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by MalVeauX
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 20th of November 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: Sol from the 20th of November 2018.

Nice work Eric! I was all clouded out, glad someone got to at least see the last moments of AR2727 as it rounds the limb.

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Hawk Repurposed My Solar Scope
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Hawk Repurposed My Solar Scope

Hah, very cool!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2727, Spicules, Prom, Full Disc | HA | Nov 19th 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 33

AR2727, Spicules, Prom, Full Disc | HA | Nov 19th 2018

Heya, We start to say farewell to AR2727, as it rounds the limb. Still some small visible umbra, but it's activity is waning. Hopefully tomorrow it will still have some life to it when it's really on the limb and throw some filaments up if we're lucky for an interesting angled view. Not a lot of fea...
by MalVeauX
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 18, Tiny Sunspots And Proms
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: November 18, Tiny Sunspots And Proms

Nice Dave!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sun 18th November 18
Replies: 10
Views: 106

Re: Sunday Sun 18th November 18

Lovely! Love the Calcium too! I need to get a new CaK module.

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2727, Spicules, Proms, Full Disc | HA | Nov 18th 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 73

AR2727, Spicules, Proms, Full Disc | HA | Nov 18th 2018

Heya, AR2727 is lovely today, nearing the limb with lots of contrast at this angle. Not a lot of big proms going on. Mostly just small feint stuff. A little persistent filament is floating around still too. Took a look at just the common features such as spicules both at the center of the disc and a...
by MalVeauX
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20181116) with good seeing
Replies: 16
Views: 263

Re: Today's SUN (20181116) with good seeing

Lovely work Pedro!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Today's SUN (20181116) with good seeing
Replies: 19
Views: 119

Re: Today's SUN (20181116) with good seeing

Lovely work Pedro!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Today's SUN (20181116) with good seeing
Replies: 19
Views: 119

Re: Today's SUN (20181116) with good seeing

Lovely work Pedro!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunspot 2726, Big Prom, Full Disc | 150mm & 40mm HA | Nov 13th 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Re: Sunspot 2726, Big Prom, Full Disc | 150mm & 40mm HA | Nov 13th 2018

Thanks! Interesting.

I do need to go back to using my 0.5x focal reducer and experiment some more.

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 11th of November 2018.
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Sol from the 11th of November 2018.

Lovely work Eric!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunspot 2726, Big Prom, Full Disc | 150mm & 40mm HA | Nov 13th 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Re: Sunspot 2726, Big Prom, Full Disc | 150mm & 40mm HA | Nov 13th 2018

Could you link what sort of shorter barrel being referred to? I'd like to try it out. F21, F25 would be great!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunspot 2726, Big Prom, Full Disc | 150mm & 40mm HA | Nov 13th 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Re: Sunspot 2726, Big Prom, Full Disc | 150mm & 40mm HA | Nov 13th 2018

Thanks all, Why don't you insert a focal reducer before the camera ? It would help to obtain a larger view. I do sometimes, especially when seeing doesn't support the large scale. These are ~F35 (F8.3 scope with 4.2x telecentric in the Quark) and the seeing supported it, so I just ran with it. It's ...
by MalVeauX
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Cool calcium prom 11-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: Cool calcium prom 11-13-2018

I watched these proms today too, they were lovely, not quite what yesterday's monster was, but still great for a minimum!

Was this with a chroma?

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunspot 2726, Big Prom, Full Disc | 150mm & 40mm HA | Nov 13th 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Sunspot 2726, Big Prom, Full Disc | 150mm & 40mm HA | Nov 13th 2018

Heya, Well, I missed the beautiful grand arching prom from yesterday. It's mostly decayed and gone now barely a full day later. Alas. But there are still two fairly bright large prominences on the limb and a fairly small but interesting designated sunspot with a visible umbra and I think cycle 24 po...
by MalVeauX
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar panorama in Ca II K 11th Nov.
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Solar panorama in Ca II K 11th Nov.

Lovely! Always a pleasure to see some Ca!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 10th of November 2018.
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Sol from the 10th of November 2018.

Wow Eric, really tremendous work, those proms are so intricate and interesting! Must have been quite awesome seeing! :bow

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ha Full Disk 11th November
Replies: 13
Views: 215

Re: Ha Full Disk 11th November

Lovely discs Mark

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New Sunspot (Undesignated ATM), Big Proms, Full Disc | HA | Nov 9th 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 158

New Sunspot (Undesignated ATM), Big Proms, Full Disc | HA | Nov 9th 2018

Heya, Woke up to total fog cover, clouds and humidity. But, around 1pm Eastern, I was able to see through some sucker holes. Seeing wasn't very good, but it was good enough to attempt large scale. There's a new sunspot that looks like a small active region, but it's definitely a sunspot, a dipole, w...
by MalVeauX
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: High latitude sunspot
Replies: 17
Views: 455

Re: High latitude sunspot

It's a wee dipole. Definitely a sunspot. I was able to resolve both umbra with a 150mm aperture this afternoon between clouds, around 1:30pm Eastern Time (Florida). Still not designation number, that I'm aware of yet, but it's a sunspot I'm confident. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4803/45751081892_...
by MalVeauX
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Where to go from here to maximize results (Histogram, etc.).
Replies: 16
Views: 357

Re: Where to go from here to maximize results (Histogram, etc.).

Starry Jack wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:29 am
Thank you for the workflow, Marty. Makes sense. In fact, you've got me going back to Autostakkert again.

Attached is the video going through one of my trials in Autostakkert this afternoon. Much improved. Room for more to be certain.
Looking good!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: High latitude sunspot
Replies: 17
Views: 455

Re: High latitude sunspot

The minor active region earlier this week was also high in latitude.

This makes the 4th or 5th feature that points towards cycle 25 coming up soon.

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: High latitude sunspot
Replies: 17
Views: 455

Re: High latitude sunspot

All clouds for me :(

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Where to go from here to maximize results (Histogram, etc.).
Replies: 16
Views: 357

Re: Where to go from here to maximize results (Histogram, etc.).

Hey Jack, Hopefully someone else can chime in about your optical train to make sure an F10 or more narrow beam is hitting that PST. It doesn't have to be exactly F10, it just cannot be faster than F10 (ie, it cannot be F6 or F8). F10 is where it's supposed to be. And I think it's fine to go to F12 o...
by MalVeauX
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Where to go from here to maximize results (Histogram, etc.).
Replies: 16
Views: 357

Re: Where to go from here to maximize results (Histogram, etc.).

Hi Jack, Yea, the video illustrates a much better image than the screen captures, thanks!. Still looks like either really challenging seeing, or perhaps not at critical focus to me though. But again, hard to know, a short video. I think the obvious limitation here is likely the tiny blocking filter ...