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by rxdeath
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: april fools suns
Replies: 2
Views: 216

april fools suns

nothing crazy good, but here's my take, i haven't uploaded in a while and wanted to share. it was noon time so seeing was like looking at the sun through a piece of jello, the ssm was always over 2.3. open in a new tab for full res, they are pretty big, using the asi1600 for wl/cak. i think the 1600...
by rxdeath
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: triple band 2016-12-01
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: triple band 2016-12-01

well they are different exposure times, but same histogram levels i tried to run the exact same processing on them in imppg and gimp, but i might not have done a good job, i'm not great with ps/gimp yet alexandra: thanks for cak props, it was able toget a 2.5x powermate on it and not have it look li...
by rxdeath
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: triple band 2016-12-01
Replies: 4
Views: 280

triple band 2016-12-01

been busy lately but wanted to get out since we are lucky enough to have 3 groups of spots right now. i would love an opinion on which set of white lights looks best in your opinion (pedro knows why but he won't tell) also some cak and i got 1 quick ha. the trees make it difficult this time of year ...
by rxdeath
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 100616 -- lots of stuff triple band/fd/spots/pano
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: 100616 -- lots of stuff triple band/fd/spots/pano

yea, i agree, the spots i didn't mind so much, but the discs were horrid.. i swapped them out for mono images :)
by rxdeath
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 100616 -- lots of stuff triple band/fd/spots/pano
Replies: 4
Views: 486

100616 -- lots of stuff triple band/fd/spots/pano

tried to really get my money's worth today with our spots and do some triple banding, some mosaics, and some close ups. most of these you should open in a new tab, but especially the bottom discs that are panos. i like most of it, but the white light looks really overprocessed and grainy, even thoug...
by rxdeath
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: LS100 DSll Circular polarizer adapter.
Replies: 12
Views: 1951

Re: LS100 DSll Circular polarizer adapter.

ok so i took your advice and fortunately the hood was collapsible and i was able to put it down as shown below: IMG_20161001_225950.jpg unfortunately, the focus problem persisted. so i bought a different cp, and that did the trick. i guess the polaroid one was somehow crappy (visually they look exac...
by rxdeath
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: large full disc great seeing, close up and a planet
Replies: 1
Views: 298

large full disc great seeing, close up and a planet

finally got some good seeing today and made this mosaic, they are pretty big, please open them in a new tab for the monster version. i also made a timelapse that is really stable, but sadly really boring :( also, here's saturn. i'm not remotely good at night stuff yet, but it was a productive day an...
by rxdeath
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 092616 fulldisk and close up
Replies: 1
Views: 220

092616 fulldisk and close up

nothing special on the sun today, but i had some good seeing finally averaged under 2" for a little while this morning and got a nicer full disc. went downhill by the time i got the closeup going but it's ok. i found the spot activity made me have a much darker disk overall to get the detail out of ...
by rxdeath
Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: LS100 DSll Circular polarizer adapter.
Replies: 12
Views: 1951

Re: LS100 DSll Circular polarizer adapter.

also, i was thinking, their rg is really just what we are trying to do with a different filter...if you wanted couldn't you just pick out the thread locker, undo the retaining ring on the black tube's filter and replace it with an appropriately sized cp? it says circular PL on the side, and its a po...
by rxdeath
Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: LS100 DSll Circular polarizer adapter.
Replies: 12
Views: 1951

Re: LS100 DSll Circular polarizer adapter.

the good news is i ordreed this and it fit so well that i didn't have to shave anything to fit it in the tube. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007RN5WDS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 however the polaroid circular polarizer i had laying around from my camera kit doesn't allow me to r...
by rxdeath
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: LS100 DSll Circular polarizer adapter.
Replies: 12
Views: 1951

Re: LS100 DSll Circular polarizer adapter.

nice i want to try this the glare is incredibly annoying can you post part numbers and manufacturers or links to what you bought? you took off the red glass at the bottom and do this instead?
by rxdeath
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: harvets moon iss transit
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: harvets moon iss transit

