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by Christopher
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Holiday sunshine
Replies: 11
Views: 100

Re: Holiday sunshine

Very nice images Alexandra. Sounds like a very interesting place to visit. My potentially last opportunity to catch this wonderful spot is vanishing out my 9th floor window of my office at work today. I did manage a few sucker holes peaks visually on Sunday before the rain set in. Rear mounted Halph...
by Christopher
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 15th of April of 2019.
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Sol from the 15th of April of 2019.

Very nice images Eric.
by Christopher
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: I often see dangerous sun filters on sale on Ebay with 1960/70s scopes, you know the eyepiece type.
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: I often see dangerous sun filters on sale on Ebay with 1960/70s scopes, you know the eyepiece type.

Thanks for taking the time to do this Jeremy. Who knows how many eyes you've potentially saved as a result. Fine work.
by Christopher
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Great Sunspot in AR2738 in High Res | HA & WL | April 12th 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 173

Re: Great Sunspot in AR2738 in High Res | HA & WL | April 12th 2019

Stunning. Especially the white light Marty. Congrats.
by Christopher
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some Sunshine with the Travelling Kit - 13th April
Replies: 17
Views: 127

Re: Some Sunshine with the Travelling Kit - 13th April

The portability challenge is quite fun isn’t it? It seems you’ve packed an enormous amount of capability into your setup Mark. Terrific results. Hope the clouds steer ‘round you.
by Christopher
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sun 14th April '19
Replies: 11
Views: 118

Re: Sunday Sun 14th April '19

Very nice shots Stu. Inspired me to take the 4” out for a few peaks through the sucker holes. That AR is putting on a good show!
by Christopher
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: When I win the lottery
Replies: 18
Views: 334

Re: When I win the lottery

Brian
I believe they relaxed the struts so it would lie flatter. I wouldn’t want be around to see it roll off its perch :o

This is a one of a kind scope designed by a renowned optician. It belongs at 8,000 feet altitude in New Mexico. I’d love to have a peak. :beanie:
by Christopher
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quick session early doors 11/04/2019 Tal/PST mod
Replies: 11
Views: 118

Re: Quick session early doors 11/04/2019 Tal/PST mod

Very nice results David. The prom zone is very interesting. I'm jealous that I'm not getting out to enjoy any of this recent activity!
by Christopher
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Proms and spot April 9, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 139

Re: Proms and spot April 9, 2019

Wow, fantastic results Phil. Something for me to aspire to....someday :shock: :bow
by Christopher
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: NEAF
Replies: 27
Views: 517

Re: NEAF

Just got home. This was my third and best NEAF. I very much enjoyed meeting some of the folks from SolarChat. Brian, Franco, Billy, Eric, Rainer, Stephen, hope you all had a great time as well. The comradery was warm, the weather was kind, the speakers were engaging and the toys were plentiful. What...
by Christopher
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: GET READY FOR THE SUN UK
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: GET READY FOR THE SUN UK

Lovely forecast! Enjoy. Look forward to some great pics.
by Christopher
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: NEAF
Replies: 27
Views: 517

Re: NEAF

I’m leaving in about an hour for NEAF. I’ll try to make the Daystar rendezvous as well. If not I spend quite a bit of time at the Astro-Hutech booth (good friends of mine). I’m looking forward to getting a Hinode guider this year :P It will be great to meet some of you! George, I’ll be sure and look...
by Christopher
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Solar Reference Library
Topic: Free Online Access to Astronomy Magazines
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Magazine links now work

Thanks for the links. These are great!
by Christopher
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2019 FUNDRAISER UNDER WAY!! PLEASE DONATE
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Re: 2019 FUNDRAISER UNDER WAY!! PLEASE DONATE

Sent one yesterday. Thanks Stephen!
by Christopher
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: More aperture please (PST)
Replies: 19
Views: 592

Re: More aperture please (PST)

Thank you for the de-interlace tip Phil. Extremely helpful. :bow2 I also found a video that had quite a bit of drift in it due to long pauses in adequate seeing so I was able to use AutoStakkert to smooth out the vertical banding as well. I think I'll stop here on this session. Many lessons learned ...
by Christopher
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun March 24th
Replies: 20
Views: 268

Re: Sun March 24th

Franco,
Nice images from a sweet set-up. Can't wait to see what the HAT 0.3A combo can do on a good day. Hope your mom is doing much better.
by Christopher
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20190323) | AR12735/36 & Prom
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Today's SUN (20190323) | AR12735/36 & Prom

Beautiful work Pedro.
by Christopher
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: ladies and gentleman the ultimate animation of March 24
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: ladies and gentleman the ultimate animation of March 24

Terrific Paul. Like a lava pool!
by Christopher
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: More aperture please (PST)
Replies: 19
Views: 592

Re: More aperture please (PST)

I'm not sure if you're referring to the fine horizontal banding or the two vertical shadowy ones. I think the latter could potentially be managed using flats. As for the horizontal stuff....yes. This is strange. I uploaded the exact same file to Astrobin and don't see those artifacts. At least not n...
by Christopher
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: More aperture please (PST)
Replies: 19
Views: 592

Re: More aperture please (PST)

Thanks Phil. I think it's going to be a fun set up to use when time is limited which these days seems often. If we're going to credit manufacturer nations we'll have to include Japan (Borg) if we're stopping at the focus point :lol: I was able to rotate that shadow/reflection pattern out by turning ...
by Christopher
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: More aperture please (PST)
Replies: 19
Views: 592

Re: More aperture please (PST)

Thanks Mark! It occurred to me that this light path passes through elements created by David Lunt, Del Woods and Mark Wagner....arguably 3 of the most influential amateur H-alpha equipment makers in the U.S. Kinda cool. I failed to mention the shot was taken yesterday around 11:30 AM EDT.
by Christopher
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: More aperture please (PST)
Replies: 19
Views: 592

Re: More aperture please (PST)

And finally....here's my "minimalist" set-up with an initial result. As I mentioned above it is a Borg 45ED which I've had for many years with an older pre-Meade Coronado SolarMax 40 and the Solar Sprectrum modified T-scanner. All riding on a mighty iOptron SmartEQ Pro+ with nary a counterweight. Se...