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by DeepSolar64
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's Sun 26/02/2020
Replies: 5
Views: 40

Re: Today's Sun 26/02/2020

Very nice Ross! I am observing it visually now.
by DeepSolar64
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prominence Animation 24/02/2020 NEW +3h anim
Replies: 10
Views: 103

Re: Prominence Animation 24/02/2020

Awesome animation Banjo! Rainy yesterday for me. Thanks for the view.
by DeepSolar64
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Prominence Animation 24/02/2020 NEW +3h anim
Replies: 11
Views: 16

Re: Prominence Animation 24/02/2020

Awesome animation Banjo! Rainy yesterday for me. Thanks for the view.
by DeepSolar64
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 24 February 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 59

Re: Full disc 24 February 2020

Rainer,

Those filaments show up well as dark little fluffs. It belies how big they actually are!

James
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: halpha sun of February 24th
Replies: 6
Views: 62

Re: halpha sun of February 24th

Awesome! I would love to have an FS60!! Awesome little scope! Excellent Photos!
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: halpha sun of February 24th
Replies: 5
Views: 18

Re: halpha sun of February 24th

Awesome! I would love to have an FS60!! Awesome little scope! Excellent Photos!
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Difference between the 2 DS for the LS100THA
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Difference between the 2 DS for the LS100THA

BD, I had planned on a 13.1 myself or A 6" Criterion Dynascope. Both at the time were above what I could afford with my first job salary in high school so I got the 10.1". I ended up getting a second hand Criterion 6" a few years later. It has really good performance. I still have it and still use i...
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: My small solar offering 23rd February 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: My small solar offering 23rd February 2020

Alexandra,
It happens to nighttime observing too. You have a perfectly clear day with a good forecast and before dark you run outside to set up and then wha-La, clouds move in around sunset...

James
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Difference between the 2 DS for the LS100THA
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Difference between the 2 DS for the LS100THA

WoW BigDob. You have went really big. I have toyed with replacing my old Coulter with a bigger instrument in the 16" class. Maybe eventually I will do it. I do have a close friend with a first rate 15" scope. Zambuto mirrors are awesome! Lately I have been more into refractors. Many are more portabl...
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prominences February 23, 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 115

Re: Prominences February 23, 2020

Excellent photography Franco. Your bottom full disc color image shows it very close to what I could see visually today. The prom looks exact. Faint but visible. I could not pick out the second filament though. I was viewing through high thin clouds. that didn't help.

James
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Difference between the 2 DS for the LS100THA
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Difference between the 2 DS for the LS100THA

BigDob, I have a double-stacked Meade Coronado SolarMax II DS and like you only observe visually. I bought it first as a single stacked system and later added the second etalon to the front of the scope. I have learned pretty much where the tuning points are on the knob of the internal single stack ...
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2-22-20 Observations
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: 2-22-20 Observations

Thank you Eric.
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 22nd of February 2020.
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Sol from the 22nd of February 2020.

Nice photography. I recognize that prom! Very pretty observatory grounds.
by DeepSolar64
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 23 February 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Full disc 23 February 2020

Nice detail! I am having to look through thin overcast clouds. I can barely see the pyramid-shaped prom and a single filament.
by DeepSolar64
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New Astro Toys!!
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: New Astro Toys!!

Alexandra, I lucked out and got 4 hours of observing time last night with the new scope. It did wonderfully. Practically no color fringing around my test star Sirius! My NextStar 102GT achromat has obvious color around the star and my nearly 40 year old old Traq 60mm refractor has less but it is sti...
by DeepSolar64
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2-22-20 Observations
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: 2-22-20 Observations

Montana wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:13 pm
Fabulous that you can see the spicules fur at the limb, this is also why you saw so much detail in other parts of the disc too, excellent seeing rules!

A beautiful description :hamster:

Alexandra

It seems that good weather and good seeing are seldom lately.

James
by DeepSolar64
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 22 February 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 101

Re: Full disc 22 February 2020

Rainer,

Thank you on the info on interpreting the magnetogram images.

James
by DeepSolar64
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 18th of February 2020.
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Sol from the 18th of February 2020.

I missed that nice prominence. Clouds again. :( Excellent images Eric. You gave me a nice view!
by DeepSolar64
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Need a Travel Scope Recommendation for New Zealand
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Need a Travel Scope Recommendation for New Zealand

Jack,
I just bought a AstroTech 72EDII refractor. I bought it because is is so portable. I used it for the first time tonight and it performs wonderfully. It and a small goto tracking mount would do great on a trip.

James
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 22 February 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 101

Re: Full disc 22 February 2020

I need to learn how to interpret the magnetogram images.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Quiet Star in HA, CaK & Gband | Feb 22nd 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: The Quiet Star in HA, CaK & Gband | Feb 22nd 2020

rsfoto wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:53 pm
Hi Marty,

Good images but not quiet if you compare yesterday to today. OK, we all want to see huge impressive stormy spots :mrgreen:

Rainer
I'll second that!! :D
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New Astro Toys!!
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: New Astro Toys!!

It's in the plans, that is for sure.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 22 February 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 101

Re: Full disc 22 February 2020

You captured today's sun very well.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Quiet Star in HA, CaK & Gband | Feb 22nd 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: The Quiet Star in HA, CaK & Gband | Feb 22nd 2020

Very nice Marty. Despite today's calmness I see more there than I have seen in the last week, but most of my week has been cloudy so it's a moot point I guess.