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A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019

Post by Helen » Thu May 09, 2019 9:44 pm

There were some gaps in the cloud late this afternoon so I thought I'd play. This is a solarscope SF70 set on a Megrez72, and an asi1600 mono with 2.5 powermate. Captured with sharpcap, stacked in as!3, sharpened in IMPPG and finished in CS2.

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Re: A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019

Post by David_The_Bears_Fan » Thu May 09, 2019 9:58 pm

Great shot Helen
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Re: A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019

Post by ffellah » Fri May 10, 2019 12:04 am

A very nice disk !

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Re: A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019

Post by Valery » Fri May 10, 2019 3:35 am

He Helen,

A very nice full disk image!


BTW. Can you, please, make images smaller in volume? 300Kb is absolutely enough for such size b/w images. My home internet is raither slow and I tried to load you images several times.


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Re: A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019

Post by marktownley » Fri May 10, 2019 5:51 am

That's a great full disk Helen! The SF etalons are excellent!
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Re: A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019

Post by Carbon60 » Fri May 10, 2019 7:08 am

Very nice FD, Helen: clear, sharp and contrasty.

You might want to consider joining Flickr and use the BBCode share function to upload, as this will reduce the file size and make it quicker for those of us on slow broadband connections. ;)

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Re: A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019

Post by Montana » Fri May 10, 2019 8:47 am

It did take rather a long time to load but it was worth it :) a superb full disc when viewed at full size :bow :hamster:

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Re: A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019

Post by MAURITS » Fri May 10, 2019 3:27 pm

Very fine image Helen.
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Re: A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019

Post by Christopher » Fri May 10, 2019 4:05 pm

Very nice disk. I'm even noticing some spicule details on the limb.
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Re: A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019

Post by christian viladrich » Fri May 10, 2019 8:26 pm

Very nice disk indeed. The processing is very good.
May I suggest an orientation with the North to the top ?
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Re: A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019

Post by Helen » Sat May 11, 2019 5:49 pm

Thanks for the encouragement everyone 😁 I was pleased with how well it came out - I grinned when I noticed the spicules! I'll avoid large file sizes in future (the 1600 does produce big ones!!). I also need to work out how to correctly orientate the image...
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Re: A late afternoon bonus - 9 May 2019

Post by p_zetner » Sun May 12, 2019 2:54 pm

That's a striking disk!
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Post by MapleRidge » Sun May 12, 2019 3:36 pm

Awesome image Helen...well done :bow

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