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by Rusted
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom on NE Limb Oct 20, 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 66

Re: Prom on NE Limb Oct 20, 2020

That's a serious case of 3D! Amazing sense of perspective! Congratulations on your skills! :bow
by Rusted
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ha-Sun October 19, 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 103

Re: Ha-Sun October 19, 2020

Stunning detail rendered with exceptional delicacy. :bow
by Rusted
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 19th of October 2020.
Replies: 8
Views: 83

Re: Sol from the 19th of October 2020.

I'm running out of superlatives! :D

Superb sharpness and a wonderfully captured prom. :bow
by Rusted
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 19.10.20 Slightly better seeing:
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: 19.10.20 Slightly better seeing:

Thank you all for your kind words. :bow Like all of us here I am constantly at the mercy of the seeing conditions. The practice I get as I struggle against the whiles of our own atmosphere must have benefits when it finally allows a closer peek. The standards set by those who post their images here ...
by Rusted
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: H-alpha Sun 2020-10-18
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: H-alpha Sun 2020-10-18

Incredible image quality! :bow
by Rusted
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: H-alpha Sun 2020-10-18
Replies: 5
Views: 23

Re: H-alpha Sun 2020-10-18

Incredible image quality! :bow
by Rusted
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 19.10.20 Slightly better seeing:
Replies: 4
Views: 46

19.10.20 Slightly better seeing:

This is becoming a habit. :D I have all my captures and images on the observatory laptop. So I'm borrowing today's images from my blog to post from my PC indoors. I hate the small screen 15.6" and lack of a mouse on the laptop. Which I bring in overnight, but leave the monitor, keyboard and mouse be...
by Rusted
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom on NE Limb Oct 18, 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 59

Re: Prom on NE Limb Oct 18, 2020

There's more than a little irony in your superb image related to the fires. :bow
by Rusted
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.

A 48 second video of three short videos merged to show the flare peak:
Though it was certainly visible in much earlier videos.
The dreadful seeing conditions are obvious from the first glance.
A smaller flare is visible on the edge of AR2776.

https://youtu.be/3v5Pe2ea9TE
by Rusted
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.
Replies: 10
Views: 41

Re: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.

I have merged the three videos which captured the flare and uploaded them to YouTube as a single video. A glance at the video quality will confirm the dire seeing conditions on the 18th. The flare appears to be a "four headed dragon" at times. This was lost in the processing to single images. https:...
by Rusted
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.

:bow Thanks! :bow

As I said in the SPOD thread I tried to blot out the flare because it spoilt the image! :D
by Rusted
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR12776 at 8.500mm focal length
Replies: 12
Views: 114

Re: AR12776 at 8.500mm focal length

Absolutely fabulous detail! :bow
by Rusted
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.
Replies: 10
Views: 41

Re: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.

Montana wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:00 pm
Wow!! some great flare activity in these images :bow :hamster: Looks like you caught the B4 class flare at 14:29 UTC

Alexandra
I spent quarter of an hour trying to block out that big white Blob in image handling software. :mrgreen:

I almost 'cloned' over it! :lol:
by Rusted
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.

Thank you all for your kind words. :bow I was in two minds over sharing these. The worse the seeing, the harder I have to work ImPPG for detail. It can produce a strangely artificial look to my daubs which I really dislike. While simultaneously I don't want to hide the detail. Fortunately I was able...
by Rusted
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.
Replies: 10
Views: 41

Re: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.

Thank you all for your kind words. :bow I was in two minds over sharing these. The worse the seeing, the harder I have to work ImPPG for detail. It can produce a strangely artificial look to my daubs which I really dislike. While simultaneously I don't want to hide the detail. Fortunately I was able...
by Rusted
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.
Replies: 9
Views: 96

18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.

