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by astrovale
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: CBSAP shutting down September 1st
Replies: 26
Views: 3523

Re: CBSAP shutting down September 1st

Haven't been very active lately (actually not at all in a very, very long time) as disaster struck my family and I'm still trying to pick up the pieces both for me and my parents and sister. I read this and I felt that bad things keep on happening! Stephen, I also would like to thank you for this fo...
by astrovale
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: No image: Just congrats to all!
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: No image: Just congrats to all!

Thanks Alexandra. I still have fond memories of the time with you here in Rimini. Hope I'll be able to organize a real solar day in Rimini at my place with as many of you guys as possible. It is something I won't give up. Tried once and will try it again until it works. my congrats to you on your in...
by astrovale
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: No image: Just congrats to all!
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: No image: Just congrats to all!

Thanks for your kind words guys. They truly warm my heart in these hard times. I'll be back soon, don't know when, but I know I will. But I'll keep on watching your excellent images from time to time. Luca @Valery: thanks for the nice comment. It's an honor to have inspired anybody and even more so ...
by astrovale
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: No image: Just congrats to all!
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

No image: Just congrats to all!

Haven't been around for a while and haven't been "practising" for even longer, but I have to say that the bar is getting higher and higher in these forum pages (in these days of Rio 2016 this is even more appropriate!). It would have taken too long to comment each of the great works i've seen tonigh...
by astrovale
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: My best ever resolution and clarity in Ha with 280mm cannon!
Replies: 30
Views: 1857

Re: My best ever resolution and clarity in Ha with 280mm can

Amazing resolution Valery! You are getting close to the amazing shots made by Harald Paleske and that is, IMHO, the best compliment one could receive in this hobby of ours! Speaking of processing, I would have liked a little less sharpening. But that is only my personal taste and it takes nothing fr...
by astrovale
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Best ever CaK (well for me anyway)
Replies: 20
Views: 1300

Re: Best ever CaK (well for me anyway)

Very, very nice CaK image dear Alexandra! It seems like you've found the correct way to blue nirvana ;)

Keep them coming my friend!

Luca
by astrovale
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: NOAA 12529, WL, H-alpha and gif from Sicily April 11, 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1324

Re: NOAA 12529, WL, H-alpha and gif from Sicily April 11,

Bellissime immagini Turi! Really a great job at both capturing and processing.
Luca
by astrovale
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2529 C11 280mm + ARIES 295mm D-ERF
Replies: 39
Views: 3355

Re: AR2529 C11 280mm + ARIES 295mm D-ERF

Stunning results Valery! Makes me want to get me one of those!! The processing is also top notch. All in all, just amazing mate :bow :bow
by astrovale
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Better sunshine today
Replies: 29
Views: 2004

Re: Better sunshine today

Thanks Luca, I have been wondering where you were. I hope things pick up at work soon, but take a break, get up early one morning this week and get a cracking CaK image of the monster spot for us all to enjoy :beanie: It will do your soul some good :) Alexandra Promise to try to get a Cak of this n...
by astrovale
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2529 in H.R With Réfractor Spécial H-Alpha 230mm
Replies: 16
Views: 1452

Re: AR2529 in H.R With Réfractor Spécial H-Alpha 230mm

Amazing shots as usual JP!

Luca
by astrovale
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Better sunshine today
Replies: 29
Views: 2004

Re: Better sunshine today

Hello Alexandra. Your processing keeps on amazing me: I don't visit often, alas (too many problems at work lately!), but every time I see your images I'm pleased by the smooth processing and the detail you manage to pull out of your shots. Kudos my friend: you really are a great imager :bow2 (I'm th...
by astrovale
Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First solar session of the year: AR2529 in hires with 356mm
Replies: 18
Views: 1144

Re: First solar session of the year: AR2529 in hires with 35

What a way to start the imaging session Ale!! Amazing detail. As usual, I think that the B&W image shows more. Might be the fact that I'm biased, but it looks that way to my eyes.

Luca
by astrovale
Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR 2529 in HR stunning seeing !!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1286

Re: AR 2529 in HR stunning seeing !!!

