Sun in H-Alpha - Animation & Images

Logitech Fusion Webcam & Modified Rebel

February 15, 2006


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Sun with large prominence imaged with a Modified Canon Rebel in H-Alpha with an Orion ED80 refractor on an LXD55 mount using a 60mm Coronado H-Alpha filter:


The GIF file animation below was created in Photoshop CS using seven images taken over a 2.5 hour period. A Modified Logitech Fusion webcam was used for imaging with an Orion ED80 refractor and a 60mm Coronado H-Alpha filteron an LXD55 mount:


The seven images below were used to create the above animation. One minute AVI files were captured with the Logitech Fusion Webcam using OPEN VIDEO CAPTURE instead of the original software provided by Logitech. The advantage of Open Video Capture is that is allows AVI capture imaging at the full 1.3 Megapixel imaging chip resolution of 1280 X 960 pixels over a USB 2.0 connection. For each image the best of about 25 frames were combined using Registax 3.

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Another Animation:

For a 3.7 hour animation of solar prominences taken on 3/16/06 withe the Fusion CLICK HERE.


Part 2 - Fusion and Toucam Compared - Saturn, Mars and Moon test images CLICK HERE.

For Solar H-Alpha and Lunar test image results using IC Capture Software CLICK HERE.

For test image results using IC Capture Software that provides higher resolution video imaging CLICK HERE.

Part 1 - Logitech Fusion and Philips Toucam compared CLICK HERE.

Conversion instructions for Fusion Webcam CLICK HERE.

Hi Resolution Capture to Hard Drive - Speed Performance CLICK HERE.

Jupiter & Saturn with Fusion settings and processing notes CLICK HERE.

3 hour Jupiter animation and images with Fusion settings and processing notes CLICK HERE.