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by AstroBees
Fri Jun 21, 2024 9:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR3712 and AR3713 Calcium June 18, 2024
Replies: 19
Views: 362

Re: AR3712 and AR3713 Calcium June 18, 2024

I really enjoy your hi-res CaK images!
by AstroBees
Fri Jun 21, 2024 9:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 21, 2024 WL & Ha FD
Replies: 3
Views: 92

June 21, 2024 WL & Ha FD

Explore Scientific Ed 152 CF APO, Baader ASTF Solar Film, Baader Solar Continuum Filter, ZWO2600mm Camera, AstroPhysics Mach One Mount Captured with SharpCap Pro, Stacked with AutoStakkert! 4.0 - Best 25 of 250 frames https://photos.smugmug.com/Solar/i-CLD2Bcg/0/CW9XdwbdsFvZNJQBdX6N69wtTQtNx2M2Q3x4c...
by AstroBees
Fri Jun 21, 2024 6:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun in Whitelight 21st June 2024.
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Sun in Whitelight 21st June 2024.

Great stuff, Steve. There does appear to be a decent amount of movement in there. The two umbra regions on the left don't seem to do much but there is most definitely movement between the left two and the right two umbra regions. It looks like they are growing apart from each other.
by AstroBees
Wed Jun 19, 2024 11:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR3712 G Band
Replies: 26
Views: 609

Re: AR3712 G Band

Congrats on SPOD! Just curious how you introduced the colors into your whitelight? I have been looking on the internet for good ways to do it, but haven't found a real good answer yet... If you have Photoshop, here's the easiest way to convert the monochrome images to a pleasing "Sun" col...
by AstroBees
Tue Jun 18, 2024 1:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR3712 G Band
Replies: 26
Views: 609

Re: AR3712 G Band

Outstanding. Unbelievable details. Congrats.
by AstroBees
Thu Jun 13, 2024 9:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Bent prom on June 13/24
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Bent prom on June 13/24

Very nice details. