Monday, August 1, 2011

Lots of detail today

Took one look in the eyepiece today and knew I'd hit the jackpot. Sunspots so big I could use them to focus in live view:

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Unfortunately I've still got uneven illumination and it appears that the 2X Barlow has introduced Newton's rings into part of the image (move back a bit and look at the upper left quadrant).

Fortunately, the spots came out extremely well:

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Two steps forward, one step back. Another day with sweat in my eyes.

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