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by Rusted
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 28 2022 Imaging. First time using " new " equipment.
Replies: 29
Views: 234

Re: June 28 2022 Imaging. First time using " new " equipment.

Bluetooth? Zoom? Remote Desktop? I know little or nothing on the subject but still managed to use an Android tablet to control and view my Sony HD action camera. How did you do it? Bluetooth? Memory fade. This was years ago now. I'd use my action camera on a tall, telescopic pole. This was before d...
by Rusted
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:27 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Truss tube ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 676

Re: Truss tube ideas

Thanks Mark. :D

Collimation was a nightmare!
The folding mirrors really need remote control rods.
With collimation adjustment knobs on the back plate.
I preferred to use the simpler, straight tubed version.
by Rusted
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 28.06.2022 AR3040
Replies: 8
Views: 102

Re: 28.06.2022 AR3040

Thank you all for your encouragement! :D :bow
by Rusted
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 28 2022 Imaging. First time using " new " equipment.
Replies: 29
Views: 234

Re: June 28 2022 Imaging. First time using " new " equipment.

Bluetooth? Zoom? Remote Desktop?

I know little or nothing on the subject but still managed to use an Android tablet to control and view my Sony HD action camera.
by Rusted
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Truss tube ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 676

Re: Truss tube ideas

There is also the Porsa building system of aluminium tubes and reinforced plastic joints. The joints are hammered into the square tubing using a rubber mallet. The result is a very stiff construction capable of supporting aquaria. Though not particularly lightweight. Here is my take on the Porsa sys...
by Rusted
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First light PST mod : how to fine tune Etalon?
Replies: 26
Views: 298

Re: First light PST mod : how to fine tune Etalon?

Thank you rusted, actually there is an uneven brightness across my field, in each position of the etalon tuning ring. I deal with that thanks to flats, but this uneven brightness makes quite hard to find the good tuning Sorry, I didn't know you were using flats to even out the PST imbalances. I pre...
by Rusted
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 28.06.2022 AR3040
Replies: 8
Views: 102

28.06.2022 AR3040

The seeing conditions were impossible this morning.
They had improved a bit after lunch. Still soft and "boiling."

28.06.2022 14.36 2.6x 2 rsz 700.jpg
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28.06.2022 14.36 2.6x 2 rsz 700 col contr.jpg
28.06.2022 14.36 2.6x 2 rsz 700 col contr.jpg (147.38 KiB) Viewed 102 times
by Rusted
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR 3038 in WL + granulation time lapse
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: AR 3038 in WL + granulation time lapse

Incredible detail and scale! Congratulations on your skill! :bow
by Rusted
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: 25.06.2022 AR3040[?] flaring at 14.00 [UTC]
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: 25.06.2022 AR3040[?] flaring at 14.00 [UTC]

Thank you all for your kind words and for the honour of a SPOD amongst so many talented imagers. :bow
by Rusted
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 25.06.2022 AR3040[?] flaring at 14.00 [UTC]
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: 25.06.2022 AR3040[?] flaring at 14.00 [UTC]

Hi Dennis,

Thanks. :bow

AR3040 looks to be a very active feature.
by Rusted
Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: 25.06.2022 AR3040[?] flaring at 14.00 [UTC]
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: 25.06.2022 AR3040[?] flaring at 14.00 [UTC]

Thank you all for your encouragement! :bow

Regards
Chris
by Rusted
Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 25.06.2022 AR3040[?] flaring at 14.00 [UTC]
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: 25.06.2022 AR3040[?] flaring at 14.00 [UTC]

Thank you all for your encouragement! :bow

Regards
Chris
by Rusted
Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 23.06.2022 A new level of incompetence!
Replies: 12
Views: 157

Re: 23.06.2022 A new level of incompetence!

arnedanielsen wrote: Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:10 am Very nice, Chris!

Thanks for sharing,
Arne
Thank you Arne! :bow

Regards
Chris
by Rusted
Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUN H-alpha 06-25-2022
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: SUN H-alpha 06-25-2022

Dear Fabio, This is not mean to be a criticism of your image. I am just trying to help you make quicker progress with ImPPG. I struggled for ages with ImPPG and desperately needed advice. So now I am passing on the favour. Here is a screen grab of ImPPG on my own computer using part of your image . ...
by Rusted
Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: 25.06.2022 AR3040[?] flaring at 14.00 [UTC]
Replies: 6
Views: 53

25.06.2022 AR3040[?] flaring at 14.00 [UTC]

I can't confirm the AR number because Space Weather is showing yesterday's chart. I captured quite a nice image of AR3040 at 13.56 [UTC] It flared immediately afterwards as I was searching for new targets. I returned to AR 3040 at 14.01 [UTC] to discover the flare. Meanwhile thin high cloud ruined t...
by Rusted
Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 25.06.2022 AR3040[?] flaring at 14.00 [UTC]
Replies: 10
Views: 144

25.06.2022 AR3040[?] flaring at 14.00 [UTC]

I can't confirm the AR number because Space Weather is showing yesterday's chart. I captured quite a nice image of AR3040 at 13.56 [UTC] It flared immediately afterwards as I was searching for new targets. I returned to AR 3040 at 14.01 [UTC] to discover the flare. Meanwhile thin high cloud ruined t...
by Rusted
Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:07 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Huge Filaprom and AR3038 | HA | June 22nd 2022
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: Huge Filaprom and AR3038 | HA | June 22nd 2022

Amazing! :bow

Marty

Have you considered using two 2" star diagonals to bend the long filter stack back on itself?
It might need a spacer between the diagonals to further separate the parallel beams.
Cross bracing would be useful to keep everything stiff.

beam folding diagonals 2.jpg
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by Rusted
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: some images more or less recent with Refractor H-Alpha 230mm
Replies: 16
Views: 234

Re: some images more or less recent with Refractor H-Alpha 230mm

Hello JP. It was your fabulous imagery which inspired me to get involved in H-alpha solar imaging.

Thank you. :bow
by Rusted
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First light PST mod : how to fine tune Etalon?
Replies: 26
Views: 298

Re: First light PST mod : how to fine tune Etalon?

Superb images! :bow They look fine for tuning. Very even brightness and detail. :bow Ellerman bombs tend to be very small, round white spots on my 150/10 PST mod. As Mark says: Aim for the darkest, most evenly lit and evenly detailed image on your monitor. Increasing the gain, or the exposure, will ...
by Rusted
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 23.06.2022 A new level of incompetence!
Replies: 12
Views: 157

Re: 23.06.2022 A new level of incompetence!

Thanks to all who responded so positively. :bow I don't see my images as particularly good. Certainly not in comparison with some of the great work posted here. So all the encouragement keeps me going back to the telescope. I like to think that my humble efforts will encourage others to post their r...
by Rusted
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 23.06.2022 A new level of incompetence!
Replies: 12
Views: 157

Re: 23.06.2022 A new level of incompetence!

Nice shots Chris, that filaprom looks ghostly being able to see the limb through the filaprom portion! Than you Warren. :bow I was trying to assemble two or more images into one [for the filaprom] using MS ICE but it refused to play. Claimed my images weren't taken from the same viewpoint. :D Chris
by Rusted
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Animation of the huge NW filaprom 6/23/2022
Replies: 26
Views: 281

Re: Animation of the huge NW filaprom 6/23/2022

Thank you Warren. :bow

Very useful information and things to try ourselves.
Albeit without your masterful processing skills and/or DS. :D

Regards
Chris