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by grimble_cornet
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2706 in CaK
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: AR2706 in CaK

Thanks guys - I never fail to be impressed by how well the humble Tal 100 performs in CaK
by grimble_cornet
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Various test results of popular telescopes
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: Various test results of popular telescopes

Mark.......... I get the same warning page - the BT version anyway - but when I click 'continue' it takes me to the page as shown in Merlin's post above with no pop-ups or other problems. I think the warning page is an ip 'filter' (I'm on BT Infinity) rather than an anti-virus one (I use Avast).
by grimble_cornet
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2706 in CaK
Replies: 5
Views: 382

AR2706 in CaK

New active region has appeared on the limb today......... full disc mosaic imaged in Calcium K and displayed as mono and two false colour schemes to suit all tastes :D Tal CaK1200 Grasshopper 6-pane mosaic 1904 2018 1241 ut 3 schemes.jpg New active region in more detail.... Once again in mono, tradi...
by grimble_cornet
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A Quick Look in Calcium- 8th October
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: A Quick Look in Calcium- 8th October

Great set of Calcium images Mark - you even managed to capture the surge prom :seesaw I didn't get the chance to use CaK before the gap closed but wondered if the rather large, active proms would show. Based on the short animation I did (and far better ones from other people), both proms were changi...
by grimble_cornet
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUN (20171008) | BIG PROMS + animated GIF
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: SUN (20171008) | BIG PROMS + animated GIF

Great collection as always Pedro
by grimble_cornet
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some shots from the 7th and 8th of October 2017.
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Some shots from the 7th and 8th of October 2017.

Great images as always Eric. Sounds as if you are having as much luck with the weather as we are here in the UK........... at least we don't have earth tremors to worry about. I was thinking of you when the reports came in of the devastation in Mexico City - hope everything is OK with you and your f...
by grimble_cornet
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: continuation of October 9
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: continuation of October 9

Well worth the wait for loading........................ superb work!
by grimble_cornet
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: an animation of October 9
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: an animation of October 9

Great animation!
by grimble_cornet
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Solar Chromosphere - 8th October 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: The Solar Chromosphere - 8th October 2017

Great CaK shots David - love the big prom!
by grimble_cornet
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A little 'spurt prom' as a goodbye from AS12683
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: A little 'spurt prom' as a goodbye from AS12683

Thanks for the kind words guys..................... keeps me motivated to fight the dire conditions that have plagued this part of the world for most of this year!
by grimble_cornet
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sun 8th October
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: Sunday Sun 8th October

Your experience matched mine exactly Stu..................... just a large enough gap in the grey grot to capture a few images :lol: :roll: :lol:

The gap closed before I could take a look in Calcium K or white light so... nice to see you managed at least 2 'lights' :seesaw
by grimble_cornet
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A little 'spurt prom' as a goodbye from AS12683
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: A little 'spurt prom' as a goodbye from AS12683

Cheers Mark. It was 'touch and go' with a few missed captures. One of those 'right time, right place' events where the 20 minutes of intermittent sunshine coincided with the little surge prom doing its stuff. I'm still amazed how well the Lyra 152 with its full aperture ERF works in really pretty po...
by grimble_cornet
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: solar imaging session with my daughter Gaia :-)
Replies: 19
Views: 1070

Re: solar imaging session with my daughter Gaia :-)

Superb images Ale - the new setup is working very well :seesaw
by grimble_cornet
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A little 'spurt prom' as a goodbye from AS12683
Replies: 10
Views: 520

A little 'spurt prom' as a goodbye from AS12683

Just a few hazy gaps in the overcast this morning but I managed to get about 20 minutes (with a few breaks). A very nice prominence on the Eastern limb and an even nicer 'spurt prom' as a goodbye wave from AS12683 Lyra 152 Quark Grasshopper3 0810 2017 1013 ut.jpg Lyra 152 Quark Grasshopper3 0810 201...
by grimble_cornet
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar storm arrives as predicted
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Solar storm arrives as predicted

Thanks for the kind words guys. Eric; Stu (Carbon60) did all of the hard work designing and developing the magnetometer I use. If you are interested, the whole story of how it was built, tested and developed is told in the following SolarChat topic: https://solarchatforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=144...
by grimble_cornet
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar storm arrives as predicted
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Solar storm arrives as predicted

Here are a couple of more detailed records of the arrival with data captured at 1 second intervals:


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by grimble_cornet
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar storm arrives as predicted
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Solar storm arrives as predicted

The usual depression after getting a Red Alert Arora warning on a wet and cloudy night :roll: :evil: :roll: But satisfaction as the high speed solar wind produces a massive kick on my magnetometer: Solar Storm September 27th 2017.jpg Hopefully the image is easy to understand: Top part is the warning...
by grimble_cornet
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A little cloud of high density plasma...
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: A little cloud of high density plasma...

Thanks guys :bow2 Not a bad comparison Stu. Here's our data plus that from a range of UK stations for comparison: Magnetometer comparisons.jpg I'm very happy with my results now, other than the 'ramping up' from a low value at the start of the day. I often get similar effects - thought it was a temp...
by grimble_cornet
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A little cloud of high density plasma...
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: A little cloud of high density plasma...

Thanks Alexandra. I had imaged the X class event earlier on September 6th: AR12673 flaring -Tal 100 Quark Grasshopper3 0609 2017 1055 ut coloured Mark Red.jpg So, I was quite keen to see what would show up on my magnetometer record a few days later and was excited when I saw a nice peak on the scree...
by grimble_cornet
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Setting Sun Waxing Crescent.
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Setting Sun Waxing Crescent.

Simply stunning work :bow
by grimble_cornet
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A little cloud of high density plasma...
Replies: 9
Views: 465

A little cloud of high density plasma...

A small 'cloud' of high density plasma passed close to Earth at about 2100 ut on 22nd September: Radial Velocity.jpg I was interested to see how well my magnetometer would respond; especially as after having some serious issues, I had just finished giving it a 'service'. Combined data 22nd Sept 2017...
by grimble_cornet
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Fishing in tiny cracks between the clouds
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Fishing in tiny cracks between the clouds

Pretty dire conditions yesterday but managed a few minutes 'fishing in the hazy cracks between the clouds' in the afternoon. Seeing was appalling and even focussing the Tal 100 + Quark combo was a struggle. By using x2 binning I was able to capture enough data for a pretty grotty FD mosaic: Tal 100 ...
by grimble_cornet
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun in CaK 17th Sept.
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Sun in CaK 17th Sept.

Good stuff Stu. I had very much the same experience yesterday with Ha being very difficult and CaK not much better! The Tal 100mm f10 has pretty much become my 'grab and hope' scope in these times of dire seeing. When combined with the Quark, it seems to cope with poor seeing far better than my Lunt...
by grimble_cornet
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Nice Early Solar Session
Replies: 12
Views: 608

Re: Nice Early Solar Session

Great collection.................. always get a smile from CaK proms :seesaw