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A small collection from today (28th December)

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:49 pm
by Montana
This morning broke to a wonderful clear blue sky, typical, the only day I needed to go to work, so I didn't :whistle:

I initially spent an hour packing up the TEC etc and then came to realisation, it's too big, too heavy and didn't fit in the car. The EQ6 with both of us lifting it together we both came to the conclusion, if this goes in the car we'll never lift it out. You must think us rather puny, my husband has a bad back and I am very small. So we packed up the PST instead and went up the allotment. Whilst my husband pruned his 25 vines I did a hour of solar viewing. I went armed with my solar goodies but didn't see a soul.

These 3 images were processed while I was at work, I did my half day from 3pm-7pm instead. I still have plenty more to do yet, I even set up the TEC in the bedroom and viewed through the double glazing in desperation. Seeing was useless and what was really weird was that the Ha tuning kept changing wildly, never experienced that before. I managed to get a picture of a C1 flare though, that will have to wait till tomorrow. I have to be patient patient patient, roll on February.

Oh well, I hope you like my small offering.

Alexandra


2011-12-28 11-50-53 by Alexandra's Astronomy, on Flickr


2011-12-28 11-53-15 by Alexandra's Astronomy, on Flickr


2011-12-28 11-55-21 by Alexandra's Astronomy, on Flickr

Re: A small collection from today (28th December)

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:22 pm
by swisswalter
Hi Alexandra


so nice pics. I hope you both haven't hurt your backs. I'm willing to buy the TEC 140, just an email and a good offer :-)

Re: A small collection from today (28th December)

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:50 pm
by marktownley
Lovely images Alexandra! Glad you got some sun in!

The cloud hadn't passed over in time for me to use my imaging window, however I did manage to get a view through the branches just after lunch which was nice :)

Re: A small collection from today (28th December)

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:00 am
by Cschur
Alexandra, you did very well with your short time span of clarity and low, low sun! Excellent filament details and the flare is very nice. :)

Re: A small collection from today (28th December)

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:11 am
by solarchat
Those are really beautiful images Alexandra. Good work. There is so much going on now on the Sun!

Re: A small collection from today (28th December)

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:47 am
by Montana
Thanks everyone!

Walter, how about £10,000,000 for the TEC? :lol:

Alexandra

Re: A small collection from today (28th December)

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:27 am
by Montana
Here is a picture from the 100mm Solarscope of the C class flare at 13:40UT. Don't laugh, but there seems a strange double image effect from the double glazing.

Alexandra

Re: A small collection from today (28th December)

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:37 am
by Derek Klepp
Great pics . Can I ask are the vines Red or White and of what type?Perhaps you need a 100mm ED for a quick mobile setup. I picked up a second hand one and it is my most used scope.

Re: A small collection from today (28th December)

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:18 am
by Montana
Thanks Derek! the vines are white Phoenix, a tough and hardy hybrid for chilly places, although they almost died last year after a heavy frost at the end of May, so may be they ain't that tough :(

The actual telescope is not too bad, it's the EQ6 mount and counter weights seem to be a tonne in weight :(

Regards
Alexandra

Re: A small collection from today (28th December)

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:05 pm
by Montana
Thanks Apollo, if I even mentioned the thought of another scope to the hubbie I think I would get a very murderous glare :lol:

Here are another couple:

PST single stacked this time

2011-12-28 11-31-28 by Alexandra's Astronomy, on Flickr

and a CaK in yellow especially for Stephen (CaK PST)

2011-12-28 11-19-20 colour v2 by Alexandra's Astronomy, on Flickr

Alexandra

Re: A small collection from today (28th December)

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:14 pm
by marktownley
Some great additions here Alexandra!!! B)

Re: A small collection from today (28th December)

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:16 pm
by vidman
The actual telescope is not too bad, it's the EQ6 mount and counter weights seem to be a tonne in weight :(

Regards
Alexandra

Man, do i know what you mean about the EQ6. As i get older it gets rougher and rougher. i need an assistant. :(

Re: A small collection from today (28th December)

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:39 pm
by swisswalter
Hi Alexandra

I miss your answer to my question ;-) think about your back and the one from your hubby. You are getting only younger, but your hubby :?

Re: A small collection from today (28th December)

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:56 pm
by Ken Crawford
nice! I have to admit I have not tried mobile imaging yet . .. . .

Re: A small collection from today (28th December)

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:22 pm
by Montana
Thanks Guys!

Walter I did reply, see the post before the C class flare! :)

Regards
Alexandra

Re: A small collection from today (28th December)

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:53 pm
by Pedro
Excelebt Alexandra. I especially like the B&W done with the PST

best regards

Re: A small collection from today (28th December)

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:22 pm
by swisswalter
Hi Alexandra

thank you very much, I have overlooked your answer, sorry. What a fine offer for a swiss astro friend ;-). Wait, there will be a time, you are looking for something I own. I will be not only asking for the double price, no, it will be at least 3 times the original price ;-)

Have fun, lots of fun