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by MapleRidge
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 6th - Finally Done
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: August 6th - Finally Done

Mark and Eric...

Thanks for your comments and good wishes :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 6th - Finally Done
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: August 6th - Finally Done

Derek and Stu...

Thanks to you both on the solar feedback and anniversary wishes :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 5th Session
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: August 5th Session

Thanks Derek....

How are you getting along with the new refractor?

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 5th Session
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: August 5th Session

Thanks Rainer!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 6th - Finally Done
Replies: 7
Views: 88

August 6th - Finally Done

Hi all... It has taken most of the week to process the images from this past Monday...been trying to clear up the backlog of paperwork at work before taking holidays. Monday was a holiday here, so I had more freedom to work at imaging and the seeing wasn't too bad either. The first images are full d...
by MapleRidge
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 5th Session
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: August 5th Session

Thanks Stu...always appreciate the feedback !!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 5th Session
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: August 5th Session

Alexandra and Mark... Thanks for your comments, they are always appreciated :bow It was a good weekend getting time to observe and image, though the post image capture work processing the sequences takes about 3x as long as the capture sessions so once I'm back to work the posting speed slows right ...
by MapleRidge
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 5th - Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: August 5th - Part 2

Stu, Alexandra, Franco, Valery, and Mark...

Many thanks to each of you for the comments and feedback...always appreciated :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First try at Sodium and one H-alpha
Replies: 16
Views: 289

Re: First try at Sodium and one H-alpha

Hi Franco...

Welcome back, and a nice set of images too :bow

It looks like the sodium filter is gaining some popularity!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 5th - Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 98

August 5th - Part 2

Hi all... It took a few hours this afternoon to finish processing the balance of the images collected of Sunday. As mentioned in the first post I had a set imaged through the 5x Powermate, but I also had some Ha sets that were imaged in the red and blue wings. I'll start with the 5x series, taken t...
by MapleRidge
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun and moon
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Sun and moon

Hi Lou...

These are very sharp images!!!

I think I like the view around Sinus Iridum the most...the rill along the edge of the frame is very prominent.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 5th Session
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: August 5th Session

Thanks for your feedback Franco :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 5th Session
Replies: 11
Views: 153

August 5th Session

Good day everyone... The long weekend here in Ontario has been hot, but mostly clear in the morning which has allowed me to image each day (Aug 6th being processed). Not very often I get 3 days in a row to image :o This post starts with some other sunlight sources. To start, a sunset pic of the sun ...
by MapleRidge
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 4th Ha and Midnight Lightning
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: August 4th Ha and Midnight Lightning - Updated

I have added a link to the thunder storm animation...hopefully that will come up on the iPads. Mine is at the office so I can't test it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YUalvH ... e=youtu.be

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 4th Ha and Midnight Lightning
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: August 4th Ha and Midnight Lightning

Thanks Stu!!!

I will try to post the video to YouTube...the IPads seem to have an issue with it.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR12717 With The HaT - 5th August
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: AR12717 With The HaT - 5th August

Hi Mark...

Unfortunate that your early planning and setup were negated by the clouds. The Ha and Na images look great despite the poor seeing.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 4th Ha and Midnight Lightning
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: August 4th Ha and Midnight Lightning

Thanks for your feedback Derek :bow

We have been having a relatively hot and dry summer here, though the drought broke in time to save the corn and beans for a few weeks at least. Dry weather has cut wheat hay yields, in some cases as much as 20%.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 4th Ha and Midnight Lightning
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: August 4th Ha and Midnight Lightning

Thanks Mark, let's hope this emerging region develops into something with some nice activity!!!

Sounds like the video loaded...wasn't sure if it was going to play outside of my own PC.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 4th Ha and Midnight Lightning
Replies: 8
Views: 127

August 4th Ha and Midnight Lightning

Hi all... I has a clear start to the day but a lot of cloud began to drift in after I nicely started to image. I was able to grab a few full disk and higher resolution Ha images before I was shut down for an hour or so. There were not a lot of features today, the remains of AR2717 and a region start...
by MapleRidge
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: July 29th in Ha
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: July 29th in Ha

Alexandra, Mark and Franco... Thanks for your comments, always appreciated :bow Franco, good to hear you enjoyed your visit to Montreal and a pleasant surprise when you called too. Your timing was good as about a half hour later I would have been out in the field harvesting wheat plots and wouldn't ...
by MapleRidge
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Granulation with the Daystar Sodium Quark, Airylab HaT and SSM Firecapture Plugin - 26th July
Replies: 23
Views: 476

Re: Solar Granulation with the Daystar Sodium Quark, Airylab HaT and SSM Firecapture Plugin - 26th July

The granulation with the Na filter is very sharp :bow

Good to see your SSM plugin works and proves itself with the image you have presented.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New Sunspot - 1st August
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: New Sunspot - 1st August

Mark...

Great Ha and CaK images...nice to see some activity !!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New AR12717 August 01 2018 C8 telescope with 214mm DERF
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: New AR12717 August 01 2018 C8 telescope with 214mm DERF

Very impressive Valery...especially the granulation lurking in the background of the red wing image :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A Million Suns New Lens
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: A Million Suns New Lens

Awesome shot for 6 sec Derek!!! The lens looks to have huge potential astro imaging.

Brian