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Lou took this great image of a prom with his Lunt152 double stacked with a Quark

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by MapleRidge
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun & Moon 20th Sept '19
Replies: 15
Views: 216

Re: Sun & Moon 20th Sept '19

Hi Stuart...

An incredible set of solar and lunar images...well done :bow

Love the detail in all of them, but the WL granulation and proms details are my fav's!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark f52 first attempt 9/21
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Quark f52 first attempt 9/21

Looks good Jack!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: animation 20 sept big prom
Replies: 13
Views: 181

Re: animation 20 sept big prom

Great resolution and animation Paul...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: FD's September 12th
Replies: 9
Views: 145

Re: FD's September 12th

Superb FD images Phil :bow

As Stu says, the disk is very even...well tuned!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20190914) | 3 ligths
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Today's SUN (20190914) | 3 ligths

Lovely set of images form this session Pedro :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20190915) | PST Ca-K & H-alpha
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Today's SUN (20190915) | PST Ca-K & H-alpha

Hi Pedro...

A good session in all bands, and the proms show very nicely!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Slim Pickings.... 14th Sept '19
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: Slim Pickings.... 14th Sept '19

Very nice capture and details Stu, even though the sun didn't offer much to work with :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark 9/14/19 Limbs
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Quark 9/14/19 Limbs

Nice captures Jack !!!

Cloud and rain today and I spent Saturday cutting firewood so no solar for me this weekend. Saturday was mostly sunny, but I had to take advantage of my son's willingness to help with wood while he was home from university ;)

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark 9/15/19 Limb
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Quark 9/15/19 Limb

Hi Jack...

The prom details turned out nicely. well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lovely big prom today | Sept 15th 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 308

Re: Lovely big prom today | Sept 15th 2019

Nice to see your efforts paid off Marty...The prom is especially sharp :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: September 9th Ha
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: September 9th Ha

Thanks Phil...

If not for the proms I could have posted a billiard ball with more details :lol:

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom group Sept. 7th Quark/Questar
Replies: 14
Views: 245

Re: Prom group Sept. 7th Quark/Questar

Really love the details in this image Phil :bow

Great capture and processing,
Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: September 9th Ha
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: September 9th Ha

Thanks Stuart!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 45 Minutes in the life of a Quiescent Prom - 8th September
Replies: 22
Views: 373

Re: 45 Minutes in the life of a Quiescent Prom - 8th September

Hi Mark...

Love the animation, and as you say there is a lot of activity on the small scale :bow

Excellent work,
Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: September 9th Ha
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: September 9th Ha

My thanks goes out to everyone for your comments and feedback...always appreciated :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: September 7th Session
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: September 7th Session

Maurits, Jack, and Eric...

Thanks for your comments :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: September 1st Ha Session
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: September 1st Ha Session

Thanks for your feedback Frank and Alfred...much appreciated :bow
Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A day late and a penny short
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: A day late and a penny short

Hi Lou...

Very nice set of prom images :bow

I know how it feels to have something like that foul up the session. More than once I have missed removing the clear plastic bags that acts as a dust cap on the CR-150, can spend all kinds of time curing the fact the scope wont focus :o

Brian
by MapleRidge
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: September 9th Ha
Replies: 11
Views: 217

September 9th Ha

Hi everyone... A very short session on Monday after a late lunch, allowing me to get out shortly after 1pm local time. The views at the eyepiece were pretty barren, and only a few small proms popped in with he longer exposures of the limb. Below is a disk/limb composite through the LS80T/DSII/B1200H...
by MapleRidge
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: September 7th Session
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: September 7th Session

Thanks Mark :bow

These spots I'm sure will be short lived, but every sign that Cycle 25 is strengthening is welcomed!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: September 7th Session
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: September 7th Session

Yes, camera has the ability to pull up the fainter proms compared to what you eye can perceive. At the eyepiece I could make out the brighter part of the arc but that was it. The northern 'spot' that I imaged showed as a small white spot to the eye, and probably enhanced in the double stacked scope....
by MapleRidge
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: September 7th Session
Replies: 8
Views: 157

September 7th Session

Good day everyone... Saturday looked promising for some solar work as the day dawned, but the forecast held true to its 'mix of sun and cloud' description...heavier on the cloud part though ;) I managed to get a set of full disk images and start on the higher resolution work before the clouds shut m...
by MapleRidge
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Blocking filters and wintertime
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: Blocking filters and wintertime

Hi all... In my experience, the cold hasn't made an effect on the blockers (Ha or CaK) in the cold. I've posted images taken during the winter in airtemps down to -26C with no heat applied. This is the extreme, but -5 to -15C is typical in the winter. I think the bigger concern is taking the cold fi...
by MapleRidge
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: September 1st Ha Session
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: September 1st Ha Session

Maurits, Mark, and Phil...

Thanks for your feedback and comments, they are always appreciated :bow

Phil, a few months from now when it's sub zero here the Florida sun will look remarkably better :lol:

Brian