Thursday, 11 September 2014
AR12159 - More Quark First Lights 9th September
This is the first image I took with the Quark and the 70mm f6 scope - this image is definitely off band as I was being impatient and it had not reached temperature, and some faint banding effects can be seen as a result. Hopefully the weekend will offer some clear skies so I can do some proper testing. This shot was taken right at the end of the day when the sun was very low on the horizon. I want to try using a focal reducer to get a wider field of view - which worked quite well with an eyepiece, and also try binning the pixels on the DMK31 to get closer to the 9 micron pixel size Daystar recommend when using this solar filter due to the long effective focal length and resultant sampling size...
Posted by Mark Townley at Thursday, September 11, 2014