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by RodAstro
Wed May 27, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Experimenting with Focal Reducers
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Experimenting with Focal Reducers

Hi Terry Looking at the GPCAM it is very similar to the QHY camera with the front glass window held in the black screw on front CS mount. Have you tried unscrewing this and using the camera without? That is exactly where I was getting my worst rings, very tight ones like you are getting. I still got...
by RodAstro
Wed May 27, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20200527) | FD images
Replies: 16
Views: 428

Re: Today's SUN (20200527) | FD images

That is a lovely Ha disk there Pedro
So much detail

Rod
by RodAstro
Tue May 26, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom developing nicely
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: Prom developing nicely

Hi Mark Not an ordinary Solar Scout, I have made an adapter to fit the Quark unit of the Solar Scout to my 6" f15 refractor. At F15 the telecentric unit gives f60+ and is to high a magnification for my seeing, so I have found a Pixco camera focal reducer fitted before the telecentric unit gives just...
by RodAstro
Tue May 26, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom developing nicely
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: Prom developing nicely

Thank you all for your kind appreciation

Rod
by RodAstro
Tue May 26, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom developing nicely
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: Prom developing nicely

Hi

Really struggling with a very hazy sky but here is an update of today's large prom.
It has certainly changed over the last few hours.
Best I could do, working at 7FPS so surprised I got this much.

Cheers Rod
by RodAstro
Tue May 26, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 25.05.2020 Proms at 2 o'clock high!
Replies: 22
Views: 504

Re: 25.05.2020 Proms at 2 o'clock high!

Hi Rusted Nice shots of a lovely prom. I noticed the circle in the background you have mentioned before on other shots I am finding with the ASI174 on my similar setup as you have they are caused by using to high a gain setting then ImPPG brings them out. To combat this I am capturing 3000 shots at ...
by RodAstro
Tue May 26, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Trying out a 2.5X TeleVue Powermate on the Lunt 60mm Ha 26-5-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Trying out a 2.5X TeleVue Powermate on the Lunt 60mm Ha 26-5-2020

Hi Terry Newtonian rings is their name, you just need to tilt the camera a little or the powermate. I find they appear with some setups and not with others as they are caused by reflections between optical components or the chip. On my QHY5 m I found unscrewing the optical window on the front of the...
by RodAstro
Tue May 26, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom developing nicely
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: Prom developing nicely

Thanks Dan

I will try and capture some more later when the seeing has calmed down a little

Rod
by RodAstro
Tue May 26, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Prom developing nicely
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Prom developing nicely

Thanks Dan

I will try and capture some more later when the seeing has calmed down a little

Rod
by RodAstro
Tue May 26, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom developing nicely
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Prom developing nicely

Hi

The prom is growing in size very nicely.
Difficult capture with a lot of haze and clouds, finding focus a massive problem but got something.

Cheers Rod
by RodAstro
Tue May 26, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Prom developing nicely
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Prom developing nicely

Hi

The prom is growing in size very nicely.
Difficult capture with a lot of haze and clouds, finding focus a massive problem but got something.

Cheers Rod
by RodAstro
Fri May 22, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: just a few pictures and an animation
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Re: just a few pictures and an animation

That animation is beautiful and just the right speed to take it all in.
Every time I look at it more appears brilliant, thanks Paul.

Rod
by RodAstro
Fri May 22, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2020-05-18 - Mid of the week AR's (HA)
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: 2020-05-18 - Mid of the week AR's (HA)

Very nice images Jochen
Looks like you caught it just rite

Cheers Rod
by RodAstro
Fri May 22, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark images 20-05-20
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Quark images 20-05-20

Hi Alexandra
I see that
Hope he has a good factor 50+ protection on otherwise he is going to get burnt :lol:

Rod
by RodAstro
Thu May 21, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Small study of the sun's surface. May 21, 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: Small study of the sun's surface. May 21, 2020

A very nice and interesting set

Rod
by RodAstro
Thu May 21, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark images 20-05-20
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Quark images 20-05-20

Thanks everyone for all your positive comments.

Yes JochenM love tinkering I have just been machining up some bits from one of my bits boxes to make a X/Y adjuster to maneuver the camera chip to the best part of the etalon.
Love it :P

Cheers Rod
by RodAstro
Thu May 21, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 21.05.2020 Slightly sharper smudges.
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: 21.05.2020 Slightly sharper smudges.

Hi Rusted Do you use flats when imaging with FireCapture? I use a really useful box lid with self adhesive magnets stuck to it to de focus, I have a steel dew cap so even though it can be 12 feet in the air I can just pop it on and it stays in place. My Zeiss should have ladders attached to it as it...
by RodAstro
Thu May 21, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: small solar animation halpha of May 20th
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: small solar animation halpha of May 20th

Very nice Stephane

Cheers Rod
by RodAstro
Thu May 21, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark images 20-05-20
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Quark images 20-05-20

Just a couple of pictures from yesterday 20th taken with my 6" f15 and ss60-ds Quark unit using a Pixco focal reducer before the Quark and ASI174 camera. Lovely day and thank goodness I was in the observatory out of the sun, One of the big benefits of the Coude system is the eyepiece is always in th...
by RodAstro
Wed May 13, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 9th May 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 601

Re: 9th May 2020

Stunning animation Alexandra, makes you realise what is actually happening on the sun.
And makes me wonder what is happening inside it.

Rod
by RodAstro
Mon May 11, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Daystar DS 60
Replies: 51
Views: 7719

Re: Daystar DS 60

Hi Mark I guess that's where they got it from but who put it on their website :mrgreen: Hi daslolo Mica is a mineral that forms naturally and is in flat planes of slightly romboidal structure crystals, if the mica is distorted from its flat structure its crystal bonds break and you get hairline frac...
by RodAstro
Mon May 11, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 10.05.2020 Flame at 10 o'clock!
Replies: 12
Views: 295

Re: 10.05.2020 Flame at 10 o'clock!

Very nice
It probably got blown out going by the weather here :lol:
by RodAstro
Mon May 11, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom 10.05.2020
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: Prom 10.05.2020

They are amazing thanks

Cheers Rod
by RodAstro
Mon May 11, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Daystar DS 60
Replies: 51
Views: 7719

Re: Daystar DS 60

Hi

Any idea where Daystar get 21mm clear filter aperture for the telecentric Quark or even what that means?

Rod
by RodAstro
Mon May 11, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Daystar DS 60
Replies: 51
Views: 7719

Re: Daystar DS 60

Hi daslolo I haven't tried removing the 16mm stop as it means sriping the etalon unit down and according to Daystar they are under pressure and releasing this will damage the etalon. It is strange that Daystar quote this unit as having a 16mm eyepiece aperture (the size of the rear field stop) but f...