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Transit of Mercury in the Spicule Layer. Phil took this great image with his Quantum 6 Scope, Solar Spectrum etalon and PGR Camera.

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by pedro
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Pedro RE' | Solar Astrophotography, AR12102/AR12110 (July, 2014)
Replies: 4
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Pedro RE' | Solar Astrophotography, AR12102/AR12110 (July, 2014)


Pedro RE' | Solar Astrophotography
AR12102/AR12110
(July, 2014)
Solar Cycle 24
TV101, IKHARUS 80, LUNT152
GS3-U3-28S5M-C
http://re.apaaweb.com

Back in 2014... Happy days
by pedro
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR11944=AR11967 | (January/February 2014) Pedro RE'
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: AR11944=AR11967 | (January/February 2014) Pedro RE'

Thanks a lot guys

Back in 2014 our star was very active, happy days
by pedro
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday 8th December
Replies: 14
Views: 130

Re: Sunday 8th December

Nice images Alexandra. Glad you were able to use the PSTs I have two PST Stage 2 Mods and the etalons are very different. It is not easy to get a well balanced on-band image with these mods. The soft spot is the main problem. You can correct with a flat or artificial flat but the results are not alw...
by pedro
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's Large Prominences | Oct 15th 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: Today's Large Prominences | Oct 15th 2019

Great prom images Marty
by pedro
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR11944=AR11967 | (January/February 2014) Pedro RE'
Replies: 5
Views: 113

AR11944=AR11967 | (January/February 2014) Pedro RE'


Pedro RE' | Solar Astrophotography
AR11944=AR11967
(January/February 2014)
Solar Cycle 24
TV101, LUNT60, LUNT152
GS3-U3-28S5M-C
http://re.apaaweb.com
by pedro
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: MOON (20191206) | reflected light
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: MOON (20191206) | reflected light

Gracias Eric

I love my TEC140
by pedro
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20191205) | FDs (3 lights)
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Today's SUN (20191205) | FDs (3 lights)

Thanks Salvo
by pedro
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: MOON (20191206) | reflected light
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: MOON (20191206) | reflected light

Thanks Alexandra
by pedro
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Coronado SolarMax III 70 mm H-Alpha Solar Telescope
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Coronado SolarMax III 70 mm H-Alpha Solar Telescope

Thanks Mark & Ken

I also agree that the RichView tunning does not add much
by pedro
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20191206) | LUNT60 versus SOLARMAXIII 70mm
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Today's SUN (20191206) | LUNT60 versus SOLARMAXIII 70mm

Thanks guys

The Coronado is not great for imaging but visually it's fine. I used the TMax and the front ring as well to get in on band
by pedro
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20191205) | FDs (3 lights)
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Today's SUN (20191205) | FDs (3 lights)

Thanks Alexandra & Stu
by pedro
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: MOON (20191206) | reflected light
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: MOON (20191206) | reflected light

Thanks guys
by pedro
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: MOON (20191206) | reflected light
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: MOON (20191206) | reflected light

Thanks Franco

I agree, the TEC140 is a fantastic instrument.

best regards
by pedro
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Coronado SolarMax III 70 mm H-Alpha Solar Telescope
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Coronado SolarMax III 70 mm H-Alpha Solar Telescope

Hi Ken

The first generation Solarmax is the winner hands down. I have tested second and this time the third generation Solarmax etalons and although they are good the first generation etalons are much better

best regards
by pedro
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: MOON (20191206) | reflected light
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: MOON (20191206) | reflected light

Thanks Stu

I was able to use the X4 powermate with the TEC140, the seeing was only fair
by pedro
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SW SolarQuest Mount | Taka FS60C, Coronado Solarmax III 70mm
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: SW SolarQuest Mount | Taka FS60C, Coronado Solarmax III 70mm

Thanks guys

I use my solarquest mount all the time. It is great for solar scopes up to 4Kg
by pedro
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SW SolarQuest Mount | Taka FS60C, Coronado Solarmax III 70mm
Replies: 9
Views: 232

SW SolarQuest Mount | Taka FS60C, Coronado Solarmax III 70mm

SW SolarQuest Mount | Taka FS60C, Coronado Solarmax III 70mm https://youtu.be/pyRwDORAUc8 Sky-Watcher SolarQuest Mount | Pedro RE' (20181002) http://www.astrosurf.com/re/solarquest_SW_mount_20181008.pdf RE', P. (2018). Sky-Watcher SolarQuest Mount. Astronomia de Amadores, revista da Associação Portu...
by pedro
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: MOON (20191206) | reflected light
Replies: 11
Views: 195

MOON (20191206) | reflected light

MOON (20191206) | reflected light WEB LINK: http://re.apaaweb.com/moon_h_alpha.html http://re.apaaweb.com/moon_HR.html http://re.apaaweb.com/moon_TEC140_20191206_GS3-U3-41C6M_IRPass-01.jpg MOON (20191206). TEC140 F/7, IR-pass filter, GS3-U3-41C6M http://re.apaaweb.com/moon_TEC140_20191206_ZWO_ASI174...
by pedro
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Coronado SolarMax III 70 mm H-Alpha Solar Telescope
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Coronado SolarMax III 70 mm H-Alpha Solar Telescope

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49177507193_1c4e5ba05c_4k.jpg solar_imaging_session_20191206-06 by Pedro Ré , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49178211777_e56e84dc01_5k.jpg solar_imaging_session_20191206-05 by Pedro Ré , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49178211912_521...
by pedro
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Coronado SolarMax III 70 mm H-Alpha Solar Telescope
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Coronado SolarMax III 70 mm H-Alpha Solar Telescope

Coronado SolarMax III 70 mm H-Alpha Solar Telescope Check out a few images of the Coronado SolarMax III 70 mm H-Alpha Solar Telescope Specs: Diameter of the objective: 70 mm Focal length: 400 mm (f/5.7) Clear aperture blocking filter: 10 mm/15 mm Diameter of the Ethalon filter: 60mm Band width: <0.7...
by pedro
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR 12192 (20141021/25) | Pedro RE'
Replies: 19
Views: 244

Re: AR 12192 (20141021/25) | Pedro RE'

Thanks Valery