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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 MapleRidge
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Solar transit 11th of November 2019.
Replies: 11
Views: 82

Re: Mercury Solar transit 11th of November 2019.

Hi Eric...

This transit has made a challenge for many here to catch due to the weather, but these are all great images.

Well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury-Solar Transit Mega Thread | Nov 11th 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 152

Re: Mercury-Solar Transit Mega Thread | Nov 11th 2019

Hi Marty...

Great to see your image of the transit as the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day today.

Congratulations :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Enhancing filament detail
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Enhancing filament detail

These are nice sharp images Martin!!!

Both programs mentioned do a great job on solar images, you will just have to put some time in to see which you prefer.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: transit Mercury several freq
Replies: 14
Views: 126

Re: transit Mercury several freq

Great shots across all filters wavelengths...well done

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUN 11/11/2019
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Re: SUN 11/11/2019

Nice catch Peter!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury run around
Replies: 13
Views: 129

Re: Mercury run around

Hi Alexandra...

So sad to hear you had such a challenge to experience the transit and a washout to do the outreach.

Your CaK animation looks great...Mercury snaps into sharp focus a few times before the encroaching clouds.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: Mercury Transit 2016

Great images Pedro...the disk looks far more interesting for the 2016 event :lol:

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Couple of quick Mercury transit images
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Couple of quick Mercury transit images

A very nice set of images Stadust...well done !!!
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit November 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 152

Re: Mercury Transit November 2019

Hi Pedro...

Very sharp images of the transit :bow

Too bad the weather didn't hold up, but at least you caught the start with good images!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit | 20191111
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: Mercury Transit | 20191111

Hi Pedro...

Thanks for the images and video of the transit...nice to see what went on above the clouds ;)

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury-Solar Transit Mega Thread | Nov 11th 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 152

Re: Mercury-Solar Transit Mega Thread | Nov 11th 2019

Hi Marty...

I really enjoyed your post with all the transit images, excellent work :bow

I was clouded out with snowed all day, thanks for sharing your views!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Anybody going to catch the Mercury Transit?
Replies: 22
Views: 349

Re: Anybody going to catch the Mercury Transit?

Hi Jack...
Good luck with the event considering the extra work needed to squeeze a few ore minutes out of it!

Cloud and snow in the forecast now...I don't think I can fix this with ropes :o

Brian
by MapleRidge
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Anybody going to catch the Mercury Transit?
Replies: 22
Views: 349

Re: Anybody going to catch the Mercury Transit?

I plan to observe/image if the weather is cooperative...one forecast is cloud/rain the other is mostly sunny. I can already guess which one will prevail :? :?

Brian
by MapleRidge
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Offerings from Oct 28
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Offerings from Oct 28

These are fabulous Lou...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: halpha sun of 29 October
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: halpha sun of 29 October

Well done Stéphane :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: halpha sun of October 30th
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: halpha sun of October 30th

Very nice captures Stéphane, well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New Plage, Proms & Cells | Oct 29th 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: New Plage, Proms & Cells | Oct 29th 2019

Excellent images Marty :bow

That bit of activity looked promising, but has never grown into anything that NOAA assigned a number to!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Stacking two external Lunt DS filters
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: Stacking two external Lunt DS filters

Hi MArcus... Back when the Lunt line was launched, I bought their 50mm and 75mm etalons as well as a B1200 blocking filter. I double stacked the pair on a Celestron C102 OTA (1,000mm focal length) and once I got the hang of tuning the pair they gave great views and images. Visually, the view was on ...
by MapleRidge
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disk Ha - October 28th
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Full Disk Ha - October 28th

Stuart, Paul, Maurits and Alexandra... Thanks to each of you for the comments and feedback on the images...always appreciated :bow The proms really made the day, but the filament and active spot made for some extra targets. There seems to be a number of brighter 'spots' in the north polar region as ...
by MapleRidge
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disk Ha - October 28th
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Full Disk Ha - October 28th

Mark and Franco...

Thanks for your comments on these images, they are always appreciated :bow

Mark, #2 looks good to me as well even through the resolution per pixel is almost the same in the end.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: LS 80 and 5x Powermate
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: LS 80 and 5x Powermate

Hi Phil...

Superb images with the LS80T...it can pull out some nice details with the barlows when you put your efforts into it :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disk Ha - October 28th
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Full Disk Ha - October 28th

Good day everyone... I had a quick session with the double stacked LS80T scope around the noon hour yesterday and grabbed some images to assemble the composites below. Visually the bright region just over the SE limb was visible, but my eye did not catch much else, though some very nice proms came u...
by MapleRidge
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20191025) | TEC140 QUARK Chromosphere
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: Today's SUN (20191025) | TEC140 QUARK Chromosphere

Hi Pedro...

A great selection of solar images and always enjoy the pics of the equipment too :bow Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunset Aurora 26th October
Replies: 12
Views: 164

Re: Sunset Aurora 26th October

Awesome aurora time lapse Mark...superb work :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: animation on our star on October 25
Replies: 11
Views: 167

Re: animation on our star on October 25

Very good animation Paul, these cam out well even though the conditions were not ideal :bow

Brian