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by MapleRidge
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom and AR from Oct16
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: Prom and AR from Oct16

These look great Lou...well done :bow

I was hoping to get out yesterday as well but the clear skiers disappeared before noon which shot my lunch time observing plans out the window. Nice to see you manged to produce soem images.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 17th October WL granulation
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: 17th October WL granulation

Hi Robert...

Both images look great considering the low elevation of the sun :bow

The 3x is very sharp, but the 5x still looks very good. A 4x might have delivered a bit more resolution but still excellent results.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A Sunrise in there somewhere.
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: A Sunrise in there somewhere.

Hi Derek...

That is a quite a collection of pics. Awesome landscapes and scenes :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Active regions image of October 14
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Active regions image of October 14

Very sharp images Raf...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20181013) | imaged through high clouds
Replies: 17
Views: 364

Re: Today's SUN (20181013) | imaged through high clouds

Great FD images Pedro :bow

Hope the approaching storm doesn't affect you too badly.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A very special prom on Oct 10
Replies: 27
Views: 439

Re: A very special prom on Oct 10

Back to the Ha filter specs...

TheSkyBurner...good to know it has promise. I wasn't sure if the IR leak as beyond the 1,000nm and didn't show up on standard plots.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2724, Flaring, Animation, Proms and Full Disc | HA | Oct 13th 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: AR2724, Flaring, Animation, Proms and Full Disc | HA | Oct 13th 2018

Superb images and animation Marty...well done :bow

Ironic that you have had frost, just shy of hitting the freezing mark here.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A very special prom on Oct 10
Replies: 27
Views: 439

Re: A very special prom on Oct 10

Hi everyone... A couple of questions to pose here as the discussion evolves. First, in the spring of 2017 when I got the Airylab telecentric I met Frédéric at NEAF and he suggested adding a Ha filter in image train. Their telecentric has a 1.25" filter mount before the amplifier optics and can be ti...
by MapleRidge
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: More October 10th Proms
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: More October 10th Proms

Thanks for your feedback Eric and Rainer...very much appreciated :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: More October 10th Proms
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: More October 10th Proms

Mark and Franco...

Thanks for your comments, they are always appreciated :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: More October 10th Proms
Replies: 7
Views: 144

More October 10th Proms

Hi everyone... I too was out for a short session over lunch today and captured a few full disk and the main prom on the western limb that showed a lot of details. The images below are disk/limb composites taken with the LS75 etalon on my Williams Optic 72mm, f6 APO and B1200 blocker. The first is pr...
by MapleRidge
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Nice Large Prom Sept 10
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Nice Large Prom Sept 10

Great images Dave...well done !!!


Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A very special prom on Oct 10
Replies: 27
Views: 439

Re: A very special prom on Oct 10

Hi Lou...

The proms came out well with all setups. I think the C9.25 did a great job with the chromospheric details as well.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Decent sized proms on Oct 9
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: Decent sized proms on Oct 9

Superb prom image Lou :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Decent sized proms on Oct 9
Replies: 11
Views: 137

Re: Decent sized proms on Oct 9

Superb prom image Lou :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Gorgeous Prom Groups Today, HA 120mm, Oct 7th 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Gorgeous Prom Groups Today, HA 120mm, Oct 7th 2018

A superb set of images Marty...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Gorgeous Prom Groups Today, HA 120mm, Oct 7th 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 132

Re: Gorgeous Prom Groups Today, HA 120mm, Oct 7th 2018

A superb set of images Marty...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt calcium filter imaging thread
Replies: 28
Views: 590

Re: Lunt calcium filter imaging thread

It is too bad that some places on earth suffer from the pollution as shown in the pic posted for the 'televised sunrise'. I suspect that unless there is major change in thinking these places will continue to degrade. I only hope that clearer minds will continue to push efforts to preserve the enviro...
by MapleRidge
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Such a minimal sun today. Prom & wee AR in HA, 120mm, Oct 5th 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Such a minimal sun today. Prom & wee AR in HA, 120mm, Oct 5th 2018

Nice to see you pull out some detail despite the low activity!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20181003) | 4 scopes 2 cameras
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Today's SUN (20181003) | 4 scopes 2 cameras

Beautiful images again in this session Pedro...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20181004) with GREAT seeing
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Today's SUN (20181004) with GREAT seeing

Hi Pedro...

These FD's are as sharp as the previous day, but the hi-res granulation is excellent. I like how we can see short instances of better seeing...great to have the image processing capabilities of today.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20181006) | low activity
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Today's SUN (20181006) | low activity

Beautiful FD images Pedro, too bad there isn't much going on. At least there are a few filaments in Ha ;)

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First light with Blackfly S 3.2Mp
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: First light with Blackfly S 3.2Mp

Hi Lou...

Great these images the LS80T/Quark DS setup. As you say, would be nice to have more interesting targets to image!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: New Lunt Mod
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: New Lunt Mod

Bart, Stu, Raf, and Derek... Thanks for all the feedback on the setup. Cloudy/rainy Thanksgiving holiday weekend has set in here, so more testes will have to wait. Maybe a nice big AR will appear next week to use as a test subject ;) Raf, I use the extender to bump the focal length/image scale. I al...
by MapleRidge
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: New Lunt Mod
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: New Lunt Mod

Raf... I see that Explore Scientific has just introduced a 2"version of the 3x extender. It isn't as much an issue with the Ha system (1.25" blocking filter), but I prefer to reduce as many adapters (2"-1.25") as I can to keep the collection of optics as well aligned as I can. If it will fit ahead o...