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by Astrophil
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Great prom today 9/22/19
Replies: 15
Views: 92

Re: Great prom today 9/22/19

Oh yea, nicely composed and processed with plenty of detail to keep it interesting. The colorized versions are subtle enough not to distract. Well done, Franco. Did you create a new color?

Phil
by Astrophil
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 1Sep19 - C11 H-Alpha
Replies: 22
Views: 413

Re: 1Sep19 - C11 H-Alpha

Great hi res images and nice processing, Alfred. Hope the skies clear soon.

Phil
by Astrophil
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Large Prom + High res lunar images (Sept 19)
Replies: 12
Views: 129

Re: Large Prom + High res lunar images (Sept 19)

Beautiful proms, Lou, and the lunar images do indeed show a lot of details. Plato has a lot more craterlets in store with the right lighting. The ones captured are well resolved. Hope to see more.

Phil
by Astrophil
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Huge Prom Today, Convection Cells | Sept 19th 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 113

Re: Huge Prom Today, Convection Cells | Sept 19th 2019

All good, Marty. Your systems are working well. The second image is most appealing.

Phil
by Astrophil
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun & Moon 20th Sept '19
Replies: 12
Views: 95

Re: Sun & Moon 20th Sept '19

All keepers, Stu. That prom is still showing off. Glad you got it.

Phil
by Astrophil
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Big prom animated. 20th September
Replies: 15
Views: 128

Re: Big prom animated. 20th September

Well done, Robert! Well done.

Phil
by Astrophil
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom Sept.19th Quantum 6
Replies: 16
Views: 115

Re: Prom Sept.19th Quantum 6

I would like to thank each of you for the kind comments. I'm glad you liked the images. Recently, full disk imaging has distracted me from higher resolution shots, which really are my favorites. Thankfully many of you have posted some great hi-res images to fill the void. The 40 year old Quantum Six...
by Astrophil
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom Sept.19th Quantum 6
Replies: 16
Views: 115

Prom Sept.19th Quantum 6

Interesting prom today enticed me to image with the Quantum Six scope. The structure of the prom changed quite a bit when seen at larger scales. Here are a few images taken over a period of about 1h 20m. Baader ERF, Quantum Six Mak F15, 2x telecentric, Solar Spectrum filter, PGR Grasshopper GX camer...
by Astrophil
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 15th of September 2019.
Replies: 12
Views: 112

Re: Sol from the 15th of September 2019.

Great prom detail and processing, Eric. Thanks.

Phil
by Astrophil
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 16th of September 2019.
Replies: 9
Views: 113

Re: Sol from the 16th of September 2019.

Eric,
Perfect! Always a pleasure to see your images.

Phil
by Astrophil
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: FD's Sept. 16th LS80
Replies: 5
Views: 77

FD's Sept. 16th LS80

Hi All, Out this morning for a short session with the LS80. Captured some full disks but should have set up a larger scope for the nice prom group. I hope someone got it today. The first image is a composite of disk and prom shots and the second is more for fun. Double stacked, 1.25x Barlow, PGR Gra...
by Astrophil
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: FD's September 12th
Replies: 9
Views: 101

Re: FD's September 12th

Thank you kind gentlemen. I am sincerely trying to improve my imaging techniques but as a budding perfectionist, I keep seeing room for improvement. ;-)

Phil
by Astrophil
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Easy PST Module with ERF (non-destructive, no cutting of OTA, & no-black-box rebuild)
Replies: 47
Views: 580

Re: PST, how to replace that black box?

Thanks again Marty. Adapter ordered, should be here next month. Good luck with your mod.

Phil
by Astrophil
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Easy PST Module with ERF (non-destructive, no cutting of OTA, & no-black-box rebuild)
Replies: 47
Views: 580

Re: PST, how to replace that black box?

Thanks Marty,
I will give it a try if I can souce an adapter (m33 to m28.5). Do you remember where you got yours?

Phil
by Astrophil
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20190914) | 3 ligths
Replies: 12
Views: 164

Re: Today's SUN (20190914) | 3 ligths

Great disks, Pedro. Interesting BF comparison. Any explanations as to why the quite noticeable difference?

Phil
by Astrophil
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Slim Pickings.... 14th Sept '19
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: Slim Pickings.... 14th Sept '19

Very fine detail yet smooth as silk. Pleasing to the eye.
Nice one Stu.

Phil
by Astrophil
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 45 Minutes in the life of a Quiescent Prom - 8th September
Replies: 22
Views: 289

Re: 45 Minutes in the life of a Quiescent Prom - 8th September

Super animation, Mark. The longer I watch, the more I see. There's a lot going on there. Thanks for taking the time.

Phil
by Astrophil
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: September 9th Ha
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: September 9th Ha

Nice detail on the disk and exceptionally fine proms. Great FD Brian.

Phil
by Astrophil
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: FD's September 12th
Replies: 9
Views: 101

FD's September 12th

I haven't seen many images from the 12th. Maybe because there was not much to see. I was out there still trying to fine tune the LS80. Here are a couple different images with different processing. You didn't miss much that day. Phil 20190912_092502_acm.jpg 20190912_092502_inv.jpg 20190912_092544_com...
by Astrophil
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom group Sept. 7th Quark/Questar
Replies: 14
Views: 190

Re: Prom group Sept. 7th Quark/Questar

Thanks James, Stu, and Brian for the kind words. Sometimes the little Questar does good, contrary to what many folks say. It's a good choice when the disk is so blank and a lot easier than lugging out the bigger scope.

Phil
by Astrophil
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom group Sept. 7th Quark/Questar
Replies: 14
Views: 190

Re: Prom group Sept. 7th Quark/Questar

Thanks guys, always appreciate the nice comments.

Phil
by Astrophil
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Easy PST Module with ERF (non-destructive, no cutting of OTA, & no-black-box rebuild)
Replies: 47
Views: 580

Re: PST, how to replace that black box?

Hey Marty,
That's a good looking mod, robust and quite versatile. Images turned out well as proof.
Either I missed something or I just don't understand. How did you attach the ITF to the 1.25 nose and was the m28 to m33 a custom adapter?

Phil
by Astrophil
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 14 May 2019 Spectroheliograms
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: 14 May 2019 Spectroheliograms

Peter, excellent high quality spectroheliograms. I do enjoy seeing a different face on the sun. More please, when you have time.

As for the MI, put it behind you. It happens to the best of us. No worries.

Phil
by Astrophil
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom group Sept. 7th Quark/Questar
Replies: 14
Views: 190

Re: Prom group Sept. 7th Quark/Questar

Thanks Franco and Mark. Yes, I use a Baader DERF up front and a circular polarizer on the Quark to cut some internal reflections. This Quark can produce a bright glow next to the limb on one side of the Sun and requires the Quark to be rotated in order to minimize the problem when imaging proms. Ful...
by Astrophil
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom group Sept. 7th Quark/Questar
Replies: 14
Views: 190

Prom group Sept. 7th Quark/Questar

I hadn't warmed up the Quark since May. Saturday the Quark Combo and the little Questar 3.5 were used to image the nice group of proms. Not many Ha images taken with a Questar are seen here so I thought this might be of some interest. An adequate image none the less. Questar, 2.5x Powermate, Quark C...