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by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 9 2021 - Extreme Close up and HA shot
Replies: 14
Views: 109

Re: May 9 2021 - Extreme Close up and HA shot

So seeing was fluttering from good to excellent so i decided to try my luck and go extreme. The white light images are shot using an Esprit 150 with a 2x and a 5x powermate. I am at the edge of maxing out the scopes useful magnification as focus was virtually impossible. Suddenly, a clear moment ha...
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: How do I make an astronomy refractor a bird watching one?
Replies: 12
Views: 97

Re: How do I make an astronomy refractor a bird watching one?

HI Alexandra, Good to know its sorted. I think you need a proper diagonal for daytime viewing. I bought one in the past, they are quite inexpensive. The imaging with the Canon ? I also think it is the right way up with the straight through imaging setup, I did not double check that though. Here is w...
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: How do I make an astronomy refractor a bird watching one?
Replies: 12
Views: 97

Re: How do I make an astronomy refractor a bird watching one?

Bit of a quick question, I don't have much time. I have only just realised that my Technosky 60mm isn't the right way up. It is so beautiful to look through compared to my very old birdwatching telescope. So I read up that a star diagonal makes the image the right way up but mirrored (that's OK in ...
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: How do I make an astronomy refractor a bird watching one?
Replies: 12
Views: 97

Re: How do I make an astronomy refractor a bird watching one?

Hi Alexandra, I was just checking my work schedule for next week, and I came across your post. I think, a quick may of getting to focus would be to try a Barlow x2 lens. That would bring the focus further out I think. I had problems focusing with the Quark and a focal reducer which took about 1 year...
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Image Processing: Tips and Techniques
Topic: How to use Stackistry?
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: How to use Stackistry?

I think I have this mostly solved. I downloaded the Stackistry-Win64.zip version and started the stackistry.bat file instead. I did not have to go through the MSYS build instructions then. The visualisation worked ok, and the stacking looks great. I noted the file exported from the Image quality onl...
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Sundogs on 7/5/21
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Sundogs on 7/5/21

Hi, can you please enlighten me, not sure what is going on in this photo ? Is this an atmospheric effect of the sun on the clouds ?


Magnus
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Spring in full swing (birds/plants)
Replies: 8
Views: 60

Re: Spring in full swing (birds/plants)

Hi Jochen,

Marvellous pictures! Thanks for posting. So many animals !
Is this a local park or a zoo?

I would be interested in what camera lens/focal length you were using for these, lovely bokeh !

Magnus
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Remote control of solar imaging - from inside your house?
Replies: 11
Views: 128

Re: Remote control of solar imaging - from inside your house?

Hi Magnus, Jochen and Ken have confirmed, yes of course remote control of a computer using TeamViewer at least is quite feasible, bearing in mind that WIFI linkage between computer can be problematic over any distance. I have an Ethernet connection of approximately 100' (feet) between my home and t...
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Image Processing: Tips and Techniques
Topic: How to use Stackistry?
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: How to use Stackistry?

Here is the link to Filip (GA) Youtube video.

Unfortunately, there is no audio commentary I think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_68kEYB ... L39z78zwdE

Magnus
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Image Processing: Tips and Techniques
Topic: How to use Stackistry?
Replies: 3
Views: 37

How to use Stackistry?

Hi all, I was looking at Stackistry to choose and select the frames and to see if the results compared to AS!3. I could not get the VIsualisation to work. The Youtube video was good but my Stackistry in windows did not work like that, the video window does not play when you choose Visualisation. May...
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: SolarSpectrum?
Replies: 29
Views: 748

Re: SolarSpectrum?

Hello, I was wondering if anyone could tell me the difference between the various SolarSpectrums as I do not understand? I also cannot find the model Jozef (Oreoluna) has on Astrograph, is this no longer made? I am going through a mid life crisis at the moment. When I first started solar imaging my...
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Remote control of solar imaging - from inside your house?
Replies: 11
Views: 128

Remote control of solar imaging - from inside your house?

Hi All, I was thinking of setting up a remote control of my solar imaging using ""Windows Desktop Remote" (Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit) (I sit inside my house) to control the imaging laptop and camera; and EQMod to control the mount; plus a remote focuser (like an ASCOM compatible motor fo...
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: SolarSpectrum?
Replies: 29
Views: 748

Re: SolarSpectrum?

