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by Bruce G
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Christmas Prominence
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: Christmas Prominence

Yay!
by Bruce G
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Something brewing Dec 9th
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Something brewing Dec 9th

I saw it as well when we had a tiny opening in the cloud deck. Quite bright, but still very small. Indeed it did remind me of the beginnings of that big loop, one that I was fortunate enough to see nearly the full development of. Perhaps Derek might catch something for us in the morning
by Bruce G
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 5th December clear sky
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: 5th December clear sky

Wow! Where did that AR come from?
I may have some clear sky, for the first time in ages, coming up in a couple of days. I hope to be able to catch this beauty
Nice work
by Bruce G
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Moontrek Interactive Map
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Moontrek Interactive Map

Like I needed another way to spend my spare time!
Wow, there's a lot there
by Bruce G
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Citizen Science
Replies: 24
Views: 1134

Re: Citizen Science

Awesome images.
Feeling rather humbled at the moment
by Bruce G
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Hawk Repurposed My Solar Scope
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Hawk Repurposed My Solar Scope

Beautiful!
by Bruce G
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Impact of telescope height on the seeing
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: Impact of telescope height on the seeing

Those interested in this topic may wish to check out the following document: THE EFFECT OF THE LOCAL ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT ON ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS http://www.eso.org/gen-fac/pubs/astclim/papers/lz-thesis/node1.html In particular, note the following page Surface layer seeing http://www.eso.org...
by Bruce G
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Impact of telescope height on the seeing
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: Impact of telescope height on the seeing

Thank you Christian
I look forward to seeing further results

Bruce G
by Bruce G
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Impact of telescope height on the seeing
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: Impact of telescope height on the seeing

What SSMs were used in these tests, should someone want to replicate your results?
by Bruce G
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Impact of telescope height on the seeing
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: Impact of telescope height on the seeing

Very interesting results and very well presented.

What do you feel might explain that much difference? Dust in the air layer just above the ground or perhaps some other form of scattering phenomenon? Thermal currents close to the ground?

Bruce G
by Bruce G
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 29th of Septamber 2018.
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: Sol from the 29th of Septamber 2018.

Beautiful hedgerow
by Bruce G
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Maybe the wrong place
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Maybe the wrong place

There are also those quick car jump power sources that hold enough juice to jump start a car. Way more than needed for a Quark, but if you're driving a tracking mount, a camera with cooler, a computer and perhaps a convenience item here or there, they'll cover all that and more. Small and light, the...
by Bruce G
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Exploding arch prom from 9/19
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Exploding arch prom from 9/19

Wow! Incredible!
Great job
by Bruce G
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Exploding arch prom from 9/19
Replies: 16
Views: 703

Re: Exploding arch prom from 9/19

Wow! Incredible!
Great job
by Bruce G
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prominence Hedgerow Animation
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: Prominence Hedgerow Animation

Awesome view
Great job!
How many frames are in that hour?

Bruce G
by Bruce G
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Nice hedgerow today
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Nice hedgerow today

Despite clear skies, it has been an effort to get anything worth posting lately. Today offered a nice target for imaging.

Lunt LS80THa single stack
5x Powermate
ZWO ASI174MM

12_26_10 Hedgerow2.jpg
12_26_10 Hedgerow2.jpg (316.94 KiB) Viewed 297 times


Another view

Lunt LS80THa single stack
2.5x Powermate
ZWO ASI174MM

14_17_07 Hedgerow2.jpg
14_17_07 Hedgerow2.jpg (2.08 MiB) Viewed 288 times
by Bruce G
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Granulation shots (TEC140 F/7, X4 & X5 Powermates)
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Re: Granulation shots (TEC140 F/7, X4 & X5 Powermates)

That is so great to see Pedro.
Not only are they great shots, but I just picked up a TEC APO140 myself and now I have an idea of what I might see (I haven't been able to set it up yet). You have me really anxious to use it now.
by Bruce G
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New camera but which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 1113

Re: New camera but which one?

Yes the ASI120 is famous for Newton Rings, but a tilt adapter will do. You probably will need a lot of tilt. (At least I do have with mine, still surprised the complete field of view is still sharp) That took me a while to grasp as well, but think of it in photographic terms. What would the depth o...
by Bruce G
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New camera but which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 1113

Re: New camera but which one?

Yes. If you are still at the point where you're not getting a usable image with what you already have, then you should hold off buying anything new until that is sorted out. I'm sure if we could all stand together in one spot with your gear we could have it solved in a few minutes but alas, we'll ha...
by Bruce G
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Solar Reference Library
Topic: Running FireCapture on a Mac
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: Running FireCapture on a Mac

Sorry it took me so long to get to around to this. It has been a busy few weeks. If anyone has corrections or further information regarding this procedure, please post. I will incorporate what I can into the procedure. After that, the thread should be archived and these comments can be cut. Incident...
by Bruce G
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Solar Reference Library
Topic: Running FireCapture on a Mac
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Running FireCapture on a Mac

Running FireCapture on a Mac Download the most recent version of FireCapture for the Mac from Torsten Edelmann’s site http://www.firecapture.de The following material between the rows of asterisks is copied directly from Torsten’s readme.txt, which is found in the FireCapture .dmg file that you down...
by Bruce G
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Eliminating bad frames during stacking?
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Eliminating bad frames during stacking?

PDB wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:19 am
if you click on the frame slider and from there use the arrow keys on the keyboard, this will step frame by frame
Indeed it does!
Thanks Paul!

Bruce G
by Bruce G
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New camera but which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 1113

Re: New camera but which one?

You might also tell us a little more about what you consider "improved results", as your imaging objectives should help you determine where your money is best spent. You had some imaging problems earlier and I don't know if you have resolved those or not. If not, a better camera isn't going to help ...