Magnetometer Back Online

I LOVE finding out about different ways to appreciate the Sun and light in general. Use this forum to post your info or questions about various outside the mainstream ways to appreciate our life giving star!
Post Reply
User avatar
Carbon60
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Posts: 6952
Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:33 pm
Location: Lancashire, UK
Has thanked: 185 times
Been thanked: 181 times

Magnetometer Back Online

Post by Carbon60 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:15 pm

My home magnetometer has been offline for a few weeks because, as it turned out, the sensor and electronics buried in the garden in a 'sealed' plastic pipe were waterlogged. Not bad given that it had been underground for about 5 years. No wonder it finally gave up the ghost.

I've replaced the business end with a new sensor in a sealed pipe and thermally insulated plastic box, all again buried underground to keep everything at a reasonably constant temperature.

After giving the whole system time to settle, here are the first results from November 11th, which I've compared with professional data from Chambon la Foret. The correlation looks pretty good, so I'm happy to say things are back up and running.

20191111.jpg
20191111.jpg (100.3 KiB) Viewed 1541 times
Thanks for looking.

Stu.


Lunt LS60THa B1200 PTFT
150mm H-alpha Solar telescope with Lunt35 mod
DMK41, Basler acA1920-155
NEQ6 Pro-mount
Fluxgate Magnetometers (1s and 150s Cadence)
More images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/solarcarbon60/

User avatar
marktownley
Librarian
Librarian
Posts: 28015
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:27 pm
Location: Brierley Hills, UK
Has thanked: 754 times
Been thanked: 287 times
Contact:

Re: Magnetometer Back Online

Post by marktownley » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:29 am

Glad you're back in business, looking forward to seeing another 5 years of results from it!


Image
http://brierleyhillsolar.blogspot.co.uk/
Solar images, a collection of all the most up to date live solar data on the web, imaging & processing tutorials - please take a look!

User avatar
Montana
Librarian
Librarian
Posts: 22241
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:25 pm
Location: Cheshire, UK
Has thanked: 606 times
Been thanked: 204 times

Re: Magnetometer Back Online

Post by Montana » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:15 am

Wow! almost identical! we have had an exceptional wet year so I hope the new sensor is installed in an ark :lol:

:hamster:
Alexandra



highfnum
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Posts: 1385
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:33 pm
Been thanked: 14 times

Re: Magnetometer Back Online

Post by highfnum » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:17 pm

almost exact



highfnum
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Posts: 1385
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:33 pm
Been thanked: 14 times

Re: Magnetometer Back Online

Post by highfnum » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:18 pm

Stu: what info told you were water logged?



User avatar
p_zetner
Almost There...
Almost There...
Posts: 987
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:59 pm
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 27 times

Re: Magnetometer Back Online

Post by p_zetner » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:23 pm

Well done, Stu. I’m glad you could recover quickly from the waterlogging disaster.
The correspondence with the Chambon result is striking.
Cheers.
Peter



User avatar
MapleRidge
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Posts: 6451
Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:58 pm
Location: Cambray, ON Canada
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 59 times
Contact:

Re: Magnetometer Back Online

Post by MapleRidge » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:25 am

Hi Stu...

Great to see the magnetometer is back in business, and your data is such a close match to the professional data :bow

I saw on the news that much of the UK was getting rain events that were breaking records...likely a contributor to your woes. I remember the dam that was threatening to break the week after we left at the end of July, so the wet season has continued.

Brian


Brian Colville

Maple Ridge Observatory

Cambray, ON Canada

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/185395281@N08/albums

Post Reply