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Possibly one of the last active regions of cycle 24? AR12757 ends january with decent activity for solar minimum. Taken by Marty Wise with his 8" SCT, Aries ERF and PST mod.

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by Ronnie_Clayton
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun from Brazil (Full disc in three lights - 20200127)
Replies: 11
Views: 113

Sun from Brazil (Full disc in three lights - 20200127)

Hello friends!

Follow some pictures that I did yesterday morning.

Setup:
H-Alpha - Lunt LS60DS
Ca-k: APO Willian Optics 80mm + Lunt Ca-k 1200
Continuum: APO Willian Optics 80mm + APM Hershel Prism + Baader Solar Continuum.

Ronnie
by Ronnie_Clayton
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy
Replies: 23
Views: 344

Re: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy

Hi Ronnie, So do you do this while straming the AVI or afterwards during processing ? I am asking because my existing software Lucam Recorder does only work with Lumenera = SkyNyx cameras or the Imaging source and I intend to go for ZWO in the future. Thanks Rainer Hello Rainer For my images I use ...
by Ronnie_Clayton
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy
Replies: 23
Views: 344

Re: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy

Hi, How do you colour your images ? because it looks similar to what I do applying in real time a colur mask and no need for two exposures (Surface and Prominences) Hello, No secrets here :-). Basically I use Color Curve Tool for each color channel (RGB). I don´t use two exposures... Ronnie Hi Ronn...
by Ronnie_Clayton
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy
Replies: 23
Views: 344

Re: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy

These images look fantastic Ronnie :hamster: you live at a dizzying height :shock: When I first saw what you meant by the rings I thought instantly what Mark said. I get this same effect with the Solarscope and the Grasshopper 3 when the gamma is too high. I found a limit that I should never go ove...
by Ronnie_Clayton
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy
Replies: 23
Views: 344

Re: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy

Hi Ronnie, Great images. Are you using Lucam Recorder for your Imaging Source Camera ? Rainer Thanks Rainer. I am using Genika Astro as a recorder software for ImagingSource and Basler cameras. Hi, How do you colour your images ? because it looks similar to what I do applying in real time a colur m...
by Ronnie_Clayton
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Solarscope in winter!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: The Solarscope in winter!!!!!

Beautiful images Alexandra :bow :bow .
by Ronnie_Clayton
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy
Replies: 23
Views: 344

Re: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy

rsfoto wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:37 pm
Hi Ronnie,

Great images. Are you using Lucam Recorder for your Imaging Source Camera ?

Rainer
Thanks Rainer.

I am using Genika Astro as a recorder software for ImagingSource and Basler cameras.
by Ronnie_Clayton
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy
Replies: 23
Views: 344

Re: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy

Valery wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:44 pm
Ronnie,

You need a new b/w camera and you should use 16bit image data to get rid of these "rings".
Thanks for your help Valery. I have a Basler acA1920-155. I'll test it in my next session ;) .
by Ronnie_Clayton
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy
Replies: 23
Views: 344

Re: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy

Marktownley, For the edge I use the Curves Tool. In the first image I´ve used the "curve toll" in a single layer (same curve for both edge and surface). For second image I´ve used the "curve tool" in two different layers (one for edge and other for surface). About Gamma, normally I use Gamma enabled...
by Ronnie_Clayton
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy
Replies: 23
Views: 344

Re: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy

Thanks Friends!

@Marktownley
At the first time I was thinking that it was some processing artefact too... But it appears during the capture, just on the right side of image/video. Yesterday I did some videos (I need to process to share here) and these rings appeared again...
by Ronnie_Clayton
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy
Replies: 23
Views: 344

Re: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy

Thanks guys!

Dan, I catch my pictures from my balcony (I live in an apartment). I keep the windows opened to do the job ;-)...

About the rings, I´m talking about it...
by Ronnie_Clayton
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy
Replies: 23
Views: 344

Lunt LS60 DS – Testing a new toy

Hello friends! Last week I did the first test with my new toy, a Lunt LS60 DS. I´ve liked it, but I´m having some challenges with “ghost discs” (more than I was expecting). Other issue occurs at right side of sun image (in the picture), there are some “rings” (like reflections) that I can´t eliminat...
by Ronnie_Clayton
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Moon and Saturn conjunction and a quiet Sun
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: Moon and Saturn conjunction and a quiet Sun

Many thanks by the kind words friends :-)

Ronnie
by Ronnie_Clayton
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today Proms (2019-06-23)
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Today Proms (2019-06-23)

A "small" but beautiful proeminence :D

Ronnie
by Ronnie_Clayton
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Moon and Saturn conjunction and a quiet Sun
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Moon and Saturn conjunction and a quiet Sun

Hello, This weekend the Sun is quiet :cry: ... This solar picture I did yesterday... (SS + Basler acA1920-155 + APM LZOS 152/1200 + TZ3) The Moon-Saturn conjunction images I did last Tuesday (Basler acA1920-155 + AstroTech 66/400 + PM 2,5x|Full disk and + PM 5x|for detail) I hope you like it Ronnie
by Ronnie_Clayton
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20190615) | TEC140 + DAYSTAR QUARK Chromosphere
Replies: 14
Views: 1836

Re: Today's SUN (20190615) | TEC140 + DAYSTAR QUARK Chromosphere

Beautiful pics Pedro, fine details. Your TEC and Quark works very well together :D
by Ronnie_Clayton
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Help me to know what is that...
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Help me to know what is that...

Thaks for your suppport Bob and Mark :-). I´ve sent an e-mail directly to Mark from SolarSpectrum, he says me that he had never seen it before. Not Newton Rings like that, "looks like a topographical map". Mark asked me to try differents configs to try eliminate it like a Newton Rings (tilting the c...
by Ronnie_Clayton
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun from Brazil - 2019/06/10
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: Sun from Brazil - 2019/06/10

Many thanks Maurits, Stu and Brian :-).

Ronnie
by Ronnie_Clayton
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Help me to know what is that...
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Help me to know what is that...

Hello friends! Last weekend I was doing some pictures and I've noticed an interesting effect (or issue). Using high gain appeared concentric rings (not newton rings I think) in center of picture... Have you ever seen it before? What is that? Equipment utilized: Telescope: APM LZOS 152/1200 (triplet)...
by Ronnie_Clayton
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun from Brazil - 2019/06/10
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: Sun from Brazil - 2019/06/10

Alexandra, Franco, Pedro, Mark and Valery, many thanks! @Valery, I´ve used an APM LZOS 152/1200 limited to 120mm by a mask. My etalon is a SolarSpectrun RG32 0,3A. A full disk is a mosaic using a TZ3+0,4x reducer (both from Baader). Detailed images TZ3+0,4 reducer and close-up detailed just TZ3. Bes...
by Ronnie_Clayton
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun from Brazil - 2019/06/10
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Sun from Brazil - 2019/06/10

Hello friends.

Some pictures that I did last Sunday :) .
by Ronnie_Clayton
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sun 9th June-Ha 250mm RCT
Replies: 25
Views: 1389

Re: Sunday Sun 9th June-Ha 250mm RCT

Incredible images, amazing details, congrats!

Ronnie
by Ronnie_Clayton
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20190602)
Replies: 21
Views: 983

Re: Today's SUN (20190602)

Beautiful images as usual :bow

Ronnie
by Ronnie_Clayton
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Intes 703 for H-alpha, some experiments
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: Intes 703 for H-alpha, some experiments

Beautiful images Bart. nice resolution e details. It seems that you´ve a nice PST etalon too...

Ronnie