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by GeorgeIonas
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Solar Astronomy Equipment Reviews
Topic: iOptron CEM 120
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: iOptron CEM 120

Hi Rainer,

Is there any advantage in going from the CEM120EC to the CEM120EC2? How important are the encoders on the Dec axis?

I'm ready to order one in the next few days so I would appreciate your input.

George
by GeorgeIonas
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Prominrnce 4th March 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Solar Prominrnce 4th March 2018

Here are a few images that took of the solar prominence on the 4th of March. One can see the strong magnetic field on the neighboring prominence. The seeing was not the best as the sun was over the garage roof and I was getting a lot of heat shimmer. The images were taken with the Takahashi FS-60Q (...
by GeorgeIonas
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 12th and 13th of March 2016.
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Sol from the 12th and 13th of March 2016.

Wow Eric ... love the detail you got from the prominence.

George
by GeorgeIonas
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday through haze and cloud
Replies: 28
Views: 886

Re: Sunday through haze and cloud

Nice resolution in particular the proms.

George
by GeorgeIonas
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Nice filaprom & prominence - 13 March
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Re: Nice filaprom & prominence - 13 March

Thank you all for your comments. Hopefully others had a chance to image the this filaprom.

George
by GeorgeIonas
Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Nice filaprom & prominence - 13 March
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Nice filaprom & prominence - 13 March

Just a heads-up for those of you who are starting their day. There is a nice filaprom and prominence on the sun at the moment. The seeing was terrible and I had to image from gaps between the clouds but the effort was well worth it. George 20160312_7_22_08_25 2FM inv col comp.jpg 20160312_7_22_08_25...
by GeorgeIonas
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: It was hot, humid, windy & the seeing was poor........
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: It was hot, humid, windy & the seeing was poor........

You captured some nice detail Matt.

George
by GeorgeIonas
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2497
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: AR2497

Nice capture Paul.

George
by GeorgeIonas
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's discs 10 January 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: Today's discs 10 January 2016

Love that filaprom Matt.

George
by GeorgeIonas
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Arvo Sun Morning Reflection
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Arvo Sun Morning Reflection

Great shots Derek, I was clouded out here to see the conjunction of Saturn and Venus - thanks for sharing the image.

George
by GeorgeIonas
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lots of Proms Today - 7th Jan.
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Lots of Proms Today - 7th Jan.

Thank you all for your kind comments. It was a surprise to see so many proms and had a spell of good seeing as well.

George
by GeorgeIonas
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lots of Proms Today - 7th Jan.
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Lots of Proms Today - 7th Jan.

Lots of prominences about today.

George
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by GeorgeIonas
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 6th of January 2016.
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Sol from the 6th of January 2016.

You have captured some nice prominence activity Eric. I have just got home and having a look now, thank you for the heads up.

George
by GeorgeIonas
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Dec 08 2015 Double Stack 150mm telescope.
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: Dec 08 2015 150mm Double Stack 150mm telescope.

Looks like you are getting an a very good dynamic range in your images there Valery. I notice that on the right hand edge of both images there is a strip of blur on both images which is more predominant on the second image. Is this a processing artifact or the CCD chip not sitting square to the foca...
by GeorgeIonas
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sept 28 100mm F5 scope + corrector lens in a CaK line.
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: Sept 28 100mm F5 scope + corrector lens in a CaK line.

Hi Valery, I did not know that the difference would be so dramatic. In that case from your description no comparison would be required.

George
by GeorgeIonas
Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sept 28 100mm F5 scope + corrector lens in a CaK line.
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: Sept 28 100mm F5 scope + corrector lens in a CaK line.

Valery, do you have some images showing before and after correction?

George
by GeorgeIonas
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today Ha and the Month in Review
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Today Ha and the Month in Review

A wonderful month's worth of images.

George
by GeorgeIonas
Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunset Colours after the Storm
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Sunset Colours after the Storm

You have captured the colors extremely well, were these taken with the 20mm or 24mm lens?

George
by GeorgeIonas
Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Big prominence animation
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Big prominence animation

Great animation.

George
by GeorgeIonas
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Large Solar Prominence Still Present - 29th Nov.
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Large Solar Prominence Still Present - 29th Nov.

Here is today's closeup image of the large solar prominence dominating the sun and hopefully tomorrow as well.

George
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by GeorgeIonas
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Large Solar Prominence - 28th Nov.
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Large Solar Prominence - 28th Nov.

Thank you all for your comments.

George
by GeorgeIonas
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Fridays Take
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Fridays Take

A nice collection of images Derick. Which brand of 20mm lens did you get.

George
by GeorgeIonas
Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:07 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Larger prominence 27th Nov with the Quark
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Larger prominence 27th Nov with the Quark

JP, you have captured some very nice detail in the prominence.

George
by GeorgeIonas
Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom and stuff Nov 28
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Prom and stuff Nov 28

Well captured with beautiful detail.

George