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by Christopher
Sat May 25, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solarchat forum extended 3 more years...
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Solarchat forum extended 3 more years...

Thanks for all you so Stephen.
by Christopher
Sun May 19, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 18th of May 2019.
Replies: 8
Views: 81

Re: Sol from the 18th of May 2019.

Nice prom shots Eric.
by Christopher
Wed May 15, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disk Before Work - 14th May
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Full Disk Before Work - 14th May

I admire your get up and go attitude and especially your images Mark. Excellent FDs.
by Christopher
Wed May 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday sunshine 12th May
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: Sunday sunshine 12th May

Alexandra, I love that black and white close up of 2740. That is one tangled knot. I have experienced similar mysteries with the stacking software. I for one rely on its 90% foolproof defaults but struggle when a sequence presents challenges because I haven't acquired sufficient cause and effect ins...
by Christopher
Mon May 13, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sunshine 12th May
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: Sunday Sunshine 12th May

Great set Mark. I especially like the white light. Terrific resolution.
by Christopher
Sat May 11, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Spots 11 May
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: Spots 11 May

Superb images David.
by Christopher
Sat May 11, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 10th Spots
Replies: 13
Views: 147

Re: May 10th Spots

I love that scope Phil! Beautiful work.
by Christopher
Sat May 11, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Two Ha close ups and a white light.
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: Two Ha close ups and a white light.

Nice shots Brian.
by Christopher
Fri May 10, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Flare 20190509
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Solar Flare 20190509

Very nice shots. 2741 is looking to be on a par with 2740. Good for us!
by Christopher
Fri May 10, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019

Very nice disk. I'm even noticing some spicule details on the limb.
by Christopher
Thu May 09, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Animation: Cinco de Mayo Fireworks
Replies: 14
Views: 201

Re: Animation: Cinco de Mayo Fireworks

Yes, the neverending battle against dust motes...exacerbated by spring pollen and shedding trees. Perhaps they make an "autoblower" for such purposes :cool: The Trigger Threshold was 1.6 and the Discard Threshold was 2.4. I try to strike a balance on these settings based on the prevailing conditions...
by Christopher
Thu May 09, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quick session this morning May 7th
Replies: 23
Views: 334

Re: Quick session this morning May 7th

Beautiful work Franco. The 3D sense is amazing. Congrats on the SPOD my friend.
by Christopher
Thu May 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Animation: Cinco de Mayo Fireworks
Replies: 14
Views: 201

Re: Animation: Cinco de Mayo Fireworks

Thank you for the comments everybody. :bow2 It is very encouraging :D Alexandra, I agree and when I saw that phenomena early on in reviewing the frames I couldn't wait to see how it was revealed in the final sequence. :o I felt like I had found the sweet spot exposure wise to be able to bring out th...
by Christopher
Thu May 09, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Animation: Cinco de Mayo Fireworks
Replies: 14
Views: 201

Re: Animation: Cinco de Mayo Fireworks

Thanks Eric!
by Christopher
Wed May 08, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Two spots - 7 May 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Two spots - 7 May 2019

Very nice shot Bruce. Let us know how you make out with Genika/SSM. There are options.
by Christopher
Wed May 08, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: storm on the sun May 6 PART 2 (NEW)
Replies: 15
Views: 258

Re: storm on the sun May 6 PART 2 (NEW)

These are so great. Really enjoying them Paul.
by Christopher
Wed May 08, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Animation: Cinco de Mayo Fireworks
Replies: 14
Views: 201

Animation: Cinco de Mayo Fireworks

Finished processing an animation from Sunday May 5th. I love doing these and it was so nice to have a confluence of time, weather and and interesting target (AR2740). This is 26 frames of 150/500 stacks captured between 13:36 and 14:57 EDT using a Lunt LS100THa/B1800, 5x PowerMate, and a PGR Grassho...
by Christopher
Mon May 06, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First attempt at an animation
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Re: First attempt at an animation

This is a great first animation. I also use Firecapture with SSM and it works very well using the plug in developed by PDB (user on SolarChat).
by Christopher
Mon May 06, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: storm on the sun May 6 PART 2 (NEW)
Replies: 15
Views: 258

Re: storm on the sun May 6 (new)

Very impressive animation Paul!
by Christopher
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Photographic Benefits of UV/IR Blocking Filter
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Photographic Benefits of UV/IR Blocking Filter

Thanks to all who chimed in. It has cleared some things up for me (excuse the pun :P ). I can see how they benefit the image through narrowing the wavelength the camera is recording. Seems that this results in better contrast and structural details. No one indicated that they found the extra data us...
by Christopher
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Photographic Benefits of UV/IR Blocking Filter
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Photographic Benefits of UV/IR Blocking Filter

Hi Mark, Thanks for responding. So it sounds like your usage is strictly for managing thermal energy. I think I understand those considerations. I'm also wondering about the impact on data collected during imaging and how that might affect the image quality (for better or worse). The PGR implementat...
by Christopher
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Photographic Benefits of UV/IR Blocking Filter
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Photographic Benefits of UV/IR Blocking Filter

When solar photographers specify their hydrogen-alpha light path I often see a UV/IR blocking filter listed and I'm curious to know what specific benefits are derived particularly as it relates to the quality of the image (heat energy management considerations aside). Is there a placement requiremen...