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by p_zetner
Fri May 17, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 15 H alpha and May 10 CaK
Replies: 11
Views: 1088

Re: May 15 H alpha and May 10 CaK

Thanks everyone. Here I thought the gods of meteorology were just picking on me! A hazard of the hobby, clearly! (Hmmm....”clearly”...) Bart: I’ve been very lazy about recording my exposure settings lately. The CaK shots are probably around 5ms. I try to keep it as short as possible without boosting...
by p_zetner
Thu May 16, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Thursdays Hazy Start to the Day - 16th May
Replies: 11
Views: 1165

Re: Thursdays Hazy Start to the Day - 16th May

Nice shots, Mark. They do stand up well under magnification.
@RodAstro: I wonder if a little haze is beneficial. It does seem to be associated with less turbulence. In the end, though, I guess there is some sacrifice of fine detail.
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Wed May 15, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 15 H alpha and May 10 CaK
Replies: 11
Views: 1088

May 15 H alpha and May 10 CaK

Hi Everyone. I should have paid more attention to the weather forecast. The day began with beautiful clear skies (not a cloud in sight) so I began the process of gearing up for an imaging session. I set up the C8 scope and, as the Daystar came to temperature and the Sun cleared the neighbour's tree,...
by p_zetner
Wed May 15, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2741 2019/5/15
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: AR2741 2019/5/15

Beautiful images, Pepe.
I like your idea of showing the increased exposure image to reveal structures in the spot.
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Wed May 15, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday sunshine 12th May
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: Sunday sunshine 12th May

Wow, the H alpha closeups are terrific, Alexandra.
The double stacking really produces a nice result.
Hope your little Grasshopper returns home soon!
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Wed May 15, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Always to see something ...
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: Always to see something ...

Very nice image, Maurits.
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Wed May 15, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2741 & AR2740, Large Prominence | HA & CaK | May 14th 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: AR2741 & AR2740, Large Prominence | HA & CaK | May 14th 2019

Lovely set, Marty.
Lots of detail in the closeup even though it’s “only” 120mm aperture!
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Tue May 14, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2741 with 250mm RCT
Replies: 14
Views: 1043

Re: AR2741 with 250mm RCT

Excellent image, Stu.
Looks like great potential for hi-res images with that scope.
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Tue May 14, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 13th of May 2019.
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Sol from the 13th of May 2019.

52 years! Wow!! Congratulations, Eric. That’s quite something.
(You really managed to produce some beautiful disks also, despite the conditions.)
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Mon May 13, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Slim pickings 13/5/2017 Tal/PST mod
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: Slim pickings 13/5/2017 Tal/PST mod

Nice details in the surface shot.
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Mon May 13, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 12th Spots and Proms
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: May 12th Spots and Proms

Terrific set!
I have to remember to be smarter next time and capture some continuum images while the Daystar is heating up.
(I’m assuming that’s how you took the first image.)
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Sun May 12, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 10: AR2740 / 2741 in H alpha
Replies: 12
Views: 918

Re: May 10: AR2740 / 2741 in H alpha

Thank you Mark, Marty and Valery. Valery; You've identified the top two items on my "to do" list! Double stacking the Daystar and the Lunt LS50Ha etalon has proven to be challenging. Putting these both in a f/46 telecentric beam still gives me interference fringes (2-3) across the fov, no matter how...
by p_zetner
Sun May 12, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sunshine 12th May
Replies: 13
Views: 982

Re: Sunday Sunshine 12th May

Lovely work, Mark!
The closeup of the two ARs is terrific.
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Sun May 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2740 in white light, 12052019
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: AR2740 in white light, 12052019

You definitely conquered the seeing and captured some exquisite detail in this spot!
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Sun May 12, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 10: AR2740 / 2741 in H alpha
Replies: 12
Views: 918

Re: May 10: AR2740 / 2741 in H alpha

Thank you Franco, Eric and Brian.

Brian, I hope your fields are drying up a little. It's disconcerting to read about the flooding going on in Ontario.

Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Sun May 12, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Friday May 10th
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: Friday May 10th

Very nice set, David.
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Sun May 12, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 10th Spots
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: May 10th Spots

An exceptional set of images!
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Sun May 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 852

Re: A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019

That's a striking disk!
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Sun May 12, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 10th of May 2019.
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: Sol from the 10th of May 2019.

Beautiful disks and mosaics, Eric.
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Sun May 12, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2741 HR & Wide Field, Full Disc | WL, HA, CaK | May 11th 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1019

Re: AR2741 HR & Wide Field, Full Disc | WL, HA, CaK | May 11th 2018

Nice set, Marty.
Looks like just the highest resolution shots were affected significantly by the seeing.
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Sun May 12, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20190512) | FD images (3 lights)
Replies: 14
Views: 1027

Re: Today's SUN (20190512) | FD images (3 lights)

Lovely set, Pedro.
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Sun May 12, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Saturday Sun 11th May '19 Sunday Sun images added
Replies: 19
Views: 1346

Re: Saturday Sun 11th May '19 Sunday Sun images added

An awesome set, Stu.
It's pretty exciting when the seeing cooperates!
Cheers.
Peter
by p_zetner
Sat May 11, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 10: AR2740 / 2741 in H alpha
Replies: 12
Views: 918

May 10: AR2740 / 2741 in H alpha

Hi Everyone. A battle between clouds and worsening turbulence made this imaging session a short one but I managed to capture a panorama (4 pane mosaic) of the two active regions. Equipment used: Aries ERF, Celestron C8 Edge, Moonlite CHL focuser, ~f/46 Telecentric, Daystar QPE 0.6A, ~f/27 FR, PGR US...
by p_zetner
Wed May 08, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 7: H alpha and CaK
Replies: 11
Views: 835

May 7: H alpha and CaK

Hi Everyone. Managed some imaging yesterday morning. There was abundant haze (distinct halo around the Sun) but this seemed to have stabilized the air a little. Hydrogen photos were taken with: Aries ERF, Celestron C8 Edge, Moonlite CHL focuser, ~f/46 Telecentric, Daystar QPE 0.6A, ~f/27 FR and ~ f/...
by p_zetner
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday, April 14: CaK and H alpha of "The Spot"
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: Sunday, April 14: CaK and H alpha of "The Spot"

Many thanks for your kind comments, everyone. I have to apologize for being sparse with my own comments but will be better about it now that imaging season is open (for me!). Thanks for posting all of your fine images. Valery: I appreciate your advice and have the optics ready for f/40. Next session...