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Sunday Sunshine 2nd April

Post by marktownley » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:39 pm

A day of gap chasing for me today, however unlike the haze that afflicted my last couple of sessions transparency was good. Bubbling cumulus clouds meant the seeing wasn't the best, but shooting lots of files and lucky imaging meant some results. First off the full disk with the DS PST and PGR CH3.

Imageha-full-disk-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Imageha-full-disk-colour by Mark Townley, on Flickr

And a closer look with the 2x barlow now;

Imageha-closeup-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Imageha-closeup-colour by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Then zooming in a bit more with the ED80 and DS Quark with the PGR Blackfly IMX249 camera;

Imageha-active-regions-q80-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Imageha-active-regions-q80-colour by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Then a look at the blue end, first off the full disk with the 40mm at 400mm focal length, homebrew CaK filter and PGR Ch3 camera.

Imagecak-full-disk-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Imagecak-full-disk-colour by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Zooming in with the 2x barlow with the same setup for a closer view;

Imagecak-closeup-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Imagecak-closeup-colour by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Then a closer look at AR12645 with the 80mm scope at ~3000mm focal length with 2x2 binning on the PGR Ch3 to get the exposure shorter to tame the seeing.

Imagear12645-cak-80mm-3x-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Imagear12645-cak-80mm-3x-colour by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Turned out to be a pleasant afternoon in the warm(ish!) sunshine!

Hope you like these,

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Re: Sunday Sunshine 2nd April

Post by Carbon60 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:50 pm

Cracking images, Mark. Sunday turned out nice!

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Post by Derek Klepp » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:00 pm

Well done Mark and good to seee some activity.No such luck here a wet cool start to Autumn here and just waiting for the ground to dry out.



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Re: Sunday Sunshine 2nd April

Post by KMH » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:07 am

Mark,

Those are great! The Ha are like looking at the classic iron filings pattern!

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Post by Valery » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:00 am

A very nice set of images, Mark! Congratulates!


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Re: Sunday Sunshine 2nd April

Post by marktownley » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:47 am

Thanks everyone, only this image to add, was struggling with the seeing with this one so a little softer;

Imagear12644-cak by Mark Townley, on Flickr

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Re: Sunday Sunshine 2nd April

Post by jp-brahic » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:50 am

great série Mark!!!! :) very nice

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Re: Sunday Sunshine 2nd April

Post by Montana » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:21 am

Wow!!! I don't know how you get such crispy sharp CaK :bow :bow :bow I give up every time. These are wonderful, I thoroughly enjoyed the lot.

I struggled with cloud all day with it only clearing up from 4pm with gaps, then 5pm totally clear.

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Post by mattwastell » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:31 am

Thanks for the views Mark - some really impressive images there. have a great week.


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Post by edobosz » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:47 am

Great set there Mark. I especially like the CaKs

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Post by marktownley » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:55 pm

Thanks everyone for the kind words!


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Re: Sunday Sunshine 2nd April

Post by ffellah » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:04 pm

Great images, Mark. You captured beautifully those active areas.

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Post by DJD » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:33 am

Glad the cloud dodging worked out so well Mark.
Great set.
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Re: Sunday Sunshine 2nd April

Post by banjo » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:57 am

Great images, Mark. :bow
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