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by pstew
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Filaprom
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Filaprom

Nice little filaprom on the Sun today, not much else though
by pstew
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Replies: 20
Views: 964

Re: Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Well done Alexandra and Michael :bow
by pstew
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Awesome display now
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Awesome display now

Managed to get enough frames from between the clouds
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by pstew
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Awesome display now
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Awesome display now

Heads up solar imaging peeps, if the Sun is up and there are no pesky clouds like here, GO IMAGE IT awesome coronal loops
The weather gods really didn't like me sneaking this image from between the clouds, being punished by freak hail storm
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by pstew
Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: ISS solar transit
Replies: 9
Views: 517

ISS solar transit

Finally I caught it, the clouds actually played nice and parted just in time :) The Ha version didn't work out as well as the CaK, the frame rate was a bit slow for the magnification used. Lessons for next time ;) https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/497/32590417281_e343dfdd16_o.png https://c1.staticflickr...
by pstew
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project Outreach Events!
Topic: Large PGR camera donation to CBSAP
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Large PGR camera donation to CBSAP

Most excellent, PGR cameras are awesome :bow
by pstew
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New spots incomming
Replies: 4
Views: 346

New spots incomming

Some prominences and finally a sunspot, looks like there is something bigger following behind too :)

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by pstew
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prominence
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Prominence

Well the clouds gave me 60 seconds of solar imaging today, that was very kind of them.

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by pstew
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Weekend Sun
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Weekend Sun

Well the clouds decided to leave me alone and the Sun put on a good show to celebrate :D

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by pstew
Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Forum Support Issues
Topic: Recent post option missing
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: Recent post option missing

It took a little finding, its under Quick Links right at the top of the page under the CBSAP banner
by pstew
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Finally some Sun
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Finally some Sun

Well I missed all of the current AR except for the last little bit https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8757/28427121331_c4ded55dec_o.png https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8696/27889544323_192df3143b_o.png https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-z0EjhGO7hFc/V5RIepgPlrI/AAAAAAAAm04/c4Jk6vQm5fo6C_vBul1d6QHyLRLWhFC7QC...
by pstew
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some weekend Sun
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Some weekend Sun

Finally the Sun managed to overcome the clouds :D Lunt LS80Tha/B18/DSII and Grasshopper 3 https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8653/28154345386_a18e260d93_o.png Z80 refractor with CaK module and Chameleon 3 https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8779/28188427185_c1168f21cf_o.png FLT132 refractor with Quark, 0.6x re...
by pstew
Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury in Calcium K
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Mercury in Calcium K

Excellent images, pity the wifes a bit slack :D
by pstew
Sat May 21, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Question regarding Point Grey Chameleon3 with IMX265 mono
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: Question regarding Point Grey Chameleon3 with IMX265 mon

Torsten has modified the DLL's to allow FC to run in Mono mode instead of raw. Gamma will now work in FC 2.5 with a slight drop in FPS.
The DLL's can be downloaded here https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/firecapture/files
by pstew
Fri May 20, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: How many fps with your high speed camera?
Replies: 15
Views: 1953

Re: How many fps with your high speed camera?

For solar 20fps is plenty, if you do want to go faster a solid state drive will help a lot
by pstew
Mon May 16, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First light with my new camera
Replies: 6
Views: 326

First light with my new camera

While the Grasshopper is on holiday in Canada (repairs) I splurged out on a 2nd Pt Grey camera. I went for a Chameleon3 (IMX264) 5mp mainly for doing that night time stuff but also the price. It does allow me to do fully disk solar now but does have those pesky newton rings that no amount of tilting...
by pstew
Mon May 16, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Question regarding Point Grey Chameleon3 with IMX265 mono
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: Question regarding Point Grey Chameleon3 with IMX265 mon

I have just got a Chameleon3 (IMX264) and have noticed the same thing. It will work in FlyCap2 if you change the video mode to mono instead of raw. Gamma works fine in Genika, I suspect FC is setting the mode to raw instead of mono. I have seen your post in the FC forum and have added what I know, h...
by pstew
Wed May 11, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Proper orientatnion of final images
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: Proper orientatnion of final images

I generally align them to NSO/GONG
by pstew
Sun May 08, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Saturday Sun
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Saturday Sun

Looks like the Sun is putting on a little show for the transit

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by pstew
Thu May 05, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Chameleon connection to Lunt60
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Chameleon connection to Lunt60

You need a C-mount to 1.25" Nosepiece
by pstew
Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Monday Sun
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Monday Sun

A few images from today. The Grasshopper 3 has developed and intermittent fault in the USB connector and is on its way back to Canada. I have gone back to the DMK41, an most capable camera but its no Grasshopper :D https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1619/26566324161_2bb01baebe_o.png https://farm2.static...
by pstew
Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: dual proms
Replies: 9
Views: 411

dual proms

I was hoping the weather gods would let me image these proms, they must of decided to be nice to me :D https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1668/25929535610_e25bc1cfa8_o.png https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1676/26136245651_2144cb7dca_o.png https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1664/26110502442_dd7d1c17c3_o.png
by pstew
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 150mm + 165mm D-ERF + QUARK 0,25A RAW image for processing
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: 150mm + 165mm D-ERF + QUARK 0,25A RAW image for process

Valery wrote:Hi Paul,

Very nice processing. Which deconvolution in the AstraImage have you used for this particular case?


Thanks,

Valery

Hi Valery,
I used Lucy Richardson, 10 iterations, 0.8 blur kernel size and 10 deconvolution strength