First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

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First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

Post by ffellah » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:51 am

Hello all: after a week away Sunday morning I had a quick session trying a Sodium line filter for the first time. Please pardon my inexperience... after that I had time for a a couple of high res H-alpha images, one shown here.

Thank you, Mark, for pointing me to the Flat field feature on FC.

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Re: First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

Post by MapleRidge » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:51 am

Hi Franco...

Welcome back, and a nice set of images too :bow

It looks like the sodium filter is gaining some popularity!!!

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Re: First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

Post by Carbon60 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:37 am

Looking good, Franco.

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Re: First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

Post by Montana » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:01 am

Very nice indeed, the Sodium gives a very fluffy 3D nature to the granulation. I like the hi res Halpha too :bow :hamster:
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Re: First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

Post by ffellah » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:25 am

Thank you Brian, Stu and Alexandra for your comments.

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Re: First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

Post by p_zetner » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:03 pm

Nice shots, Franco.
I like the enhanced faculae visible in sodium.
Cheers, Peter.

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Re: First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

Post by ffellah » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:12 pm

Thank you, Peter.

Franco

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Re: First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

Post by marktownley » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:34 pm

They look good Franco! The sodium is definitely subtly different than the white lights.
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Re: First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

Post by ffellah » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:09 pm

Thank you, Mark. You are always leading the way....

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Re: First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

Post by Valery » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:00 am

Welcome back, Franko! Nice images.
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Re: First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

Post by ffellah » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:55 am

Thank you Valery,

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Re: First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

Post by ffellah » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:35 am

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Post by marktownley » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:31 am

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Re: First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

Post by eroel » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:18 pm

Franco:
Very nice images, Sodium look like a very good approach to a different view from the common white/light.
Welcome back.
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Re: First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

Post by ffellah » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:45 pm

Thank you, Mark and Eric, for your positive feedback

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Re: First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

Post by krakatoa1883 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:56 pm

Really interesting, Franco, looks quite different from usual granulation images. I suppose the filter is a Quark unit ?
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Re: First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

Post by ffellah » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:51 pm

Hi Raf: yes, it is, with the 4.3x Barlow built in. The Sodium images were taken with a newly acquired 152mm Explore Scientific refractor, the Ha with the 203mm HaT scope.

Franco

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