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by marktownley
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 15-01-2021 EAST-AR HAS RECEDED, BUT S.E IS LOOKING GOOD
Replies: 10
Views: 73

Re: 15-01-2021 EAST-AR HAS RECEDED, BUT S.E IS LOOKING GOOD

Good! Something coming round the limb soon!
by marktownley
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20210114) LUNT60 single and double stack
Replies: 13
Views: 149

Re: Today's SUN (20210114) LUNT60 single and double stack

Nice disks Pedro! Did you have another frosty start to the day?
by marktownley
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: January 14 2021 Observations. Pores!
Replies: 9
Views: 83

Re: January 14 2020 Observations. Pores!

Good report James, glad you got to get the SM90 out, another month and I will dust mine off for the 2021 season.
by marktownley
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Jan, 14 2021 - Ca-k first light
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Jan, 14 2021 - Ca-k first light

Top shots! Congrats on the new purchase.
by marktownley
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 13th of January 2021.
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Re: Sol from the 13th of January 2021.

Lovely shots Eric and nice to see the scope setup too!
by marktownley
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: January 13 H-Alfa Prominence
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: January 13 H-Alfa Prominence

Very good given the seeing!
by marktownley
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20210113)
Replies: 11
Views: 143

Re: Today's SUN (20210113)

Thanks Pedro! I never imagine you getting a frost, but there you go!
by marktownley
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: January 13 2021 Observations
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: January 13 2021 Observations

Thanks for the report James. Cloud, grey and wet all day here today - it did clear at sunset and we had that golden band in the west as I left work. Hoping (as always!) for the weekend...
by marktownley
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 13-01-2021 LATEST STEREO IMAGE & FORECAST
Replies: 7
Views: 68

Re: 13-01-2021 LATEST STEREO IMAGE & FORECAST

Weather saying sun for me on Sunday. But I don't believe it (the weather that is!) - I hope it is sunny...
by marktownley
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Visual Report 12/01/2021
Replies: 5
Views: 37

Re: Visual Report 12/01/2021

I enjoy all the messing around with scopes that you do Andrew, thanks for the report.
by marktownley
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: January 12 2021 Observations. Calm Sun.
Replies: 11
Views: 86

Re: January 12 2021 Observations. Calm Sun.

Thanks James for your report. Marks' newbie scope looks interesting and eventually to see some results should be even more interesting... I have the Meade 127mm APO-Triplet, but is so long and very heavy, that not suitable within the observatory for Solar use, but my Meade ETX-125mm Maksutov-Casseg...
by marktownley
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: January 12 2021 Observations. Calm Sun.
Replies: 11
Views: 86

Re: January 12 2021 Observations. Calm Sun.

Very nice Mark! It's an inch more aperture than the 102mm Celestron I use for white light. I too plan to upgrade to a larger refractor in the future by going to an Astro-Tech AT130EDT triplet apo. It's significantly more expensive than your Bresser but much cheaper than a comparable Takahashi. I do...
by marktownley
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: January 12 2021 Observations. Calm Sun.
Replies: 11
Views: 86

Re: January 12 2021 Observations. Calm Sun.

Hi James. She got me a 127mm fraunhofer refractor... https://www.firstlightoptics.com/bresser-telescopes/bresser-messier-ar-127l-1200-refractor-ota.html I already have something similar, a Meade AR5, but while it is good at Ha wavelengths there is a lot of spherical aberration at CaK. The Bresser is...
by marktownley
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 12th of January 2021.
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: Sol from the 12th of January 2021.

Excellent disk given those skies Eric!
by marktownley
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUN 12.01.2021 H-Alfa
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: SUN 12.01.2021 H-Alfa

Very nice views indeed! Send some sun my way :lol:
by marktownley
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: STEREO - LATEST UPDATE AT 1900z Tuesday 12-01-2021
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: STEREO - LATEST UPDATE AT 1900z Tuesday 12-01-2021

Thanks Terry. The link on my website seems dead now too. I did find this though https://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/beac ... cchi.shtml

Maybe they've had a new website for Christmas? :lol:
by marktownley
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: January 12 2021 Observations. Calm Sun.
Replies: 11
Views: 86

Re: January 12 2021 Observations. Calm Sun.

Good report James, thank you! the sun has quietened off quite a bit, it'll pick up soon though i'm sure. Keep the reports coming and sunny skies!
by marktownley
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 11th of January 2021.
Replies: 9
Views: 74

Re: Sol from the 11th of January 2021.

Very nice images Eric, they came out well!
by marktownley
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Tuesday Sun 12th Jan. 2021
Replies: 12
Views: 144

Re: Tuesday Sun 12th Jan. 2021

Good results Stu! Glad you got some sunshine. Using the 150 this time of year is brave but they came out surprisingly well.
by marktownley
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Tuesday Sun 12th Jan. 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 35

Re: Tuesday Sun 12th Jan. 2021

Good results Stu! Glad you got some sunshine. Using the 150 this time of year is brave but they came out surprisingly well.
by marktownley
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 12-01-2021-Tuesday HELIOGRAPHIC LATEST UPDATE
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: 12-01-2021-Tuesday HELIOGRAPHIC LATEST UPDATE

Thanks Terry! Just cloud here as far as the weather forecast goes forward!
by marktownley
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: January 9 2021 Observations
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: January 9 2021 Observations

Thanks guys! The pier will be tall enough when the head is on to 'see over' my neighbours fence so I can still see the sun in the winter months. It will definitely be getting a NASA sticker on the fins for effect. Careful topiary means a wall of plants will surround it to make it invisible to prying...
by marktownley
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Geoeffective Shockwave
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Geoeffective Shockwave

I saw some nice aurora pics on the BBC today.

Do you have any north facing coast close to you Stu? (not that you could go there atm :lol: )