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by Montana
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Smart Sharpen and Unsharp Mask
Replies: 32
Views: 1689

Re: Smart Sharpen and Unsharp Mask

Thank you so much everyone, I just love these results. I have only used the filter twice and I have fallen in love already. The filter is so flat (no sweet spots) and seems to be on band and balanced everywhere and not even a hint of Newton's rings. So it just goes to show that it is the human and t...
by Montana
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUN 20120121 WL & H-alpha Good seeing (3/5)
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: SUN 20120121 WL & H-alpha Good seeing (3/5)

What a wonderful set Pedro, the sun is really beautiful at the moment.

Regards
Alexandra
by Montana
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun Today
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Sun Today

Welcome Brian! I look forward to your pictures, you have a super looking observatory.

Regards
Alexandra
by Montana
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Smart Sharpen and Unsharp Mask
Replies: 32
Views: 1689

Re: Smart Sharpen and Unsharp Mask

Thanks Mark, I have been staring at the November image for the last couple of days as I was so mesmerised by it, the rest I did today. Well, for the 2x images Smart sharpen works the best, for the prime focus images Chris's iterative Unsharp mask works the best. However if I don't write down now wha...
by Montana
Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Smart Sharpen and Unsharp Mask
Replies: 32
Views: 1689

Smart Sharpen and Unsharp Mask

This afternoon as it is the most awful weather here I have been reprocessing my Solarscope photographs using the above mentioned tools. What a miracle these are and many thanks to Chris Schur and Ken Crawford for all the explanations. I will post my efforts but if you do happen to have further tips ...
by Montana
Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc White light 21/01/12 + Data
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Full Disc White light 21/01/12 + Data

Great disc, thanks for braving the weather for us! I managed a very quick 10 minutes through the PST at lunchtime but was nearly blown away and rain was falling within minutes.

Regards
Alexandra
by Montana
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUN 20120120 WL & H-ALPHA
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: SUN 20120120 WL & H-ALPHA

Wow these are gorgeous! I love that huge leaping salmon of a filament.

Regards
Alexandra
by Montana
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Lecture By Eminent UK Physicists 20th January
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Solar Lecture By Eminent UK Physicists 20th January

Mark, I really wish I had gone to your school, what fun. You sound like you had such a brilliant day and I really look forward to reading the pdfs and seeing all the news reports. When are we going we going to see you on the Honours list? now that would be wonderful and would be a just reward for al...
by Montana
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some pics from Yesterday
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: Some pics from Yesterday

Absolutely wonderful Derek, they really are beautiful work.

I do always like to see the positives with the negatives though, I think I am a traditionalist.

Regards
Alexandra
by Montana
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: From the archives - small animation from 2008
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: From the archives - small animation from 2008

That's a terrific animation, about what time scale is it?

Regards
Alexandra
by Montana
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Twin Suns?
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Twin Suns?

Great picture Chris, definitely a look alike :lol:

The rest, well, deary me (I have my eyes and ears closed).

Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun spot visible to naked eye!
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Sun spot visible to naked eye!

WOW!!!

Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: St. Peter Claver Catholic School Outreach and 19th 2012 solar photos
Replies: 15
Views: 1331

Re: St. Peter Claver Catholic School Outreach an 19th 2012 solar photos

Wonderful pictures and how amazing to see such a big flare.

I feel sick when I think of your beautiful scope, don't you just wish you could go back in time. I've taken out insurance just in case of this type of disaster.

Regards
Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Driveway Solar Jan 18th
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Re: Driveway Solar Jan 18th

Hi Nando,
It depends on your classification of normal and what you like to see?
I'll describe your image as I see it, I would describe it as a pale brown colour.

Regards
Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc White light 19/01/12 + Data
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Full Disc White light 19/01/12 + Data

Always excited to see your WL shots and again this is a beauty! those big active regions are looking very good at the moment.

Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Solar Image - 1-18-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 761

Re: First Solar Image - 1-18-2012

A wonderful picture, I am sure you will get plenty more, once you start you can't stop!
A very warm welcome :)

Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun 19.1.2012
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Sun 19.1.2012

I love them all, I find the negative strange but in a nice way, it looks like a beautiful galaxy :)

Regards
Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A little Arvo Sun
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: A little Arvo Sun

These are lovely Derek! I'm glad you were able to get a chance to see all the action. I think this weekend will be cloudy but at least it will give me a chance to have a go with all the imaging tips posted this week.

Regards
Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: January 18 images with 3 scopes
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: January 18 images with 3 scopes

Beautiful images, especially the ones of the gigantic swirling black holes!

Regards
Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Driveway Solar Jan 18th
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Re: Driveway Solar Jan 18th

A beautiful set of images!! You look cold Stephen? I always imagined where you live that it is always warm, it's funny how we have mental images and in reality it turns out not to be true.

Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: More Tutorials - Smart Sharpen
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: More Tutorials - Smart Sharpen

Excellent excellent!!! I can't wait to try this out :) Thank you so much.

Alexandra
by Montana
Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun 18.1.2012 + Animation
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Sun 18.1.2012

I agree, absolutely beautiful!

Regards
Alexandra
by Montana
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Green Reflections of the Rising Sun
Replies: 11
Views: 659

Re: Green Reflections of the Rising Sun

Superb granulation!! I'd have a carpet like that any day :)

Just beautiful Chris.

Regards
Alexandra
by Montana
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2012-01-15 Outreach and Imaging
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: 2012-01-15 Outreach and Imaging

Fantastic Scott!!

I would say these are Newton's rings. If you take a flat field, then extract this out of the image. There is a flat field discussion going on the solarchat page.

Regards
Alexandra
by Montana
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Friends
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Friends

Yes Walter has a great way with words, you know we are with you always Jim.

Kind regards
Alexandra