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Post by MapleRidge » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:12 pm

Hello everyone...

This is my first post since joining last week, but I wanted to compliment everyone who has posted images. These are a wonderfull assembly of work, using a wide variety of equipment and talents which shows the success that we can achieve. Thanks for sharing.

I have been trying to post a few images from today, but Interent Explorer crashes each time I try to attach an imge, so I will take another try later in the day when I have more time. There was some beautiful activity around the large complex of active regions and a large filament that was active as well. If it holds together another day or two it will make a spectacular prominance on the west limb.

Back with some images...hopefully,

Brian Colville

Maple Ridge Observatory
Cambray, ON Canada


10'x15 Roll-off Roof Observatory
Takahashi EM400 Mount carrying:
C9.25 Edge + Stellarvue 110, f7 or C14
Deep Sky Work - Canon 60D (Ha mod), SBIG STF8300/FW8, ONAG
Planetary Work - SBIG CFW10, ASI290MM/ASI462+ADC

8' Diameter Dome
MI250 Mount carrying:
iStar 150mm, f8 OTA Modular Setup
Ha configuration: 2xDSII/B1800Ha/Daystar ERF as modded Ha Scope
WL & CaK configuration: Lunt WL Wedge or Modded B1800CaK Wedge
Lunt LS80PT/LS75FHa/B1200Ha
Daystar Quantum 0.45A SE, Quark Combo Chromosphere,
ASI1600MM, ASI174MM, ASI290MM, PGR Grasshopper Express

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Re: Sun Today

Post by Bill E. » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:27 pm

Brian, welcome. I am not an imager but enjoy seeing all the posts too. Will be looking forward to yours. B)

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Re: Sun Today

Post by vidman » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:20 am

Welcome Brian.


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Re: Sun Today

Post by swisswalter » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:54 am

Gruezi Brian

yes let's have a look

Only stardust in the wind, some fine and some less fine scopes, filters and adapters as well. Switzerland 47 N, 9 E, in the heart of EUROPE :)

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Re: Sun Today

Post by marktownley » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:52 am

Welcome to the forum Brian! :)

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Re: Sun Today

Post by Montana » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:48 am

Welcome Brian! I look forward to your pictures, you have a super looking observatory.


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