The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project is proudly sponsored by the following fine companies:
ImageImageImageImage
Image
Image
Lou took this great image of a prom with his Lunt152 double stacked with a Quark

Welcome to Solar Chat! The best forum for Solar Astronomy
Moving forward from solar cycle 24 to 25

Search found 2249 matches

by sullij1
Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Big Prominence from Sept 17th in CaK and H-Alpha
Replies: 10
Views: 722

Re: Big Prominence from Sept 17th in CaK and H-Alpha

Nice, THX for the CaK version. :-)
by sullij1
Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Big Prom over Two Days
Replies: 21
Views: 1299

Re: Big Prom over Two Days

Congrats on the APOD of this image Alan!

Link here folks:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150919.html
by sullij1
Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: new computer / new process so new images !
Replies: 30
Views: 1697

Re: new computer / new process so new images !

Wonderful Images! :)
by sullij1
Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: new computer / new process so new images !
Replies: 30
Views: 1697

Re: new computer / new process so new images !

Great job, Philippe, that's the proper detail level from such aperture. Though I must admit when I reprocessed some of my old WL images (from 180 mm at f/15, Solar Continuum, 3.75 μm pixel) with ImPPG, I had the impression that granules look slightly better (sharper) when using wavelets (in Regista...
by sullij1
Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Pedro Ré | Solar Astrophotography (August, 2015)
Replies: 24
Views: 1180

Re: Pedro Ré | Solar Astrophotography (August, 2015)

Thanks for the 2015 rundown Pedro. Always lurking behind the scenes and always amazed by your dedication. Well Done.
by sullij1
Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: September 5th Session
Replies: 19
Views: 818

Re: September 5th Session

Good to see you still at it. Nice work.
by sullij1
Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Only Stardust In The Wind - Farewell My Friend...
Replies: 98
Views: 6155

Re: Only Stardust In The Wind - Farewell My Friend...

Beautiful. Thank you Mark.
by sullij1
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Happy Birthday Stephen W. Ramsden
Replies: 17
Views: 1110

Re: Happy Birthday Stephen W. Ramsden

Happy Belated B-Day young feller. :D
by sullij1
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark Vs Solarscope
Replies: 28
Views: 2893

Re: Quark Vs Solarscope

Good work Alexandra. I see the question asked all the time about how the Quark compares. Truly, it is an excellent HiRes device but fails miserably at the full disc. I saw Bill post on another forum mentioning how most Quark users have other dedicated Ha scopes they use for full disc imaging. I tota...
by sullij1
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2396 on Aug 12 withe the 300 mm solar Newtonian tel
Replies: 13
Views: 857

Re: AR2396 on Aug 12 withe the 300 mm solar Newtonian tel

Always good to see your work. Jaw dropping shot. :bow
by sullij1
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Only Stardust In The Wind - Farewell My Friend...
Replies: 98
Views: 6155

Re: Only Stardust In The Wind - Farewell My Friend...

Thanks Mark. Re Sewenseeli, Indeed a beautiful place to rest for our friend. Thanks for that post.
by sullij1
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Quark Quality Control Concerns
Replies: 22
Views: 4293

Re: Quark Quality Control Concerns

Hi Renims, Your images look like my initial images. I think your issue is that the Quark is not square to the optical axis i.e. you have focuser slop or the Quark is somehow tilted in its holder. This causes the bright areas on one side and Newton rings. Camera chips also come into play. If the chip...
by sullij1
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Quark Quality Control Concerns
Replies: 22
Views: 4293

Re: Quark Quality Control Concerns

Hi Stephen, Just saw your post. Things have cranked up quite a bit at work and I am working copious amounts of overtime. Because of this I have been unable (too darn tired) to finish my complete writeup on the Quark and have definetly not been out imaging or observing lately. There have been some ve...
by sullij1
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Newton's rings (?) - Help please.................
Replies: 12
Views: 1828

Re: Newton's rings (?) - Help please.................

Hi Gordon, Sullij or Joe is fine. Looks like you have got all the information you need to get sorted out. Wishing the best outcome for you.

Joe
by sullij1
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Newton's rings (?) - Help please.................
Replies: 12
Views: 1828

Re: Newton's rings (?) - Help please.................

Sometime I do not have to correct the image even though NR in the raw image are obvious, just stacking alone will remove them. Did you try to stack without any correction method i.e. use no flat at all? Try that first and see how it works. Let me know how it goes. NR in HiRes images with CMOS are pr...
by sullij1
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Quark Quality Control Concerns
Replies: 22
Views: 4293

Re: Quark Quality Control Concerns

I needs to be mentioned that if there is a fault in the filter, Daystar is quick to repair or replace the filter. Their current response to customer concerns and service in response to Quark owners has been exceptional. The reviews I have read and written across forums to date is 95% two thumbs up f...
by sullij1
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: CaK sun - 4 August, 08.42 UT
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: CaK sun - 4 August, 08.42 UT

:lol: Looks good! Same here, pressing matters and rain. Stuff happens! :lol: Glad you got a shot out.
by sullij1
Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Fun in the Sun with the PSTs 2nd August
Replies: 30
Views: 1493

Re: Fun in the Sun with the PSTs 2nd August

Congrats! Well deserved. Love the CaK. :hamster:
by sullij1
Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: 01Aug2014 PZ SHG: Ca K Disks
Replies: 5
Views: 961

Re: 01Aug2014 PZ SHG: Ca K Disks

Great work as always Peter. :)
by sullij1
Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: New images with my SHG
Replies: 12
Views: 2016

Re: New images with my SHG

Very well done.
by sullij1
Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Minor CME Impact 1st/2nd Aug 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1465

Re: Minor CME Impact 1st/2nd Aug 2014

Congrats on today's SPOD! :hamster:
by sullij1
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 100mm F/10. SAFIX vs NO SAFIX.
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: 100mm F/10. SAFIX vs NO SAFIX.

Interesting example. :geek:
by sullij1
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: News from Drôme, France
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: News from Drôme, France

Very good to see your images again. :bow