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by PilotAstronomy
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Dome Observatory Bay Orientation?
Replies: 0
Views: 2457

Dome Observatory Bay Orientation?

Hey folks, so I've finally decided to replace my rickety DIY ROR Observatory with a Nexdome. I have room in my spot for a single bay---but I'm not entirely sure how to orient it to maximize its usefulness. Available spots are SW, NW, and N "corners". When using my ROR I just sit under my scope under...
by PilotAstronomy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Proms 26 Oct 2019 Afternoon
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Proms 26 Oct 2019 Afternoon

20191026 1600L fulldisc surf.jpg
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by PilotAstronomy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Proms 26 Oct 2019 Afternoon
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Proms 26 Oct 2019 Afternoon

bonus: quick edit of full disc from same session
20191026 1600L fulldisc inv surf.jpg
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by PilotAstronomy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Proms 26 Oct 2019 Afternoon
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: A Nice Prom Afternoon 26 Oct

And the third one using masks instead of "difference"
by PilotAstronomy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Proms 26 Oct 2019 Afternoon
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Proms 26 Oct 2019 Afternoon

Three different processing runs of the same data from yesterday afternoon.

I'm just getting the hang of this.
by PilotAstronomy
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Tutorial: Colourising the solar image using PS
Replies: 5
Views: 5490

Re: Tutorial: Colourising the solar image using PS

What #s are y'all using for Cak?
by PilotAstronomy
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Help me decide on solar setup
Replies: 8
Views: 3431

Re: Help me decide on solar setup

Ok, I think I have pieced together a plan. For a CaK/WL refractor I’m looking at either a Celestron Omni XLT 102mm (f/10) or a Lunt Engineering ED 80mm (f/7). Both are approx the same price (the C102 needs a focuser upgrade). Advantage of the C102 is larger aperture, and I try to get my hands on a S...
by PilotAstronomy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Help me decide on solar setup
Replies: 8
Views: 3431

Help me decide on solar setup

Greetings-- I’ve recently set a $5-6,000 annual astro gear budget, and after toying around with a friend of a friend’s Ha scope, I think this year I’d like to dip my toes in the solar bucket. I’m curious your thoughts on what you’d do if you were starting solar from scratch with that budget with sim...
by PilotAstronomy
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt Stopping Making CaK Modules?
Replies: 14
Views: 1429

Re: Lunt Stopping Making CaK Modules?

Brian, thanks for messaging them. Anxiously awaiting word. I had planned on getting a CaK module possibly next year but this may accelerate my plans a bit. Plan early, plan twice I suppose.