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Transit of Mercury in the Spicule Layer. Phil took this great image with his Quantum 6 Scope, Solar Spectrum etalon and PGR Camera.

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by MalVeauX
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc & AR2752 | Nov 18th 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Re: Full Disc & AR2752 | Nov 18th 2019

Thanks all, :bow :bow BTW. My company is ARIES, not Aires. :) Valery Apologies, I've corrected it. :) Question: Would you mind please seeing your PM either here on SolarChat or CloudyNights from me? Trying to get the most out of the D-ERF, just need some information. If they're not coming through, I...
by MalVeauX
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc & AR2752 | Nov 18th 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Re: Full Disc & AR2752 | Nov 18th 2019

Thanks all, Later in the afternoon, it was still clear, so I figured I'd try to do some time lapse animation and grabbed data for an hour. Was mostly interested in the main filament in the active region to see it's plasma flowing around and of course any potential flare activity crackling in the pla...
by MalVeauX
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc & AR2752 | Nov 18th 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Full Disc & AR2752 | Nov 18th 2019

Heya, It's been raining for days and total cloud cover all through this week, but today it was cleared up for a while. Seeing was poor this morning. But I was able to get a little time on AR2752 which is still persistent. I looked at the photosphere and didn't notice any appreciable sunspot, but the...
by MalVeauX
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury-Solar Transit Mega Thread | Nov 11th 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 258

Re: Mercury-Solar Transit Mega Thread | Nov 11th 2019

Thanks all, appreciate it, I'm glad we all got to see such a transit. For many it's the last!

+++++++++++++++++++++

NASA Apod Nov 13th:

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap191113.html

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sorry, another Mercury transit...
Replies: 15
Views: 207

Re: Sorry, another Mercury transit...

Lovely captures Franco!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Solar transit 11th of November 2019.
Replies: 13
Views: 175

Re: Mercury Solar transit 11th of November 2019.

Awesome captures Eric!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury run around
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Re: Mercury run around

Lovely capture Alexandra, love Calcium!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit November 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 298

Re: Mercury Transit November 2019

Great captures Stu, always love to see some Calcium!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit | 20191111
Replies: 19
Views: 494

Re: Mercury Transit | 20191111

Great show of the transit Pedro!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury transit and proms
Replies: 16
Views: 226

Re: Mercury transit and proms

Super captures Phil!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Mercury Transit 2016

Lovely Predro, really starkly different only just 2 years ago how much more active the star was!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury-Solar Transit Mega Thread | Nov 11th 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 258

Mercury-Solar Transit Mega Thread | Nov 11th 2019

Hey all, I was lucky to have decent weather all day for once, right up to the end, it clouded up at the end of the transit but I was still able to grab some information there through clouds and poor seeing. But up to that point it was a wonderful day of observing and I imaged a little bit along the ...
by MalVeauX
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Anybody going to catch the Mercury Transit?
Replies: 22
Views: 618

Re: Anybody going to catch the Mercury Transit?

Depends on the weather entirely. :(

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: LS 80 and 5x Powermate
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: LS 80 and 5x Powermate

Super cool Phil! Never would have guessed an 80mm!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Which etalon is better? Please, look, think and vote.
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: Which etalon is better? Please, look, think and vote.

Hi Valery, Would you kindly check out my PM to you on here? I think the etalon on the left is probably better. My reasons: It's nearly the same as the one on the right, at F42, yet it's doing it at F30. So if they were both brought to F42, the one on the left would be superior and more narrow. I'm s...
by MalVeauX
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New Plage, Proms & Cells | Oct 29th 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: New Plage, Proms & Cells | Oct 29th 2019

Thanks all :bow Marty, is the first image in WL done with a wedge or with film filter? I don't use film nor wedges for imaging, they lower transmission too much. That first image was done with my C8 Edge and my full aperture Aires D-ERF followed by a Baader Red CCD-IR blocked filter (2nd erf). The t...
by MalVeauX
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New Plage, Proms & Cells | Oct 29th 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 415

New Plage, Proms & Cells | Oct 29th 2019

Heya, Woke up to an ok sky, clouds, but had a chance. Got some data later in the afternoon, so seeing was poor, but managed. The new plage is interesting and there are some proms in the quadrants on the limbs. Took at look at the plage in two scales and both from the chromosphere & photosphere persp...
by MalVeauX
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: 12" White light Newtonian
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: 12" White light Newtonian

Heya,

Well, use a 656nm (Astronomik HA 12nm) filter for poor seeing.
Use a 395nm or 430nm (Andover or Edmund Optics) for higher angular resolution with very good seeing.

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Interesting Filament, Convection Cells | Oct 23rd 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Interesting Filament, Convection Cells | Oct 23rd 2019

Thanks all! :bow

It became an interesting prom on the limb since then!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Interesting Filament, Convection Cells | Oct 23rd 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Interesting Filament, Convection Cells | Oct 23rd 2019

Heya, Woke up to a fairly clear sky, it's been storming for days with the remnants of the tropical storm that just finished up in the Gulf of Mexico. Not much going on today on our star, but a fairly interesting and dark filament, doesn't look like much at course scale, but at fine scale it reveals ...
by MalVeauX
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 15th, 18th and 19th of October 2019.
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Sol from the 15th, 18th and 19th of October 2019.

Lovely discs Eric!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20191019) | afternoon session
Replies: 16
Views: 619

Re: Today's SUN (20191019) | afternoon session

Lovely captures Pedro!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: October 19th in Ha
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: October 19th in Ha

Lovely captures Brian!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Saturday Sunshine 19th October
Replies: 13
Views: 373

Re: Saturday Sunshine 19th October

Lovely discs Mark!

Very best,
by MalVeauX
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: A 6" f/8 PST mod? Are we kidding ourselves?
Replies: 28
Views: 1149

Re: A 6" f/8 PST mod? Are we kidding ourselves?

Thanks, I am very interested to see more info on this. I too am quite interested in adding the Baader 1.25x GPC and how it can be easily added to the imaging train to operate a 150mm F10 option from time to time. Especially from a thermal handling standpoint, as my 120mm F10 version handles the heat...