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by Christopher
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sun 24th June
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Sunday Sun 24th June

Excellent images Stu. Watching this prominence region during the cloud breaks today. It’s a dynamic one for sure.
by Christopher
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: H-alpha Zeiss APQ 130
Replies: 26
Views: 2489

Re: H-alpha Zeiss APQ 130

Thought I’d follow up on this post. I had sent the T-scanner off to Solar Spectrum for testing and evaluation. Mark gave a thumbs up on the etalon quality and indicated that the trimmer and blocker filters would require replacement. He also gave me some options for upgrading the tuning capabilities....
by Christopher
Mon May 07, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: C11 out for a third time and it gets better and better!
Replies: 21
Views: 1101

Re: C11 out for a third time and it gets better and better!

Really impressive Alexandra. The atmosphere was very well behaved.
by Christopher
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's great 2x arching prom groups! Quark | April 13th 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Today's great 2x arching prom groups! Quark | April 13th 2018

Excellent results. You seem to have an abundance of sunshine from many angles ; > )
by Christopher
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 1st March disk
Replies: 14
Views: 708

Re: 1st March disk

The weekend weather here looks promising and so does that disk. Nice shot Robert.
by Christopher
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR12681 C11 + ARIES full size DERF and 0,2A etalon.
Replies: 12
Views: 749

Re: AR12681 C11 + ARIES full size DERF and 0,2A etalon.

Very impressive in scale and detail Valery.
by Christopher
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Great American Solar Eclipse August 21 2017
Topic: A frenchman in Oregon for the eclipse
Replies: 7
Views: 2525

Re: A frenchman in Oregon for the eclipse

Well executed Stefane! Please tell me this was not your first.
:bow :bow :bow
by Christopher
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Granulation on 25th Feb
Replies: 13
Views: 625

Re: Granulation on 25th Feb

Very cool Robert!
by Christopher
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunshine!!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 1589

Re: Sunshine!!!!!

Beautiful images Alexandra. For the lift I’ve seen this trick http://bootlegastronomers.com/bl2013.htm Or even this turnkey approach https://www.globalindustrial.com/p/material-handling/hoists-cranes/cranes-portable-trailer/folding-floor-crane-with-telescopic-boom-4000-lb-capacity?infoParam.campaign...
by Christopher
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: RIP Bill Hrudey
Replies: 18
Views: 909

Re: RIP Bill Hrudey

Very sad. A profound loss to this community. My sympathies to his family.

Bill’s thread on his solar Newtonian is magnificent. I sincerely hope they’re able to find someone to carry on his legacy.
by Christopher
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 20th Feb, very quiet but tried a close up
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: 20th Feb, very quiet but tried a close up

Hi Robert,
Nice disks. For the granulation shot in WL are you using any additional filtration with the wedge?
Thanks,
by Christopher
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Binoviewers
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Binoviewers

I too acquired a pair of the supercharged Zeiss binoviewers (second-second hand) a few weeks back and had a chance on Sunday through hazy skies to really give em a workout on my Lunt LS100THa and I must say I'm quite taken with the results for surface details. They came with a Baader GC 1.25 and I h...
by Christopher
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20180216) | FD images
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Today's SUN (20180216) | FD images

Nice capture Pedro. Lots of proms. I eyeing Sunday for some clear skies finally. The AR will be past the limb I'm afraid but hopefully some nice proms still.
Clear skies!
by Christopher
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ha Full Disk 11th February
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: Ha Full Disk 11th February

It’s a beauty Mark. Looks like “old yellow face” has gone cyclops!
by Christopher
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 1st Session
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: February 1st Session

Excellent details. I really like the CaK equatorials.
by Christopher
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 6th of February 2018.
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Sol from the 6th of February 2018.

Very nice Eric.
by Christopher
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Ha Solar Image
Replies: 31
Views: 1489

Re: First Ha Solar Image

No worries gentlemen. Excellent discourse on this very capable camera and its features and specifications relative to the capture software. Now, any advice on cloud-shifters? :lol:
by Christopher
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Ha Solar Image
Replies: 31
Views: 1489

Re: First Ha Solar Image

Bart, I installed the replacement dll file. It did exactly what you described - it enables the Gamma adjustment in the preview image. Unfortunately it also cuts the FPS nearly in half from about 168 to 87fps. To confirm I copied to the old dll back and it immediately boosted the fps back to 168. I g...
by Christopher
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Ha Solar Image
Replies: 31
Views: 1489

Re: First Ha Solar Image

Thanks Derek,

Bart,
No change in the histogram capped or uncapped.
Thanks,
by Christopher
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Ha Solar Image
Replies: 31
Views: 1489

Re: First Ha Solar Image

Thanks Robert and Alexandra. Alexandra, I found your tutorial on image capture very informative. I used it to mentally rehearse the sequence. Thanks for sharing it! Bart, Did some desktop imaging as you suggested. First discovery (keep in mind, new laptop here) is that USB2 and USB3 look identical. ...
by Christopher
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Light! - SM60
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: First Light! - SM60

Congratulations Damien on the new scope and the happy kids! :D Great disk. I also used Marty’s tutorial. He packs a lot of info into that video. Great resource for us newbs. Clear skies!
by Christopher
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Ha Solar Image
Replies: 31
Views: 1489

Re: First Ha Solar Image

Thank you all for the feedback and encouragement. Bart, "Maybe it has something to do with your computer or laptop? Has it got USB3?" I am working with a brand new mid-level gaming laptop with dedicated video card/memory and SSD along with USB3. PC won't be the issue. But I have noticed that there i...
by Christopher
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Ha Solar Image
Replies: 31
Views: 1489

First Ha Solar Image

I finally performed my first Ha solar image using data from 1/28 - it seems this was a popular date with a lot of imagers on this forum. There were some nice proms and clear skies. The image below is both my first data capture and first processing attempt. I used a PGR Grasshopper 3 (IMX174) through...