Astronomy Now’s guide to solar observing 6 – Image processing basics.m4v

| September 25, 2012 | 27 Comments

So, you’ve snapped hundreds of shots of the Sun, now what? Nick Howes explains how to stack your images using two of the most widely used software packages, Registax and AviStack. REMEMBER! NEVER EVER look directly at the Sun, with your naked eye or through a telescope, as this will cause immediate and permanent blindness!

Telescopes can feature different eyepieces that change magnification and viewing options during telescope use. Learn different eyepieces for telescope viewing from an observatory director in this free astronomy video. Expert: Rocky Alvey & Billy Teets Bio: Rocky Alvey is the assistant director of the Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory and has been involved in astronomy since 1969. Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge
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  1. TakahashiFS102 says:

    Great tutorial!

  2. blobrana says:

    Good upload

  3. ale18309 says:

    my came with a 4mm

  4. samweirdo says:

    I’m pretty sure this guy is a future me.

  5. Dhaval Malte says:

    Even I have the same telescope, still trying to understand how to use it.

  6. 7tnorris says:

    I have done that. You can increase the size & quality of your eyepieces for junk scopes, and it does improve them, but ultimately all you are doing is making a suck scope just suck less 😉

  7. ReptigloRand says:

    9 people don’t have a telescope

  8. gibs9105343 says:

    could i make a kiddie telescope stronger by adding a stronger lense ????

  9. paulosham1 says:

    Just what I was looking for, thanks.

  10. Jacob Dye says:

    What would be the purpose of lowering you’re magnification, also are there any smaller lenses aviable than the one that came with my telescope.

  11. rocket9244 says:

    DAMN Ads!!!

  12. jamesbondaygee says:

    Nice, but doesn’t really explain the inner workings of these lenses. We need diagrams to illustrate these points.

  13. jamesbondaygee says:

    The Volt Sucks! It’s just a gas car!

  14. IAMMATSUDA says:

    @Zenziba95 spy on neighbours :)

  15. windinhishair10 says:

    so you can use your scope to see it up close lol 

  16. ddacanay09 says:

    things get dimmer and less clear as the magnification goes up! so its better to use a lower magnification in viewing or looking an object in the sky

  17. Universound57 says:

    lower magnification …26mm – 55mm are great for viewing deep sky objects such as galaxies and nebula, as well as a great somewhat panoramic view of stars. very amazing to see, i recommend the televue panotopic 35 mm

  18. natethegreat821 says:

    Why is the camera so far away….. wtf

  19. Zenziba95 says:

    wtf u gonna do with 55mm?

  20. homersimpson449 says:

    all for astronomy. telescopes, mounts, accessories, service, know-how

  21. gregohks says:


  22. vibol03 says:

    one of the things i learned today!
    (length of the focal length of the telescope) ÷ ( length of the focal length of the eyepiece) = magnification!!!!

  23. Jules7892 says:

    This is Astro-Photographer Jules V. shantikiran1000 you will NEVER get 360x, The maximum your Telescope will ever get is 60x per inch of Aperture or your 50mm. Achromatic Objective is 2inches(50mm.) 2inchesx 60x=120x ultimate Maximum Magnification NOT 360x!!

  24. atlasdaddy says:

    Thank you for the info. Very helpful for purchasing my next eyepiece.

  25. jellepieters says:

    when you get really high ….

  26. MrFlyingscotsman1 says:

    Fucking Adversiblalbla!

  27. fordpwrXR8 says:

    get a star map….just look for Jupiter …you can not miss it!!

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