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With the British summer still in full swing and the nights still light till late I haven't been out with my telescope and probably won't get out at night until late August.
The Sun is shining
The sun was at it's highest on the 4th so I thought I'd have another go at solar imaging, at about 10:30 I set up my scope in the garden and got everything ready and attached the solar filter. Today was going to be the day when I giving my new MK2 focus controller it's first real run, I also wanted to use my new QHY5L-II camera.
I waited a short while for the sun to appear above the trees to the left of my garden, then I slewed my scope round a found it and quite quickly focused on a couple of sun spots. At this point I was using my SPC900NC but once I was happy with the tracking I switched to the QHY5L-III. I had some minor Issues with SharpCap2 but they were quickly resolved with a driver update for the QHY5L-II and the resolution was so much better than the SPC900NC.
Here are some of the images I captured and processed in RegiStax6
Sadly this was pretty much it for the month, but hey it's time to enjoy the Sun with the kids :o)
EOS DC Power
USB Focus Controller