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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 Montana
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Pedro RE' | Solar Astrophotography, AR12102/AR12110 (July, 2014)
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Pedro RE' | Solar Astrophotography, AR12102/AR12110 (July, 2014)

Is it raining or withdrawal symptoms :lol:

Fantastic Pedro :hamster:
Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: NEW!!! animation on our star on December 10th+Prom
Replies: 11
Views: 98

Re: NEW!!! animation on our star on December 10th+Prom

Gorgeous additions Paul :bow :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: NEW!!! animation on our star on December 10th+Prom
Replies: 11
Views: 98

Re: animation on our star on December 10th

Wow!! couldn't keep me eyes off this one, there is interesting activity all along. I particularly like the area where the plasma accumulates to point and hangs :bow :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Introduction and small question
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Introduction and small question

A very warm and sunny welcome Jochem, I am sure with all this advice and some practice you will get to know your new scope very well and I really look forward to more fabulous images :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR11944=AR11967 | (January/February 2014) Pedro RE'
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: AR11944=AR11967 | (January/February 2014) Pedro RE'

Very happy memories :) I always remember the Sun being blank, I think this was because it always rained in the UK during big activity and then the Sun came out when the spots had rotated round :lol:

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun on 9th December '19
Replies: 17
Views: 128

Re: Sun on 9th December '19

Oh yes! it looks like a pore but I can't see it in the CaK so could be suspicious :) Glad that you got such great images Stuart, have you moved your day off to Mondays? it is official that Mondays are the best day of the week according to the Met office. I was sad to be at work instead. :bow Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc December 9 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 71

Re: Full Disc December 9 2019

Wow! look at that activity :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 9th of December 2019.
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: Sol from the 9th of December 2019.

The Sun is peppered with little hot spots in the CaK, hopefully these are good signs of future activity. A nice set Eric :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday 8th December
Replies: 14
Views: 127

Re: Sunday 8th December

Thanks guys for the encouraging words :) I was thinking (dangerous I know), is it possible to remove the eyepiece bit with the blocking filter etc and change this new one onto my old PST? I think I would prefer to leave my old PST alone but I could do with a better filter to let more light in. I cou...
by Montana
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc December 07 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Full Disc December 07 2019

Such a delight to view these discs :hamster: :bow
Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: MOON (20191206) | reflected light
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: MOON (20191206) | reflected light

Super moons!
:bow
Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 8th of December 2019.
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Sol from the 8th of December 2019.

Fantastic set Eric, certainly plenty of proms to keep our interest :bow
Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc December 08 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Full Disc December 08 2019

A very hairy Sun :hamster: :bow
Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 20
Views: 200

Re: Introducing myself

Wow! these are nice, thanks for the view (brightens my lunch time)

:bow
Alexandra
by Montana
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc 06/12/0219
Replies: 9
Views: 85

Re: Full Disc 06/12/0219

Beautiful prominences and a super full disc :bow stay safe Martin, I hope those fires diminish soon, they look frightening on the news :(

Alexandra
by Montana
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc December 6 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Full Disc December 6 2019

Very very nice! look at those bright points :hamster: :bow

Alexandra
by Montana
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20191205) | FDs (3 lights)
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Today's SUN (20191205) | FDs (3 lights)

The Lunt 60 is a cracker Pedro :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20191206) | LUNT60 versus SOLARMAXIII 70mm
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Today's SUN (20191206) | LUNT60 versus SOLARMAXIII 70mm

A lovely set of full discs Pedro, it is always the case that someone else's solarscope is better than yours ;)

:bow

Alexandra
by Montana
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disk December 5 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Full Disk December 5 2019

Lots of interesting small features going on around the disc and some nice hairy proms too :bow

Alexandra
by Montana
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar reflections mosaic on the Moon.
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: Solar reflections mosaic on the Moon.

What a superb and detailed image of the Moon Eric :bow and great to find out your background too :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday 8th December
Replies: 14
Views: 127

Sunday 8th December

Some pretty ropy images of the Sun through the PST. It was a howling gale through the bedroom window and there wasn't much time. I think I found the sweet spot for the new PST but it isn't half as even as the old one. I am now worrying about breaking my old PST for the PST mod :( The CaK was so fain...
by Montana
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 20
Views: 200

Re: Introducing myself

A very warm and sunny welcome Salvo, I really look forward to seeing some lovely images from your solar telescopes :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Made the front cover of the BAA journal.
Replies: 14
Views: 172

Re: Made the front cover of the BAA journal.

Well done!!! :hamster: :hamster: :hamster:

I guess that might be on my doorstep tonight then :)

Alexandra
by Montana
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disk December 3 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Full Disk December 3 2019

Another beauty Rainer, I wonder if over the coming weeks we will see a polar crown of filaments in the south, I can see a very small chain forming here. This is always a good solar minimum feature which we haven't seen much of yet.

Alexandra
by Montana
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Those were the Days my Friends
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: Those were the Days my Friends

Amazing!!! :hamster: this really made me smile :) what is more amazing is that I recognise that circular spot and filament, I know I have an image of that somewhere, does that mean I memorised them all and that my brain can remember all their distinct features.

Alexandra