Ha Full Disk 5th December

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Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by marktownley » Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:47 pm

Hi All,

Hope you are all good, Not as much time as I would like to spend here atm, i've been dipping in as much as possible. Got lucky today and was what a grotty forecast the day turned out quite nice with blue skies. I set up with the DS50 and enjoyed some nice views through the eyepiece. I knew with the near solstice sun I didn't have much time before it headed into the urban horizon and so went for a full disk. Using 2x2 binning hugely under samples what this setup is capable of, but with an easterly wind the seeing was rolling and so this undersampling made getting an decent image possible.

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

It's nice to be able to get some sun at this time of year, and I hope the Christmas period will give fine weather for observing.

Clear skies and sunshine!

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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by rsfoto » Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:02 pm

Hi Mark,

Excellent discs. Still clouds in NHSA ...

Interesting is that nobody has asked what " NHSA " means :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by marktownley » Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:05 pm

Thanks Rainer, what does it mean? :D


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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by Montana » Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:24 pm

Fabulous images Mark :bow :hamster: you always do a much cleaner disc :) I had patches of blue but most of the time the Sun looked like Jupiter :)

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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by dhkaiser » Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:46 pm

Very Good Mark!


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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by solardave » Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:58 pm

nice images mark


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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by JochenM » Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:36 pm

Good looking disk there, Mark.



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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by JohnW » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:40 am

Good full disc images Mark - well done. Regards, John W.



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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:10 am

Very nice images Mr. Townley. I am glad you finally got to see the Sun. How much could you see visually? I still am surprised on how much I can actually see sometimes. While imaging is no doubt better the eye with training can do much better than many think.


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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by mattwastell » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:01 am

Nice discs Mark - really impressive.
Hope you get a few more session in soon.


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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by marktownley » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:05 pm

Hi Everyone, thanks for the kind words. James, the view visually is very similar to the image, maybe the proms a bit brighter and the filaments darker at the eyepiece - I do little post processing to the raw data, pinch in levels and sharpen in ImPPG and colour in PS, that's about it.


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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by Equator6 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:12 pm

Very good disks Mark.
How is the view through your Solarscope but single, not double stack? Do you think better than my Lunt 60 tilt?
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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by yltansg » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:33 pm

Hi Mark,

Congrats on a deserving SPOD!!

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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by MapleRidge » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:06 pm

Despite the less than ideal conditions your image came out very nicely Mark...well done :bow

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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by John » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:03 pm

Super FD with such a low sun.

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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by marktownley » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:13 pm

Equator6 wrote:
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How is the view through your Solarscope but single, not double stack? Do you think better than my Lunt 60 tilt?
Single stack and double stack present quite different views and both and both are nice IMHO. My end of year project is making a double stack visual setup for my SM90.


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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by eroel » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:33 pm

Mark:
Beautiful clean FD´s in spite of the low Sun.
Congratulations on the SPOD.
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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by Carbon60 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:36 pm

Very nice Ha FDs, Mark. Congratulations on SPoD.

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Re: Ha Full Disk 5th December

Post by marktownley » Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:35 pm

Thanks guys!


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