My DIY Solar finder

Previously when imaging the sun with the Baader Herschel Wedge, it was very easy to locate the sun as there was a window on the wedge to identify where the sun was. But with the purchase of the Daystar Quark, I needed another way of locating the sun. I did consider buying the Televue Sol Searcher, but since I had to order and wait for it to arrive, I decided to try my hand at DIY with what I had. Continue reading My DIY Solar finder

Solar images from 31/10/15

Since the purchase of the Daystar Quark, I have been looking for an opportunity to do more solar imaging. The opportunity came in the early afternoon of Saturday 31/10/15 as the skies cleared and the sun was fairly high in the sky. So out came my equipment while the Daystar Quark was warming up to get it on band (I’ve already worked out that for me this was 2 clicks turn clockwise). Continue reading Solar images from 31/10/15

Daystar Quark Chromosphere

As I have been taking pictures of the sun for a long while using the Baader Herschel Prism with its Solar Continuum filter, I have been wanting to try my hand at H-alpha solar imaging. Recently my friend helped me to get the Daystar Quark Chromosphere, but not really had much opportunity to test it owing to work and the weather. But finally there was a day off when the sun was out with very minimal clouds. Hence I took this out for a spin. Continue reading Daystar Quark Chromosphere