Thanks guys, I'm still in two minds whether to spend yet more money or not ;) I'll have to see what Rupert says. In answer to a few questions, my PST mod isn't lacking contrast but it is off centre, so when imaging only half the field of view is on band. It is like a very bad Quark and I don't have...
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 7th May FD CaK, HA and WL
Replies: 21
Views: 155

Re: 7th May FD CaK, HA and WL

Hi all, well it's taken me all evening to process these from today 7th May 2021. As headed up before there's a lovely new AR and spot region on the North Eastern limb. Still loads of data to go through these past several days but I think these will just be sent off to the British Astronomical Assoc...
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Amazing Calcium K prominence
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Amazing Calcium K prominence

NOT MINE! but I thought you would all enjoy it, I certainly did :hamster: https://spaceweathergallery.com/full_image.php?image_name=Apollo-Lasky-holy-cow---5-6_1620342509.gif Alexandra Absolutely beautiful prom. That is stunning !!! What equipment do you need to get into such a Ca-K prominence ? Do...
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 6 2021 Observations
Replies: 16
Views: 116

Re: May 6 2021 Observations

Session time is 11:11am until 12:30pm EDT local time ( US ). The skies are mostly clear. The seeing is below average. The temperature is 61F. Coronado SolarMax II 60 DS. 16x, 21.5x and 33x ( Ha ) I can see three filaments easily in the far SW. One ends at a small prom on the limb indicating a possi...
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD 20210423 - ASI120mm Quark ED70 18 panes
Replies: 12
Views: 170

Re: Sun FD 20210423 - ASI120mm Quark ED70 18 panes

Thanks for the brilliant comments everyone. At last, some good solar activity. I realise for most of the past 2 years, there is not much to image. I will be working on the ASI174mm soon, and a straight through imaging rig, maybe a remote motor focuser and remote imaging via Windows desktop remote, c...
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Image Processing: Tips and Techniques
Topic: ImageJ to remove Newton rings
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: ImageJ to remove Newton rings

Hi Patrick,

I found ImageJ difficult at first. If you want me to try ImageJ on your troublesome image, I would be happy to try, it should only take a few minutes.

You could either post a reasonable size image (even less than 1 MB jpg could work or a small .tiff file).

Thanks.

Magnus
by Boso36
Sun May 09, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Image Processing: Tips and Techniques
Topic: Using different settings in Autostakkert 3
Replies: 17
Views: 1943

Re: Using different settings in Autostakkert 3

Mark - Thanks so much for the very helpful AS info Magnus - AS does rearrange the frames. In the example below, I have performed the analysis on a 1000 frame SER file. In the image frame on the right, note that I moved the Frames slider just a bit to the right and that the frame number window to th...
by Boso36
Wed May 05, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD 20210423 - ASI120mm Quark ED70 18 panes
Replies: 12
Views: 170

Re: Sun FD 20210423 - ASI120mm Quark ED70 18 panes

Wow!! that is a really lovely full disc, beautifully done. 18 panes too :bow :hamster: keeping the seeing similar is the hardest part of stitching as you only need one with bad seeing and you get a fuzzy patch. I've very impressed, I need to work on my gradients a bit better after seeing this :) Al...
by Boso36
Wed May 05, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD 20210423 - ASI120mm Quark ED70 18 panes
Replies: 12
Views: 170

Re: Sun FD 20210423 - ASI120mm Quark ED70 18 panes

Thank you Alexandra for your compliment. I tried for 2 years to get a full disc, so I am almost there, just have to process each .SER file, and get the proms out, then combine, remove gradients and Newton rings, then more deconvolution, sharpening, high pass filters, unsharp or smart sharpenening, s...
by Boso36
Wed May 05, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Image Processing: Tips and Techniques
Topic: FireCapture versus Sharpcap?
Replies: 23
Views: 470

Re: FireCapture versus Sharpcap?

1) my FPS was almost double when I switched to FC compared to Sharpcap 3.2. I was using a ASI120mm-S camera. Then you were not using the same settings in both programs. Probably high-speed setting There can be speed differences but not in that way. Always was able to get max fps announced for that ...
by Boso36
Wed May 05, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD 20210423 - ASI120mm Quark ED70 18 panes
Replies: 12
Views: 170

Re: Sun FD 20210423 - ASI120mm Quark ED70 18 panes

Thanks Eric.

I will try working on each pane with a stacked image with Autostakkert.

Magnus
by Boso36
Tue May 04, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD 20210423 - ASI120mm Quark ED70 18 panes
Replies: 12
Views: 170

Sun FD 20210423 - ASI120mm Quark ED70 18 panes

Hi everyone, I took multiple solar panels on 22 and 23rd April 2021 for a Full Disc from 18 panes of the Sun. Each pane was a single frame only from the video files. I just wanted to know if I could merge them and get a reasonable FD. Well I am reasonably pleased I got this far. I can make it better...
by Boso36
Tue May 04, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20210504)
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: Today's SUN (20210504)

Thanks Pedro !
Great work again.
Looks like you are lucky with the weather.
We had very high winds and also rain yesterday and today in London.


Magnus