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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 mattwastell
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Continuum under 450nm with good seeing
Replies: 14
Views: 648

Re: Continuum under 450nm with good seeing

The mountainous rage look pretty good - the solar pics are stupendously good - thanks for the candy!!!!!!
by mattwastell
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: High Res Proms, Spicules, Cells | Jet Flyby | Oct 10th 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: High Res Proms, Spicules, Cells | Jet Flyby | Oct 10th 2019

That is showing off - awesome imaging Marty - looking forward to more of your images when the Sun pops!
by mattwastell
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury-Solar Transit Mega Thread | Nov 11th 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 250

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

Hi Marty
Excellent collection - thoroughly enjoyed your post (a tad late on my behalf).
by mattwastell
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit | 20191111
Replies: 19
Views: 484

Re: Mercury Transit | 20191111

Great record Pedro - I am enjoying viewing the transit images - we did not get the views from down here.
by mattwastell
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit November 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: Mercury Transit November 2019

Hi Stu - I have not seen too many transit images - thanks! I saw a Mercury transit many years ago & was surprised (I was very inexperienced) how tiny it was on the Solar disc. Your image brought back very fond memories.
by mattwastell
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Beautiful High-Res HA image 22Nov19
Replies: 16
Views: 305

Re: Beautiful High-Res HA image 22Nov19

Great shag pile Alfred. I too like the softer image but both are sweet!
by mattwastell
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Nov. 30 FDs and cute little prom
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Nov. 30 FDs and cute little prom

Looks good Phil. Good practice for a busier Sun!
by mattwastell
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 30th in Ha
Replies: 14
Views: 153

Re: November 30th in Ha

Hi Brian - the discs are crisp - not much going on though! I have not been out for some time - not much action & very hot. Glad you got the session in.
by mattwastell
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR 12192 (20141021/25) | Pedro RE'
Replies: 19
Views: 226

Re: AR 12192 (20141021/25) | Pedro RE'

Those were the days! Great pic Pedro & thanks for the memories!
by mattwastell
Tue May 14, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20190512) | FD images (3 lights)
Replies: 14
Views: 712

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

Excellent collection Pedro. Enjoyed the Sun & the scenery too!
by mattwastell
Sun May 12, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 10th of May 2019.
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Sol from the 10th of May 2019.

Eric - another super collection - I love discs but the close ups & mosaics are sweet!
by mattwastell
Sun May 12, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Saturday Sun 11th May '19 Sunday Sun images added
Replies: 19
Views: 857

Re: Saturday Sun 11th May '19

Excellent session Stu - the AR's look great in all lights - thanks for the views!
by mattwastell
Fri May 10, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Flare 20190509
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Solar Flare 20190509

The second region has added a great plus to the recent action!
by mattwastell
Fri May 10, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: ISS Sun transit May 9 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: ISS Sun transit May 9 2019

Nice job Rainer - always gives me a buzz when you consider the alignment & what the objects are!
by mattwastell
Tue May 07, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: My recent disc pics - Monday 6th May 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 360

My recent disc pics - Monday 6th May 2019

Hi all
Been some time since I have been out under the Sun - Monday's public holiday was a big help - plus there was a great spot too.
LS60 with my old DMK51. Looking forward to the next stream of images with the new spot now there too!
by mattwastell
Tue May 07, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First attempt at an animation
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: First attempt at an animation

Congratulations on the animation - enjoyed it!
by mattwastell
Tue May 07, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20190504) | lots of limb activity + animated GIF
Replies: 17
Views: 732

Re: Today's SUN (20190504) | lots of limb activity + animated GIF

Hi Pedro - the 152's are sweet as! Looking forward to your next session!
by mattwastell
Tue May 07, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2741,AR2740 5.7 NEW SUNSPOT
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: AR2741,AR2740 5.7 NEW SUNSPOT

Thanks Alexhy for the pics - I did not know about the new spot - a fair bit going on at the momentQ
by mattwastell
Tue May 07, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 6th May, flare
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: 6th May, flare

Excellent! Great to see some white! We will take some C1.5 action! Sweet disc work!
by mattwastell
Tue May 07, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: storm on the sun May 6 PART 2 (NEW)
Replies: 15
Views: 724

Re: storm on the sun May 6 (new)

Hi Paul - that is a very textural animation - thanks for the movie!
by mattwastell
Tue May 07, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May the 6th Solar Activity
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: May the 6th Solar Activity

Hi David
That is a great series - I had my first session on Monday - saw some of the little pops & fluff - glad to see the pop on your CaK!
by mattwastell
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Region today 11 April
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: Region today 11 April

Thanks for the views - I also hope to get out this weekend!
by mattwastell
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Images from April 10th
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Images from April 10th

Nice work - the Sun looks so much better at the moment!
by mattwastell
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quick session early doors 11/04/2019 Tal/PST mod
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: Quick session early doors 11/04/2019 Tal/PST mod

Hi David - that is a superb shot - hope you get through more of your data - very nice to see some Solar action too!
by mattwastell
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Our dear Richard Bailey
Replies: 12
Views: 782

Re: Our dear Richard Bailey

So sad to read this - I did enjoy Richard's contribution to my Solar world. RIP.