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by Ken Crawford
Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Grey Vs Color
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Re: Grey Vs Color

Thanks Guys! Your thoughts are much appreciated !! I tried a dfferent type of contrast adjustment with this set using the 3D camera lighting adjustment in PS6. This will be it for me for awhile as I AIC2012 is fast approaching. I also have 3 data sets of DSO that I went very deep on I need to deal w...
by Ken Crawford
Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Grey Vs Color
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Grey Vs Color

Which presenation do you prefer?
It is amazing to me how differently they show the story. Thanks for all your help . .



by Ken Crawford
Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: DMK41 First Light
Replies: 19
Views: 830

Re: DMK41 First Light

Nicely Done!
by Ken Crawford
Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: DSLR full disk HD mode 31/08/12
Replies: 13
Views: 640

Re: DSLR full disk HD mode 31/08/12

To take a flat in full disk mode you take essentially five out of focus sun images, one in each corner and one in the middle. Then combine the files in photoshop using lighten. this will produce a flat that is filled in and can then be used as a real full field flat. B) Chris I have a coupole of fl...
by Ken Crawford
Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Greyscale Try
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Greyscale Try

Ok - so I thought I would try my hand at greyscale with some data from today. Have lots of interesting stuff but just too tired to mess with it all. I messed up my flats so sharp eyes can see some ERings. Hate them things :)


by Ken Crawford
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Fantastic Filaments
Replies: 15
Views: 738

Re: Fantastic Filaments

Very nice! I was debating to do some imaging this morning so you may have inspired me. Interesting stuff to zoom into.
by Ken Crawford
Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Just some Artsy Fun
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Just some Artsy Fun

Hey Ken, Just letting you know that for some reason the prom pic you took last year is still my favorite. I still use it as my intro screen for the lectures I keep getting invited to do. I am giving it at Dragon*Con this weekend and at a NOVAC meeting in September. Your name and image has been seen...
by Ken Crawford
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Just some Artsy Fun
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Just some Artsy Fun

I almost did not post this as it a bit below standards but it is kind of fun with a teal background.

Thanks for taking the time to look . . .


by Ken Crawford
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Artsy Arcs
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Artsy Arcs

This is excellent Ken! Many thanks. I need to get my head around using masks for solar imaging more... Would you mind if I put a link to you solar vidsthe imaging tutorials section of my website http://brierleyhillsolar.blogspot.co.uk/p/imaging-tutorials.html - naturally I would credit you for it! ...
by Ken Crawford
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUN Today (20120829) GOOD seeing (3/5)
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: SUN Today (20120829) GOOD seeing (3/5)

WOW!! amazing images! LOL you don't have enough solar telescopes I think!

I love it when People really dive into what they do!
by Ken Crawford
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New member...new solar pic
Replies: 14
Views: 877

Re: New member...new solar pic

Very Nice and Welcome! You will find the people here very encouraging and helpful.

Remote focusing is wonderful!! Very nice setup!

Kindest Regards,
by Ken Crawford
Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Artsy Arcs
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Artsy Arcs

I see that the "artsy Arcs" are getting really popular and there are several methods to produce these using brushes which work nicely. Even with my Wacom Tablet my hand is not always very steady and I want total control over the result. So I threw together this tutorial that uses my favorite tools -...
by Ken Crawford
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Nothing Amazing - just interesting
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Nothing Amazing - just interesting

With AIC just two months away and constaint clear skies I have not been imaging the Sun so much but was able to grab a few frames. This is just a quickie with my 60mm. Hope everyone has been doing well . .


by Ken Crawford
Wed May 30, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Anyone tried the Grasshopper Camera?
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Anyone tried the Grasshopper Camera?

Just wondering if anyone has tried this camera. It features larger formats at 30fps.

http://www.ptgrey.com/products/grasshop ... asheet.pdf

Regards,
by Ken Crawford
Mon May 28, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Flying Fish
Replies: 16
Views: 971

Re: Flying Fish

Ken,

Can you also tell us which scope and camera? :)

SolarMax 60 (SS) modified with a TCF-S focuser and DMK41. See the link below;

http://www.imagingdeepsky.com/Solar/Coronado.html

Regards,
by Ken Crawford
Sun May 27, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Flying Fish
Replies: 16
Views: 971

Re: Flying Fish

Also can you give us a hint of image processing techniques? :) thank you, Gabor Thanks again for the very kind words . . . Well, there were many tools used on that image. DeConvolution, Smart Sharpen, HDTR Toning tool, highpass filtering, differential colorizing, all blended together with Masks in ...
by Ken Crawford
Sat May 26, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Complete Ring of Fire HD movie
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Complete Ring of Fire HD movie

This movie was created by my good friend Mike Mayda using an Epic-X camera on a Takahashi EM-200 german-equatorial mount with a Nikon 300mm f/2.8 lens and doubler through a white solar filter. Frame rate was 3 fps. This was worked over in Nuke-X to add color and sharpen it a bit, and then slowed ano...
by Ken Crawford
Fri May 25, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Flying Fish
Replies: 16
Views: 971

Re: Flying Fish

Ken, Nice to see you again !! Wow, that is an amazing shot. It is unbelievable how you managed to bring out so much details on the cloud and on the surface at the same time !! :ohmy: :ohmy: Masterpiece of image ! Fernando Edit: It doesn't look like to be a composite, is it Ken ? Thanks for the very...
by Ken Crawford
Fri May 25, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Flying Fish
Replies: 16
Views: 971

Flying Fish

Nice Plasma Cloud that looks kind of like a fish! Have a greak weekend!


by Ken Crawford
Fri May 25, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ring to 3rd Contact Video
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Ring to 3rd Contact Video

Hello Everyone,

Had a great time at the Chico Observatory with Alex Filippenko and 2500 - 2700 attendees. Weather was fantastic but it was not quite a bullseye. This is a bit more than double speed.

[video width=800 height=600 type=vimeo]42734166[/video]
by Ken Crawford
Wed May 16, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Solar Image of 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: First Solar Image of 2012

Thank you for the encouraging words. It is great to hear from you all. I have not forgotten this group and look forward to seeing more of you all.

I have to admit I almost had to go back to tutorials to remember how to do this :)

Kindest Regards,
by Ken Crawford
Tue May 15, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Solar Image of 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 532

First Solar Image of 2012

Hello Eveyone, It has been several months since I was able to get the time to do a bit of solar imaging. Life has been busy (I became a grandpa two weeks ago). I did get a few minutes on a Prom last Sunday and spent only about 1/2 hour in the processing so it is nothing special. It just felt good to...
by Ken Crawford
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First effort Combining Two Images.
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Re: First effort Combining Two Images.

[quote]Excellent result with blazing colors! An image to be proud of for sure. The only advice I would give is a slight adjustment to the mask to smooth out the transition just a bit. Again congrats on a very fine image . . . Kindest Regards, Ken, if you had any idea how many times I watched that s...