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    Default First Sun time-lapse.



    Took 40min to make this 10 second time-lapse. It shows, that even a computerized mount (without pinpoint tracking) won't keep up with the Sun's movements. Also was curious if the sunspots moved slow or fast... or at all.

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    Default Re: First Sun time-lapse.

    Neat piece you captured there, well done.
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    Default Re: First Sun time-lapse.

    I had the same idea when I started out, here is my time lapse, I just let the camera run and added music to it

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    Default Re: First Sun time-lapse.

    Good job on the video.
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    Default Re: First Sun time-lapse.

    My Atlas mount won't track solar either. The CGX-L is supposed to, but I haven't tried it yet.
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    Default Re: First Sun time-lapse.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caddman View Post
    My Atlas mount won't track solar either. The CGX-L is supposed to, but I haven't tried it yet.
    Is that an Orion Atlas? It has the same Synscan controller as my Orion Skyview which has Solar, so do my Starseeker, how old is it?
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    Is that an Orion Atlas? It has the same Synscan controller as my Orion Skyview which has Solar, so do my Starseeker, how old is it?
    I purchased it new last year. I tried to set it for the solar viewing during the eclipse and I couldn't find anything for the sun under Solar System. It had all the planets and the moon, but nothing for the sun.

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    Default Re: First Sun time-lapse.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caddman View Post
    I purchased it new last year. I tried to set it for the solar viewing during the eclipse and I couldn't find anything for the sun under Solar System. It had all the planets and the moon, but nothing for the sun.
    I don't know if the Orion has the same safety feature the Celestron Nexstar+ has. That controller won't allow you to use a solar tracking rate, nor include the Sun in solar system objects, nor even point the scope at the Sun unless you enable the features in one of the menus. You may want to check the Orion to see if it has that feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobharmony View Post
    I don't know if the Orion has the same safety feature the Celestron Nexstar+ has. That controller won't allow you to use a solar tracking rate, nor include the Sun in solar system objects, nor even point the scope at the Sun unless you enable the features in one of the menus. You may want to check the Orion to see if it has that feature.

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    Thanks Bob. I'll have to do that. I do want to be able to track the sun now that I have a filter for it.

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    Default Re: First Sun time-lapse.

    I have 3 Orion mounts, 1 EQ and 2 Alt/Az you may not have the sun listed under planets but in SETUP you and go to TRACKING and on the AZ mounts the choices are Stellar (?) Lunar and Solar, on the EQ there are 4 options one of which is Solar.
    Still up to you to find the sun but they will track them right on the money. Remember to cover your finder or take it off. Scope Stuff makes a really nice solar finder

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