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by Questor
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Questions on alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Questions on alignment

Hey everyone, I have gone back to an old project that I never finished. Solar eclipse 2017. At the time I recorded the entire eclipse in avi format with firecap. I have just upgraded my computer and wanted to tackle making a complete start to finish video. So far, I used PIPP to break down the avi’s...
by Questor
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 09-28 AR2683
Replies: 2
Views: 421

09-28 AR2683

Lots of activity but bad seeing .... very unstable here. Maybe tomorrow!
by Questor
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sept 8 K-line
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Sept 8 K-line

thanks .... I had really clear weather and it really helped ...usually not that lucky

Chris
by Questor
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Scope size K-line question
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Scope size K-line question

Yeah thought about using the tec for k-line (and I have for very short periods) but been afraid that I'm going to burn out the filter with continued use... Plus I've been having issues with back focus and barlowing with the tec and the k-line wedge. So I was just thinking of getting another "cheap" ...
by Questor
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Animation
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Solar Animation

Wow ... very smooth.
So you stacked best 15 frames of each 300 frames per minute ... to total 124 frames then combined them for video ?
Sorry for newbie question but yet todo an animation

Great job!!,
Chris
by Questor
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sept 8 K-line
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Sept 8 K-line

thanks ... we've been so lucky to have such dramatic things to shoot lately !!
by Questor
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Scope size K-line question
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Scope size K-line question

I'm trying to make things more simple with my setup... had been imaging h-alpha with Lunt100tha then taking down and setting up TEC for K-line .... rebalancing .. blah blah ... What's the best thing to do... I thought about side saddle the Lunt h-alpha with a Lunt100 ed for k-lime to keep weight and...
by Questor
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sept 8 K-line
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Sept 8 K-line

So sad to see you go ...
by Questor
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sept 5 Full Disk and AR's in H-a, plus an animation
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Sept 5 Full Disk and AR's in H-a, plus an animation

Really Really Good !!! Very 3d full disk
by Questor
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: what level settings for false color cal k-line
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: what level settings for false color cal k-line

yes !!! thank you so much .... i've got tons experience with h-alpha but just got a K-line 1200 lunt wedge and wasn't sure the best coloring....

Thanks again !!
Chris
by Questor
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2671 Sept 4
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: AR2671 Sept 4

double fail .... third times a charm
by Questor
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2671 Sept 4
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: AR2671 Sept 4

posting fail.... next try
by Questor
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2671 Sept 4
Replies: 3
Views: 505

AR2671 Sept 4

Lots going on today
by Questor
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: what level settings for false color cal k-line
Replies: 2
Views: 468

what level settings for false color cal k-line

Just getting advice on levels for mono cal K-line images

thanks for y'alls input,
Chris
by Questor
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Eclipse Flares after totality
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Eclipse Flares after totality

Sorry image wouldn't post ...trying again
I wanted to post full high res .tiff but no go ..... so posting .jpg instead
by Questor
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Eclipse Flares after totality
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Eclipse Flares after totality

I'm finally getting a chance to work with some of the pictures I was able to take ... just wanted to share
by Questor
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Gain Recommendation for ZWO 174mm
Replies: 15
Views: 1495

Re: Gain Recommendation for ZWO 174mm

So yall use low gain .... what about gamma ???

My normal settings are usually 45 gain.... 1.4ms exposure .... and 1 gamma to prevent clipping
by Questor
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Great American Solar Eclipse August 21 2017
Topic: How is everyone planning photo sequence for Eclipse?
Replies: 2
Views: 740

How is everyone planning photo sequence for Eclipse?

Hello everyone, Just asking how everyone plans to shoot your eclipse photo..... 1. time lapse at a regular interval 2. video short segments for stacking at a regular interval 3.just photo segments 4. full disc ... or close-ups I plan on using firecap and set up an auto run of a mix of 1 & 2 .. at fu...
by Questor
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Great American Solar Eclipse August 21 2017
Topic: What is everyone going to image with?
Replies: 8
Views: 1575

What is everyone going to image with?

I plan on traveling to Nashville or Clemson for the Eclipse....

I'm taking Mach1 mount with Lunt100tha imaging with asi174mm for partial.... the using mounted Canon T4i for total ...
by Questor
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Great American Solar Eclipse August 21 2017
Topic: Where is everyone headed ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1680

Where is everyone headed ?

Anyone headed to TN - GA - SC area ?
by Questor
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 07/01
Replies: 3
Views: 456

07/01

Today
by Questor
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solaractivity 27.06.2017 in H-Alpha Refractor 230mm
Replies: 14
Views: 1515

Re: Solaractivity 27.06.2017 in H-Alpha Refractor 230mm

amazing ... one day I want to be you !
by Questor
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: post processing critique
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: post processing critique

btw capture info also:
500 image stack (low due to trying new setup with intel compute stick remote setup)
ROI 1936x1216
shutter 1.100ms
gain 20
gamma 1
with asi178mm
stacked with As!3
sharpened with imppg
all other post-processing with PS
by Questor
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: post processing critique
Replies: 2
Views: 518

post processing critique

Hey everyone.... just wanted some input on image capture on 6/27. I'm new to post processing and would like any feed back my images. Thanks to MalVeauX for posting in the library a tutorial start to finish. Very helpful with getting going!! Thanks for the input in advance...
by Questor
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disk with Lunt LS50 Double Stack - June 7, 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 859

Re: Full Disk with Lunt LS50 Double Stack - June 6, 2016

Great Job !! what did you have for your gamma and gain through the shoot ?