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by DeepSolar64
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 17 2021 Observations. WL Only
Replies: 8
Views: 78

February 17 2021 Observations. WL Only

Session time is 12:00pm EST local time ( US ). The skies are mostly cloudy. Seeing is about average. Not bad for once! The temperature is 36F. Orion 70mm Solar Telescope. 27.5x and 83x ( WL ) I got two small sunspots in the northwest quadrant of the disc. Side by side with the easternmost one being ...
by DeepSolar64
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition 2021

If only I was good enough to submit an image. Maybe in the future.
by DeepSolar64
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 16 2021 Observations
Replies: 10
Views: 101

Re: February 16 2021 Observations

rsfoto wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:06 pm
Hi James,

Well done. Have not been able to open the roof of my Observatory as all day long we have winds up to 60 km/h ...
My weather here has been poor over the last couple of weeks too. It's really slowed down my observations. You have high winds and I have ice forecast for tonight.
by DeepSolar64
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 16 2021 Observations
Replies: 10
Views: 101

Re: February 16 2021 Observations

Thanks for the imaging encouragement everyone. The whole bit seems a bit complex and bewildering to me but I am gonna give it a whirl. I don't intend to stop my visual sessions here but would like to be able to re-enforce my work more with my own images and not relying on GONG and SDO imagery so muc...
by DeepSolar64
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 17-1-2021 00:30z WHAT'S OCCURING TODAY.
Replies: 9
Views: 88

Re: 17-1-2021 00:30z WHAT'S OCCURING TODAY.

Thanks Terry. I am waiting for some spots! Real ones. Not tiny pores.
by DeepSolar64
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Belated FD image from 12th February 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 172

Re: Belated FD image from 12th February 2021

Nigella, You have done beautifully with these. I'll have to install Autostakkert on my Windows 8.1 laptop. I hope it doesn't crash. Now if I can only learn to do beautiful images like you do. It looks a bit bewildering to me. But I will certainly try it. I have skills at visual astronomy but am very...
by DeepSolar64
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 16 2021 Observations
Replies: 10
Views: 101

Re: February 16 2021 Observations

marktownley wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:12 pm
Thanks for the report James! Glad you got some sun, it is quiet apart from the prominences at the moment. Good to hear you starting to fire up the camera, for years I just used a cardboard box as a light shroud for my laptop :lol:
I was thinking of a cardboard box or plastic tote.
by DeepSolar64
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 16 2021 Observations
Replies: 10
Views: 101

February 16 2021 Observations

Session time is Noon to 12:45pm EST local time ( US ). The skies are partly cloudy with below average seeing. The temperature is 37F. Coronado SolarMax II 60DS. 16x and 22x ( Ha ) I see two easy filaments in the SW quadrant of the disc. With a bit more difficulty I can see four other filaments in th...
by DeepSolar64
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: CaK Full Disk 16th February
Replies: 24
Views: 245

Re: CaK Full Disk 16th February

That is a beautiful well done CaK disc Mr. Townley. The sun is not very active but it's still nice.
by DeepSolar64
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Hydrogen-alpha FD 16th Feb 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 131

Re: Hydrogen-alpha FD 16th Feb 2021

Very nice Stu! I was able to get a few of those filaments today visually.
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 15-2-2021 THE NEWS LOOKS EVEN BETTER
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: 15-2-2021 THE NEWS LOOKS EVEN BETTER

I would not know. I haven't had a sunny day since the 10th. Thanks for the updates Terry.
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ha Full Disk 15th February
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: Ha Full Disk 15th February

Yep. They do look like missiles. Without warheads or nose-cones!
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun and ISS H-Alfa 13 February 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: Sun and ISS H-Alfa 13 February 2021

Your seeing looks like what mine does Pavel! Still you did well catching the ISS crossing the solar disc.
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 14th Images
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: February 14th Images

It looks very calm today. And cold. Nice images!
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's H-alpha SUN (20210214) | single/double/triple Stack
Replies: 17
Views: 236

Re: Today's H-alpha SUN (20210214) | single/double/triple Stack

Sweet comparison Pedro, love it! The double stack is the best balance of chromosphere and resolution. While the triple stack shows supreme contrast on chromosphere features, it came at a compromise as the features themselves seems blurred, maybe from capture time from dim transmission? Not sure. Ve...
by DeepSolar64
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's H-alpha SUN (20210214) | single/double/triple Stack
Replies: 17
Views: 236

Re: Today's H-alpha SUN (20210214) | single/double/triple Stack

The triple stack certainly has the contrast but seems to lack a little on the resolution compared to the double stack. Thumbs up on the Pronto!
by DeepSolar64
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun in H-Alpha 14th of February 2021
Replies: 12
Views: 131

Re: Sun in H-Alpha 14th of February 2021

That Coronado SolarMax II 60 images well. Are you single stack or double stack?
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 13-2-2021 SATURDAY REPORT/FORECAST
Replies: 8
Views: 75

Re: 13-2-2021 SATURDAY REPORT/FORECAST

Rainer got a pore in white light in that SE faculae/plage area.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disk 13-02-2021
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: Full disk 13-02-2021

Your Ha image shows that SE filament up very well. I can also see the tiny pore in your WL image.

Very nice work, as usual.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20210213) | 4 scopes
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Today's SUN (20210213) | 4 scopes

Thank you Pedro. That's a BIG thumbs up from me! :)
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Today's SUN (20210213) | 4 scopes
Replies: 7
Views: 38

Re: Today's SUN (20210213) | 4 scopes

Thank you Pedro. That's a BIG thumbs up from me! :)
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 13-2-2021 SATURDAY REPORT/FORECAST
Replies: 8
Views: 75

Re: 13-2-2021 SATURDAY REPORT/FORECAST

Thanks for the update Terry. Clouds/rain here in WNC so I have to rely on SolarChat and SDO and GONG to see the Sun today.

James
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun in H-Alpha 13th of February 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Sun in H-Alpha 13th of February 2021

It looks like the proms have waned down a bit.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20210213) | 4 scopes
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Today's SUN (20210213) | 4 scopes

Pedro!
This is a truly awesome run of images! And you used my two favorite of your scopes, The Pronto and the Helios 1. I always check out your last " three light " image also since it contains a white light view. Today I am cloudy so that's important. Thanks for the wonderful views!

James
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Today's SUN (20210213) | 4 scopes
Replies: 7
Views: 38

Re: Today's SUN (20210213) | 4 scopes

Pedro!
This is a truly awesome run of images! And you used my two favorite of your scopes, The Pronto and the Helios 1. I always check out your last " three light " image also since it contains a white light view. Today I am cloudy so that's important. Thanks for the wonderful views!

James