Sunday, 5 June 2011

Bizibilder’s first Sun Photo

First Sun RawFirst Sun

Bizibilder has finally gotten around to buying a proper Solar Filter to enable him to take pictures of the Sun.  The filter is a thin plastic sheet coated in Aluminium on both sided – It fits across the “entrance” of the telescope thus preventing the light and heat from the Sun from entering the telescope.  Just sufficient light gets through to allow photography.  Even so an exposure of 1/1000sec at ISO 100 was enough to capture this image.  It is a single frame.  The right hand image has been coloured in Photoshop – Some folk prefer this sort of thing even though it is entirely fake!  The left hand image is as it came out from the camera.

Bizibilder NEVER looks through the telescope at the Sun, even with the filter in place!!  He can always buy a new camera but he can never replace a damaged eye!

NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN EITHER WITH OR WITHOUT A TELESCOPE UNLESS YOU HAVE THE CORRECT FILTERS IN PLACE – YOU WILL BE BLINDED!!

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