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A.S.I.G.N_Baz

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Usually when I take a photo of the sun through my Baader film and ED120 or ED80, I get something like picture number one.

Tonight, after all kinds of problems getting four different stacking programs to play the game, I ended up stacking eight of these frames and produced image number two.

Unfortunately there isn't enough memory on my laptop for these programs to process RAW or TIFF in any great number, if at all, so I had to convert to JPEG (crappy alternative) and go with that.

Still, I'm surprised and amazed at the result. Even though I lost a little of the outer limb of the sun, I can see the surface granulation that I have never seen before, as well as much clearer and sharper sunspots.

I'm going to clean all my glass surfaces and start practising for the eclipse coming up in November. Hopefully I should be full-bottle on solar imaging by then.

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Glad you got to see the transit. Over in WA near Perth they had heavy rain.

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Glad you got to see the transit. Over in WA near Perth they had heavy rain.

Happens a lot here.  :!

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