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Sunny Saturday

Post by Montana » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:05 pm

What a lovely sunny Saturday :) after a nightmare snow event on Wednesday everything is back to normal. First thing this morning we went for a lovely walk along the canal which was totally frozen over but we saw not one but 4 Kingfishers! They were absolutely gorgeous with their electric blue feathers shining like sapphires in the sunshine. At lunchtime I was able to get the PSTs out of the bedroom window for a quick glance before some fluffy clouds rolled in. All in black and white today. PST's + DMK41

Image2019-02-02 12-58-31 by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

Image2019-02-02 13-04-22 by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

I guess I won't see the Sun for a very long time now if Mark has a new solar telescope :lol:

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Re: Sunny Saturday

Post by ffellah » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:45 pm

That is great set of full disks, Alexandra ! A very quiet sun but some small features still there...

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Re: Sunny Saturday

Post by MapleRidge » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:00 pm

Alexandra...

These are great images, nice to see you finally got a break in the weather :bow

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Re: Sunny Saturday

Post by Carbon60 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:30 am

Lovely full disks, Alexandra. I was out as well with my DS Lunt60, but I was really struggling to get on-band. The image was bland and lacking detail. I messed around so much, struggling to get anything worth taking, that I missed the window of opportunity and a large bank of cloud came over and parked itself exactly where I didn’t want it. That was my day done :(

You were much more successful than I was.

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Re: Sunny Saturday

Post by MAURITS » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:33 am

Very nice images Alexandra, here cold and rain ...
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Post by marktownley » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:10 pm

They are super full disks! I'm always envious of how tight the bandpass of that DS PST is. I'm away at half term skiing so the weather in the UK will be glorious then. It's not just a new scope but a new camera, so apologies for all this cloud now :D
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Re: Sunny Saturday

Post by MapleRidge » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:21 pm

Hi Mark...

Skiing sounds great...its been years since I got out!!!

You mentioned a new camera as well...what have you added to your suite of cameras?

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Re: Sunny Saturday

Post by Montana » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:29 pm

Thanks everyone for the kind comments :)

Mark, I anxiously await half term then :lol:

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Post by MalVeauX » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:01 pm

Lovely captures!

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Re: Sunny Saturday

Post by David_The_Bears_Fan » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:43 pm

Cracking images Alexandra. Is your H alpha pst double stacked? Wish I could get such nice flat images from mine!
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Re: Sunny Saturday

Post by eroel » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:51 pm

Alexandra:
Beautiful FD´s.
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Re: Sunny Saturday

Post by Montana » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:47 pm

Hello David,
Yes it is double stacked, I like my PST pair a lot :)
Thanks for all the kind comments guys :)
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