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?
The Eclipse and a Mono CCD
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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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.