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    Default First photo of the sun using my homemade solar filter



    Hi everyone. Thanks for the advice about making a solar filter. I made it and took this photo with it while my Huawei P20 Pro was mounted to my eyepiece. I didn't use high magnification because sunspots were not visible. I have not yet looked directly at the sun with the solar filter because Im scared in case I didn't make the solar filter well enough.
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    Default Re: First photo of the sun using my homemade solar filter

    If your looking through the film you are fine
    Even though the disk is clear you should still be able to see some granulation on the surface.
    Just remember not to use a finderscope to locate the disk unless you have a filter on it as well.
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    Default Re: First photo of the sun using my homemade solar filter

    I recommend atleast a baader solar continuum filter for some granulation imaging, you should be able to see sun spots with your diy

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