Ha Overview 12th December

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Ha Overview 12th December

Post by marktownley » Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:40 pm

Today was a good day for weather, the day dawned wet but the sky was clear blue behind the passing front, by 1pm when the sun came out of the trees I was setup ready to observe. The sun is quieter of late, but there is still activity and the suns southern hemisphere continues to be most active. I started off with the full disk with my usual setup - a 50mm lunt etalon on my 60mm f6 scope, double stacked with a Quark, Baader 0.7x solar telecompressor and a FLIR grasshopper 3 91S6M camera.

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

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

Taking out the solar telecompressor and swapping the camera for the IMX174 Grasshopper gives a different scale. Ar12790 is getting ever closer to the limb.
Imagedeparting-ar-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Imagedeparting-ar-colour by Mark Townley, on Flickr

On the opposite side a yet as undesignated active region is rounding the limb.

Imagenew-ar-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Imagenew-ar-colour by Mark Townley, on Flickr

There was a lovely prom on view...

Imageprom-bw by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Imageprom-colour by Mark Townley, on Flickr

I did get the scope out for CaK, but the sun was only 10 degrees altitude, and the seeing was on the limit for this setup, I know with 50mm I can get more detail than this when the conditions allow, so that in mind I skipped and stuck with Ha. Was pleased with this haul, and also pleased I can now observe all year round weather permitting. It was nice being out in the garden this afternoon, spotted the first shoots from the snow drops were coming through the soil.

Hope you're having a good weekend.

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Re: Ha Overview 12th December

Post by dhkaiser » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:10 pm

Nice Mark, well done with a 50mm.


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Re: Ha Overview 12th December

Post by rsfoto » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:19 pm

Hi Mark,

Excellent images


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Re: Ha Overview 12th December

Post by Astrophil » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:43 pm

Very nice images, Mark. You sure can get a lot from 50mm. High quality and a pleasure to view. The proms and limb came through well and realistic.
I’d say that today’s haul are all winners!

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Re: Ha Overview 12th December

Post by yltansg » Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:32 pm

Dear Mark,

I enjoyed the wonderful details on the full disk in full resolution on Flickr. Details such as the vertical filament nearer to the eastern limb and the proms at 1 O'clock position. Your Lunt 50mm etalon+Quark HA setup is a winner!!

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Post by MapleRidge » Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:07 pm

An excellent series of images Mark...well done :bow

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Re: Ha Overview 12th December

Post by ffellah » Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:23 am

A very nice set, Mark.

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Re: Ha Overview 12th December

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:34 am

Very nice imagery Mark. Thanks for the view. I had clouds today.


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Re: Ha Overview 12th December

Post by marktownley » Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:55 am

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. Cloud and rain returns here today, so no sun for me...


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Re: Ha Overview 12th December

Post by Equator6 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:11 am

Beautiful images Mark. Can we see any spicule in the full resolution photo in flickr?

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Re: Ha Overview 12th December

Post by JohnW » Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:14 am

Nice images Mark esp. with 50 mm. Cheers, John W.



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Re: Ha Overview 12th December

Post by Carbon60 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:10 am

Looks like you had a good session, Mark. Really nice images, even though there's less to see again at the moment. That setup works really well.

No Sun for me here, unfortunately.

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Re: Ha Overview 12th December

Post by Martin_S » Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:23 am

Great work Mark, thanks for sharing your images.

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Re: Ha Overview 12th December

Post by Montana » Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:09 pm

Wow!! the detail you get from your 50mm is amazing :bow :bow

Considering I am only 90 miles north from you we had rain, then drizzle all day :( now back to proper rain today :)

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Re: Ha Overview 12th December

Post by John » Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:31 pm

Super images, especially with such a low sun.

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Post by marktownley » Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:05 pm

Thanks ALexandra, Thanks John. Been raining solid here all day so far, a day for not doing much me thinks!


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Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:04 pm

As you say Mark, a quite Sun than of late, but you have shown some fine-detail - thanks vm
Lucky you had some clear-sky...

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Post by solardave » Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:26 pm

Nice images mark no chance of sunshine in Scotland weather has been terrible glad you got a break


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Post by eroel » Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:58 pm

Mark, a very nice session with the 50mm Lunt etalon setup.
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Post by marktownley » Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:05 pm

Thanks everyone!


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