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by Radon86
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: MY NEW - MINI OBSERVATORY opened today 23/10/2021-1200z
Replies: 30
Views: 524

Re: MY NEW - MINI OBSERVATORY opened today 23/10/2021-1200z

Dear Terry,
I was about to congratulate you on your observatory, when I read your bad news about your health. I wish you make a full a recovery as possible asap. I hope you can use your observatory to its full potential soon.

Best wishes,

Magnus
by Radon86
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Full-disk Solar H-alpha Images From GONG
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Full-disk Solar H-alpha Images From GONG

:seesaw

Very interesting. Thanks for the files and data.

Magnus
by Radon86
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Shooting through the clouds
Replies: 10
Views: 104

Re: Shooting through the clouds

Nice work, Minh.
Is this with the ASI174mm or Apollo M Max camera?
Why not put the earth in for scale, would that be easier ?
How did you put the scale on, seems very complicated.

Magnus
by Radon86
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc - Sunday 07/08/2022 Quark
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: Full disc - Sunday 07/08/2022 Quark

Very nice image, Magnus! There are some uneven sharpness across the disk. This could be from the stacking process... at least I think I have experienced something similar caused by poorly chosen AP-size in AutoStakkert. Try playing with different AP size as well as with and without Multi-Scale tick...
by Radon86
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 7 2022 Observations. Nice views!
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: August 7 2022 Observations. Nice views!

Thanks James.
Do you dictate your findings/record them to a voice recorder at the telescope ? How do you remember all those details in your report.

Thanks.

Magnus
by Radon86
Mon Aug 08, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Fantastic solar afternoon with NicSpencerYork
Replies: 23
Views: 363

Re: Fantastic solar afternoon with NicSpencerYork

Hi Alexandra,
Those mounts and equipment look heavy, I think I would struggle with having to move it all the time.
Good luck with your observatory. Maybe one in the mountains e.g. Hawaii or in space by remote access would be ideal !

Magnus
by Radon86
Mon Aug 08, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Protect outside mount and tripod vs high temps next week?
Replies: 13
Views: 162

Re: Protect outside mount and tripod vs high temps next week?

Hi, Interesting question. I have had my equipment "working" for few hours while having ambient temperatures of maybe 30°C to 34°C and they still work up to today ... As others said just put a reflecting foil over the equipment and I would also recommend to put and old Cotton towel or bed ...
by Radon86
Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Fantastic solar afternoon with NicSpencerYork
Replies: 23
Views: 363

Re: Fantastic solar afternoon with NicSpencerYork

Hi Alexandra and Nic,

Very interesting report and Nic is very lucky to see your gear.
I am fairly sure you are better than you say in your post.

Magnus
by Radon86
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc - Sunday 07/08/2022 Quark
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: Full disc - Sunday 07/08/2022 Quark

Hi Rainer, Thanks for the great advice. Because GONG are not reliable I did not bother trying to align my disc. Because I use the extension tubes (no diagonals), I forgot today, when imaging you have to : Reverse X (Flip X) and reverse Y (Flip Y), this will bring the sun the right way up and also le...
by Radon86
Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar prominence 21 July
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: Solar prominence 21 July

Great shots Paul!

Keep up the good work.

Magnus
by Radon86
Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 06/08/2022 on Quark
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Full disc 06/08/2022 on Quark

Luca, I don't know the answer to why your Quark is not showing the contrast and detail. I suspect you are not on band. Have you asked Daystar to see if there is a problem with the Quark? Did you calibrate your image with "flats" [flat frame] first of all before imaging in Firecapture ? I d...
by Radon86
Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 06/08/2022 on Quark
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Full disc 06/08/2022 on Quark

Hi Luca,
Is your Quark on band [calibrate your Quark.., mine is best for disc detail at +2 or +3 (+ is clockwise from the 12 oçlock centre dial point).
Magnus
by Radon86
Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 06/08/2022 on Quark
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Full disc 06/08/2022 on Quark

Hi Luca ! I don't know why mine has more contrast, maybe it is your camera ? What is the pixel size of your camera sensor. I am happy to help you, it may take a bit of time to work out. Mine looks like this after stacking...I had tests done to find out where to place the sun in the field of view. I ...
by Radon86
Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc - Sunday 07/08/2022 Quark
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: Full disc - Sunday 07/08/2022 Quark

Thanks Brian!
That is quite a compliment coming from you.

Magnus
by Radon86
Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 06/08/2022 on Quark
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Full disc 06/08/2022 on Quark

Hi Luca,
Nice work. Take a look at my disc, also taken with a Quark, single frame as well.
Taken today 7th August 2022

Magnus
by Radon86
Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Protect outside mount and tripod vs high temps next week?
Replies: 13
Views: 162

Protect outside mount and tripod vs high temps next week?

Hi all! For those of us who do not have the facilities like Pedro (with his domed observatory) or Marty (MalveauX) with his roll off roof etc, how do we protect our equipment in boiling heat ? Its very tempting to keep your tripod and mount setup in your garden/patio etc during the hot weather, but ...
by Radon86
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Sun 05 August 2022 animation
Replies: 8
Views: 66

Re: Sun 05 August 2022 animation

Hi Pavel,

:hamster: :bow :seesaw

Very nice work. How did you do this on the surface of the earth ?
Which filter was it you used ? I cannot see the details, it would be nice, no matter how briefly you explain it.

Thank you!
Magnus
by Radon86
Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun 07.08
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Sun 07.08

Hi,
Nice work. I also imaged this morning, a full disk using a Quark (focal reducer).

Magnus
by Radon86
Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc - Sunday 07/08/2022 Quark
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Full disc - Sunday 07/08/2022 Quark

Hi All ! Here is my Full disc of today, Sunday 07/08/2022, I started setting up around 08:50 hours and have finally got a reasonable image. I could not get the orientation exactly as in GONG today. I have used basic ImPPG and then Photoshop (levels) to get the image. I have not attempted further loc...
by Radon86
Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:15 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun in 3 colours - my data June 22nd 2022 again
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Sun in 3 colours - my data June 22nd 2022 again

Very psychedelic :lol: put them altogether and it would be worth thousands at an art gallery :) :bow :hamster: Alexandra Hello Alexandra, Nice to know I could try selling my work ! I think my approach allows me to change the appearance of the sun image. I can easily an incorporate inverted Disc, an...
by Radon86
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Lift off 4th August
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: Lift off 4th August

Hello Andre,

Very nice images! I like the colour background in your SPOD with the full disc and prom lifting. What colour is that ? I think the hex code for the colour is: 333c45

Is this correct ? Did you put a gradient on it ? radial or otherwise.

Many thanks.

Magnus
by Radon86
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A question about oversampling with the Quark
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: A question about oversampling with the Quark

Sorry for my millions of newbie Quark user questions. I plan to take it out for first light tomorrow weather permitting. I am using it with a Skywatcher 80ED (focal length = 800 mm) and a ZWO ASI174MM (pixel size = 5.86 µm). I know that the Quark has an internal 4.2x Barlow which seems very big to ...
by Radon86
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Help! Lunt 80 arrived and I caught AP bug
Replies: 14
Views: 200

Re: Help! Lunt 80 arrived and I caught AP bug

Hi,

Very nice work so far, a good start. You have a Lunt 80mm solar telescope, amazing !

Magnus
by Radon86
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun in 3 colours - my data June 22nd 2022 again
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Sun in 3 colours - my data June 22nd 2022 again

Hi all !, I have been working on my masks and selection to get a formula to get the disc and proms isolated from the background. I found I can get the 3 colours scheme from just two masks: 1) Mask to show the sky background only 2) Mask to show disc only (exclude spicule and proms) I used in a reaso...
by Radon86
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: What has happened to GONG.nso.edu??
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: What has happened to GONG.nso.edu??

Hi Alexandra,

3 out of 7 now working.
Cerro Tololo is the best, usually best and detailed images.

Magnus