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by marktownley
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sunshine 24th March
Replies: 9
Views: 51

Re: Sunday Sunshine 24th March

Blink and you'll miss it, I also got this turbo prop flying from Manchester to Jersey. There were only 3 frames it was is shot, really quite low so shifting quick across the sun. I'm impressed you can see the propellers on it... https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7925/46552521645_6556a9d230_o.jpg plane ...
by marktownley
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR12736, Lunt BF1200ST and a BF question
Replies: 16
Views: 100

Re: AR12736, Lunt BF1200ST and a BF question

The BF can be removed from the bottom of the device by unscrewing the retaining ring, no need to open the Quark. Noop, unfortunately not true anymore. That retaining ring is fixed with an ugly screw. You can unscrew the 2'" and 1.25" pieces, but not the the part that holds the telecentric and bf. (...
by marktownley
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR12736, Lunt BF1200ST and a BF question
Replies: 16
Views: 100

Re: AR12736, Lunt BF1200ST and a BF question

That's a really nice result Raf! I guess you could try a coronado blocker, however it would need to be ahead of the quark to keep thermal load off the system.
by marktownley
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun March 24th
Replies: 12
Views: 64

Re: Sun March 24th

ffellah wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:32 pm
Mark: it is the SO 1.5 25mm <0.3a. It took about 3 months for delivery.

Franco
It's a beauty! On my want list!
by marktownley
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sunshine 24th March
Replies: 9
Views: 51

Re: Sunday Sunshine 24th March

Thanks everyone!
by marktownley
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: ladies and gentleman the ultimate animation of March 24
Replies: 12
Views: 77

Re: ladies and gentleman the ultimate animation of March 24

That's stunning! Very well done Paul.

A very worthy SPoD!
by marktownley
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: ladies and gentleman the ultimate animation of March 24
Replies: 9
Views: 7

Re: ladies and gentleman the ultimate animation of March 24

That's stunning! Very well done Paul.

A very worthy SPoD!
by marktownley
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Calcium II K Sunday
Replies: 15
Views: 118

Re: Calcium II K Sunday

I ended up removing the glass plate from infront of the sensor on my blackfly camera as it has a resident dust bunny underneath it...
by marktownley
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Times they are a changing
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Times they are a changing

Enjoy the new toys!
by marktownley
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Telescope with etched mirrors
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Telescope with etched mirrors

Greetings Tafig! By etched do you mean the coating has been removed from the mirror?
by marktownley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 24th of March 2019.
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: Sol from the 24th of March 2019.

That's a great set Eric!
by marktownley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun March 24th
Replies: 12
Views: 64

Re: Sun March 24th

Lovely setup Franco! Which solar spectrum etalon did you get in the end?
by marktownley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: New version of ImPPG
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: New version of ImPPG

Sounds like a glitch to me.
by marktownley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sunshine 24th March
Replies: 9
Views: 51

Sunday Sunshine 24th March

My brother stayed this weekend, we both went to a whiskey festival on Saturday, so, when Sunday morning dawned with blue skies it was fair to say I wasn't as fresh as I normally are on a sunny Sunday. Either way I setup my kit to see what was happening on el-sol, by brother was keen to see what was ...
by marktownley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun March 24th
Replies: 12
Views: 64

Re: Sun March 24th

Sorry to hear about your mothers fall Franco. It is an excellent image though - taken with your 90mm?
by marktownley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Calcium II K Sunday
Replies: 15
Views: 118

Re: Calcium II K Sunday

Looks good considering! Changing the focuser wont affect collimation.
by marktownley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sun March 24th '19
Replies: 7
Views: 59

Re: Sunday Sun March 24th '19

Excellent set of images Stu! Was lovely and blue today for me but the seeing wasn't up to much sadly. The new `127 looks to be a good performer in CaK.
by marktownley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Bye Bye AR2735/236 Solar Refractor 9"
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: Bye Bye AR2735/236 Solar Refractor 9"

Super collection of images there Ale!
by marktownley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2736 throwing filaproms at the limb | HA | March 24th 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: AR2736 throwing filaproms at the limb | HA | March 24th 2019

Looks like you had a productive time Marty! Nice images.
by marktownley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20190324) | AR12735/36
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Today's SUN (20190324) | AR12735/36

That's a very nice collection of images Pedro!
by marktownley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Noaa 12735-736, 24 march from Sicily
Replies: 8
Views: 70

Re: Noaa 12735-736, 24 march from Sicily

These are all excellent images! Nicely done!
by marktownley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quick capture
Replies: 11
Views: 89

Re: Quick capture

That's an excellent capture Maurits!
by marktownley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: animation to 23 march (color)
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: animation to 23 march (color)

Nice animation! The planes spoil the skies for me too! The colour movie is spectacular!
by marktownley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 23rd of March 2019.
Replies: 6
Views: 60

Re: Sol from the 23rd of March 2019.

An excellent series of images Eric! Your altitude above sea level certainly helps with those CaK shots in bringing the proms out.
by marktownley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 23rd March, first and last chance to see the AR!
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: 23rd March, first and last chance to see the AR!

Excellent disk Robert! Glad you're back at the scope again...