Thanks, it's probably onlythe 6th picture I've ever taken of the Moon. As I thought about it more through the day I realized this is actually a pretty rare capture compared to a sun transit because the Moon isn't always full and it's also a moving target where is the sun is kind of a steady backdrop...
by rxdeath
Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Animations of Minor Proms... Worthwhile?
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: Animations of Minor Proms... Worthwhile?

ha, we must think a lot alike because i've been doing the same thing lately. after the last awesome prom, i felt underprepared for good settings and procedure for proms especially timelapse so i've been taking them of smaller ones to see how to adjust the gain and gamma to get the best results for w...
by rxdeath
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: harvets moon iss transit
Replies: 7
Views: 773

harvets moon iss transit

its not the sun but i was pumped to see a lunar transit the night of the harvest moon less than 30 minutes from my house. this is my 3rd successful imaging transit, 4th successful seeing, and first lunar. harvestmoonisstransit.png https://youtu.be/m5UgE4KwzQ0 Taken with Stellarvue Raptor 90, ZWO ASI...
by rxdeath
Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Dramatic Animation of Prom Collapsing
Replies: 12
Views: 953

Re: Dramatic Animation of Prom Collapsing

the death of a giant :( rip awesome prom

very nice, i got tricked into looking for AR as well, i would make an 8 hour tl if i could have monday over again
by rxdeath
Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Featureless Sun
Replies: 15
Views: 1205

Re: Featureless Sun

well the barlow will solve 2 problems at once so its the best option, however you could also try a ND filter (neutral density) or what i use when i do white light is a variable polarizer, they are usually 1-40% and not too expensive. i focus the sun like anything else, it will be completely obvious ...
by rxdeath
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark focusing problem
Replies: 30
Views: 2192

Re: Quark focusing problem

safety followup: yes, you must follow daystars recommendation of ERF for apertures over 100, my post was made merely regarding focusing, not safety :)
by rxdeath
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Featureless Sun
Replies: 15
Views: 1205

Re: Featureless Sun

1. to expand on sc response: you will never get a 'real' Ha picture with a nighttime filter, the bandpass is very high compared to etalons (7nm vs .07nm) almost 100x too wide. also to get the constructive interference that makes the views we expect you need two (near perfect) parallel surfaces separ...
by rxdeath
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 60 minute prom timelapse
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: 60 minute prom timelapse

here's the half disc i forgot to post...would have been full disc but misseda strip in the middle and the top and bottom won't attach :(

open in new tab for full resolution
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by rxdeath
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: full disc large resolution
Replies: 6
Views: 561

full disc large resolution

no good tls today bu did get a reasonable disc, open in a new tab for full size, the click-preview does squat

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by rxdeath
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 60 minute prom timelapse
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: 60 minute prom timelapse

here's a really short followup about 4 hours after the first one
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by rxdeath
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunflowers: An Animation
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Sunflowers: An Animation

amazing as always, but that past few days have been really exceptional for your timelapses. we didn't get amazing seeing here, still very turbulent. you're a master at photographing halpha so i don't want to take away from that...however i'm tempted to mail you my ssm so you can use it and give us a...
by rxdeath
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 60 minute prom timelapse
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: 60 minute prom timelapse

thanks with a rare treat like this i should have made an all day timelapse, but i got sucked into trying to grab some spot action as well. this is the first time i've tried to take a decent prom in closeup mode, the balance between gain,gamma, and exposure are very difficult to achieve. if another o...
by rxdeath
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 60 minute prom timelapse
Replies: 9
Views: 672

60 minute prom timelapse

decided to go for 3 in a row..this was today kind of early before seeing went really bad...my ssm session once again crashed so i have no chart, but it was probably around 2-2.2 average lunt 100 4x PM in retrospect i should have taken off the ds for this i think, and i botched my settings so one 1 p...
by rxdeath
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 09/10/16 another timelapse
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: 09/10/16 another timelapse

all- thanks for the kind words, i am eager to see if the 'winter' here brings amazing seeing since it doesn't get so hot. ga- thanks, but do you think i should have stretched it more and gotten it a little darker? mark- yea i use it with both an avx and a cgemdx i think it is much better on the avx,...