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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 longtech
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 23 days left
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: 23 days left

I sent a donation a couple days ago...LMK if you haven't seen it
by longtech
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: High Res 280mm SCT + 0,3A SS VS 0,2A DS
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: GREAT SEEING Sept 02 2016. High Res 280mm SCT + 0,3A + 0,2A DS

Amazing detail and excellent processing
by longtech
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: ZWO ASI1600MM Cool on Double-stacked Lunt L60
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

Re: ZWO ASI1600MM Cool on Double-stacked Lunt L60

Outstanding disc!!!! Well done sir
by longtech
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2575 &2576 on Aug 13 and excellent seeing with the C8 Edge-HD and Ion 0.3A
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: AR2575 &2576 on Aug 13 and excellent seeing with the C8 Edge-HD and Ion 0.3A

Wow Christian...absolutely stunning images!!!

I'm stunned at the detail you have been able to resolve.

I think I feel aperture fever coming on ;-)
by longtech
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: UPLOAD SIZE LIMIT REMOVED BY NETWORK SOLUTIONS!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1581

Re: UPLOAD SIZE LIMIT REMOVED BY NETWORK SOLUTIONS!!

I'm very happy to hear this. Thank you for your perseverance! While I will continue with the upload option I will be adjusting the the compression setting so as to better balance size/quality...based on recent tests the 4K files will be just under half their previous size. ...and as soon as Flikr re...
by longtech
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: STRONGEST FLARE OF 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2609

Re: STRONGEST FLARE OF 2016

Wow!!!
I'm speechless...thx for sharing!
by longtech
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: USER POLL CONCERNING NEW HOST.....PLEASE RESPOND!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2455

Re: USER POLL CONCERNING NEW HOST.....PLEASE RESPOND!!!

I vote for upload! When I first started using this forum, it was because of the quality of discussion and shared images...that has not changed, if anything the level of discussion has been elevated and for sure the quality of images just keeps getting better. That's what brought me here and it's wha...
by longtech
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Finally some Sun
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Finally some Sun

Love the organic transit!
by longtech
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: STRONGEST FLARE OF 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2609

Re: STRONGEST FLARE OF 2016

Incredible catch and fantastic execution!!!!

That's as good as it gets...well done Peter

FWIW I got everything setup in preparation for any last blast of excitement from AR2565-67....but it looks like I'm in the wrong hemisphere;-)

Thank you for sharing!
by longtech
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some Sunday discs & an aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Some Sunday discs & an aircraft

No show on the limb but what a great transit!
by longtech
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Large sunspots in H-alpha
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: Large sunspots in H-alpha

Excellent close-ups...very nice detail.

Thx for sharing
by longtech
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Too hot for me.....and the Quark
Replies: 35
Views: 3158

Re: Too hot for me.....and the Quark

Outstanding sir! ...and what an excellent transit :-)
by longtech
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 19th July Ha disk and flare
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: 19th July Ha disk and flare

Excellent! Well done sir!!!
by longtech
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Welcome to the new forum host.
Replies: 20
Views: 1469

Re: Welcome to the new forum host.

Great job Stephen! Thank you so much for making this happen as well as your daily efforts throughout the year. I was aware that I visited the forum frequently however the importance of Solarchat as a place to share our work and knowledge became acutely obvious when it was gone for a couple days...ve...
by longtech
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: triple band w/ cak first light 16-07-17
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: triple band w/ cak first light 16-07-17

Excellent first light!!! ...looks like a productive and successful day ...regarding your granulation question... Which wedge are you using the Lunt or the Baader? ...if you are using the Lunt, you'll want to add a continuum filter...and it's my understanding that the Baader has one already integrate...
by longtech
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday solar
Replies: 14
Views: 1165

Re: Sunday solar

Beautiful images...white light is excellent with lots to examine.

...but the Ha is flat out stunning!!!

Thx for sharing :-)
by longtech
Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: CaK & Ha Closeups of AR2565 Plus Prom
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: CaK & Ha Closeups of AR2565 Plus Prom

Thx guys...I appreciate the comments :-)
by longtech
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20160716) with EXCELLENT SEEING
Replies: 18
Views: 779

Re: Today's SUN (20160716) with EXCELLENT SEEING

Beautiful images and as always an excellent presentation

Thx for sharing!
by longtech
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Still no Sun
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Still no Sun

I'm sorry there's no sun...however, out of everyone on the forum...you definitely have no shortage of compelling subjects to shoot :-)
by longtech
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ha solar images with the C9 and Ion03 on July 10
Replies: 11
Views: 1200

Re: Ha solar images with the C9 and Ion03 on July 10

Wow! Great images...fantastic presentation.
by longtech
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: CaK & Ha Closeups of AR2565 Plus Prom
Replies: 7
Views: 661

CaK & Ha Closeups of AR2565 Plus Prom

With the approaching minimum its not uncommon to go a week or two with very little of photographic interest on our star...with the exception of using extreme magnification however the seeing often makes that difficult at best. If its not the seeing then its low clouds during the morning...but even w...
by longtech
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Timelapse Sunspot 2565 with small flare
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Timelapse Sunspot 2565 with small flare

Great catch...excellent animation!

Thx for sharing
by longtech
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A Couple Good Days For Ha & CaK 0712-071416
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: A Couple Good Days For Ha & CaK 0712-071416

Derek, Alexandra and Charles,
Thank you for the comments...they are appreciate :-)
by longtech
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar images 150mm pst mod
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Solar images 150mm pst mod

Really nice detail and processing...nice work! :-)