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Transit of Mercury in the Spicule Layer. Phil took this great image with his Quantum 6 Scope, Solar Spectrum etalon and PGR Camera.

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by David_The_Bears_Fan
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: My First CaK Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: My First CaK Questions

Hi Mark,

Agree, just try it and see and then make changes if needed. Will let you know how I get on.

Yes, will be a Lunt CaK B1200 diagonal.

Thanks for the tip re astrograph, not come across them before but website looks good. Will keep in mind if / when I need a new camera.
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: My First CaK Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: My First CaK Questions

Thanks both. Sounds promising.
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some White Lights from the Weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Some White Lights from the Weekend

Thanks all for your kind comments.
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Capturing sunlight with the sun 12˚ below the horizon
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Capturing sunlight with the sun 12˚ below the horizon

Beautiful images. Thanks for sharing. I have yet to see my first Noctilucent cloud display.
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The big animation: 15 days on the sun
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: The big animation: 15 days on the sun

We're not worthy :bow

Great job Michael.
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Jet transit - Sunday 12 July 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Jet transit - Sunday 12 July 2015

A lucky catch, well done.
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: My First CaK Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 556

My First CaK Questions

Ok, here goes. Have read a ton of posts on here (and elsewhere) on this subject but two questions remain:- 1. Any guesses as to whether the objective in my Skywatcher Evostar 120 (stopped down to 100mm or there abouts) will be any good for CaK imaging? Is there any way to tell other than trying it o...
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun in White Light on 7th July @ 17:00
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: The Sun in White Light on 7th July @ 17:00

Thanks all, your too kind :oops:
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some White Lights from the Weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Some White Lights from the Weekend

Had a couple of days off work Thursday / Friday last week and to my surprise actually had some decent weather. Allowed me to capture a few white lights for the album. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/331/19358682549_6d5409ae29_o.png 20150709mono by David Smith , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.co...
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun in White Light on 7th July @ 17:00
Replies: 6
Views: 398

The Sun in White Light on 7th July @ 17:00

Thought I would post my first image today as the seeing wasn't too bad. Full disk white light using Skywatcher Evostar 120 / Baader ND5 film / Canon 1100D. Shot 120 x 1/4000th second frames. Final image is the result of stacking 53 frames in Registax 5.1, touch of wavelets and a little Gimp to finis...
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Hello!

Hello All This is my first post here despite having had an account for several months, so just thought I would introduce myself. I am a keen amateur astronomer who has been observing the Sun for almost 25 years on and off. Vast majority of that time was spent visually observing and recording sunspot...