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Here comes the sun!
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planetary mode in BYE needs to be used with 5x zoom to appreciate the full resolution of the camera.

Try this again but don't use planetary mode. Just take several consecutive exposures of the sun like you would any other object. 100 is a good number to start with, good luck.



I took a video using BYE in planetary mode (but I it appears I may have set the number of frames to only 100)
I've attached the prominence file in TIF format - It has "slightly" better resolution.

A monochrome camera would probably capture more detail in this case perhaps?


Can you give us more details about how you collected your data? This looks like a low resolution image, your camera should be able to provide much better resolution.

Here's my attempt to image our nearest star - imaged with the daystar 60mm scout (which is a DVAA Rental).

I used a modded Canon EOS Rebel T6 (Color) directly connected to the scope - but the image was shot as a video in monochrome.

The Prominences are visible at 8 o'clock and 11 o'clock.

I think I see activity - either sunspots or filaments, but when creating the composite, Photoshop inverts colors (black becomes white)

The guidance on most Solar Imaging forums was to image at ISO 100 to capture the prominence, but I realized that I could not see it unless I used ISO 1600

Processed with Autostakkert, Registax and Photoshop to create a composite.

Solar imaging is a completely different workflow from imaging to processing and I have learnt so much!

Clear Skies!
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