Sun 5th August 2018

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Post by Montana » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:34 pm

OK I am really slow but I also have yet to process 8th July and 3rd June so getting the 5th August processed you are very lucky! :lol:

I did take the full disc specifically as a present for our own very dear Richard Bailey to cheer him up and I did achieve that :) sadly he has spent the last 3 weeks in hospital and is very ill indeed. Last Christmas he was struggling to give us all his monthly and daily updates of the Sun as he had a bad back. Well at Easter he was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer in his spine. At least he enjoyed the full disc so the mission was accomplished, you can zoom in and see all the details here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexandra ... 5/sizes/o/

or in colour: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexandra ... 8/sizes/o/

Image2018-08-05 Full solar disc colour by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

after the mission was accomplished I also took some with the 2x barlow or it could have been the 1.6x (forgotten) (Solarscope DSF100 / Grasshopper 3)
ImageSun_095149_05_08_2018 by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

ImageSun_095611_05_08_2018 by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

ImageSun_094417_05_08_2018_f colour by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

ImageSun_100011_05_08_2018 by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

I think this may have been the small active region Mark was getting excited about
ImageSun_095801_05_08_2018 by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

At the weekend I picked up a very old sextant, I found it on a junk stall and have always wanted one. Unfortunately I don't think anything is in line. The mirror should show the horizon in front of you but all I see is the brick wall behind me, so finding the sun is useless. Does anyone know how to collimate a sextant?

ImageKelvin Hughes 1917 Sextant by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

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Re: Sun 5th August 2018

Post by Carbon60 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:44 pm

So sorry to hear about Richard. Best wishes to you if you are reading this, Richard.

That's a stunning full disc image....enough to cheer up anyone. The full-res view is spectacular. Beautiful prom and filament images too, Alexandra.

I've looked at many sextants on various stalls here and there, but many are just modern knock offs. Rare to see an original. Well done. Sorry I can't help with setting one up though.

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Post by rsfoto » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:18 pm

Hi Alexandra,

Great images and that sextant is absolutely beautiful.
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Post by ffellah » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:33 am

An absolutely fabulous high res sun, Alexandra !! :bow :bow

All the other images also brilliant...best wishes to Richard for a recovery

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Post by Valtori » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:15 pm

Hi Alexandra,

Very beautiful FD, Active region & Proms! :)

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Post by Montana » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:00 am

Thanks guys :)

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Post by Ibbo » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:49 pm

very nice Alexandra

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Post by marktownley » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:07 pm

These are excellent Alexandra, I love results you get with the DSF100. Yup, that's the first spot of cycle 25 you got. I feel so much for Richard, I keep checking in on him on FB.
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Post by krakatoa1883 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:13 pm

Fantastic images, Alexandra.

Have you already seen this book on Sextants ? It looks helpful.
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Post by Derek Klepp » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:14 am

Thanks Alexandra great pics and I like that Sextant.I am so sorry to here about Richard especially since that was what my father had.Please tell him to enjoy each day to it’s fullest my thought are with him.Being brutally honest it’s painful when it’s in your bones I watched as my father endured many types of pain medication.
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Re: Sun 5th August 2018

Post by Montana » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:01 am

Thanks guys :)

Great link Raf! thanks for that :)

Derek, yes Richard seems to be in so much pain, hence the long hospital stay. He seems very poorly indeed, I will send him your best wishes.

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