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by DJD
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quick AR - cloud dodging 06/06/2019 Tal/PST mod
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Quick AR - cloud dodging 06/06/2019 Tal/PST mod

Dear All, Seeing not great but did a bit of cloud dodging this morning. Best I could manage - but the processing does not look right. Tal/PST mod PGR G3 55 frames from 1500 concatenated SER. Hope everyone gets a view today - thunderstorms predicted here . Best wishes, David Right click and "view ima...
by DJD
Mon May 13, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Slim pickings 13/5/2017 Tal/PST mod
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Slim pickings 13/5/2017 Tal/PST mod

Grabbed a session this morning. Seeing very wobbly. Struggled with the proms and my plastic bag flat left some NR remnants on my AR attempts. Tal/PST stage 2 mod, PGR G3. AR images 50 frames from 1500 frame concatenated SER. proms 50 frames from 900 frame concatenated SER. Hope someone gets better s...
by DJD
Sat May 11, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Early Doors 11/5/2019
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Early Doors 11/5/2019

Thanks to my aged Boxer dog I had an early start ( 5:30 am ). Decided to have a quick session once the sun had got up above the hil behind the farm. Anyway, a quick process in Imppg and tidy up here is the first one off the press. 100 frames stacked from 1500 frame concatenated SER. Tal 100/PST stag...
by DJD
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR early doors 13/4/2019 Tal/PST mod
Replies: 3
Views: 450

AR early doors 13/4/2019 Tal/PST mod

Dear All,
Got a quick session this morning.
Tal/PST mod PGR G3, 90 frames stacked from 1500 frame conactenated SER.
Quick process, will give it another go I think.
Hope everyone gets some sun.
Best wishes,
David
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by DJD
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quick session early doors 11/04/2019 Tal/PST mod
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: Quick session early doors 11/04/2019 Tal/PST mod

Thank you all. I was surprised at the level of detail given the amount of turbulence, but thankful
for any clear spells ( and something to image :-) )
Stu, I used a plastic bag flat to rid me of some faint NRs, that seems to be the best panacea for me.
Best wishes,
David
by DJD
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quick session early doors 11/04/2019 Tal/PST mod
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: Quick session early doors 11/04/2019 Tal/PST mod

Thank you Franco.
Here is a prom I rescued from the murk.
Best wishes,
David
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by DJD
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Region today 11 April
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: Region today 11 April

Beautiful capture Maurits.
Best wishes,
David
by DJD
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quick session early doors 11/04/2019 Tal/PST mod
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Quick session early doors 11/04/2019 Tal/PST mod

I had hoped that the seeing would be pristine this morning. Sadly still a bit wobbly like yesterday. Here is a quick processed image of the AR. I am hoping that I can rescue some proms later. 50 frames from a 1800 frame concatenated SER. Tal/PST mod with PGR G3 camera. Best wishes, David Best viewed...
by DJD
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quick session 20/3/2019 lunchtime
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Quick session 20/3/2019 lunchtime

Grabbed a few SERs just before lunch. Light cloud and wobbly seeing, but glad to have a look-see. Tal100/PST mod PGRg3 50 frames from 900 frame concatenated SER. Had to crank up the gamma to increase the contrast. Best wishes, David ( Right click and view image for full size ) 2019-03-20_T_11-28-28-...
by DJD
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First session of the year
Replies: 7
Views: 687

First session of the year

Well , back after a lengthy lay-off but glad to be imaging again. I barely remembered what to do but managed one image from a late morning session. Quite a bit of high cloud drifting . I had to use a much more contrasty gamma than usual - I hope it was the conditions. I may have been too agressive w...
by DJD
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: RAW stacked image in CaK with 280mm SCT
Replies: 18
Views: 1951

Re: RAW stacked image in CaK with 280mm SCT

Valery, Thanks for posting raw image. I love processing other folks images trying to reproduce their results using my usual methods. In this case it was more interesting as I haven't processed any CaK images before. I had quite a lot of trouble deciding what was noise and what was artefact from my h...
by DJD
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Eliminating bad frames during stacking?
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Eliminating bad frames during stacking?

