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Need help please

Need help please

Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:51 pm

Hello everyone

Need bit of help please trying to image the sun using sharpcap and i cannot get the sun into view through the bresser little hd camera from solar telescope through to laptop i am having real probs if anyone can help please email me on shampster58@gmail.com This is the one i always reply back to.

Thank you

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  • revandBellman
    Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:58 am

    My camera is a lucam and comes with its own software. I use it for videos of sun, moon and planets.

  • Samantha Hawke
    Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:18 pm

    David i have got the coronado solar telescope which is safe to use with its built in filter i will send you a picture via email. Thing is i use my solar telescope when just looking at the sun but i thought give a go at taking some images through the solartelescope of the sun doing photos or recording using the bresser hd camera as it does solar etc. I did see in the end looking through the solar telescope loads of promenices (sorry cannot spell the word) going on which was fantastic.

    And revand bellman i will try that next time line the solar telescope up first then put the camera in. What is it you use get photos of the sun is it sharpcap or one the camera came with inc how do you actually get the image of the sun on laptop screen meaning full image of the sun itself like gain, histrogram etc. I hope this makes sense thank you all for your help

  • revandBellman
    Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:21 pm

    Sam, are you using a pst?
    I line my pst up using an eyepiece and then put the camera on.
    If you are using a solar filter then follow David's instruction.

  • David Strange
    Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:17 pm

    Sam you need to be very careful imaging the Sun. What filter have you got on the front?
    I always line the scope up and look at the shadow, (on the ground) when it is at its most circular you know you are nearly there. If you use solar projection method with a cheap eyepiece projecting on to a white card, you can centre the image. You can then replace the solar filter on the front and so long as the scope is tracking you can safely image the Sun. However, at present there are no sunspots so you will only see a circuar disc.
    But do take care and never look through the telescope at the Sun without proper filters.


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