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Lou took this great image of a prom with his Lunt152 double stacked with a Quark

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by DeepSolar64
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some Images in Ha with Quark Chrosphere Oct. 12, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 74

Re: Some Images in Ha with Quark Chrosphere Oct. 12, 2019

Very nice! I viewed these proms visually using my SM60 DS.
by DeepSolar64
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Afternoon sun October 13th
Replies: 11
Views: 96

Re: Afternoon sun October 13th

Very nice Franco. I didn't get to observe the sun at all yesterday. Completely overcast. Today has nice clear blue skies but the seeing is horrible.

James
by DeepSolar64
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom Oct. 11 Questar/Quark Combo
Replies: 10
Views: 79

Re: Prom Oct. 11 Questar/Quark Combo

Phil,

I viewed this one visually today too. I like the color of the last picture. Probably because it is a bit closer to the color as seen in the eyepiece. That little Questar does very well. But they were always very high quality instruments.

James
by DeepSolar64
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: High Res Proms, Spicules, Cells | Jet Flyby | Oct 10th 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 141

Re: High Res Proms, Spicules, Cells | Jet Flyby | Oct 10th 2019

Impressive resolution, especially on the granules!

James
by DeepSolar64
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Large prom on Oct 11
Replies: 12
Views: 110

Re: Large prom on Oct 11

Very nice! I viewed this one today through my Coronado Solarmax II 60 and got decent views at 16x 22x and 33x. 50x worked well too. I tried pushing the scope to 100 power and while I could detect the prominence It was spread out too much making it to dim to see any detail within it. Using lower to m...
by DeepSolar64
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Proms and filament from Oct 10
Replies: 10
Views: 20

Re: Proms and filament from Oct 10

Very nice solar photography Gabrieli! Though fairly faint and delicate in my SM II 60 I could still see a fair amount of detail in this prominence.
by DeepSolar64
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Proms and filament from Oct 10
Replies: 11
Views: 116

Re: Proms and filament from Oct 10

Very nice solar photography Gabrieli! Though fairly faint and delicate in my SM II 60 I could still see a fair amount of detail in this prominence.
by DeepSolar64
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August and September Sun - longest post ever
Replies: 22
Views: 305

Re: August and September Sun - longest post ever

Alexandra,

I am jealous. I would love to go to France and indeed to Pic Du Midi observatory. I love your pics. the detail is phenomenal. Thanks for sharing!!

James
by DeepSolar64
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's Big Proms, Discs | Sept 30th 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Today's Big Proms, Discs | Sept 30th 2019

Incredible! Your pictures show them so much better than I can see them in my SM 60.
by DeepSolar64
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Major Prominence! | Sept 30th 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Major Prominence! | Sept 30th 2019

Awesome! I saw it in the moring but it wasn't that big

James
by DeepSolar64
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prominences & Disc | HA | Sept 28th 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 203

Re: Prominences & Disc | HA | Sept 28th 2019

Very nice prom. I missed this one. Cloudy here.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A small flare on a quiet sun. 280mm scope
Replies: 14
Views: 262

Re: A small flare on a quiet sun. 280mm scope

Valery,

Absolutely stunning! Incredible sub arc second resolution. This rivals many professional images I have seen.

James
by DeepSolar64
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20190927) | SM60, SM90II
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Today's SUN (20190927) | SM60, SM90II

Very nice Pedro.

I do look forward to solar max. I chose to buy an hydrogen-alpha scope at the worst possible time to observe the sun.

James
by DeepSolar64
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Great prom today 9/22/19
Replies: 24
Views: 336

Re: Great prom today 9/22/19

Lovely. I'll experiment with red 'h-alpha' coloring as well now. I don't see many people image in the natural color of red h-alpha light. It might give a visual observer as myself possibly a little clearer idea of what a feature would look like visually. Imaging proms in the beautiful pink-magenta ...
by DeepSolar64
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark f52 first attempt 9/21
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Quark f52 first attempt 9/21

Very nice!!
by DeepSolar64
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Big prom animated. 20th September
Replies: 16
Views: 258

Re: Big prom animated. 20th September

Robert.

I am sure in time I will dive in to solar imaging. Thanks for the advice.

James
by DeepSolar64
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 1Sep19 - C11 H-Alpha
Replies: 22
Views: 519

Re: 1Sep19 - C11 H-Alpha

Very nice Alfred. That kind of resolution is beyond the equipment I have now. I was curious just how much you could see visually. Cameras and processing usually reveal more than the eye alone can.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun & Moon 20th Sept '19
Replies: 15
Views: 202

Re: Sun & Moon 20th Sept '19

Stu,

Excellent!! I especially love the CaK and granulation images.

James
by DeepSolar64
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 1Sep19 - C11 H-Alpha
Replies: 22
Views: 519

Re: 1Sep19 - C11 H-Alpha

Outstanding closeups Alfred! If you view it visually how much can you see?

James
by DeepSolar64
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Big prom animated. 20th September
Replies: 16
Views: 258

Re: Big prom animated. 20th September

Robert, Excellently done! You make me wish I had the photographic equipment and knowledge on how to use it. All, I observed the prom for about an hour just before noon and could see it well using my Coronado SolarMax 60 at powers between 16x and 50x. I tried a 4mm eyepiece giving 100 power but could...
by DeepSolar64
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Large Prom + High res lunar images (Sept 19)
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: Large Prom + High res lunar images (Sept 19)

I missed this wonderful large prominence today. Overcast skies. Thanks for the great view. Nice lunar pics too!
by DeepSolar64
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Huge Prom Today, Convection Cells | Sept 19th 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Huge Prom Today, Convection Cells | Sept 19th 2019

All of these are stunning but the convection cell ( Granulation ) photo is the one that impresses me most. Granules are small. I have read they are between Texas and Alaska in size. How big does that translate in arcseconds as seen on the sky? I would guess no bigger than two arcsec at best. I can d...
by DeepSolar64
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom Sept.19th Quantum 6
Replies: 16
Views: 210

Re: Prom Sept.19th Quantum 6

Phil

Absolutely beautiful prominence photography. I noticed the prom today on the SDO AIA 304 images as well as on the GONG network Ha photographs. It was completely overcast for me today and I could not get my Coronado SM II 60 on it. This is a far better view than I could ever get visually.

James
by DeepSolar64
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Blocking filters and wintertime
Replies: 17
Views: 346

Re: Blocking filters and wintertime

Alexandra, All,

I am curious how my Coronado SMII 60 is gonna do at freezing temperatures. It's coming. It would be nice to find an easy way to alleviate it.

All of what I have read is the cold temperature affecting the blocking filter. Does it have any affect on the etalons themselves?

James