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by TheSkyBurner
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Any interest in this part? LS50C modkit
Replies: 54
Views: 1275

Re: Any interest in this part? LS50C modkit

Looks like you're making good progress there Apollo. itd be done already if i had access to a bridgeport mill :) I I may end up buying a 3d printer just to knock out some of the support baffles! Seems like itd be worth it considering I like to build things. But plastic? That's quite an Achilles hea...
by TheSkyBurner
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Any interest in this part? LS50C modkit
Replies: 54
Views: 1275

Re: Any interest in this part? LS50C modkit

attached some things, aligned some things , tested some things.
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by TheSkyBurner
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20181116) with good seeing
Replies: 13
Views: 191

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

how did you make the flat field? A gerd neuman panel?
by TheSkyBurner
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Today's SUN (20181116) with good seeing
Replies: 19
Views: 39

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

how did you make the flat field? A gerd neuman panel?
by TheSkyBurner
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Today's SUN (20181116) with good seeing
Replies: 19
Views: 39

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

how did you make the flat field? A gerd neuman panel?
by TheSkyBurner
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Where to go from here to maximize results (Histogram, etc.).
Replies: 16
Views: 340

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

Thats a very nice result! Dont let the dust bunnies get you down, I have been plagued with some that have an ironman suit on.. https://66.media.tumblr.com/15d823b6f1cbb204169098d1911b2404/tumblr_ooi66bneZH1s9vwwfo2_540.jpg flats can usually sort them out, just take a couple thousand frames with your...
by TheSkyBurner
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20181116) with good seeing
Replies: 13
Views: 191

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

awesome granulation, i think i see a couple pores in there!
by TheSkyBurner
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Today's SUN (20181116) with good seeing
Replies: 19
Views: 39

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

awesome granulation, i think i see a couple pores in there!
by TheSkyBurner
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Today's SUN (20181116) with good seeing
Replies: 19
Views: 39

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

awesome granulation, i think i see a couple pores in there!
by TheSkyBurner
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUN 15/11/2018
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: SUN 15/11/2018

very nice!
by TheSkyBurner
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUN 15/11/2018
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: SUN 15/11/2018

very nice!
by TheSkyBurner
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: PST labels / PST tubes
Replies: 4
Views: 138

PST labels / PST tubes

I was comparing my collection of pst's and noticed only now that they have two different labels . I also see that One has a brass tube, and the other an aluminum tube

Can you tell which one is older without seeing the seriel number? :)

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by TheSkyBurner
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Cool calcium prom 11-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Cool calcium prom 11-13-2018

thanks for the nice comments everyone. I am going to try cleaning all my lenses this weekend. Hopefully i can figure out where all of these spotted annoyances are.
by TheSkyBurner
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun is rare these days ...
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Sun is rare these days ...

I use some of those sunless days to read about the sun :)
by TheSkyBurner
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Old Coronado BF30
Replies: 22
Views: 427

Re: Old Coronado BF30

Essentially all that matters with the blocking filter compatibility is the free spectral range. Unfortunately this is the "unknown".. This is why the blocking filters are not interchangeable, because the dark limbs of the "spectral comb" just does not align up. Consider this image below. This is the...
by TheSkyBurner
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: I told ya so... Comets causing sunspots.
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: I told ya so... Comets causing sunspots.

To be honest I cannot see how something as small as a comet could give rise to a sunspot, considering the size difference as well, maybe I'm wrong but it seems a little doubtful. There are lots of things in the universe that are not understood, but still happen... Electricity, magnetism and gravity...
by TheSkyBurner
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Cool calcium prom 11-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 164

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, Yes the chroma filter. I think they may have damaged it with a microscope and thats what those crazy half circles with the dot are. I have to ...
by TheSkyBurner
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Cool calcium prom 11-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Cool calcium prom 11-13-2018

and "the spot" with abysmal seeing conditions.
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by TheSkyBurner
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt CaK B1200 + PST #1 yellow
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Lunt CaK B1200 + PST #1 yellow

do not sell it for too cheap, these things are worth no less than your b1200 filter; and the demand for them is insane. keep in mind it is much larger than the b1200, and supposedly has narrower bandpass. I ask no less than $700 for mine. That is more than fair for how rare these are. people are sa...
by TheSkyBurner
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Cool calcium prom 11-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Cool calcium prom 11-13-2018

The floater in this is hard to see cuz of the reflection and bunnies, but its there.

I have no idea what those wierd markings are.
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by TheSkyBurner
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Cool calcium prom 11-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Cool calcium prom 11-13-2018

There were two huge prominence group today , one had a large floater. I was lucky enough to see a little bit of it with a calcium filter.

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by TheSkyBurner
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Old Coronado BF30
Replies: 22
Views: 427

Re: Old Coronado BF30

I have that nice blue colour when looking through my Solarscope blocking filter. Alexandra You have two solarscope blocking filters right? I was literally just talking to Helmut at solarscope about 40 minutes ago regarding blocking filters and custom etalons. He mentioned to me that they include a ...
by TheSkyBurner
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Forum Support Issues
Topic: another error 11/12/2018
Replies: 0
Views: 76

another error 11/12/2018

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