Cloudy morning followed by brighter intervals with dreadful seeing. I had to use the PST BF to drag any detail out of the mush. 18.10.20 12.44 Lunt 1.25 wedge, 2x Orion Shorty 2x GPC.jpg 18.10.20 15.20 PST BF 2x gpc prom.jpg 18.10.20 15.36 PST BF 2.6x gpc bw.jpg 18.10.20 16.00 b1200s2 2.6x gpc.jpg 1...
by Rusted
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.
Replies: 10
Views: 41

18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.

Cloudy morning followed by brighter intervals with dreadful seeing. I had to use the PST BF to drag any detail out of the mush. 18.10.20 12.44 Lunt 1.25 wedge, 2x Orion Shorty 2x GPC.jpg 18.10.20 15.20 PST BF 2x gpc prom.jpg 18.10.20 15.36 PST BF 2.6x gpc bw.jpg 18.10.20 16.00 b1200s2 2.6x gpc.jpg 1...
by Rusted
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 17th of October 2020.
Replies: 11
Views: 136

Re: Sol from the 17th of October 2020.

Incredibly sharp images! :bow
by Rusted
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 16.10.20 AR2776 in dire seeing conditions.
Replies: 18
Views: 172

Re: 16.10.20 AR2776 in dire seeing conditions.

Thanks. Not sure whether I can obtain 100% ethanol legally. I may just hold the D-ERF under running water and finish off with a rinse with distilled water. :o The nearest we get to moonshine, in Denmark, is cross-border, cheap, German beer smuggling. :roll: I seriously doubt that a bath in Danish la...
by Rusted
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 17.10.2020 AR2776 in soft seeing conditions.
Replies: 9
Views: 100

Re: 17.10.2020 AR2776 in soft seeing conditions.

Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement. :bow
by Rusted
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 16.10.20 AR2776 in dire seeing conditions.
Replies: 18
Views: 172

Re: 16.10.20 AR2776 in dire seeing conditions.

Categorically leave the primary focuser at the -200mm position - do not alter it!!! Ever!!! The 2 images will likely be the blocking filter, rotating it should shift the ghost off the view. It could be the DERF, try rotating that, worth exploring if the blocking filter option doesn't shift it. Rota...
by Rusted
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 17.10.2020 AR2776 in soft seeing conditions.
Replies: 9
Views: 100

17.10.2020 AR2776 in soft seeing conditions.

A clear morning looked promising but the seeing was far too soft to show any detail. Best I can manage today. All were cropped. Too over-processed! It is completely overcast now. :cry: 17.10.20 10.48 b1200 1.6x gpc bw.jpg 17.10.20 11.00 b1200 1.6x gpc bw.jpg The last three were the same image with v...
by Rusted
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 16.10.20 AR2776 in dire seeing conditions.
Replies: 18
Views: 172

Re: 16.10.20 AR2776 in dire seeing conditions.

Good capture Chris. Looks like something is tilted in your new configuration that is producing the offband in the opposite corners. With a 2.6x GP you should be right in the centre of the sweetspot with no offband in the fov. Have you tried rotating the whole module in the focuser to find the most ...
by Rusted
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 16.10.20 AR2776 in dire seeing conditions.
Replies: 18
Views: 172

Re: 16.10.20 AR2776 in dire seeing conditions.

Thank you all for the kind words. :bow

I use SharpCap rather than FireCapture.
So "real time flats" are outside my range.
I have tried flats in SharpCap without making serious progress.
by Rusted
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 16.10.20 AR2776 in dire seeing conditions.
Replies: 18
Views: 172

16.10.20 AR2776 in dire seeing conditions.

Glassy, wobbling, shaking, going in and out of focus.
I feel so shamed to share these. :D

16.10.20 11.00 BF1200 2.6x GPC bw 2.jpg
16.10.20 11.00 BF1200 2.6x GPC bw 2.jpg (93.83 KiB) Viewed 172 times
16.10.20 11.12 BF1200 2.6x GPC bw 2.jpg
16.10.20 11.12 BF1200 2.6x GPC bw 2.jpg (97.82 KiB) Viewed 172 times
BTW: With a 2.6x GPC on the '174 camera nose the etalon distance to focus was 23.5cm.