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My Solar Images - Dave Smith, Maldon

Welcome to my website showing pictures of our nearest star as seen in a safely filtered telescope.


WARNING - DO NOT ATTEMPT TO VIEW THE SUN WITH ANY INSTRUMENT UNLESS IT IS SAFELY FILTERED.


Only use well established filters made especially for the purpose. Some telescopes come with a so-called solar filter that screws into the eyepiece. DO NOT USE THESE - They are extremely dangerous and you could lose your eyesight.


I am currently using two methods to view and image the Sun. To view the Sun in so called White Light I use a Lunt Solar Wedge.



An eyepiece or camera fits in the top and the wedge fits in the end of a small refracting telescope. I use a William Optics Megrez 90 and a

ZWO ASI 178MM camera.



Click here to see images from 2022

From 22 September 2022 Hydrogen alpha images are taken with a LUNT LS80MT/B1800FT Ha telescope.

The top scope is the Megrez 90 with the Lunt wedge for white light imaging and the lower scope is the Lunt 80mm.

Click here to see images from 2023

Click here to see images from 2024