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Sunday Sunshine 22nd November

Post by marktownley » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:16 pm

Hi All,

Apologies if i'm not as busy on here of late, work is just sapping all my time, meaning while I can find the time for a quick scan of posts I don't have the opportunity to respond to all. So, if I haven't responded to your post don't take offence, i'm just struggling to fit everything in the day!

Sunday however offered clear skies, and with the 7 foot winter pier installed and peeping over the 6 foot high neighbours fence, I have a sunny window all year round from midday till just before sunset - woohoo! I was excited to get the scopes out, and looking through the double stacked 50mm Ha setup visually for a while I have to say I think is the busiest i've seen the sun since Easter 2019. It was very relaxing and calming to be able to take the time to look properly through the eyepiece with the hustle and bustle of life surrounding the rest of the week. Even Mrs T enjoyed a look through the scope in between her doing the garden.

I was keen to dust off the cobwebs and grab some images though, and started off with the Ha full disk - 50mm Lunt etalon double stacked with a Quark. Seeing was never going to be great, and some bits of the image are softer than others, but hey ho - better than clouds!

ImageHa-FD-DS-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Spoilt for things to look at - visually the prom in the northern hemisphere looked great!

Imageprom-ha-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Forgot to sort the tilter out and a bit of banding as a result, need to add that job to the list!

Imageactive-regions-Ha-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

My favourites were in CaK though, and raising the gamma in ImPPG meant the spicule ring and proms came out quite nicely I thought (for CaK) while still retaining some disk contrast. Be sure to double click the disk for the full size view in Flickr to see the limb, particularly around where the new activity is emerging. I like the surge jet!

ImageCaK-FD-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

These were shot at 60mm f16 for the disk, and 60mm f28 for the closeup. Very borderline results for the seeing, but pleased they came out.

Imagear-cak-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

All in all a nice way to spend a sunday!

Hope you like,

Mark


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Re: Sunday Sunshine 22nd November

Post by Alto » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:22 pm

Great shots Mark.


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Re: Sunday Sunshine 22nd November

Post by marktownley » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:52 pm

Thanks Geoff!


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Re: Sunday Sunshine 22nd November

Post by ffellah » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:29 pm

Beautiful, detailed images, Mark

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Re: Sunday Sunshine 22nd November

Post by Fabio_Imm » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:54 pm

Well done Mark!
Really fine looking discs :bow

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Re: Sunday Sunshine 22nd November

Post by marktownley » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:30 pm

Thanks Franco and Fabio, here's a shot of the active region and the departing limb.

Imageactive-regions-other-side-ha-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr


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Re: Sunday Sunshine 22nd November

Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:58 pm

Fine images Mark and the "Tree" prom is so fine and sharp.

Thanks for finding the time to show us these.

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Re: Sunday Sunshine 22nd November

Post by Carbon60 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:16 pm

An excellent session, Mark. Very nice,crisp, images. As you say, lots going on, for a change.

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Re: Sunday Sunshine 22nd November

Post by marktownley » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:33 pm

Thanks Terry, thanks Stu.


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Re: Sunday Sunshine 22nd November

Post by Lowjiber » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:45 pm

Excellent work, Mark! I spent ten minutes just going thru all the shots and learning. Thanks for the shares.

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Re: Sunday Sunshine 22nd November

Post by Montana » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:04 pm

Wow!! so much detail in the images compared to my 40mm :bow :bow :bow

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Re: Sunday Sunshine 22nd November

Post by Valery » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:26 pm

Excellent session, Mark!

Wish you more of warm sunny days.


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Re: Sunday Sunshine 22nd November

Post by marktownley » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:30 pm

Thanks everyone!


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Re: Sunday Sunshine 22nd November

Post by MapleRidge » Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:43 am

This is an excellent series of images images Mark :bow

Nice to see you could take advantage of the day!

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