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by MapleRidge
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disk Sun 18-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 26

Re: Full disk Sun 18-02-2018

Hi Rainer...

I am planning to attend NEAF, so it would be a great opportunity to meet up. I have bumped into Eric other years but missed Franco last year.

I like the mount you are upgrading to...been eyeing them myself!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disk Sun 18-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 26

Re: Full disk Sun 18-02-2018

A sharp FD image Rainer...your mosaics always look great!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20180218) | WL, Ca-K, Ha FD images
Replies: 12
Views: 155

Re: Today's SUN (20180218) | WL, Ca-K, Ha FD images

Eric... The dead servo is the easier of the two...finally dug out me spare if I need it. I’m not sure if the dec motor is dead or jammed. It worked fine on Friday night but while imaging Jupiter early Saturday morning the Gemini was giving dec lag warnings and then stalled mortor. I’ll have to disma...
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20180218) | WL, Ca-K, Ha FD images
Replies: 12
Views: 155

Re: Today's SUN (20180218) | WL, Ca-K, Ha FD images

I’mm Under cloud this I weekend and Monday is a provincial holiday so no work, so that makes it more frustrating that it is cloudy. I have been having problems with the two main mounts (GoTo not cooperating on one and a dead servo to change on the other), so I have a maintenance weekend. Most likely...
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 16th of February 2018.
Replies: 9
Views: 88

Re: Sol from the 16th of February 2018.

Hi Eric... Good to hear that you managed to avail any major damage and by the accounts on the news there was not a lot of widespread damage with this one. Surprised considering the magnitude stated...also good to hear there were warnings. The solar pic is very sharp as well. Great work under the cir...
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disk Sun 17-02-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Full disk Sun 17-02-2018

The full disk images from the 16th and 17th are superb Rainer...well done :bow

Good tmorning to know you didn’t get too hard and damages from the earthquake.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A Blank Saturday Sun - 17th february
Replies: 13
Views: 112

Re: A Blank Saturday Sun - 17th february

Beautifully sharp disk image Mark...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20180218) | WL, Ca-K, Ha FD images
Replies: 12
Views: 155

Re: Today's SUN (20180218) | WL, Ca-K, Ha FD images

Great solar disks Pedro :bow Too bad the activity level is so low, well gone completely I guess!!!

Always nice to see the pics of the scopes and landscapes around your home!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: ZWO ASI 178 or 183 mono
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: ZWO ASI 178 or 183 mono

Hi Ken... I don't have either of these cameras, but I do use the ASI290 with 2.9u pixels for planetary work and it works pretty nicely. As for the two you mentioned they appear to be pretty much identical...same size pixels, same exposure range, not a lot of direct spectral response info on the ZWO ...
by MapleRidge
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20180213) imaged through thin clouds
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Today's SUN (20180213) imaged through thin clouds

Superb images Pedro...excellent session as always :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun on 13 Feb, and a Pressure Tuner Modification
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Sun on 13 Feb, and a Pressure Tuner Modification

Great shots Gordon!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 11th and 12th of February 2018.
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Sol from the 11th and 12th of February 2018.

Gorgeous set of FD images Eric :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun 15 February 2018 white light
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: The Sun 15 February 2018 white light

A nice sharp WL image...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2018/02/13 - AR2699
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: 2018/02/13 - AR2699

Great capture Paul...great to see so many getting a chance to image it.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A few from February 12th
Replies: 10
Views: 110

Re: A few from February 12th

Derek...

That is about the worse we get for heat and humidity! I was afraid you were going to say it was in the 40's.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A few from February 12th
Replies: 10
Views: 110

Re: A few from February 12th

Thanks Alexandra...

It was really a treat to get this AR after a long drought of large scale activity. The proms look great in the images, but it took the camera to pull them up as I didn’t see much of them visually.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A few from February 12th
Replies: 10
Views: 110

Re: A few from February 12th

Mark, Derek, Franco, Eric, and Robert... My thanks to each of you for your feedback on the session...always appreciated :bow Derek...the heat makes outdoor work difficult, and keeping hydrated is a challenge. What are the daytime highs running there these days? We have had a relatively cold winter w...
by MapleRidge
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A few from February 12th
Replies: 10
Views: 110

A few from February 12th

Hi everyone... I finally had a clear day that I could spend some time at the scope and not be clouded out after 10 minutes :shock: To top if off we have AR2699 putting on a great show after a long stretch of low activity. In addition to the large AR there were some nice proms too!!! The images below...
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Barlow and focus
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Barlow and focus

I have usually found that the barlow element need to have the focuser racked out to re-focus after fining focus with out it. Is it possible that the upgraded focuser takes up more 'space' which limits the amount of focus travel?

Just a thought...hope you get it sorted out.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc White Light 25/01/18 + Data
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Full Disc White Light 25/01/18 + Data

Nice sharp images as usual...too bad the disk has nothing to offer!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Activity on the absolutely bald sun through a 280mm aperture.
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Activity on the absolutely bald sun through a 280mm aperture.

Hi Valery...

You caught a lot of small details, and proved that even when quiet there are features to tempt us.

Well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ha Full Disk 11th February
Replies: 17
Views: 214

Re: Ha Full Disk 11th February

Great image Mark...nicely processed too :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun To Day Feb, 11, 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: The Sun To Day Feb, 11, 2018

Welcome Khosro...

Great shot and hope to see more posts to the group!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun - February 11th
Replies: 8
Views: 64

Re: The Sun - February 11th

An excellent set of images David...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Homemade all-sky cameras
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Homemade all-sky cameras

Very impressive set of cameras Pedro :bow

Brian