Solar Imaging with a Canon 60Da
Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:37 PM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:18 PM
Others have managed, but to me the ability to capture images with the Flea (and the DMK except it wasn't happy with my AMD chipped PC), was chalk and cheese with the DSLR.
Try it, but if you get the chance, try also the webcam style, that way you will know.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:30 AM
Even just using the red channel you are only ever using a 1/4 of the bayer matrix on the CMOS chip, the resultant images are then low resolution consequently...
Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:48 AM
Not an inexpensive way to go but I might try it just to see. There's absolutely no way it could replace a Ha filter but it might enhance white light solar imaging. Guess I could always re-sell it should it be a bust.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:58 AM
I guess the imapact of the increased Ha sensitivity of the 60Da over a bog standard DSLR is that exposure time would be shorter.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:27 PM
However it would be worth experimenting - but only if you can already get good results with a normal DSLR camera and have your processing right. The big advantage of DSLR pics of the Sun is that single image shots can be taken - mine take me only minutes to download and fully process. Good luck - keep us imformed.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:14 PM
He was using a Canon 7D. I would image you could get even better results with the 60Da although I would still go with a DMK or Skynyx for most solar Ha work.