Here’s my test of the new “Vixen+PST” setup.
Still with the blackbox as I tried without it but I had a technical problem with one of the extensions used to space the distance between the etalon and the BF5. I decided to quickly mount them back in the blackbox and shot with it. Then solve the problem. I already solved it and tomorrow will test in “phase 2” mode.
Anyway… here are the H-Alpha images for today:
The sky wasn’t clear and it was a little windy (specially at the beginning) but I wanted to give it a try.
I’m very satisfied with the prominences, a little less with the shots of the sunspots. But it’s probably due to the seeing and/or to some error in the stacking/post-processing phase.
I stacked them with AutoStakkert2! and the processed with Photoshop (Smart Sharpen, colourizing, etc.)
I also tested the Celestron Omni XLT 120 that arrived yesterday. See next post for first light image with it.
Hardware: Coronado PST on Vixen A80M + DMK41
fantastic, Andrea!! The #2 is pure Van Gogh! I need to check your stuff in depth..
Thanks my friend. Unfortunately Van Gogh style is not good for imaging 😀
But if you look at my past images you’ll find many Van Gogh!