ATIK 428Ex:

http://tinyurl.com/bwaDisk2012Feb11 'Full disk
http://tinyurl.com/bwaQtrDisk2012Feb11 'Quarter disk w/ prom
http://tinyurl.com/bwaSunspotB-W2012Feb11 ' Greyscale sunspot
http://tinyurl.com/bwaSunspotColor2012Feb11 'Color version of the above
http://tinyurl.com/bwaLollipop2012Feb11 'Prom
http://tinyurl.com/bwaSEProm2012Feb11 'Prom

The ATIK mono CCD is not a "webcam"; thus, I had to capture a large number of
1x1, 2x2 or ROI images. In most cases I captured 200-400 images and stacked the best 2-3 images in Registax.

I'm going to like this CCD!!

Enjoy!

bwa

Merlin66

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Re: Solar Imaging w/ Lunt 60 DS & ATIK428Ex
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 04:55:12 PM »
very nice start!
You have a great solar scope - look forward to seeing more images.

bwa

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Re: Solar Imaging w/ Lunt 60 DS & ATIK428Ex
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 07:32:54 PM »
Thanks.  I know the 428Ex isn't meant for solar imaging; however, it has produced my best solar images todate.  Too bad it doesn't have video output!?

bwa

Lex

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Re: Solar Imaging w/ Lunt 60 DS & ATIK428Ex
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 10:39:06 AM »
bwa,

If this cam is not meant to image the sun, well here is the conclusion that is does tough!
Really nice ones!

Respect

Lex
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riklaunim

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Re: Solar Imaging w/ Lunt 60 DS & ATIK428Ex
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 08:07:51 AM »
Sun is bright enough to allow 16-bit DS cams work easily even on higher resolution.
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