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by DeepSolar64
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun in Ha and CaK 22nd Feb 2021
Replies: 12
Views: 154

Re: Sun in Ha and CaK 22nd Feb 2021

Very nice work Stu! The prom closeups are incredible!!
by DeepSolar64
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom, AR's 2803 & 2804 | Discs in 395nm & CaK | Feb 22nd 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Prom, AR's 2803 & 2804 | Discs in 395nm & CaK | Feb 22nd 2021

Marty, All your images are superb but again it's the superb resolution the 60mm aperture gives on that 395nm image. 0.7" on a 60mm refractor doesn't seem possible but I do realize it is because of the short wavelength that is being used here. That's easily more detailed than I could see visually in ...
by DeepSolar64
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20210222) | LUNT152 images
Replies: 16
Views: 221

Re: Today's SUN (20210222) | LUNT152 images

They all look great to me. Including the one through the SMII90 etalon. Pedro, that's the one you had Meade to work on and had someone else to work on as well, right? I remember you mentioning it in the Zoom meeting.

You probably have more of a discerning eye than I do.

James
by DeepSolar64
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: LUNT 300mm Ha SolarScope - Question ??
Replies: 26
Views: 304

Re: LUNT 300mm Ha SolarScope - Question ??

Good luck Terry on clear skies. I am waiting on your images. Retired life? I haven't got there yet. I still have a few years.

James
by DeepSolar64
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disk 22-02-2021
Replies: 8
Views: 76

Re: Full disk 22-02-2021

dhkaiser wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:03 pm
Two new sunspot groups and a filaprom, super Rainer.
I second that!
by DeepSolar64
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 22 2021. WL only.
Replies: 8
Views: 84

Re: February 22 2021. WL only.

ffellah wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:21 am
Well done, James, keep them coming...

Franco
Hopefully tomorrow.....
by DeepSolar64
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Imaging setups. 2-19, 20, 21 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 122

Re: Imaging setups. 2-19, 20, 21 2021

Hi James, Look great and the next step as you said an equatorial mount and then a fixed observatory with a Roll Off Roof = ROR :band Heck Yeah!!!! :D You will see how comfortable it will be specially when getting older and now it is the time to do it. Go out, push the roof away and ready to go ... ...
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 22 2021. WL only.
Replies: 8
Views: 84

Re: February 22 2021. WL only.

marktownley wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:02 pm
Great reports James! Glad you got some sunshine!
Brief but yes!
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 22 2021. WL only.
Replies: 8
Views: 84

February 22 2021. WL only.

Session time is intermittently between 1:05pm and 1:34pm EST local time ( US ). The skies are mostly cloudy. Seeing is a bit below average but better than the last couple of days. The temperature is 46F. Orion 70mm Solar Telescope. 27.5x and 83x ( WL ) A new northern active region west of AR12803 ha...
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Imaging setups. 2-19, 20, 21 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 122

Re: Imaging setups. 2-19, 20, 21 2021

rsfoto wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:11 pm
Hi James,

Look great and the next step as you said an equatorial mount and then a fixed observatory with a Roll Off Roof = ROR


:band
Heck Yeah!!!! :D
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 22-2-2021 AR2804 CONFIRMED AS NEW IN THE N.CENTRAL
Replies: 11
Views: 78

Re: 22-2-2021 AR2804 CONFIRMED AS NEW IN THE N.CENTRAL

I just got them visually through gaps in the clouds. I'll post the report very shortly.
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 22-2-2021 AR2804 CONFIRMED AS NEW IN THE N.CENTRAL
Replies: 11
Views: 78

Re: 22-2-2021 AR2804 CONFIRMED AS NEW IN THE N.CENTRAL

It looks like we DO have new sunspots! :D


PunSots!!_SDOHMIc_2-22-21.jpg
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by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 21 2021. Calm Sun.
Replies: 9
Views: 81

Re: February 21 2021. Calm Sun.

Thank you Alexandra. I may be keeping the screen too bright and I start with the DS on. I am going about it all backwards. Nothing unusual for me! ~laughing~. Thanks for the tips. I'll try it.

James
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disk 21-02-2021
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Full disk 21-02-2021

Arrrr. I see spots!!
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Imaging setups. 2-19, 20, 21 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 122

Re: Imaging setups. 2-19, 20, 21 2021

Just giving everyone an idea what I was using.
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 21 2021. Calm Sun.
Replies: 9
Views: 81

Re: February 21 2021. Calm Sun.

Thanks for the comments everyone! I am under rain today so no sun for me. :(
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Images 22-02-2021
Replies: 10
Views: 95

Re: Solar Images 22-02-2021

Very nice Martin. Now that's what a disc is supposed to look like! Nice animations too.
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: LUNT 300mm Ha SolarScope - Question ??
Replies: 26
Views: 304

Re: LUNT 300mm Ha SolarScope - Question ??

Terry, The main reason I chose Coronado over Lunt was cost. My Coronado SMII90 DS cost me 3500 dollars. A double stacked Lunt LS80MT would have pushed me up to 5500. I know sometimes you get what you pay for but sometimes a higher amount of money is hard to come by. Time will tell whether I made a d...
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 21st Ha Session
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: February 21st Ha Session

Excellent work Brian. The filaprom closeup is superb. Looking at your images I feel that I am tuning too deep. Tuning through the filaments making them not show up. Or I am just a little out of focus or both. I try to tune visually before I put the camera in where I can visually see the filaments et...
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: LUNT 300mm Ha SolarScope - Question ??
Replies: 26
Views: 304

Re: LUNT 300mm Ha SolarScope - Question ??

You had me wondering Terry. That scope would only be useful in a good climate with clear skies and good seeing. Pedro Re' comes to mind here but even he doesn't have one of these behemoths! The UK and solar observing don't seem to mix well. You Brits have too much cloudiness! But somehow you guys pe...
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Imaging setups. 2-19, 20, 21 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 122

Imaging setups. 2-19, 20, 21 2021

Here are the imaging setups I used on Friday 2-19, Saturday 2-20 and Sunday 2-21. It's certainly gonna be a work in progress. A better light shroud for the computer and tracking mounts for the scopes are in the plans. After that a CaK filter and Binoviewer for visual use. Then maybe a Sodium D line ...
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 21 2021. Calm Sun.
Replies: 9
Views: 81

Re: February 21 2021. Calm Sun.

There wasn't much more than the mottles to image on today's disc. My goal is to image filaments like Rainer does!

Thanks Brian and Terry.
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 20 2021 Observations. More images!
Replies: 16
Views: 144

Re: February 20 2021 Observations. More images!

Hi James... Awesome to see your images to go along with the reports :bow Image quality will improve with practice, but off to a great start! Brian Thanks Brian. I seem to do better on proms than the disc itself. All, I feel like Zefram Cochrane ( Star Trek ) when he invented the warp drive for Eart...
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: over the hill prom with edmund 2 inch scope
Replies: 12
Views: 122

Re: over the hill prom with edmund 2 inch scope

John, At F25 this scope should be as free of color as many modern apochromats. I am guessing that the focuser is 1.25". Back in the early 1970s many small refractors came with .965 focusers. I started with a 50mm focal refractor back in 1978. Both it and my 1982 model 60mm Traq refractor both have ....
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: CaK, Sunday 22nd, 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: CaK, Sunday 22nd, 2021

Thee resolution looks good on this one. I can see the supergranulation. There are two spots in your image. One is very tiny.

Very nice Frank. Now that I have a camera I want a CaK module.

I just noticed the faint haze of the spicule layer on the limb. Awesome!!