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by dccole9
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Zoom Meeting
Replies: 92
Views: 2069

Re: Zoom Meeting

I'll be there too!

Chris
by dccole9
Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Flare Fishing 26 Dec. 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Flare Fishing 26 Dec. 2021

All,

Thank you very much for the references and encouragement. My goal right now is to make the images more presentable which means more processing practice.

Of course, the biggest prize is to capture an X-flare.

Thanks Again,

Chris
by dccole9
Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Flare Fishing 26 Dec. 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Flare Fishing 26 Dec. 2021

I went "flare fishing" again on the 26th of December in an attempt to capture a flare after 3hr+ of recording. I'm fairly certain I got one near Active Region 2920 at about 20:30UT so I thought this was worth posting. Is there anywhere I can look to confirm this? https://youtu.be/COoSTMrOY...
by dccole9
Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Activity 26Nov.2021
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: Solar Activity 26Nov.2021

Warren,

For me, Ha tuning has always been hard to get consistent results. On this particular day, no matter how far in or out I adjusted the knob nothing really "popped" both visually or while recording. Could I be missing something?

Chris
by dccole9
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Activity 26Nov.2021
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: Solar Activity 26Nov.2021

James,

I don't have the FireCapture files in front of me, but I would say somewhere in the 11am hour, EST. Visually, white light was the most interesting.

Chris
by dccole9
Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Activity 26Nov.2021
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Solar Activity 26Nov.2021

Seeing was horrendous today. I took everyone's advice about moving the Ha around on the ASI183mm's chip to get a more illuminated field. It went a little better this time but, I guess the seeing combined with my processing skills could only yield but so much: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5170...
by dccole9
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Activity 14Nov.2021
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Solar Activity 14Nov.2021

Thanks for the suggestions. It hadn't hit me to move the disk around on the sensor for even illumination considering I do that already for CaK

Thanks again
Chris
by dccole9
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Activity 14Nov.2021
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Solar Activity 14Nov.2021

All, I was afraid some of you would say to try a double stack. I hope to get an extra element in the future, but not until I've reached the limits of what the current setup can do. Below was probably the last decent capture of h-alpha I've had in awhile. This was back in September: https://live.stat...
by dccole9
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Activity 14Nov.2021
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Solar Activity 14Nov.2021

It looks like CaK and White Light are showing signs of a new spot near the limb at about the 8 o'clock position. The seeing was horrendous here. I've also been having trouble getting decent contrast when dialing in the H-alpha pressure tuner. Any recommendations? Thanks, Chris https://live.staticfli...
by dccole9
Sat Nov 06, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Calcium K Time Lapses?
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Calcium K Time Lapses?

Thanks guys.

I just finished putting together a setup that would allow me to finally record the three most common wavelengths simultaneously. Of course, now that everything is in order, the forecast is calling for rain throughout the weekend. :mad:

Chris
by dccole9
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Calcium K Time Lapses?
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Calcium K Time Lapses?

All,

Something I have yet to find are time lapses of Calcium K line images. I'm sure examples are buried somewhere on here. Is a time lapse of Calcium K even worthwhile?

Thanks,
Chris
by dccole9
Tue Nov 02, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Wildest event(s) you have captured on the sun
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Re: Wildest event(s) you have captured on the sun

My "wildest event" is when I came close to capturing a complete rotation back in 2016: https://youtu.be/eQfDEoXPseg Here, I tried to image the Sun everyday at lunchtime in the Hydrogen-alpha wavelength. The goal was to capture 27 consecutive days of images which is the approximate amount o...
by dccole9
Mon Nov 01, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Activity 31Oct.2021
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Solar Activity 31Oct.2021

Thank you all. My local astronomy club suggested to me that a "Solar Wavelength Table" would help new members who wish to understand "sunlight". So, I made a PhotoShop Action that sets up the table automatically and then I just drop in the images.

Chris
by dccole9
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Activity 31Oct.2021
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Solar Activity 31Oct.2021

All, Here's a look at today's solar activity. I'm always struggling to get the Ha to look as "contrasty" as I have seen in other images on here: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51645678571_f1edef468a_k.jpg Solar Activity 31Oct2021 by Chris Cole , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com...
by dccole9
Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunshine 30th October 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Sunshine 30th October 2021

Beautiful as always Alexandra! I hope to be on here more often now that our star is becoming more photogenic.

Chris
by dccole9
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Jupiter and Saturn during the day
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Jupiter and Saturn during the day

All, One of the things I do for outreach when we want to look at other objects other than the Sun, is observing the planets during the day. It’s one thing to see them visually at night but having good enough optics to see them during the day is something else entirely. Here’s a video I took exactly ...
by dccole9
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disk Sun 04-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: Full disk Sun 04-01-2018

Nice Image. I'd echo Alexandra's post. It still looks photogenic.

Chris
by dccole9
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: December 31st
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

Re: December 31st

Brian, Nice images. I have about the same Lunt telescope as you. Down here in the states I'm going through a record cold snap with mostly clear skies. Do you have any tips as far as pressure tuning the telescope in the cold? I noticed it was really tough getting any kind of tuning from my scope last...
by dccole9
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New Year Sun by the Hubby
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Re: New Year Sun by the Hubby

Nice going. The CaK prominences are my favorite.
by dccole9
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20171217) BIG PROM
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Re: Today's SUN (20171217) BIG PROM

So jealous! Sunday was the first day in awhile where we didn't have clear skies. I would have loved to have seen that beast. Nice work.

Chris
by dccole9
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SOLAR & LUNAR JET TRANSITS (2011/2017)
Replies: 7
Views: 1463

Re: SOLAR & LUNAR JET TRANSITS (2011/2017)

Chris-1 Pedro-30; no contest! Nice montage. I assume your holy grail would be an ISS transit?

Chris
by dccole9
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sun 29-10-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1971

Re: Sunday Sun 29-10-2017

Always a treat to see you're images. However, your sarcastic first statement in this post was wonderful!

Chris
by dccole9
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: My first successful CaK filtered image
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

My first successful CaK filtered image

It took me weeks to get something worthwhile to post. I've read a lot on this forum and all that reading and research has paid off. I've quickly learned that seeing has to be decent for CaK images: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4448/37151072884_395721bf9e_b.jpg Calcium K Line Solar First Success by...
by dccole9
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Lunt CaK wedge aperture precaution
Replies: 1
Views: 2710

Lunt CaK wedge aperture precaution

So now I have a Lunt CaK wedge. Lunt recommends you to not use it on anything larger than 100mm aperture. Maybe I'm just being paranoid, but is using an 80mm scope with an aperture mask overkill?

Chris
by dccole9
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Grab and Go H-alpha Solar Scope
Replies: 17
Views: 2215

Re: Grab and Go H-alpha Solar Scope

Looks great. I tend to be a bit nostalgic sometimes, but I really like that wood Celestron tripod. Don't get me wrong, a Takahashi scope would be great to have someday not to mention all your solar toys!

Chris