SDAC Solar Image

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Imaging, Processing and Animation

Here are a list of useful tools for making solar images and animations

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21   Link   Mount Wilson solar seeing scale
Here is an explanation of solar seeing conditions
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22   Link   How to get a full disc solar image with PST and DMK41 mono camera
Here is a cloudy nights forum link covering how to get a full disc shot of the Sun using a DMK41 camera
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23   Link   Imaging the Sun
Here is an excellent PDF by Pedro Re
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24   Link   How to make a solar movie
Here is Michael Buxtons superb tutorial
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25   Link   How to use Autostakkert2
Excellent video tutorial on how to use Autostakkert2
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26   Link   Tri Band solar imaging
Here is an interesting technique to consider?
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27   Link   Preparing full disc photos of the Sun
Here is Mark Towneley's excellent tutorial in Photoshop CS4 on preparing a full solar disc photo
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28   Link   Photoshop tutorial on making full discs
This is the first four of an eight chapter series of Solar image processing tutorials by Ken Crawford. These are some of the methods I use to produce my solar images using Photoshop CS5. These do not cover stacking or producing the master frames from your raw data. These are meant to provide a good processing foundation that you can build on to produce more dynamic solar images.
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29   Link   Smart sharpening for full discs
This is five through eight of an eight chapter series of solar image processing tutorials by Ken Crawford. These are some of the methods I use to produce my solar images using Photoshop CS5. These do not cover stacking or producing the master frames from your raw data. These are meant to provide a good processing foundation that you can build on to produce more dynamic solar images.
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30   Link   Imaging using a spectrascope
Here is an excellent site covering imaging the Sun through a spectroscope.
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31   Link   Calculating the ideal imaging focal length
Here is an excellent submission from Mark Townley using calculation to find the optimum focal length for your imaging system.
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32   Link   How to strip down and rebuild an EQ6 pro mount
Here is a stunning document on how to maintain your EQ6 Pro mount
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33   Link   The Sun using a histogram
This is an excellent tutorial on how to use histograms to your advantage for focusing etc.
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34   Link   CaK limb features
Here is Bob Yoesle's excellent CN thread on CaK limb features.
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35   Link   Top notch white light imaging
Here is Neo's excellent white light granulation imaging
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36   Link   Solar image processing Avistaks v Registax
Here is a CN thread comparing the two!
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37   Link   Excellent white light granulation imaging thread
This is an excellent white light granulation imaging thread by Neo
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38   Link   Dennis Put Autostakkert2 tutorial
Here is an excellent tutorial by Dennis Put
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39   Link   Dstation
This is the first mention of Dstation program usage by harald pesky on the cloudy nights forum - more research to do on this topic.
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40   Link   Lucy Richardson deconvolution plug in
Here is a link to this deconvolution plug in that helps to compensate for poor astronomical seeing!
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