Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Astronomy & Solar Imaging

We are dedicated to Astronomy and Solar imaging, those who choose life looking skyward. We are - Citizen Scientist. The fundamental idea of our solar system and the study of heavenly bodies & the sun in Hydrogen-Alpha. Enjoy, images of our sun, and the equipment used to explore out universe.

Daystar Calcium H-Line Quark Review
Daystar Calcium H-Line Quark Review

Daystar Calcium H-Line Quark Review

Calcium H Line

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Daystar has been busy working on new improved products to release to the public who have an interest in Solar imaging and visual observing. About a year following the release of Daystar's HA Quark is the Calcium H-Line Quark, which shares a few design attributes of their other quarks. Lets find out how it performs and is it worth the money..

Convert Your Camera Quark Convert Your Camera Quark

Convert Your Camera Quark

Regular Quark

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If you are in the market for a Daystar Quark and having difficulty in choosing between a Camera Quark or regular Eyepiece Quark, this article is for you.

Solar Continuum

July Herschel Wedge

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The morning started rough and it got worse from there, I managed a couple white light continuum images before suffering heat stroke.  Here is what I captured.

Solar Grab and Go

Getting some Sun for Summer

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Summer makes me happy with the extended daylight, warmth and opportunity to explore the universe with my Telescopes. This year I put together an awesome setup that is near perfect to suit my 3...

Lunt Solar Wedge Review

White Light Solar

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Today I would like to introduce you to the Lunt White Light Solar Wedge.  I have been a solar observer off and on for a number of years, one of the first accessories I purchased for my...

Solar H-Alpha May 23

Early start this morning, waking to a big blue sky with minimal clouds. Weather was pleasant and not too humid or hot. Nice May weather. 

Solar H-Alpha May 18

These are my solar images taken on this day in May.  I was trying out the new Badder Herschel Wedge along side the Lunt Solar Wedge.  My plan is to do a side by side comparison.  These images represent both white light and H-Alpha images.  Hope you enjoy.
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Solar Cow

Astro Update


iOptron CEM25P Review

I am putting together a small portable imaging solution based on several key requirements;  The mount must be light, quite, have tracking with a guide port. Enter the iOptron CEM25p.  This year I am gearing up to use my Daystar Camera Quark, Stellarvue SV80 Access to do some Solar...

Baader K-Line Ordered

I ordered a Baader Calcium K- Line Filter to use with my awesome Baader Herschel Wedge and to bring you even more images of our solar universe. Unfortunately the filter is on back order. Using the Baader Calcium filter should give me more interesting images of our sun.  This is the first...

Solar Imaging

After years of night time astronomy with countless sleepless nights due to long viewing times, I wanted to explore what options were available to me for daytime.  I discovered Solar viewing and then later after purchasing a solar telescope, imaging was a very addictive endeavor.  I...

No June Images Yet

I will tell the truth!  In this area of the world I have had only a couple opportunities to pull out my Solar imagining system to get busy with more solar images in early June.  To update you here is a timeline from my last postings.  I broke a cable on my Losmandy G11 mount. I...

Baader Solar Herschel Wedge

I had to do a lot of searching and ordering various adapters but finally got what I think will work with my Celestron Skyris camers to obtain back focus using the Badder Solar Wedge with my Telescopes.  Many of you may remember, the Badder as wonderful as it is can not achieve back focus...

New Solar Images

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