C11 out for a third time and it gets better and better!

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C11 out for a third time and it gets better and better!

Post by Montana » Mon May 07, 2018 6:33 pm

Well, I think this weekend was a once in 30 year experience. We have had wall to wall clear blue skies for a full three days and it coincided perfectly with a May day holiday Monday. The seeing was also fantastic and today was better than ever. I was amazed staring at the screen and watching a near perfect solar granulation through the C11, it was the most beautiful experience of my life. Pity my images don't do the experience justice but then images are never as good as the real thing. I added some colour today for a bit of a difference.

C11 / ND3.8 Baader film / 3x Barlow / Continuum filter + UV/IR cut / Grasshopper 3

ImageSun_091231_07_05_2018_ colour by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

ImageSun_091231_07_05_2018 by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

ImageSun_085150_07_05_2018_colour by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

ImageSun_085150_07_05_2018 by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

I have a funny feeling I might never see these conditions again but I did enjoy it while it lasted :seesaw
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Post by rsfoto » Mon May 07, 2018 6:52 pm

WOW WOW WOW amazing images
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Post by Carbon60 » Mon May 07, 2018 7:32 pm

Fantastic images, Alexandra. As you say, conditions that are all too infrequent.

Glad it's up and running well.

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Post by ffellah » Mon May 07, 2018 7:33 pm

Fantastic clarity !

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Post by highfnum » Mon May 07, 2018 8:01 pm

wow your using full aperture?

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Post by Ibbo » Mon May 07, 2018 8:16 pm

great stuff :band

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Post by mike h » Mon May 07, 2018 8:35 pm

Wonderful images. Job well done!

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Post by PDB » Mon May 07, 2018 9:44 pm

Really amazing detail.
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Post by Christopher » Mon May 07, 2018 11:41 pm

Really impressive Alexandra. The atmosphere was very well behaved.
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Post by robert » Tue May 08, 2018 9:17 am

Great results and interesting experiments in your previous post with alternative filters. I must try the red filter some time. While you had sun we have had wind and rain as usual!
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Post by Derek Klepp » Tue May 08, 2018 10:16 am

Another great set Alexandra.

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Post by Bruce Girrell » Tue May 08, 2018 5:43 pm

Oh wow!
Beautiful granulation!

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Post by eroel » Wed May 09, 2018 2:37 am

Alexandra:
Superb granulation images.
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Post by yltansg » Wed May 09, 2018 12:58 pm

Hi Alexandra,

Amazing!! Thanks for sharing the outcome of your experiment.

It is a pity they don't sell the larger format ND3.8 Baader film :cry:
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Post by GreatAttractor » Wed May 09, 2018 1:08 pm

Wonderful images, Alexandra. Please try an animation next time, however short!
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I was amazed staring at the screen and watching a near perfect solar granulation through the C11, it was the most beautiful experience of my life.
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Post by MalVeauX » Wed May 09, 2018 2:50 pm

Awesome resolution! Great captures!

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Post by Montana » Thu May 10, 2018 7:09 am

Thanks everyone for your kind words, I had the most fun in long time last weekend :)

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Post by Astrograph » Sat May 12, 2018 1:06 pm

Great Images Alexandra. It must be all thanks to those screws ;) !

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Post by mattwastell » Sun May 13, 2018 5:48 am

These are looking great Alexandra. I was showing these to my Son & he was amazed in what he was seeing - I told him each granulation was about 1000 km wide & he was impressed - I also got why can't you image them!!!!!
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Post by marktownley » Mon May 14, 2018 5:16 am

Superb closeup Alexandra! Let's hope it's not another 30 years for a sunny bank holiday :D
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Post by allhoest » Fri May 18, 2018 6:35 pm

It is always a pleasure to see the granulation.
Congrats.
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