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by KMH
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: My only two Pictures in 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: My only two Pictures in 2015

That's a really fascinating series - thanks for posting!
by KMH
Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Belated Oct 25 H-alpha
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Belated Oct 25 H-alpha

Here are two Ha mosaics taken last Sunday with my usual Lunt 100 and Grasshopper 3 (ICX674). All of the individual frames were taken with a 5x PowerMate. These aren't the best but not bad for the conditions - high thin clouds and lots of high-frequency turbulence. Unfortunately this time of year our...
by KMH
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar imaging with a 11" EdgeHD
Replies: 14
Views: 2286

Re: Solar imaging with a 11" EdgeHD

Kevin, You don't need any additional collimation when you install a full size ERF external filter. Just collimate your telescope at night and do not reverse it around declination axis - so, your scope will not loose the night collimation. Then install an external full size ERF, point the scope on th...
by KMH
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar imaging with a 11" EdgeHD
Replies: 14
Views: 2286

Re: Solar imaging with a 11" EdgeHD

Valery,
As a C11 owner this sounds really interesting, though I doubt my seeing here is ever good enough for even a C8. But I'm curious, how are you able to collimate the secondary mirror? Do you have a point source with enough intensity in the transmission bands?
Thanks,
Kevin
by KMH
Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August recap part 2 with prom animation
Replies: 1
Views: 401

August recap part 2 with prom animation

...and these were from August 9. Difficult conditions with lots of smoke in the air from fires in the northwest (USA). First is a prom animation with 2.5x PowerMate covering about 2 hours. Nothing dramatic happens but lots of interesting small things. Abort animation - can't get it to load properly....
by KMH
Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August recap part 1
Replies: 2
Views: 484

August recap part 1

Lots of clouds of late, so I'm finally getting around to posting August pictures (ugh!). They are all taken with a Lunt 100 and Grasshopper 3 (ICX674). I posted mostly positives. The recent discussions started by Valery on positive vs negative convinced me to spend more time on my positive images. A...
by KMH
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom lift off and SSM data
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: Prom lift off and SSM data

Great catch! I saw the GONG movie this morning but I was still sound asleep when it happened. Pretty funny about the BBQ.
Kevin
by KMH
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 25th of July, nice protuberance.
Replies: 17
Views: 1416

Re: 25th of July, nice protuberance.

Beautiful - that's amazing detail!

Kevin
by KMH
Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Saturday Sunshine - 18th July
Replies: 20
Views: 1680

Re: Saturday Sunshine - 18th July

Wow - fantastic set of images! I also agree that for some otherwise marginal shots inverting can be a big help.
Kevin
by KMH
Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark double stack question
Replies: 0
Views: 7579

Quark double stack question

I'm really tempted by the Quark. I have a 127mm refractor I could use it with but my primary interest is double stacking my Lunt 100. I had been thinking of the chromosphere model but the discussion on exposure times in Alexandra's post got me wondering if I might be better off with the wider bandpa...
by KMH
Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom Lift-off Animation - July 4th, 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Prom Lift-off Animation - July 4th, 2015

Nice! That's a really interesting animation even before the lift off. It was cloudy here otherwise I would likely have been observing at that time too.
Kevin
by KMH
Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Animation of a small loop prominence
Replies: 12
Views: 1404

Re: Animation of a small loop prominence

Very cool - great capture.
Kevin
by KMH
Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Me!! a Quark!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 4627

Re: Me!! a Quark!!!

Wow - fantastic shot! I'm very tempted by the Quark for a 127mm refractor, and also for double stacking the Lunt 100.

Kevin
by KMH
Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: prom Lift-off
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: prom Lift-off

It would have been very good timing for me except for the thunderstorm!
Kevin
by KMH
Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2373-76 Mosaic with Earth at scale , Refractor 230mm
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: AR2373-76 Mosaic with Earth at scale , Refractor 230mm

Wow - stunning as always. Your processing always makes me think of Ansel Adams.
Kevin
by KMH
Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:22 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunrise :Of Men and Fish and Birds.
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Sunrise :Of Men and Fish and Birds.

Derek,
Those are really beautiful photos. I especially like the one on the left.
Kevin
by KMH
Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Finally a Little Sun."Quest for the Rat".Reflections Added
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: Finally a Little Sun."Quest for the Rat".Reflections Add

Derek - Beautiful photos both terrestrial and solar. We trap quite a few mice and the occasional rat in our garage - know the sell all too well!

Kevin
by KMH
Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2371 Flare M7.9 and 06.26 activity refractor 230mm
Replies: 12
Views: 622

Re: AR2371 Flare M7.9 and 06.26 activity refractor 230mm

Absolutely stunning, as always. I especially like the inverted view.

Kevin
by KMH
Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 28, only prom
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: June 28, only prom

Beautiful prom shots!

Kevin
by KMH
Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 28, 2015: Parting shot from AR2371
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: June 28, 2015: Parting shot from AR2371

Very cool - nice catch!

Kevin
by KMH
Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Saturday Sunshine 27th June
Replies: 11
Views: 757

Re: Saturday Sunshine 27th June

A really nice set, Mark. The Quark is pretty tempting for double stacking our Lunt, or maybe for a 127 mm frac we have if the ERF isn't too expensive.

Kevin
by KMH
Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Late June 14 Ha
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Late June 14 Ha

Better late than never here are some Ha shots from June 14. They were taken with a Lunt 100/1800 and Grasshopper 3 (ICX674). Seeing was not too bad, 3/5. Thanks for looking. One 5x powermate shot yps_ai2_ps2_Sun_104732.jpg And the rest with a 2.5x powermate ypsb_ai3_ps_promdisc_111432.jpg ypsb_ai3_p...
by KMH
Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ha from June 26
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Ha from June 26

We had a few hours of sun Friday morning and I managed to get a few Ha shots. Seeing was mostly not very good so these are only 1-2% of 2000 frames. It would be great to have FireCapture/PGR support for the solar seeing monitor! There was an ISS transit predicted for that evening but unfortunately t...
by KMH
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: The SSM is available
Replies: 34
Views: 7298

Re: The SSM is available

+1 for SSM use with PGR/FireCapture.

Kevin