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by Christopher
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunspot in AR2733 in High Res HA | Jan 23rd 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 39

Re: Sunspot in AR2733 in High Res HA | Jan 23rd 2019

Terrific set Marty. Very impressive details on the AR.
by Christopher
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 19th Jan
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: 19th Jan

Nice work Robert.
by Christopher
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Proms Jan. 18, 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 75

Re: Proms Jan. 18, 2019

Wow, terrific images Phil. What is the Etalon? By Quantum Six, are we talking the Questar cousin?
by Christopher
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Jan 18-19, 2019 Prominences
Replies: 10
Views: 63

Re: Jan 18-19, 2019 Prominences

I really like that first one Mike.
by Christopher
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar proms, surface and edge in Ha 119 Jan 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 107

Re: Solar proms, surface and edge in Ha 119 Jan 2019

Getting some good details on these proms Ken. Nice work.
by Christopher
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SSM FC Plugin Problems
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: SSM FC Plugin Problems

I tested the new SSM FC plugin using my PGR Grasshopper 3 and the SSM simulator and it worked flawlessly. Very nice integration. I also hooked up the actual SSM and was able to establish connectivity using the plugin. I did notice that the scale for Input Value in the software is different than the ...
by Christopher
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SSM FC Plugin Problems
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: SSM FC Plugin Problems

Hi Paul, Good. I didn’t want to assume. Yes in concept I think I like your approach (ignore stability) in comparison as it should improve effective FPS while doing nothing to decrease the average seeing captured. I will have to give the simulator a try. What better way to ride out the approaching sn...
by Christopher
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SSM FC Plugin Problems
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: SSM FC Plugin Problems

Hi Paul,
Managed to install and get it running. Will have to wait for a sunny free day now. Quick question: it appears that a single read instance of seeing below the threshold will trigger recording to begin. There does not appear to be a stabilization threshold to set. Am I correct?
Thanks,
by Christopher
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SSM FC Plugin Problems
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: SSM FC Plugin Problems

Paul,
I’ll be giving it a go. I’ll report back. Congrats on the pre-release!
Thanks,
Chris
by Christopher
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New Year Sun
Replies: 15
Views: 237

Re: New Year Sun

Very nice shots Alexandra. So glad you’re getting some imaging opportunities. Happy new year!
by Christopher
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 1st Jan Sun in CaK
Replies: 17
Views: 279

Re: 1st Jan Sun in CaK

Congrats on your new toys Stu. Nice result.
by Christopher
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20181231) | last imaging session of the year (+ JET TRANSIT)
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: Today's SUN (20181231) | last imaging session of the year (+ JET TRANSIT)

Lovely surface detail on that TEC140 setup Pedro. Happy new year!
by Christopher
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: halpha sun from December 31
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: halpha sun from December 31

Nice shots of an interesting disk Stephane. Happy new year!
by Christopher
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disk from 29-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Full disk from 29-12-2018

Hi Rainer,
SOHO shows it as 2729. Not sure about the discrepancy. Either way, there’s a lot of details to be seen in the disk’s central area in your capture.
Regards,
by Christopher
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SSM FC Plugin Problems
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: SSM FC Plugin Problems

Hi Paul, Did you check that the capture limit is set to unlimited. Capture settings can conflict in how the plugin starts and stops recording I'm sure that is the issue. This was not specified in the instructions and I was attempting to use the FC limit parameter in conjunction with the SSM limit pa...
by Christopher
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SSM FC Plugin Problems
Replies: 16
Views: 480

SSM FC Plugin Problems

As mentioned in my 12/26 Prom Animation post I've had some issues with FireCapture (FC) since installing the Solar Scintillation Monitor (SSM) Plugin. The issue with a camera freeze was already discussed in the prior post so I won't dwell on that here except to say that if possible I will try to dis...
by Christopher
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disk from 29-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Full disk from 29-12-2018

That's a dandy shot of the AR there Pedro.
by Christopher
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: December 29th sun and various proms
Replies: 12
Views: 249

Re: December 29th sun and various proms

+1 for the large plume prom Franco. Like a ghostly figure waving goodbye. Cheers and happy new year to you!
by Christopher
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: December 29th - Ha Sun
Replies: 16
Views: 281

Re: December 29th - Ha Sun

Very nice work Brian. The large filament turned out extra nice.
by Christopher
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Dec 26 Prominence Animation
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: Dec 26 Prominence Animation

Thanks Alexandra and Alfred. Yes, sometimes the story must be told, no matter how gruesome :shock:
by Christopher
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Dec 26 Prominence Animation
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: Dec 26 Prominence Animation

Thank you for your comments. I had wondered about the switching the plugin off and on approach. I will try it when the next opportunity avails. I’m experiencing a few other issues with the plug-in as well, one of which would at times preclude this remedy. I will list them in a separate post. Thanks!
by Christopher
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Dec 26 Prominence Animation
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Dec 26 Prominence Animation

Another clear day coinciding with available time - wow, not only the sun was shining but Lady Luck too! But luck always has it limits :lol: I set up early but misjudged the sun's trajectory over the tree tops so had to pick up the rig and move it, then realign, etc. etc. :oops: Then the software gre...
by Christopher
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: BIG gun (APM180 f/6 Achromat)
Replies: 21
Views: 491

Re: BIG gun (APM180 f/6 Achromat)

Congrats on the light cannon and happy birthday. I have that same mount. How much does the 180 weigh?
by Christopher
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunspot in AR2729 still there! HA | Dec 6th 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Sunspot in AR2729 still there! HA | Dec 6th 2018

Nice work on the AR Marty. It’s kinda right where you like em too.
by Christopher
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20181206) | AR12729 (added video)
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Re: Today's SUN (20181206) | AR12729

Superb images Pedro!