Friday, May 13, 2011

On a clear day...

Wednesday turned out to be one of the clearest days I've seen in a long time. Viewing was great but I'm still not getting very good exposures with my XT1i. I can't see anything in this image except three sunspots and the illumination is still not even:

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Here's an earlier image re-processed. Still not quite there:

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I'm seeing a lot more detail by eye. I'm already in need of a better imager. This DSLR isn't cutting it.

There's one trick I haven't tried yet: Controlling the camera remotely with a laptop. I guess I'll try that next as soon as it stops raining.

Naturally I got another HDR shot of my 'scope:

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