Truly amazing shots! Greatly processed too! Eventually somebody that presents h-alpha in a color that resembles the real thing. I've always asked myself why, if it's not in B&W should it be in shades of orange. Red is the best way to add false color, if one has to add any color at all! Congrats: awe...
by astrovale
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Aries 215mm D-ERF test with C8 + PST etalon PERFECT seeing
Replies: 19
Views: 1286

Re: Aries 215mm D-ERF test with C8 + PST etalon PERFECT seei

Well Valery, I have been thinking about it, but, for now, my budget doesn't allow any new "toy". But it is in the "things to do" list and it will happen. Sooner or later. I had to turn down a very tempting offer: Yuri Petronin (TEC) is producing a batch of 250mm APO fluorite refractors (I believe th...
by astrovale
Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Aries 215mm D-ERF test with C8 + PST etalon PERFECT seeing
Replies: 19
Views: 1286

Re: Aries 215mm D-ERF test with C8 + PST etalon PERFECT seei

Hello Valery, Yes, I believe that my filter was in-band for these images. I hope that the coming spring will be agood time to come back to imaging on a pretty regular basis. For now, my job is still taking too much of my time and, alas, I have no time as before to take some mornings off. Let's hope ...
by astrovale
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Aries 215mm D-ERF test with C8 + PST etalon PERFECT seeing
Replies: 19
Views: 1286

Re: Aries 215mm D-ERF test with C8 + PST etalon PERFECT seei

Very interesting subject! I had some instances of what looked like these "bubbles" and somebody (a well known Italian planetary imager, Paolo Lazzarotti) suggested that it could be photosphere creeping through. Here is what I mean.

Always checking you guys ;)
by astrovale
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: NEW photo with 280mm F/10 SCT + ARIES full size D-ERF
Replies: 25
Views: 1886

Re: NEW photo with 280mm F/10 SCT + ARIES full size D-ERF

Haven't been around for a while (to many problems at work, alas). But, as soon as I decide to take a peek and see what you guys are up to, I found these amazing shots Valery! Really outstanding. Although, as you all know, I'm a great fan of soft processing (what you Valery call "natural") I love Eri...
by astrovale
Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Active region near the limb on Aug 13
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Active region near the limb on Aug 13

Outstanding image mate! It's not easy to catch a good shot of an active region close to the limb, but you definitely nailed it, and, when you do, the resulting image has a definite 3D quality that makes them really amazing shots. This is one of them :bow2
by astrovale
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2396 WL/Ha 204 mm refractor
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Re: AR2396 WL/Ha 204 mm refractor

Simply breathtaking!

Awesome images Philippe!
by astrovale
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 11th August Ha Close-up TS-152 Lunt mod
Replies: 9
Views: 837

Re: 11th August Ha Close-up TS-152 Lunt mod

Very 3D image. Great job!

Luca
by astrovale
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20150811) FDs only (11 days in a row)
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: Today's SUN (20150811) FDs only (11 days in a row)

Always very nice presentations Pedro! And always very nice images to go with the presentation!

Luca
by astrovale
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun in CaK & WL from 08.08.2015
Replies: 13
Views: 809

Re: Sun in CaK & WL from 08.08.2015

The HR CaK image is really nice! I like the monochrome one best of all.

Nice job!

Luca
by astrovale
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar convection in motion, WL anim.
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: Solar convection in motion, WL anim.

WOW! Great animation! At that resolution it is a really beautiful result: Kudos man!!

Luca
by astrovale
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Long time no see! Some WL added!
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: Long time no see! Some WL added!

Thank you all!
Valery, I'm sure that you'll be able to do even better as soon as your 7" APO is up and running! It is real crime to let such beauties gather dust somewhere!
I've seen what you've been able to attend in h-alpha and I have no doubt that CaK is next.

Luca
by astrovale
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: TS152/900 modified & QUARK: halfa & wl images!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: TS152/900 modified: hires in halfa!!

Fantastic prom images! Fantastic all images, in fact!!!

Luca