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by nicosolcy
Tue Jul 05, 2022 2:17 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol FD Ha 2022.07.03
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Sol FD Ha 2022.07.03

Hi Arne,

Indeed, I have to play some more with the tilt adjusting mechanism. It was 41C yesterday afternoon so self survival was preferable to playing with the scope ;)
by nicosolcy
Mon Jul 04, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol FD Ha 2022.07.03
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Sol FD Ha 2022.07.03

Thanks Alexandra!

I will stupidly try today (41°C) to finalize the tilt adjustment and take it from there :)
by nicosolcy
Sun Jul 03, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol FD Ha 2022.07.03
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Sol FD Ha 2022.07.03

Mark, Thank you for the kind words but this needs a ton of work! I tell you, Cyprus is NOT the place to be when you want to adjust camera tilt in early July! I'll get there though, it will take a few trial runs to get everything going. Today was more of a systems check. I updated everything on a Mac...
by nicosolcy
Sun Jul 03, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol FD Ha 2022.07.03
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Sol FD Ha 2022.07.03

I still have to fix the tilt of the camera - I partially fixed it but it is too hot to stay under a blanket for too long! Played in single stack mode, best 250 out of 1,000 frames with the Lunt 50mm Ha and Player One IMX178MM, plus a Barlow set at about 1.3x magnification. Once I get the tilt right,...
by nicosolcy
Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Animation of AR3040 and 3042 6/29/2022
Replies: 14
Views: 171

Re: Animation of AR3040 and 3042 6/29/2022

That "several hours" is a bit scary....!!!
by nicosolcy
Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Animation of AR3040 and 3042 6/29/2022
Replies: 14
Views: 171

Re: Animation of AR3040 and 3042 6/29/2022

No popcorn? Lovely animation and if I may ask, how often do you take a video to create the timelapse?
by nicosolcy
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:58 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: 30th June FD
Replies: 9
Views: 46

Re: 30th June FD

Good disk with nice proms at 3 o'clock!
by nicosolcy
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:58 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 30th June FD
Replies: 10
Views: 135

Re: 30th June FD

Good disk with nice proms at 3 o'clock!
by nicosolcy
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:57 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 30 2022. Attempt at imaging :-(
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: June 30 2022. Attempt at imaging :-(

Right! Empty carton box to put laptop in so that you have some shade to see contrast on the monitor, or go hardcore and do the same with a blanket over your head and laptop!

The clouds give a nice twist to the final image!
by nicosolcy
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: HA and CaK disks from 6/30/2022
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: HA and CaK disks from 6/30/2022

Ohhh, your CaK has inspired me to do some WL imaging tomorrow! That's a big one swinging around!
by nicosolcy
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:35 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Worthy upgrade from a Flea?
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Worthy upgrade from a Flea?

Also, at that effective focal length, since you have the B600 and solar disk on the sensor will be about 3.98mm, it allows some wiggle room to find and use the sweet spot of the B600.
by nicosolcy
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:32 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Worthy upgrade from a Flea?
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Worthy upgrade from a Flea?

Not the Apollo, but just received the Player One Neptune-M, which is their version of the IMX178. I opted for that one due to the built in tilt adjuster. I tested it yesterday with Firecapture - you need version 2.7 to recognize Player One cameras. Real testing and calibration this weekend hopefully...
by nicosolcy
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum 28th of June 2022
Replies: 20
Views: 212

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

Cheers Arne,

Already on it and will test this weekend with a barlow element to find the appropriate spacing. I will try to get to 1.3x or so to be close to optimal sampling, yet still get a full disk!
by nicosolcy
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:49 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 29 2022 Observations
Replies: 6
Views: 112

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: 7
Views: 125

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: 11
Views: 181

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: 13
Views: 165

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: 20
Views: 212

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: 20
Views: 212

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: 20
Views: 212

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: 32
Views: 315

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: 32
Views: 315

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: 20
Views: 212

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: 32
Views: 315

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: 32
Views: 315

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...