Saturday, 22 April 2017

AR12651 in Ha - 22nd April

The sky was beautifully blue today with fantastic transparency, alas the wind was blowing from a northerly direction, and with very cold air aloft this meant for terrible seeing sadly.  I tried pretty much all my scopes throughout the day, including the HaT, 127mm, 80mm and 70mm scopes, all with the double stacked Daystar Quark, however by far the best bang for the buck was with the 100mm Tal100R refractor.  Using a Baader Solar Telecompressor and the PGR Chameleon 3 with 2x2 binning to shorten the exposure and get a bit of under sampling in the image gave by far the sharpest results.  It's a setup that i'm really starting to like!  Hoping for clear skies in the morning to try some further testing with this setup.