Search found 4633 matches

by DeepSolar64
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 18 2021 Imaging.
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: April 18 2021 Imaging.

Terry,
The proms weren't much better visually for me but others, like Rainer picked them up better in their images than I could see them visually.
Thanks for the heads up on a possible active region coming around the eastern limb. I will keep my eye out.

Blessings:
James
by DeepSolar64
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 18 2021 Imaging.
Replies: 5
Views: 46

April 18 2021 Imaging.

Today I set behind the telescopes from between 10:50am until 2:00pm EDT local time ( US ) Most of this was just sitting listing to music while waiting for holes in an almost solid cloud deck. 90 percent of the time sitting vs 10 percent imaging. I never did get a chance to observe visually! The seei...
by DeepSolar64
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: halpha sun on 18 April
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: halpha sun on 18 April

Very nice Stephane. If I now only can get my Ha full discs this good. BIG thumbs up!!
by DeepSolar64
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 17th of April 2021.
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: Sol from the 17th of April 2021.

Round two of the super sharp Mexican Duo! You and Rainer! Excellent images Eric!!
by DeepSolar64
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 18-04-2021
Replies: 5
Views: 37

Re: Full disc 18-04-2021

You kick butt Rainer!! Very nice images. You set a high standard for full disc images.
by DeepSolar64
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun from Brazil 2021-04-18 | Full disc in 3 lighst
Replies: 7
Views: 62

Re: Sun from Brazil 2021-04-18 | Full disc in 3 lighst

Very nice!! The Ha image is truly outstanding!!
by DeepSolar64
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 17 2021 Observations
Replies: 11
Views: 69

Re: April 17 2021 Observations

Thanks everyone for your kind comments and input. I will post today's images using the SMII60 and Orion70 solar telescopes shortly.
by DeepSolar64
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Yet more sunshine..... 16th April 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 138

Re: Yet more sunshine..... 16th April 2021

WoW Stuart! Your images have really nice resolution, especially in the light of CaK!! What 72mm f6 refractor are you using? I have a an Astro-Tech scope of that size and fl. It will probably be the one I use for CaK when I get the filter. Hi James, I use an Altair Astro Lightwave for FDs. It isn’t ...
by DeepSolar64
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 16th 2021 - The Sun in White Light
Replies: 11
Views: 82

Re: April 16th 2021 - The Sun in White Light

They seem small, but they arent small. Amazing to think that some of these spots are the size of entire countries. Very nice resolution Simon. I am impressed on how well the granulation can be seen in your images. The spots and pores show significant detail too. It's amazing on how small some of th...
by DeepSolar64
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 17 2021 Observations
Replies: 11
Views: 69

Re: April 17 2021 Observations

It looked good visually today. If the weather allows I hope for success tomorrow imaging.
by DeepSolar64
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR12814 and AR12815 - April 17, 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 125

Re: AR12814 and AR12815 - April 17, 2021

Franco,
These turned out good considering what you had to look through. An AiryLab/Celestron HaT! Awesome!!

James
by DeepSolar64
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 17 2021 Observations
Replies: 11
Views: 69

Re: April 17 2021 Observations

I had turned the etalon before and placed the peg in a different position with little difference. This time I turned it further and replaced the peg, with a noticeable improvement. I see no reason why it would not work with imaging. I can see the solar features easily. Hopefully tomorrow I will meet...
by DeepSolar64
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 17 2021 Observations
Replies: 11
Views: 69

April 17 2021 Observations

All, Today before observing I took a little time to tweak my SolarMax II 60. For some reason I have always had a bit of issues with the scope, mainly with the internal etalon not coming on band. It's been this way ever since I have owned the scope. No matter how I move the tuning lever it makes no d...
by DeepSolar64
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 16-04-2021
Replies: 15
Views: 119

Re: Full disc 16-04-2021

Nice work as usual, Rainer.

I go back to get my second COVID-19 vaccine ( Pfizer ) on April 27th. I had almost no side effects on the first one.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: halpha sun on 17 April
Replies: 9
Views: 90

Re: halpha sun on 17 April

Very nice work Stephane!
by DeepSolar64
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Yet more sunshine..... 16th April 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 138

Re: Yet more sunshine..... 16th April 2021

WoW Stuart! Your images have really nice resolution, especially in the light of CaK!!

What 72mm f6 refractor are you using? I have a an Astro-Tech scope of that size and fl. It will probably be the one I use for CaK when I get the filter.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 16 2021 Observations
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: April 16 2021 Observations

Thanks everyone for your compliments and input. May all of you have a good weekend and sunny skies.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 16th 2021 - The Sun in White Light
Replies: 11
Views: 82

Re: April 16th 2021 - The Sun in White Light

Very nice resolution Simon. I am impressed on how well the granulation can be seen in your images. The spots and pores show significant detail too. It's amazing on how small some of those pores really are. Granule-sized!

James
by DeepSolar64
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20210416)
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Today's SUN (20210416)

Pedro,
I was able to see all five plages and the majority of the filaments and prominences shown on your Ha images with my Coronado 60. It does seem to do ok visually.

Your work is always a joy to view.

James
by DeepSolar64
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 16-4-2021 AR2816, 15 & 14 3-lights captures
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: 16-4-2021 AR2816, 15 & 14 3-lights captures

It's nice to see that you have " three lights " imaging capability. That's a goal of mine. Most of the time I stack images but I also use single frames as well. They are good " quick photos " but tend to be less sharp and more noisy.

James
by DeepSolar64
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 16th of April 2021.
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: Sol from the 16th of April 2021.

Very nice work Eric. I like how well you captured the prominences in your CaK images. And the resolution of the chromosphere is superb in your Ha images.

James
by DeepSolar64
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: SolarMax II 60 imaging difficulties
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: SolarMax II 60 imaging difficulties

Though I did not image today I did try both blocking filters on the SMII60 visually. The one used on the SMII60 kept right up with the one I use on the SMII90. Looking at them I see no visible signs of rust. Both are BF15 filters.
by DeepSolar64
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 16 2021 Observations
Replies: 5
Views: 64

April 16 2021 Observations

Session time 10:55am until 11:40am EDT local time ( US ). The skies are mostly overcast with a high thin veil of clouds. The seeing is noticeably rough. The temperature is 52F. Coronado SolarMax II 60 DS. 16x and 21.5x ( Ha ) I can see 5 plage areas on the solar disc! The plage of AR12814 in the SW ...
by DeepSolar64
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 15 2021 Observations. WL only.
Replies: 10
Views: 78

Re: April 15 2021 Observations. WL only.

Heading out now for today's session. :)