DSLR for H-Alpha ?

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DSLR for H-Alpha ?

Post by Solar-Cologne » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:52 am

Hello everybody.

Has anyone ever used a DSLR camera for H-Alpha photography ?

APS-C or Four-Thirds / Micro Four Thirds, with Mirror or Miirrorless, or a IR-modified one ?


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Re: DSLR for H-Alpha ?

Post by marktownley » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:18 am

Nope, results I see are significantly inferior to what can be achieved with a CCD/CMOS camera. However, DSLR offers convenience and if thats what the user has and is happy with the result then all is good.


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Re: DSLR for H-Alpha ?

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:46 pm

Achim,
I have asked the same thing. DSLR cameras probably would work better with white light photography,
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Re: DSLR for H-Alpha ?

Post by Solar-Cologne » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:47 pm

Hi Mark,

I have to search my hard drive.

Once on the Lunt LS60Ha BF1200 with a Panasonic Lumix G3, astromodified, made " ONLY " 32 RAW images of the full disk and processed it with AviStack.
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Re: DSLR for H-Alpha ?

Post by Solar-Cologne » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:43 pm

Here i found them, from January 2013
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Re: DSLR for H-Alpha ?

Post by marktownley » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:03 am

I think you caught them about as good as possible without using a dedicated CCD/CMOS there Achim.


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Re: DSLR for H-Alpha ?

Post by Solar-Cologne » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:19 am

Yes Mark

for just 32 shots the result is very amazing, especially as a 16 MP Tiff.

Next time I will take some 100 pictures.



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Re: DSLR for H-Alpha ?

Post by marktownley » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:09 am

Solar-Cologne wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:19 am
Yes Mark

for just 32 shots the result is very amazing, especially as a 16 MP Tiff.

Next time I will take some 100 pictures.
It is an excellent result but not sure there will be any real improvement using 100 images as noise isn't an issue.


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