Thursday, July 07, 2005
PST first light
Yesterday I got my Coronado PST delivered by UPS. I mounted it on a Manfrotto tripod with video head, and around 17.00 hours local time the PST got its first light. I inserted a 12mm Vixen Lanthanum and aimed the PST at the Sun, using the Sol Ranger to centre the Sun in the field of view. After focussing the PST I used the tuning mechanism to get the maximum contrast and boy, I was really stunned with the detailed image this small telescope produces.

There where several prominences, sunspots and filaments visible, and also a very bright, almost whitish region, probably a plage. One thing I know for sure, this piece of equipment will be used very often! I will keep you updated and I hope to present you my first images produced with the PST in the next few weeks.


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Posted by Math on 07/07 at 07:18 PM | (1) Comments | filed in: Equipment | Print