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by Highbury Mark
Thu May 28, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: C11 attempts 28th May 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 136

Re: C11 attempts 28th May 2020

They look pretty good to me Alexandra!
Also been admiring your sketching this afternoon (at the end of the BAA webinar on Solar Cycle 25 by Lyn Smith that was posted on YouTube)
by Highbury Mark
Thu May 28, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 28 2020 Observations
Replies: 8
Views: 55

Re: May 28 2020 Observations

Nice report James. Good that you’ve been able to hang on to the SM60 for those fleeting observations through the clouds....
by Highbury Mark
Thu May 28, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom developing nicely
Replies: 14
Views: 148

Re: Prom developing nicely

Hi Mark Not an ordinary Solar Scout, I have made an adapter to fit the Quark unit of the Solar Scout to my 6" f15 refractor. At F15 the telecentric unit gives f60+ and is to high a magnification for my seeing, so I have found a Pixco camera focal reducer fitted before the telecentric unit gives jus...
by Highbury Mark
Wed May 27, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Solarscope SF70DS incoming
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: Solarscope SF70DS incoming

Thanks Bob! Have to say that before I pressed the button on the filters, I squeezed Solarchat (and the rest of the internet) dry of all Solarscope content. And it didn’t take long. A few discussions and reports on CN. Very little on Stargazers’ Lounge in the UK. So that thread you posted had been ve...
by Highbury Mark
Tue May 26, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: when the sun is crying 25 May + NEW
Replies: 15
Views: 129

Re: when the sun is crying 25 May

Phenomenal detail Paul - thanks for posting
by Highbury Mark
Tue May 26, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom developing nicely
Replies: 14
Views: 148

Re: Prom developing nicely

RodAstro wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:43 am

Difficult capture with a lot of haze and clouds, finding focus a massive problem but got something.

Cheers Rod
Yep - think you definitely ‘got something’ there Rod! Superb - particularly if from a Solar Scout.
by Highbury Mark
Mon May 25, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 25.05.2020 Proms at 2 o'clock high!
Replies: 22
Views: 232

Re: 25.05.2020 Proms at 2 o'clock high!

Very nice indeed!

1:30pm UK time, lift off is now well under way. Decent seeing too with the Lunt 60. Time to crank it up a bit with Tak FC-100 and Quark....
by Highbury Mark
Mon May 25, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt Pressure Tuner
Replies: 13
Views: 147

Re: Lunt Pressure Tuner

Thanks to Rusted for the explanation.
Richard - look forward to hearing your thoughts on the LS60 - nice complements your Quantum 0.4A.
by Highbury Mark
Sun May 24, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt Pressure Tuner
Replies: 13
Views: 147

Re: Lunt Pressure Tuner

I haven’t worked that out yet either.... was going to post a pic of the grease I used.
by Highbury Mark
Sun May 24, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt Pressure Tuner
Replies: 13
Views: 147

Re: Lunt Pressure Tuner

Hi Richard - it should be 100% silicone grease - available from most hardware stores
by Highbury Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Solarscope SF70DS incoming
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: Solarscope SF70DS incoming

Usually there is a compromise. I hope you are as satisfied with your new etalons as I am my Coronado SolarMax II 90 DS. It is vastly superior to my Coronado 60 in resolution and detail. It performs superbly on proms and fine limb detail and given some disc activity should do well there too. I haven'...
by Highbury Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Solarscope SF70DS incoming
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: Solarscope SF70DS incoming

That should have been Alexandra - apols.
by Highbury Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Solarscope SF70DS incoming
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: Solarscope SF70DS incoming

You have to remember that it is only 10mm greater in aperture than the Lunt 60 you had before, but did the Lunt 60 have a central obstruction? in which case the aperture difference would be more. When he says the single stack is more like 0.6A I would say that would be true for mine when I first bo...
by Highbury Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Solarscope SF70DS incoming
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: Solarscope SF70DS incoming

Looking forward to seeing your images with this setup, Mark. Solarscope products are excellent, as Alexandra so remarkably demonstrates. Stu. Thanks Stu - ‘fraid you might have to wait for those images. Never taken an astronomical photo in my life, though I probably will start in a few months with ...
by Highbury Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Solarscope SF70DS incoming
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: Solarscope SF70DS incoming

Highbury, I have been following you on this and wish you the best. Normally I would say that only 10mm increase in aperture would'nt make that big a difference. That's why I wanted to got to at least 80mm in aperture. 20mm over my 60mm. BUT you did choose Solarscope which has a reputation for very ...
by Highbury Mark
Fri May 22, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Hello Solarchat
Replies: 21
Views: 225

Re: Hello Solarchat

Welcome Frank - look forward to hearing about the LS100 - looks amazing
by Highbury Mark
Fri May 22, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Solarscope SF70DS incoming
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Solarscope SF70DS incoming

I ordered the Solarscope 70DS filter package a few weeks ago - and it should be with me in a week or two, so thought I’d start a thread as there’s not much information out there on this intriguing company and their products - though I was helped in my decision by searching the archives of Solarchat,...
by Highbury Mark
Fri May 22, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Unpowered Quark
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Unpowered Quark

I have heard from one owner that he used to heat his Quark until the light changed, then turned off the heater, and he’d get very good views for a long time without power. And he was based in decidedly not warm Scandinavia. Otherwise, the description of the views you were getting sound similar to mi...
by Highbury Mark
Thu May 21, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 20/05/20 Visual Report
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: 20/05/20 Visual Report

Me too!
Sat 10 feet from garden door working on laptop and only got out twice this week for short solar ha bursts. Can’t complain though - we’ve been so lucky with the weather in the U.K. during lockdown, and with a relatively interesting Sun to observe/image.
by Highbury Mark
Mon May 18, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2 animations for the price of one of the prominence on May 17th.
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: 2 animations for the price of one of the prominence on May 17th.

Stunning capture, particularly for such a small aperture - thanks for posting
by Highbury Mark
Mon May 18, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: 2 animations for the price of one of the prominence on May 17th.
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: 2 animations for the price of one of the prominence on May 17th.

Stunning capture, particularly for such a small aperture - thanks for posting
by Highbury Mark
Sun May 17, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Massive Prominence Sun, May 17th
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Massive Prominence Sun, May 17th

Very nice Stephen - the prom was spectacular visually so hoping there may be some close up images on this forum the next day or two
by Highbury Mark
Sun May 17, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 17 2020 Observations
Replies: 13
Views: 163

Re: May 17 2020 Observations

That prom was spectacular today - but very faint and getting fainter as it lifts off. I got best views by removing the double stack filter and ramping up the magnification.
by Highbury Mark
Sun May 17, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 16 2020 Observations
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: May 16 2020 Observations

Great report James. With that new scope you don’t need any major activity to have fun! But when things do ramp up that double stack filter is going to come into its own. Still waiting for my new 70mm filters to be delivered. I hope they will offer enough aperture to see some detail in the spicule la...
by Highbury Mark
Fri May 15, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Proms and Granules 14th May
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: Proms and Granules 14th May

Just found answer to my question on emerging ARs......