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The Eclipse and a Mono CCD

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#1 jlmanatee

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:39 PM

I'll be heading out to western Nebraska for my first and probably only total solar eclipse.  I still have not decided whether to take the imaging setup along.  But if I do, it will be a mono ccd and my ES 127mm refractor (with appropriate solar filter of course).  I would plan to set it up with a long sequence and 15-30 seconds between exposures and just let it run, removing the solar filter during totality.  My question for you all is which filter in the filter wheel should I use for the whole sequence?  Luminous?  Ha? An open spot in the wheel?  Or is the whole idea unrealistic?



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:31 AM

Since nobody has answered in 55 views I'll give it a shot.

 

It's quite realistic.  I'd use L for its UV-IR blocking.  Keeping things as simple as possible.

 

And, re whether or not to image.   I have a practiced plan.  If it doesn't work as planned, anywhere near totality, I'm forgetting about imaging, and watching the eclipse.


Edited by bobzeq25, 13 August 2017 - 09:32 AM.

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#3 dan_hm

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:49 AM

If you have a DSLR I would imagine that would be the best option given the simplicity and perhaps more importantly, larger sensor and faster download speed.  I don't think I've ever seen an eclipse image taken with a CCD.  




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