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by Christopher
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Dec 26 Prominence Animation
Replies: 13
Views: 1152

Dec 26 Prominence Animation

Another clear day coinciding with available time - wow, not only the sun was shining but Lady Luck too! But luck always has it limits :lol: I set up early but misjudged the sun's trajectory over the tree tops so had to pick up the rig and move it, then realign, etc. etc. :oops: Then the software gre...
by Christopher
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: BIG gun (APM180 f/6 Achromat)
Replies: 23
Views: 2171

Re: BIG gun (APM180 f/6 Achromat)

Congrats on the light cannon and happy birthday. I have that same mount. How much does the 180 weigh?
by Christopher
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunspot in AR2729 still there! HA | Dec 6th 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1022

Re: Sunspot in AR2729 still there! HA | Dec 6th 2018

Nice work on the AR Marty. It’s kinda right where you like em too.
by Christopher
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20181206) | AR12729 (added video)
Replies: 17
Views: 1604

Re: Today's SUN (20181206) | AR12729

Superb images Pedro!
by Christopher
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR12674 through 304mm scope.
Replies: 8
Views: 1084

Re: AR12674 through 304mm scope.

Beautiful image 🌞
by Christopher
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: animation 27 november
Replies: 12
Views: 1337

Re: animation 27 november

That’s amazing. Very well done Paul.
by Christopher
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: animation 27 november
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

Re: animation 27 november

That’s amazing. Very well done Paul.
by Christopher
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Big Prom Group! AR2728 Flaring & Filaments, Full Disc | HA | Nov 27th 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Big Prom Group! AR2728 Flaring & Filaments, Full Disc | HA | Nov 27th 2018

I saw the flare on gong too. It looked strongest around 21:10 to 21:25 UT. Very nice capture Marty.
by Christopher
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 24th of November 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Sol from the 24th of November 2018.

Some real stunners Eric. That AR is looking sharp.
by Christopher
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 23rd of November 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: Sol from the 23rd of November 2018.

Great series Eric.
by Christopher
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's Proms & Spicules | HA | Nov 23rd 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Re: Today's Proms & Spicules | HA | Nov 23rd 2018

Very nice work on the spicules Marty.
by Christopher
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Rust on either Lunt or Coronado
Replies: 7
Views: 2941

Re: Rust on either Lunt or Coronado

The wonder fluid is great stuff. I’ve been using it for years. I can’t attest to it being a cure for the aforementioned glass disease one way or the other. But I use it to clean all my optics. It does claim to protect from fungus etc. I get it from Alpine Astro here in the states.
by Christopher
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: DayStar T scanner TS-1??
Replies: 18
Views: 4987

Re: DayStar T scanner TS-1??

I have a 0.6A version that Mark reconditioned and upgraded to TEC oven. I’m quite happy with the result. His diagnosis after checking it will let you know if it’s worth your while. In my case I felt the results were very economical I.e. price vs. performance. I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again. Hope...
by Christopher
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Hawk Repurposed My Solar Scope
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: Hawk Repurposed My Solar Scope

Wow. If your AR shots turn out half as good as your bird pics you had a fantastic day!
by Christopher
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Nov. 21 H-alpha
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Nov. 21 H-alpha

Thank you all for the comments. Franco, your FC vote is intriguing. I almost always feel that I’m battling some bug when using FC even if it’s me which it often is. But my basis for comparison is non-existent. Alexandria, I always enjoy this holiday. The premise is simple yet noble. And it doesn’t h...
by Christopher
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 21st of November 2018.
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Sol from the 21st of November 2018.

Very nice sequence Eric. You caught that prom nicely!
by Christopher
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Citizen Science
Replies: 24
Views: 2754

Re: Citizen Science

I’d love to contribute in some meaningful way. I’m wondering if there are some image processing guidelines we should follow to preserve the scientific value of the data. I keep all my image capture logs. Thank you for taking point and please keep us posted.
by Christopher
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Nov. 21 H-alpha
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Nov. 21 H-alpha

This was taken with my Lunt LS100THa doublestacked with my Solar Spectrum modified T-scanner using a PGR Grasshopper 3 through a Coronado 2X Barlow. This was the maiden voyage for my AiryLab SSM. The SSM log shows 0.56/1.16/1.10 for the surface and 0.71/1.16/1.20 for the prom (best/avg./threshold). ...
by Christopher
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 10th of November 2018.
Replies: 10
Views: 1082

Re: Sol from the 10th of November 2018.

Very nice set Eric. Great job pulling out the details in those proms.
by Christopher
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Parker Solar Probe update
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: Parker Solar Probe update

Perhaps preliminary raw data in December? Exciting times.
by Christopher
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: In a reflected sunlight.
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: In a reflected sunlight.

That’s a fine lunar image Valery. Excellent detail on a gorgeous landscape.
by Christopher
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1377

Re: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018

Wow! Fantastic images all of them. Congratulations Stu!
by Christopher
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 16th of October 2018.
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: Sol from the 16th of October 2018.

Nice shots Eric. Those prominences are terrific.
by Christopher
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Sol from the 16th of October 2018.
Replies: 2
Views: 1548

Re: Sol from the 16th of October 2018.

Nice shots Eric. Those prominences are terrific.