Sunday Sunshine - 23rd september

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Sunday Sunshine - 23rd september

Post by marktownley » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:48 pm

Had a nice sunday today - Stu and his wife dropped in this morning for a brew and natter then we went out for a spot of lunch. I thought the weather was grotty for the day but then late in the afternoon things just cleared up giving me the first chance for some solar since early august. Starting off with the DS50 I went for the obligatory full disk:

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

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

Then I popped in a 2x cemax barlow I picked up secondhand, quite pleased with it, definitely better than the 2x skywatcher i've been using. Some nice little proms today.

Imagene-prom-2-ha-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Imagene-prom-2-ha-colour by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Imagenorthern-prom-ha-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Imagenorthern-prom-ha-colour by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Imagesouth-pole-ha-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Imagesouth-pole-ha-colour by Mark Townley, on Flickr

I switched scopes for the full disk in CaK with the 40mm..

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

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

I was pleasantly surprised at the seeing, so in a fit of madness decided to try some CaK with the 100mm Tal refractor, using the ssm plugin and tens of captures later I managed one that came out ok.

Imagecak-mid-disk-100mm-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Imagecak-mid-disk-100mm-colour by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Nice to get some sun in for a change!

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Re: Sunday Sunshine - 23rd september

Post by gabrieli » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:01 pm

Hi, Mark

Your DS50 pulled out some nice details with the new barlow. Seeing must have been good.

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Re: Sunday Sunshine - 23rd september

Post by ffellah » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:22 pm

It turned out a productive session in the end, Mark ! Well done...

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Re: Sunday Sunshine - 23rd september

Post by marktownley » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:45 pm

Thanks guys! The seeing wasn't too bad.
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Re: Sunday Sunshine - 23rd september

Post by eroel » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:10 am

Mark:
Very good session.
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Re: Sunday Sunshine - 23rd september

Post by TheSkyBurner » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:06 am

Gorgeous spicule layer on the full disk cak!

Omg mark! How did you miss this? This is your image :bow
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Re: Sunday Sunshine - 23rd september

Post by Carbon60 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:37 am

It was great catching up at lunchtime, Mark, for a good natter.

A very fine set of images. Glad you managed a solar session later in the afternoon.

By the time I got home and the clouds finally broke, the Sun was barely above the rooftops.

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Re: Sunday Sunshine - 23rd september

Post by Montana » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:08 am

These are fantastic Mark, I really do like the CaK close up and the CaK proms :)
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We had a lovely sunny Sunday but the hubby wanted a day trip out, hopefully next weekend the Sun will be out. I haven't done any solar for ages and ages!
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Re: Sunday Sunshine - 23rd september

Post by pedro » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:40 pm

Great session Mark, nice images (Ha and Ca-K)

Yesterday I was laky and I did not image the sun, shame on me. The sky was crystal clear

I received the SW SolarQuest mount. I will try it soon

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Re: Sunday Sunshine - 23rd september

Post by krakatoa1883 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:12 pm

Great calcium images, Mark! many details on the disc and on the limb too
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Re: Sunday Sunshine - 23rd september

Post by Derek Klepp » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:50 am

Good session Mark.

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Re: Sunday Sunshine - 23rd september

Post by MapleRidge » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:02 am

Hi Derek...

Great captures :bow

We were probably our around the same time when you account for the time zone differences ;)

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