AR2776 October 17, 2020

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AR2776 October 17, 2020

Post by ffellah » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:04 pm

Hello everybody: today a sunny day again with inferior seeing. Connecticut is right in the middle of the jetstream. I took out the HaT scope just to try and the results were like a plate of plasma soup with a crouton in the middle :lol: I then took out the 6" refractor with the Sodium Quark. For some reason this combination does not seem to be too much affected by the poor seeing: this, I like ! I got a close up of the sunspot, not the best, but something. The small lightbridge is visible.I then took out the SM90, first SS, then DS. The single stack won the day and I got two other wide field images, one with the PG Flea 3 and one with the ZWO 178.

Hope you had a chance to image this sunspot: it is not large at all, I almost wanted my money back !

Franco
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Re: AR2776 October 17, 2020

Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:16 pm

Thanks Franco for the fab images under the circumstances of your less than perfect seeing.
Excellent detail in the first two images.

The only little bit of Sun-shine was too late in the day here in S.E.England.

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Re: AR2776 October 17, 2020

Post by dhkaiser » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:27 pm

Well done Franco with the different scopes.


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Re: AR2776 October 17, 2020

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:34 pm

I would LOVE one of those sodium filters Franco!


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Re: AR2776 October 17, 2020

Post by ffellah » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:40 pm

Thank you very much Terry, Dan and James. Your valuable feedback is always very appreciated.

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Re: AR2776 October 17, 2020

Post by eroel » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:13 am

Franco:
Nice session in spite the seeing.
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Re: AR2776 October 17, 2020

Post by JochenM » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:43 am

Not too shabby at all considering the conditions, Franco.

Nice work.


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Re: AR2776 October 17, 2020

Post by marktownley » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:57 am

Lovely run of images Franco, a 6" frac is going to be on my shopping list for next year when, like you, seeing is just too much for the HaT.


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Re: AR2776 October 17, 2020

Post by ffellah » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:55 am

Thank you Eric, Jochen and Mark. Mark: it seems we both own few same scopes. HaT, SM90 and Lunt 50...

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Re: AR2776 October 17, 2020

Post by Montana » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:18 am

Fantastic images Franco, the spot is small but beautifully formed :)

:bow :hamster:

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Re: AR2776 October 17, 2020

Post by ffellah » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:30 pm

Thanks a lot, Alexandra. Hope you get to spend some time with the sun.

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Re: AR2776 October 17, 2020

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:21 pm

marktownley wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:57 am
Lovely run of images Franco, a 6" frac is going to be on my shopping list for next year when, like you, seeing is just too much for the HaT.
I’m going for an Astro-Tech AT130EDT triplet in the coming year. I have it’s little sister already. An AT72EDII. I also have my sights set on a Sodium D line Quark too.

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Re: AR2776 October 17, 2020

Post by ffellah » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:38 pm

Awesome, James ! The planning and waiting for new equipment is part of the fun of our solar passion.

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Re: AR2776 October 17, 2020

Post by Carbon60 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:23 pm

Nice images, Franco. In these lean times, any sunspot is a good spot no matter how small:)

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Re: AR2776 October 17, 2020

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:46 pm

ffellah wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:38 pm
Awesome, James ! The planning and waiting for new equipment is part of the fun of our solar passion.

Franco
Your sodium images are really nice! The new equipment is fun but so expensive.


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Re: AR2776 October 17, 2020

Post by ffellah » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:25 pm

Thanks a lot Stu and James

Franco



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