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by RodAstro
Sun May 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Thursdays Hazy Start to the Day - 16th May
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Thursdays Hazy Start to the Day - 16th May

Hi Mark I totally get the transparency issue, not as much of a problem with a smaller object like a planet but the sun being so large can have many moving brightness across it that sometimes the staking software cannot cope with. Varying transparency is a major problem here in the Peak District as a...
by RodAstro
Fri May 17, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Thursdays Hazy Start to the Day - 16th May
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Thursdays Hazy Start to the Day - 16th May

Hi Peter It is and always has been an interesting argument this one. Many visual planetary observers preferred slightly hazy seeing because of the stable air that comes along with it, their reason for this is you record what is actually there and not fleeting glances of your imagination. This argume...
by RodAstro
Thu May 16, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Thursdays Hazy Start to the Day - 16th May
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Thursdays Hazy Start to the Day - 16th May

Very nice detailed images Mark Do you think that the haze actually works in our favor much like for planetary imaging and viewing? When it is hazy much more of the atmosphere is stable, this makes for better frame rates and although the contrast is a little lower it is much easier to get good focus....
by RodAstro
Wed May 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 13 May with Omega Ha
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: 13 May with Omega Ha

Thanks Alexandra for the positive comments. Your quite right about the house building in the UK. The reason we moved here was to get away from the light pollution. the interesting thing is on the plans for four houses the builders put in garages across the access to the fields behind and then they n...
by RodAstro
Wed May 15, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 13 May with Omega Ha
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: 13 May with Omega Ha

Hi Valery I get your point My biggest problem is seeing though and I think at f40 I will be pushing it. Science building the observatory UK planning laws have relaxed, I did have a lovely clear horizon to the west but now I have a house to the west almost on top of me so limited to 30 degrees above ...
by RodAstro
Tue May 14, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2741 & AR2740, Large Prominence | HA & CaK | May 14th 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: AR2741 & AR2740, Large Prominence | HA & CaK | May 14th 2019

Hi lovely images
The prom was very nice today I spent quite a while viewing it visually.

Rod
by RodAstro
Tue May 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 13 May with Omega Ha
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: 13 May with Omega Ha

Thanks Mark I will have to work on my processing but it is coming along. You are quite right I am going to try a PST mod next, I have been working on one with Andrew on a vixen 110mm so will transfer that to the Zeiss the only problem will be the small sweet spot tof the PST etalon at 2250 focal len...
by RodAstro
Tue May 14, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 13 May with Omega Ha
Replies: 7
Views: 198

13 May with Omega Ha

Hi just a crude mosaic with the Omega Ha filters from yesterday
sadly the QHY5 is hit and miss with vertical lines but I will stick with it until I get a better filter system
by RodAstro
Tue May 14, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2741 with 250mm RCT
Replies: 14
Views: 342

Re: AR2741 with 250mm RCT

Nice
if only
by RodAstro
Tue May 07, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 7th May AR2740 and 2741
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: 7th May AR2740 and 2741

Magic
by RodAstro
Tue May 07, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2740 with Bobs filters
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: AR2740 with Bobs filters

Thanks Alexandra
yes it has been a lot of work but interesting
It also works on proms quite well
by RodAstro
Mon May 06, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First attempt at an animation
Replies: 14
Views: 272

Re: First attempt at an animation

Nice one
I love the way the prom comes out of nowhere and jumps round the sun impressive so much more info than a still
Rod
by RodAstro
Mon May 06, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2740 with Bobs filters
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: AR2740 with Bobs filters

Thanks Mark For a while I never thought the filters were ever going to work. But now I can see something I have the solar bug. When I had one of the first PSTs I always thought about ripping it apart and was sure it would work but there was not enough info back then no one had done it. What I have l...
by RodAstro
Sun May 05, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sub Aperture ERF Options For Quarks
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Sub Aperture ERF Options For Quarks

Hi You could try this at the front it would stop quite a bit of heat buildup in the scope https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/B-W-UV-IR-Sperrfilter-486-112-mm-MRC-F-Pro-1070174-NEU-OVP/263472979787?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 The graph seems to fit the bill and as far as I can ...
by RodAstro
Sun May 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2740 with Bobs filters
Replies: 6
Views: 205

AR2740 with Bobs filters

I have finally got an image I am pleased with using Bobs ebay filters. The seeing was bad and I only got 30 mins before the sun hit next doors house. The big problem I have had is vertical lines caused by the QHY5II-M seems a big problem with this camera. So I orientated the image that it would drif...
by RodAstro
Sat May 04, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sub Aperture ERF Options For Quarks
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: I know there are cheap and expensive

Hi I have two of the sVboney a beloptic and the baader have also tried the baader 35nm all give the same results for solar. The beloptic is on KG3 glass so may have more protection. Personally I would use the one you already have and save your money to put towards a D-ERF. The quark has a good block...
by RodAstro
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Omega filters working at last
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Omega filters working at last

Hi Valery I must admit we did have to persist with Bob he is very slow to respond, not his day job. We have two sets of these filters and I am now going to make another setup for a friend. I think the first set he sent with the bonded front filter may have been done for safety but no one seems to ha...
by RodAstro
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Omega filters working at last
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Omega filters working at last

Don't know why it did that, maybe file size this is smaller
by RodAstro
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Omega filters working at last
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Omega filters working at last

Hi Mark
A Pic of mine with a 10" F3.6 astrograph and a SW102 finder/autoguider
You can't really tell how big it is so the other picture is of the one in the Brisbane public observatory
It is my pride and joy
by RodAstro
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Omega filters working at last
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Omega filters working at last

Thanks Mark I am pleased with the results. The worst thing in my system is the seeing where I sit low down in a valley so not really conducive to good solar viewing so at this magnification I recon the system is working pretty well The big plus for me though is my two ton coude telescope where I can...
by RodAstro
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Omega filters working at last
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Omega filters working at last

Hi Firstly thanks to all for your help, some I have asked for, the other I have gleaned from all the threads. Anyway after more than twelve months of work I have managed to get Bob's filters to work Firstly Bob's original filters had a bonded first filter (etalon) and blocker this caused many reflec...
by RodAstro
Wed May 09, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 7 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1039

Re: May 7 2018

Hi Paul From what I have been reading the Quarks are prone to condensation I guess because of the heating as they cool they will draw in the surrounding damp air. Seems to be best thing to do first is pack in silica gel for a while to remove the moisture If still there it will need the filters remov...
by RodAstro
Sun May 06, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Light with Celestron C11
Replies: 20
Views: 1450

Re: First Light with Celestron C11

Oops forgot to say brilliant pictures
Rod
by RodAstro
Sun May 06, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Light with Celestron C11
Replies: 20
Views: 1450

Re: First Light with Celestron C11

Hi Alexandra Justa little tip, it is worth investing in another puck/clamp for the dovetail plate on the C11 and leaving it permanently on the C11 dovetail plate just in front of the ADM one you have on your mount. Then when mounting the tube you can just put the dovetail plate into the ADM clamp an...
by RodAstro
Thu May 03, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol 2-5-2018 ha
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: Sol 2-5-2018 ha

Thanks Steve
I thought that would be the case
I will have to have a go
decent monochrome camera next