First Lights with the Skyris 274M

Blogged by Aurélie Le Fort-Beunink on November 9, 2013 and tagged with Sample Images, Sun, Reviews.

I have long been looking for a new camera to capture images of the sun. Those from The Imaging Source seemed to fit my requirements. Right at the time when I was about to purchase a camera from The Imaging Source, Celestron announced the new Skyris series. I decided to purchase the 274M because of its USB 3.0 interface and large chip size - exactly the right size to use with my Coronado SM60 telescope to capture full frame images of the sun. As a TWAN photographer I am not that familiar with the methodology of capturing a large number of frames, which are then stacked together, to produce the final image. However, after a short learn phase, I was able to achieve surprisingly good results. The image quality and ease at which the camera and software can be used positively surprised me. I am looking forward to using a lot of my free time to capture more impressive images of the sun.

Gernot Meiser

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