Here comes the sun ! March 24th

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Here comes the sun ! March 24th

Post by ffellah » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:47 pm

Finally Spring is here and I was out with the scopes for the first time this year ! As always, at the beginning of the season my mount gave multiple error codes for a while. Then all of the sudden it started to work OK. The seeing was not great, weather was breezy, but I decided to take my chances.

Really the only feature was this butterfly shaped prominence that was fun to watch. I tried a high-res close-up but the seeing did not allow for a sharp image.

Thank you for looking !

Franco
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Re: Here comes the sun ! March 24th

Post by MapleRidge » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:05 am

Hi Franco...

This worked out well, the detail in the proms is sharp :bow

Trick is not to push too far when the conditions are tough and this seems to have been a good setup.

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Re: Here comes the sun ! March 24th

Post by marktownley » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:47 am

That's a nice image Franco!
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Re: Here comes the sun ! March 24th

Post by Carbon60 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:31 pm

Looking good there, Franco.

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Re: Here comes the sun ! March 24th

Post by rsfoto » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:34 pm

Great details on the Prominence

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Re: Here comes the sun ! March 24th

Post by ffellah » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:43 pm

Thank you Brian, Mark, Stu and Rainer for you nice comments.

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Post by robert » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:46 am

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Re: Here comes the sun ! March 24th

Post by Derek Klepp » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:17 am

Cheers Franco looks like we’re in for a quite season

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Re: Here comes the sun ! March 24th

Post by eroel » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:49 pm

Franco:
Nice clean and sharp images.
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Re: Here comes the sun ! March 24th

Post by ffellah » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:11 pm

Thank you Pedro, Robert, Derek and Eric for your comments. This was done with the SM 90mm DS, 450 frames, 20% of which stacked, with the PG Flea 3 3.2 MP mono camera in Mode 7 at only 15 FPS (30 sec total capture time). Processed with Astra Image and PS.

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Re: Here comes the sun ! March 24th

Post by Montana » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:56 pm

I'm glad you had the opportunity to blow the dust off, the prom shots are really crisp and lovely :bow :hamster: I don't see the butterfly though?
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Re: Here comes the sun ! March 24th

Post by ffellah » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:39 pm

Hi Alexandra: thank you for your nice comments. I guess it looked more like a butterfly visually: in the images it looks to me more like a bent H.

Franco

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