You could use SER player to save the good bits to separate SER files using the "set marker" facility then concatenate the good bits to a single SER file using PIPP ? If there was a flag in SER player that cut the marked frames it would shorten the process ( perhaps there is a way to "invert" the mar...
by DJD
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20180825) with GOOD seeing (AR12720/12719)
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

Re: Today's SUN (20180825) with GOOD seeing (AR12720/12719)

Lovely presentation Pedro. Interesting comparison of scopes and combinations.
What is your preferred rig for full disk Ha imaging ?
Best wishes,
David
by DJD
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun in Ha and CaK 25th Aug
Replies: 13
Views: 1308

Re: Sun in Ha and CaK 25th Aug

Beautiful set Stu.
Best wishes,
David
by DJD
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quick SM40 Full Disk 25/08/2018
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Quick SM40 Full Disk 25/08/2018

Dear All, Wasted all morning due to my own stupidity. I could not get a focus on my Tal/PST mode rig. Started to panic thinking my etalon had de-contacted. Anyway a chance test with another scope made me twig that I had forgotten I had hid a telecentric inside a nosepiece hidden behind a 35nm filter...
by DJD
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SM40 FD and Tal/PST active region 11/08/2018
Replies: 8
Views: 980

SM40 FD and Tal/PST active region 11/08/2018

Dear All, Got some sun today so had a couple of quick sessions. Started with the Tal/PST mod and concentrated on the active region. 100 frames stacked from 1200 frame SER captured with the PGR G3. Later had a gap so got the SM40/ 62mm Petzval combo out ( alt-az and drifted to get rid of NRs ). 100 f...
by DJD
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quick SM40 Full Disk 07/08/2018
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Quick SM40 Full Disk 07/08/2018

Dear All, not been imaging much so grabbed a quick session this morning before the haze clouded over. 75 frames from 1200 frame SER. SM40 front mounted on a 62mm Petzval frac, PGR G3, alt-az undriven to rid me of NRs. Best wishes, David Right click and "view image" for full size. SM40FD62mmPetzvalPG...
by DJD
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Slim pickings 20/7/18
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Slim pickings 20/7/18

Got a very quick session this morning cloud dodging.
One image only.
Tal/PST mod +PGR G3.
100 images stacked from 1500 frame concatenated SER.
Best wishes,
David
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by DJD
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: July 12 - More Ha
Replies: 12
Views: 1313

Re: July 12 - More Ha

Brian,
Cracking FD and great detail in the AR images. Glad you are getting some decent sessions in your
work break.
Best wishes,
David
by DJD
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20180714)
Replies: 13
Views: 1353

Re: Today's SUN (20180714)

Lovely set Pedro.
Best wishes,
David
by DJD
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 14th July Ha and CaK sun
Replies: 12
Views: 1355

Re: 14th July Ha and CaK sun

Wonderful detail Stu. Are you near the sea? Seeing is rubbish lately here on the Pennine margins.
Could of course be due to the new obsy not being as porous to the wind as the old one .
Best wishes,
David
by DJD
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some Bows and Belts and Other Things
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

Re: Some Bows and Belts and Other Things

Nice! Something for everyone Derek,
Best wishes,
David
by DJD
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 15th July AR Tal/PST mod
Replies: 6
Views: 837

15th July AR Tal/PST mod

Got some larger gaps in the rolling clouds this morning. Seeing still poor. Not a great session, so only an AR to show for the effort. Hope seeing is better where you are. Tal/PST mod PGR G3 , 100 frames stacked from 1500 frame concatenated SER. Best wishes, David Right click and view image for full...
by DJD
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: July 8th - Ha Session
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: July 8th - Ha Session

Some very nice detail Brian. Great collection.
Best wishes,
David
by DJD
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Blank Sun? 14th July
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: The Blank Sun? 14th July

They are excellent Mark.
Best wishes,
David