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by PDB
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Todays Catch (2016-08-24)
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Todays Catch (2016-08-24)

Hi,

another nice, warm and very clear day ...
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Rgrds,

Paul
by PDB
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some proms on 23-08-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: Some proms on 23-08-2016

just for the record, this was the best i could do today of AR2579 with the 80mm+quark. Lots of postprocessing also to remove newton rings.
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Paul
by PDB
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20160823) with GOOD seeing
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: Today's SUN (20160823) with GOOD seeing

Nice WL images. I tried the same sunspots with the C8 today bur very turbulent. So all i got were not reallt sharp images.

P.
by PDB
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some proms on 23-08-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: Some proms on 23-08-2016

Thanks.
Not really frustrating. Useful exercise.

P.
by PDB
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some proms on 23-08-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Some proms on 23-08-2016

Hello, a very hot day today. Spend many hours catching videos. Trying to figure out the best setting of the quark. Due to very unstable seeing, a shifting in focus (reshot a few videos) no real valuable comparison could be made. Alse tried a few proms, and could produce 1 reasonable image. 80mm F/6 ...
by PDB
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Strange issue with Quark T Thread adaptor
Replies: 6
Views: 3280

Strange issue with Quark T Thread adaptor

Hello, together with my Quark, I ordered a Quark T-Thread adaptor. When I wanted to use it a few days ago, it did not fit as it should. Unscrewed the eyepiece holder then putting on the T-thread adpaptor I could screw it 1/4 to 1/2 turn, and then it is completely stuck. On another forum i found the ...
by PDB
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: My first dedicated prom animation!
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: My first dedicated prom animation!

Impressive fin detail in the animation. Reallt good!
by PDB
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New Camera QHY5 178
Replies: 10
Views: 7293

Re: New Camera QHY5 178

2.4 µm is indeed small for longer focal lengths. I have the ZWO 178 (same chip as th QHY) and if i use that for solar i use 2x binning which brings appropriate sampling at around f/15. (Actually bought that camera for primary focus work at f/10 with my C8) I used the camera for Hα and the only probl...
by PDB
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Large Proms - 18-08-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Large Proms - 18-08-2016

Thanks Alexandra. I was not happy with stacking results form AS2 on the proms, so i used AVIStack to reprocess the files. Rim and proms came out much better. It is a "litte" bit slower than AS2 (does not use multicore) but fully automated process. Maybe next time I will try Registax (but find that c...
by PDB
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Large Proms - 18-08-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Large Proms - 18-08-2016

Hello,

Was just looking yesterday with bad seeing, but after 16:00h seeing started to get better. Did a quick session with the Daystar Quark + Focal reducer and an ASI-120MM camera. Large prom and AR2574.
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Still working on processing skills.

Rgrds,

Paul
by PDB
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar activity 17-08
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Solar activity 17-08

Hi, lots of activity today very well visible. I could only start imaging at noon, seeing degrading during the session. Of al the videocaptures made, only 1 was reasonable. 2016-08-17-1028_3.jpg Image taken with 80mm refractor, Quark, focal reducer en ASI178MM (2 x binning, better match for f/13) Pro...
by PDB
Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Posts - Today's Sun
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: First Posts - Today's Sun

Thanks for the tip derek. Found exactly what I needed there.

Paul
by PDB
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Posts - Today's Sun
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: First Posts - Today's Sun

Thanks all for the nice welcome. Next days will be needed for further testing Quark settings (not really played with tuning yet) and also some changes to my technical setup. (Making some changes to the computer to telescope mount, limiting the bunch of cables running from my house to the telescope) ...
by PDB
Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Posts - Today's Sun
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

First Posts - Today's Sun

Hello All, new to the forum. Recently restarted doing some astronomical images again. Switched interest from planetary imaging to solar imaging.Last week my Quark Chromosphere and i was able to do some testing last Saturday and Today. After struggling with Newton rings, and other interference here a...