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by nicosolcy
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: FOR SALE: Lunt Double Stack Etalon for all LS60FHa Filters and LS60THa Telescopes
Replies: 14
Views: 592

Re: FOR SALE: Lunt Double Stack Etalon for all LS60FHa Filters and LS60THa Telescopes

Seems no takers anywhere despite the price, so it will just sit there until I revisit it ;)
by nicosolcy
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: FOR SALE: Lunt Double Stack Etalon for all LS60FHa Filters and LS60THa Telescopes
Replies: 14
Views: 592

Re: FOR SALE: Lunt Double Stack Etalon for all LS60FHa Filters and LS60THa Telescopes

Hmmm, processed it and it ain't the worse ever, but the grid pattern of the 178 is a problem (ignoring the lack of focus bit in this image).

Oh, well, If nobody is interested, I guess a 174mm would get the job done ;)
by nicosolcy
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: FOR SALE: Lunt Double Stack Etalon for all LS60FHa Filters and LS60THa Telescopes
Replies: 14
Views: 592

Re: FOR SALE: Lunt Double Stack Etalon for all LS60FHa Filters and LS60THa Telescopes

Well, there is one but it is embarrassingly bad because my 178 displayed the dreaded double stack grid pattern, plus I was a bit out of focus, so I didn’t bother much with it. But, if you insist ;) I just don’t want to change my 178. As a combo with single stack, I love the images and I have yet to ...
by nicosolcy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: FOR SALE: Lunt Double Stack Etalon for all LS60FHa Filters and LS60THa Telescopes
Replies: 14
Views: 592

Re: FOR SALE: Lunt Double Stack Etalon for all LS60FHa Filters and LS60THa Telescopes

Hi Joseph,

Please send me photos. I might be interested, even though I already have a Borg 90FL.
by nicosolcy
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: FOR SALE: Lunt Double Stack Etalon for all LS60FHa Filters and LS60THa Telescopes
Replies: 14
Views: 592

FOR SALE: Lunt Double Stack Etalon for all LS60FHa Filters and LS60THa Telescopes

For sale is my Lunt 60mm DS module in excellent condition. Comes with relevant literature and Lunt carrying case. I decided that I want to release funds for another project and I also like my single stack images well enough to stick with single stack imaging for quite some time - and learn more abou...
by nicosolcy
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2016 Mercury Transit... finally touched the photos!
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: 2016 Mercury Transit... finally touched the photos!

A couple of animated gifs. This project is finally done with!
by nicosolcy
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2016 Mercury Transit... finally touched the photos!
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: 2016 Mercury Transit... finally touched the photos!

Thanks Mark!

Good to be done with all outstanding stuff. Onwards and upwards now!
by nicosolcy
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunshine 31st December
Replies: 18
Views: 267

Re: Sunshine 31st December

Awesome images and a great way to end the year!
by nicosolcy
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2016 Mercury Transit... finally touched the photos!
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: 2016 Mercury Transit... finally touched the photos!

It does transit the sun quite often, about 13 times per 100 years, so we are good to image it again!
by nicosolcy
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2016 Mercury Transit... finally touched the photos!
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: 2016 Mercury Transit... finally touched the photos!

Thanks Mark!

Not fun aligning images taken with alt az mount. The mosaic is why I am salivating about, but that’s for tomorrow :)
by nicosolcy
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2016 Mercury Transit... finally touched the photos!
Replies: 13
Views: 194

2016 Mercury Transit... finally touched the photos!

Will do a 10-12 photos mosaic tomorrow, for the moment a quick video.

It was a lovely event, with swallows flying through the FOV, a plane transiting, the sun setting through thin clouds and a sunspot keeping the sun constant company!
by nicosolcy
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Belated mosaic from June 21st partial Solar eclipse
Replies: 18
Views: 243

Re: Belated mosaic from June 21st partial Solar eclipse

Thanks Alexandra. There is one unfinished task which I will tackle before the end of the week and that’s the Mercury transit from a few years ago - take a bunch of frames and make a video. I hate manual alignment, but it will be done!
by nicosolcy
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Belated mosaic from June 21st partial Solar eclipse
Replies: 18
Views: 243

Re: Belated mosaic from June 21st partial Solar eclipse

They are indeed, and a worthy investment for a visual observer, for both solar system objects as well as DSO!
by nicosolcy
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Belated mosaic from June 21st partial Solar eclipse
Replies: 18
Views: 243

Re: Belated mosaic from June 21st partial Solar eclipse

I really need to do move viewing. I have found that binoviewing increases contrast and detail to an unbelievable extend Vs cyclops mode! I need to get a good binoviewer. I bought a cheap one once. It would not merge the images correctly. I sent it back I got a supercharged one from Denis Levatic, a...
by nicosolcy
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Belated mosaic from June 21st partial Solar eclipse
Replies: 18
Views: 243

Re: Belated mosaic from June 21st partial Solar eclipse

Good results there, Nick. Quick question. It looks like you have the Moonlite focuser on your Lunt. Does the Pegasus focuser fit on there by default or is there an adapter needed? I've been putting motorized focusers on all my scopes over the past few months (nice to be able to control everything f...
by nicosolcy
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Belated mosaic from June 21st partial Solar eclipse
Replies: 18
Views: 243

Re: Belated mosaic from June 21st partial Solar eclipse

I really need to do move viewing. I have found that binoviewing increases contrast and detail to an unbelievable extend Vs cyclops mode!
by nicosolcy
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Belated mosaic from June 21st partial Solar eclipse
Replies: 18
Views: 243

Re: Belated mosaic from June 21st partial Solar eclipse

Thanks much, although there's much I would have done different on the day had I prepared more for it. Still, every time we image the sun is also a teaching time!
by nicosolcy
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Belated mosaic from June 21st partial Solar eclipse
Replies: 18
Views: 243

Re: Belated mosaic from June 21st partial Solar eclipse

Hi Alfred,

It is a Pegasus motor focuser V1. Allows for quite precise focusing - quite critical for solar imaging in Ha.

Hi Terry,

I live in Nicosia, Cyprus. Which unfortunately makes solar imaging in the summer sheer torture as it is way too hot!
by nicosolcy
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Belated mosaic from June 21st partial Solar eclipse
Replies: 18
Views: 243

Belated mosaic from June 21st partial Solar eclipse

Real life (TM) (R) got in the way. Decided to not leave any unfinished projects to carry forward to 2021!

Me and a close friend at a lovely small church just outside the city, enjoying the sunrise and then the eclipse :)