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by rico10
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Imaging Cameras
Replies: 55
Views: 2030

Re: Imaging Cameras

Many thanks again Brian. I noticed a few things today, and learned a few on the net with the neximage. One is I didn't understand histograms, today I changed to a log based graph and used the gain a bit to get the histogram up to about 250. As well as I practiced using the dip found towards the dark...
by rico10
Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Imaging Cameras
Replies: 55
Views: 2030

Re: Imaging Cameras

Yes it is Brian, my mistake just noticed I didn't add scope details in my signature, just fixed that.
by rico10
Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Dusting off the Solar Gear
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: Dusting off the Solar Gear

Thanks for the Kind comments Mark, do you find it dramatically affects solar AP with the sun is so low. Just got back online set up my CPC11 for some nighttime stuff, quite the twinkle to the stars tonight, but I'm still heading out. Trying to get a Messier 40 sketching badge - got a ways to go.
by rico10
Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Imaging Cameras
Replies: 55
Views: 2030

Re: Imaging Cameras

Hello Brian, my mistake your right the laptop is 3 x USB 2.0 . Not 2x Usb and a firewire. The Coronado is the Solarmax II with the BF12 blocking filter, the dual etalons are factory installed and it has doppler shift. My desktop does have one spot left as the other two are used for video and audio. ...
by rico10
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Dusting off the Solar Gear
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Dusting off the Solar Gear

Been a long winter in Northern Canada, my town was the second coldest place on earth one day back in December around Christmas. The Sun is below 20 degrees from November to February, but alas it's rising higher everyday. I completed an acquisition of an Halpha scope at the end of last summer and hav...
by rico10
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Imaging Cameras
Replies: 55
Views: 2030

Re: Imaging Cameras

Hello Brian. I have a Richview II Double Stack I bought last August, as well as a Explore Scientific ED127 APO on a CGEM. I also have an inexpensive Skywatcher 1206 AZ3. I have a 5.0 Density Kendrick Filter for the ES, and a Mylar that fits the 1206, but the Kendrick will fit that as well. The ED127...
by rico10
Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Imaging Cameras
Replies: 55
Views: 2030

Re: Imaging Cameras

Love to buy a Point Grey Don, I'm in Alberta but have to admit I a bit overwhelmed by the selections. Wish there was a way to cut down to the relevant choices. I understand peoples desires for large sensors for full discs but one would thing you could stitch them together in a mosaic if needed. as w...
by rico10
Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 21 October 2012 prominence
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: 21 October 2012 prominence

Pretty good for bad seeing Andy, any visible activity around newly emerging area 1589 . I heard there was another small flare from the area a couple of hours ago.
by rico10
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Any close ups of new region AR1598
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Any close ups of new region AR1598

Hello everone, being at a work camp at the start of the Alaska Highway, needless to say I'm not getting much time at the eyepiece. It seems newly appearing active region 1598 flared again today. Much smaller than yesterdays kaboom, this one was somewhere around M1ish. I was wondering if anyone has c...
by rico10
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar imaging on a budget
Replies: 13
Views: 138

Re: Solar imaging on a budget

Nice work Pedro, that Telescope looks exactly like my Antares 4" f10 doublet. Skywatcher is actually the manufacturer Synta, if I got the name spelled right. I understand that is who Antares get their scopes from, in fact most Antares scopes look like Skywatchers, the mounts are usually the same as ...
by rico10
Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Oct 20 2012 M9 just occurred
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Oct 20 2012 M9 just occurred

Here's an x-ray image from Space Weather. The NOAA graphs showed it at around M6ish, but it was reported as an M9. Wonder why the discrepancy?

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by rico10
Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Appenzellersun, 20th october, AR11591&AR11596
Replies: 23
Views: 369

Re: Appenzellersun, 20th octobe, AR11591&AR11596

Outstanding detail Walter, the granulation and penumbra are fantastic. I think I can see a couple of pores. I don't know about you guys but I always find it easier to see contrast when a colour is added to a monochrome image, I think I'll pop over to the tutorials and see if I can do that without lo...
by rico10
Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 20121020 HA Images w/ 152/900 acro (2nd test)
Replies: 20
Views: 284

Re: 20121020 HA Images w/ 152/900 acro (2nd test)

I'd say the modification worked, outstanding images Andrea.
by rico10
Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Looking for Coronado Solarmax II 60mm Double Stack Images
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Looking for Coronado Solarmax II 60mm Double Stack Images

Thanks Alexandra, I was looking at some of the tutorials late last night. I see some setting changes in registax I need to make already. As well as another for showing proms better, lots of info. I start days off next Wednesday so even if I don't receive my DMK41 by then I'll post what I get with my...
by rico10
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Looking for Coronado Solarmax II 60mm Double Stack Images
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Looking for Coronado Solarmax II 60mm Double Stack Images

Hello people, second post. Just took delivery of a Coronado Solarmax Richview II 60mm Doublestack (gotta shorten that one up) and was wondering if a fellow user of this system would point me to their image collection so I can see the true potential of this scope. Still getting used to the internal a...
by rico10
Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: Thousand Oaks H/A filters - Thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1155

Re: Thousand Oaks H/A filters - Thoughts?

Agreed, bought the off-axis for my CPC and sent it back, it was horrible. The sweet spot was a joke, it looked like you were drawing a bright curtain across the disc. Maybe they will change their product someday.