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#1 Todd1561

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 01:41 PM

Hey everyone, I'm planning to image the Mercury transit on Monday so I picked up a solar sheet to attach to my 6se.  My imaging train is a Meade 3.3 reducer with enough extension between that and my ASI224 to reach about F/2.  This was necessary to fit the entire disk with a bit of room to spare on the tiny 224 chip.  My question is what I should expect to see, so far everything just appears as a gray disk with no surface detail.  I was expecting more of an orange color and some detail, but I've never done any solar imaging before.  He's a screen shot of my SharpCap settings, can anyone see anything I'm doing wrong?  Or is this result on par with what should be expected?  When I was setting things up and aligning the scope I was using an eye piece and the disk had the orange color I was expecting.  Same as when I'd just look through the sheet with the naked eye.  So it seems this filter isn't the problem, just a matter for getting SC configured properly. Thanks in advance!

 

Link to solar filter I'm using: https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

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