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by MapleRidge
Wed May 22, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: 150 mm Solar Newton
Replies: 50
Views: 1420

Re: 150 mm Solar Newton

Hi All... This was likely covered before, but the de-aluminized mirror seems to work well with G-band filters, but is there sufficient light to utilize an Ha filter (PST/Quark/Quantum)? Also, if the de-aluminized mirror does not provide enough light for CaK filters, could the mirror me partially alu...
by MapleRidge
Tue May 21, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Tracking the sun MY way :)
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Tracking the sun MY way :)

Looks good to make observing much easier...nice work!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Tue May 21, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Thinking about a mount upgrade - questions
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Thinking about a mount upgrade - questions

Hi Franco... Of the mounts you have listed, I like the EQ6 the most for features though it has a lot more packed into it for what you describe for your needs (GOTO). You might consider a used Losmandy GM8 if you can find one, without the Gemini GOTO pricing should be attractive too. Just a thought, ...
by MapleRidge
Wed May 15, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2741 with 250mm RCT
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: AR2741 with 250mm RCT

That's a beautiful image Stu :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Wed May 15, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disk Before Work - 14th May
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Full Disk Before Work - 14th May

Hi Mark...

Great image to start the day :bow

I started the day (and finished) in rain again!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon May 13, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Slim pickings 13/5/2017 Tal/PST mod
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Slim pickings 13/5/2017 Tal/PST mod

Great shots David, the pic of the AR is especially sharp :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon May 13, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Quick session this morning May 7th
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Quick session this morning May 7th

Hi Franco...

Great set of images and a well deserved photo of the day too :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon May 13, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 10: AR2740 / 2741 in H alpha
Replies: 12
Views: 160

Re: May 10: AR2740 / 2741 in H alpha

Peter... The weather started to dry things up a bit late last week, but we have had some light drizzle this afternoon and 3 days of rain in the forecast, so this is shaping up to be one of the coldest, latest springs in memory. It is also affecting most of the province and even the mid west from wha...
by MapleRidge
Sun May 12, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2740 & 2741 in Ha with the C8 EdgeHD on May 10
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: AR2740 & 2741 in Ha with the C8 EdgeHD on May 10

Outstanding image Christian...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun May 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 10: AR2740 / 2741 in H alpha
Replies: 12
Views: 160

Re: May 10: AR2740 / 2741 in H alpha

Superb image Peter...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun May 12, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Finally a good Quark | first light (20190511)
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Finally a good Quark | first light (20190511)

Great to hear you got a good Quark in hand, and the first images look great!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun May 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20190511) | QUARK first light
Replies: 13
Views: 263

Re: Today's SUN (20190511) | QUARK first light

Well done Pedro...excellent images :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun May 12, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Saturday 11th May Ca-K / WL
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Saturday 11th May Ca-K / WL

Great series of image David :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun May 12, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20190512) | FD images (3 lights)
Replies: 14
Views: 218

Re: Today's SUN (20190512) | FD images (3 lights)

Hi Pedro...

The solar images are great as usual, and nice to see your equipment as well :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun May 12, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 10th of May 2019.
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: Sol from the 10th of May 2019.

Excellent images Eric :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun May 12, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019

Awesome image Helen...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun May 12, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 10th Spots
Replies: 13
Views: 147

Re: May 10th Spots

Lovely images Phil...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun May 12, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Friday May 10th
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Friday May 10th

Very sharp set of images David...well done :bow

I've missed most of this activity with clear skies while working and cloud when home :mad:

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun May 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2741 HR & Wide Field, Full Disc | WL, HA, CaK | May 11th 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: AR2741 HR & Wide Field, Full Disc | WL, HA, CaK | May 11th 2018

Great shots Marty... :bow

Did all these come from the Newtonian, or just the Ha...I see the Quark in the pic?

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun May 12, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Saturday Sun 11th May '19 Sunday Sun images added
Replies: 19
Views: 220

Re: Saturday Sun 11th May '19 Sunday Sun images added

A superb set of images Stu...excellent work :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun May 12, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Images taken May 9th 2019 and a question.
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Solar Images taken May 9th 2019 and a question.

Hi Martin...

A nice set of images!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu May 09, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 5th Images
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Re: May 5th Images

Thanks Eric!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu May 09, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 5th Images
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Re: May 5th Images

Franco, Maurits, and Stu...

Thanks for your comments on the images, very much appreciated :bow

The weather dried up for a few days and starting to do some farm work...but more rain tomorrow :mad:

Brian
by MapleRidge
Wed May 08, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 5th Images
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Re: May 5th Images

Thanks everyone for your kind comments...always appreciated :bow

The weather has been a bit more spring like the past few days...fingers crossed that Thursdays rain doesn't materialize ;)

Brian
by MapleRidge
Tue May 07, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: help with stuck threads
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: help with stuck threads

Hi all... An update on my thread issue. The freezer stay made no difference on the ability to unthread, so returning the assembly to the 'mock' winter assembly conditions was no use. I dabbed a little canola cooking oil onto some of the exposed threads and after sitting an hour the pieces threaded o...