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by nicosolcy
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:49 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 29 2022 Observations
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: June 29 2022 Observations

Nice report and all, but hey, when is second light with all the new gear???
by nicosolcy
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:49 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum 29th of June 2022
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum 29th of June 2022

Nice shots Andre!

And you really brought out that prom on lower left quadrant pretty well indeed!
by nicosolcy
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: HA and CaK Disks and a sloshing AR3041 6/29/2022
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: HA and CaK Disks and a sloshing AR3041 6/29/2022

CaK gets the prize today. Nice shots and animation (despite the "sloshing")!
by nicosolcy
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 29-06-2022
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: Full disc 29-06-2022

Excellent results as always Rainer!
by nicosolcy
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum 28th of June 2022
Replies: 16
Views: 139

Re: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum 28th of June 2022

[/quote] Nick, 3.) My experience is that the Baader 35nm Ha filter does improve the contrast by reducing any off-band light and ghost images. At the same time this filter works as a extra protection from dust and heat for the ITF filter (much cheaper to replace the 35nm filter than the ITF). Best r...
by nicosolcy
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum 28th of June 2022
Replies: 16
Views: 139

Re: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum 28th of June 2022

Thanks Arne! There's always something new to learn!
by nicosolcy
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:52 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum 28th of June 2022
Replies: 16
Views: 139

Re: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum 28th of June 2022

Hence why I mentioned FOV. Probably the case.
by nicosolcy
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:38 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 28 2022 Imaging. First time using " new " equipment.
Replies: 29
Views: 234

Re: June 28 2022 Imaging. First time using " new " equipment.

This being a solar forum, I won't post photos of EAA out of respect. Suffice to say, if you google it, you will find the right places to visit and learn of this activity. This is where we are heading, due to light pollution and also eyes that do not gather light as well through the eyepiece as they ...
by nicosolcy
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:32 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 28 2022 Imaging. First time using " new " equipment.
Replies: 29
Views: 234

Re: June 28 2022 Imaging. First time using " new " equipment.

DeepSolar64 wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:26 am P.S. What is EAA? When I think of EAA I think of aviation.
Electronically Assisted Astronomy. Stacking of images to get a massive Signal to Noise ratio and see Deep Sky Objects in seconds, even through the light pollution of the city.
by nicosolcy
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:28 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum 28th of June 2022
Replies: 16
Views: 139

Re: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum 28th of June 2022

Thanks Mark!

I am aware of critical sampling (courtesy of Malveaux) and try to adhere to it. I assume though that this could be dealt with a barlow / telecentric to reach the desired focal ratio, but it would increase the focal length of the system and reduce FOV to an unacceptable size.
by nicosolcy
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 28 2022 Imaging. First time using " new " equipment.
Replies: 29
Views: 234

Re: June 28 2022 Imaging. First time using " new " equipment.

Dang, it just slipped my mind!

Yep, use any remote desktop app. Or try any of the options here:

https://www.gadgetsnow.com/how-to/how-t ... 912576.cms
by nicosolcy
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:11 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 28 2022 Imaging. First time using " new " equipment.
Replies: 29
Views: 234

Re: June 28 2022 Imaging. First time using " new " equipment.

You can use the iOS or android ASIAir App to connect to ASIAir device, which controls only ZWO cameras. It is used for imaging and EAA and I use it for EAA, so yes, under those conditions, any Apple of Android device (phone / tablet) can do that. You can install Bluestacks Android emulator on your M...
by nicosolcy
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 28 2022 Imaging. First time using " new " equipment.
Replies: 29
Views: 234

Re: June 28 2022 Imaging. First time using " new " equipment.

"Are there a way to use the iPhone as a live viewer in place of a monitor. How would one connect it to a camera. The Macs and Windows use FireWire and USB3 cable connections. An iPhone would have to use Lightning or Wifi. Hmm.... :?" Unfortunately not. What's wrong with the delicious hi re...
by nicosolcy
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 28 2022 Imaging. First time using " new " equipment.
Replies: 29
Views: 234

Re: June 28 2022 Imaging. First time using " new " equipment.

Congratulations on putting all that new gear to work! Please don't hate me for suggesting this, but why not install Windows through Boot Camp on your Mac and use any capture software you wish and also AS3! to stack? Such an installation is free for Mac users. I bought a pre-owned Macbook Pro myself ...
by nicosolcy
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:37 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum 28th of June 2022
Replies: 16
Views: 139

Re: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum 28th of June 2022

Arne, Great set of images! You mention using " a Coronado 60mm/BF15 w/Beloptik ITF, stopped down to 50mm, Baader 35nm H-Alpha and ASI 178mm mounted on a SkyWatcher SolarQuest." A few questions please: 1. You stop down your scope. Why do that and reduce resolution? 2. If I recall, the Belop...
by nicosolcy
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:33 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol del 25 de junio del 2022.
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Sol del 25 de junio del 2022.

Clouds or no clouds, still a great set of images!
by nicosolcy
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: For Sale: Lunt LS50 DS with FTF
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: For Sale: Lunt LS50 DS with FTF

Cheers Ivan,

Stupid me, I stayed off the site due to personal reasons and I missed that I made SPoD!!!!!!!!!!!
by nicosolcy
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Worthy upgrade from a Flea?
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Worthy upgrade from a Flea?

Yep, the 178 will sample well with a 1.5x barlow and give a full disk!
by nicosolcy
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:28 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20220627) | GOOD seeing (video added)
Replies: 16
Views: 203

Re: Today's SUN (20220627) | GOOD seeing

Nice set Pedro. 3040 is really cute in WL!
by nicosolcy
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: WL observations from mid June 1982!
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: WL observations from mid June 1982!

That is cool! I was only 9 back then!!!!!!!
by nicosolcy
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Worthy upgrade from a Flea?
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Worthy upgrade from a Flea?

I used the ASI290 with my Lunt 50DS (just got the scope and barely had time to play with it) and the 290, while very sensitive and very fast, will not give you a full disk, so you will need a 2 panel mosaic. Nothing wrong if you are into mosaics, but there is a bit of extra effort and work involved....
by nicosolcy
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:19 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Animations from 6/27/2022
Replies: 8
Views: 97

Re: Animations from 6/27/2022

Always something to see :)

Unfortunately, slim pickings in white light at the moment...
by nicosolcy
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:17 am
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: For Sale: Lunt LS50 DS with FTF
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: For Sale: Lunt LS50 DS with FTF

Доброе утро Иван! I do not know if it is possible with the current situation, but anyway I decided to keep the scope and try a bit of imaging with it, and now expecting delivery of the TS branded variant of Player One IMX178MM camera to play with. It has in-build tilt adjustment and once I find the ...
by nicosolcy
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Animation of NW Limb 6/24/2022
Replies: 12
Views: 160

Re: Animation of NW Limb 6/24/2022

That's just one awesome animation Warren!
by nicosolcy
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR 3038 in WL + granulation time lapse
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: AR 3038 in WL + granulation time lapse

Has a feeling of 3-dimensionality as the sunspots appear to show depth!