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Transit of Mercury in the Spicule Layer. Phil took this great image with his Quantum 6 Scope, Solar Spectrum etalon and PGR Camera.

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by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Novermber 16th & 17th - Ha Sessions
Replies: 7
Views: 49

Re: Novermber 16th & 17th - Ha Sessions

Mark, Stuart, Alexandra, Maurits, and Franco...

My thanks to each of you for your comments and feedback on the images...always very much appreciated :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Nov. 18 Disk and AR LS80
Replies: 10
Views: 69

Re: Nov. 18 Disk and AR LS80

Excellent image Phil :bow

Nice to know the activity continues above the clouds I have :lol:

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Novermber 16th & 17th - Ha Sessions
Replies: 7
Views: 49

Novermber 16th & 17th - Ha Sessions

Good day everyone... This past weekend offered clear skies despite the early start to winter, and with some new activity on the disk I managed to get out both Saturday and Sunday to do some imaging. I am admittedly a bit out of cold tolerance since both days were around -6C when I went out, the SE w...
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc & AR2752 | Nov 18th 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Re: Full Disc & AR2752 | Nov 18th 2019

Hi Marty...

A superb session with the full disk and closeups of the AR :bow

Nice to see this region is continuing to develop.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 17Nov 3-Band FDs & HR (New Images Added)
Replies: 21
Views: 167

Re: 17Nov19 3-Band FDs and HR Images

Very sharp series of images Alfred...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: transit of halpha mercury at fs60 and sm40DS
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: transit of halpha mercury at fs60 and sm40DS

These are very nice images and video Stéphane...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 16th of November 2019.
Replies: 9
Views: 79

Re: Sol from the 16th of November 2019.

Hi Eric...

A superb series of images...excellent work :bow

The Skynyx may be a older camera, but you make it shine!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disk from Mercury transit day
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Full disk from Mercury transit day

A very nice full disk mosaic Rainer...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: FD on November 16
Replies: 13
Views: 115

Re: FD on November 16

Hi Franco... Nice to see you got an image in the poor conditions :bow We had the raw SE winds here all weekend, did some imaging both days but didn't quite make it to your balmy high :lol: Saturday was about -7C and today was -4C while out at the scope. With the long stretches of low activity we hav...
by MapleRidge
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Magnetometer Back Online
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: Magnetometer Back Online

Hi Stu... Great to see the magnetometer is back in business, and your data is such a close match to the professional data :bow I saw on the news that much of the UK was getting rain events that were breaking records...likely a contributor to your woes. I remember the dam that was threatening to brea...
by MapleRidge
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Upgrade to the Vegemite etalon tuner
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Upgrade to the Vegemite etalon tuner

Hi Ken... The motorized tuning looks great!!! I find this is almost a must, since the ability to work at a computer and reach the tuning dial is pretty awkward. I motorized my Lunt etalons years ago with unused JMI focus motors and can control them for desktop software. Really handy when I was using...
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit
Replies: 11
Views: 128

Re: Mercury Transit

A challenging effort, but glad to see you managed to get a great image in the end!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury transit and proms
Replies: 16
Views: 166

Re: Mercury transit and proms

Phil...

Excellent set of images, both the transit and proms as well. Excellent work :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Solar transit 11th of November 2019.
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: Mercury Solar transit 11th of November 2019.

Hi Eric...

This transit has made a challenge for many here to catch due to the weather, but these are all great images.

Well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury-Solar Transit Mega Thread | Nov 11th 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 184

Re: Mercury-Solar Transit Mega Thread | Nov 11th 2019

Hi Marty...

Great to see your image of the transit as the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day today.

Congratulations :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Enhancing filament detail
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Enhancing filament detail

These are nice sharp images Martin!!!

Both programs mentioned do a great job on solar images, you will just have to put some time in to see which you prefer.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: transit Mercury several freq
Replies: 15
Views: 180

Re: transit Mercury several freq

Great shots across all filters wavelengths...well done

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUN 11/11/2019
Replies: 11
Views: 125

Re: SUN 11/11/2019

Nice catch Peter!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury run around
Replies: 13
Views: 156

Re: Mercury run around

Hi Alexandra...

So sad to hear you had such a challenge to experience the transit and a washout to do the outreach.

Your CaK animation looks great...Mercury snaps into sharp focus a few times before the encroaching clouds.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: Mercury Transit 2016

Great images Pedro...the disk looks far more interesting for the 2016 event :lol:

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Couple of quick Mercury transit images
Replies: 14
Views: 165

Re: Couple of quick Mercury transit images

A very nice set of images Stadust...well done !!!
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit November 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: Mercury Transit November 2019

Hi Pedro...

Very sharp images of the transit :bow

Too bad the weather didn't hold up, but at least you caught the start with good images!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit | 20191111
Replies: 17
Views: 368

Re: Mercury Transit | 20191111

Hi Pedro...

Thanks for the images and video of the transit...nice to see what went on above the clouds ;)

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury-Solar Transit Mega Thread | Nov 11th 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 184

Re: Mercury-Solar Transit Mega Thread | Nov 11th 2019

Hi Marty...

I really enjoyed your post with all the transit images, excellent work :bow

I was clouded out with snowed all day, thanks for sharing your views!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Anybody going to catch the Mercury Transit?
Replies: 22
Views: 458

Re: Anybody going to catch the Mercury Transit?

Hi Jack...
Good luck with the event considering the extra work needed to squeeze a few ore minutes out of it!

Cloud and snow in the forecast now...I don't think I can fix this with ropes :o

Brian