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Homemade Solar Filter and First Time imaging the Sun!

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#1 Techristianjr

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 09:45 PM

Hi All,

 

I decided to prepare for the transit of Mercury by making my own 3D printed solar filter. I used my filter to image the sun for the first time and actually serindipitously captured sunspot AR2748. My journey of this process and taking my first solar image can be found in the below link! Hope you all enjoy, and if you have any questions, comments, or advice, I'm all ears!

 

https://youtu.be/KCjCDrb4p_g

 

Thanks.

 

AstroEd


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 10:08 PM

Nice job. Your image at the end is nicer than anything I've gotten from my solar filter so far.


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 11:20 PM

Nice job. Your image at the end is nicer than anything I've gotten from my solar filter so far.

Maybe I just got lucky... Thanks for watching!



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:49 AM

Great video!  As to your comment about needing an umbrella or something so you can see your computer screen, a simple "Garage" for your computer works well.  This can be as simple as an empty box but I chose to build something out of foam construction board and duck tape with a bit more of an overhang to shade the computer screen.  Then a couple of holes for cables and you are good to go.

 

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 10:53 AM

Very nice! That's one of the prints on my list of things to do. I have the Creality Ender 3 Pro (I think that's what you have).



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 01:03 PM

Well done.


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#7 Techristianjr

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 07:46 PM

Very nice! That's one of the prints on my list of things to do. I have the Creality Ender 3 Pro (I think that's what you have).

Yep, I used the creality ender 3. I really love it.



#8 Techristianjr

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 07:47 PM

Great video!  As to your comment about needing an umbrella or something so you can see your computer screen, a simple "Garage" for your computer works well.  This can be as simple as an empty box but I chose to build something out of foam construction board and duck tape with a bit more of an overhang to shade the computer screen.  Then a couple of holes for cables and you are good to go.

 

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Wow, that laptop garage is great! I'll have to build something like this eventually!


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#9 Techristianjr

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 07:47 PM

Well done.

Thanks!



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Posted 13 September 2019 - 04:54 AM

That was a nicely put together video with great imaging results at the end! Well done all the way around! smile.gif  




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