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Transit of Mercury in the Spicule Layer. Phil took this great image with his Quantum 6 Scope, Solar Spectrum etalon and PGR Camera.

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by Marcello
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Double Stack for Lunt 60
Replies: 8
Views: 99

Re: Double Stack for Lunt 60

Ciao Salvo, I had the Lunt 60 + double stack 50mm, and to me it is an excellent accessory. Visually it improves dramatically the view, adding contrast and resulting in a beautiful 3D effect. It improves a lot the fun and the satisfaction of visual use. I almost never used my telescope in single stac...
by Marcello
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc December 07 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 79

Re: Full Disc December 07 2019

Hi Rainer, that's a fine picture!
Marcello
by Marcello
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: "Astronomie Solaire" - New (French) book on Solar Observation now available
Replies: 25
Views: 2556

Re: "Astronomie Solaire" - New (French) book on Solar Observation now available

It looks a geat work, thanks for pointing out!
A good excuse to improve my French :)
by Marcello
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New to solar
Replies: 10
Views: 1264

Re: New to solar

Hi Frank,
that's an excellent choice! I had the Lunt 60 DS for some years and had a lot of fun, enjoy it!

I would just suggest you some ortho or plossl eyepiece rather than a zoom, they should have a better contrast

cheers
Marcello
by Marcello
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2 new youtube videos (PROMS)
Replies: 6
Views: 849

Re: 2 new youtube videos (PROMS)

Hi Pedro, what a great collection!

I love the one's at 6:03 and 8:02!

Cheers
Marcello
by Marcello
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Rise and Set
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Rise and Set

What a beautiful sky!
by Marcello
Wed May 31, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A few Ha from last Friday morning
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: A few Ha from last Friday morning

Hi Stuart, excellent images!

Marcello
by Marcello
Wed May 31, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First go with 135 D-ERF + Quark (26th May)
Replies: 13
Views: 1470

Re: First go with 135 D-ERF + Quark (26th May)

Hi Steve, excellent images! I love the first image and the 3D effect in the spot!


Marcello
by Marcello
Wed May 31, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 31st May Ha
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

Re: 31st May Ha

Hi Robert, fine job!
The Sun is too quite in these days..


Marcello
by Marcello
Wed May 31, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR 2659 with the 300 mm solar telescope and granulation bonus/May 28
Replies: 16
Views: 1733

Re: AR 2659 with the 300 mm solar telescope and granulation bonus/May 28

Hi Christian,
excellent images! The granulation is "magnifique"!

The solar telescope is awesome! and your imaging site has a lovely landscape!

I have a curiosity: are you using just a green filter in front of the camera or also other filters to protect from heat?

Marcello
by Marcello
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: SolarMax internal etalon size (old SM70 and SM90II)
Replies: 14
Views: 4049

Re: SolarMax internal etalon size (old SM70 and SM90II)

Hi Bob, very interesting report, thanks!

The reflection of the ceiling is impressive!
by Marcello
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: In Kosovo until Sept 1st
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: In Kosovo until Sept 1st

Stephen, have a wonderful time in Kosovo! that's an awesome donation for all the people there! To me it feels always special to hear about your program there, we always remember the bad time these countries had during the wars that happened not so many years ago, so that's definitely a great action ...
by Marcello
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Good News and Bad News about Solarchat forum
Replies: 14
Views: 1603

Re: Good News and Bad News about Solarchat forum

Thanks Stephen, you are facing a very big effort of time and $ for the forum
by Marcello
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20160714) with FAIR seeing - FD images
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: Today's SUN (20160714) with FAIR seeing - FD images

Hi Pedro,

a very nice set!
cheers
Marcello
by Marcello
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: help needed with Lunt 60mm PT DS im new to this
Replies: 28
Views: 2904

Re: help needed with Lunt 60mm PT DS im new to this

Hi Bob, I have hours of experience with my Lunt 60 and the 50mm DS unit (that's the scope I used most in life indeed!) and I can only confirm you the words from Alexandra: adding the DS never affected focus. Exposure times yes of course, but never focus. Hope you can solve the problem and enjoy that...
by Marcello
Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AutoStakkert!2 quality graph
Replies: 16
Views: 1656

Re: AutoStakkert!2 quality graph

Hi Emil,
thank you so much for the explanation (and for sharing your excellent software, of course)

Marcello
by Marcello
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Dream come true!
Replies: 113
Views: 23406

Re: Dream come true!

Hi Bob,
congratulation for the happy of this long story, and to Mr. Andy for the excellent assistance!

The image looks great, I can only guess how wonderful is the view at the eyepiece!

cheers
Marcello
by Marcello
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AutoStakkert!2 quality graph
Replies: 16
Views: 1656

Re: AutoStakkert!2 quality graph

Very interesting post, hope Emil will give us answer

Hi GreatAttractor, your new project looks very interesting!
by Marcello
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Lunt 60 SS/DS or Lunt 80 SS/DS?
Replies: 31
Views: 5380

Re: Lunt 60 SS/DS or Lunt 80 SS/DS?

Hi Roberto, welcome happy to meet you here! 60 DS or 80? That's not an easy choice, you have pro and cons in either way. Ideally you should have the chance to try the two scope, then you will have the answer to your dilemma, but unfortunately we don't have often the chance to try instruments before ...
by Marcello
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 22nd of February 2016.
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Sol from the 22nd of February 2016.

Hi Eric,
that seems to me very good despite hazyness
by Marcello
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar YouTube Videos
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Solar YouTube Videos

Hi Pedro,
very pleasant videos, congratulations for your superb results!

Marcello
by Marcello
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: the first post and photo
Replies: 11
Views: 636

Re: the first post and photo

Ciao Giampaolo,

that's a fantastic disc, complimenti :)

That's a double stack with two Coronado 60mm etalon?
by Marcello
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: quark +152mm scope
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: quark +152mm scope

Great job!
That's a very good set up
by Marcello
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Proms on SW & AR12501 February 19, 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: Proms on SW & AR12501 February 19, 2016

Wonderful images Peter!