Double-stack Ca K images 28 March and big thanks to Pedro

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Double-stack Ca K images 28 March and big thanks to Pedro

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Hello,

Weather prospects are quite good for the coming days. But, not much solar activity, so I spent some time tuning my double stack Ca K configuration.

I remove the EO 394. In fact, it was a source of ghost images. Now, I only have the Astronomik blue filter (as internal ERF), the Alluxa 0.4 nm and the Barr 0.24 nm.

Last Zoom meeting, Pedro encouraged us to use "color visualisation" to tune double (or triple) stack configuration. This is indeed an excellent idea. Thanks Pedro !!

Here is the visualization of banding with the Alluxa filter not tuned :

http://astrosurf.com/viladrich/astro/so ... ding-1.png

And after tuning the Alluxa filter :
http://astrosurf.com/viladrich/astro/so ... ding-2.png

The Ca K disk image :
http://astrosurf.com/viladrich/astro/so ... SI1600.jpg

A zoom on this very small spot with a kind of umbral dot :
http://astrosurf.com/viladrich/astro/so ... ASI290.jpg

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Excellent as always Christian! I must give this a try with my filters too.


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Excellent images and tuning Christian

Using false colour in firecapture is very useful to tune our solar imaging combos


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WoW. Here I am pining over a CaK filter and you post this! VERY nice and like Mark's image I can see the spicule layer on the limb.


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Wow!!! these are tremendous :bow :hamster:

I must try out the false colour too, I could do with some sunshine first though :)

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Christian:
Excellent images.
Thanks for the info.
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Very nice results Christian, and you likely got shortened exposures by removing the K line filter.

Would someone please remind me of the "false color" process used in FC? Thanks ;)


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Excellent Christian.


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Thanks to all !!
Bob, in fact I removed the EO394 nm filter. For some reasons, in this configuration ghost images are created by this filter. On the other hand, ghost images are pushed away from the optical axis when I use the Ca K on the 300 mm solar Newtonian. Different configurations different results...
I think the gain in transmission is about 10 to 15%.


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Hi Bob

Here are two examples of the false colour image in FC. best regards
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Thanks Pedro !-)


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Help me....
How do you interpret the false colour images??

Ahhhhhh - got it!!!


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Great images, and great detail/resolution on the closeup of the sunspot.


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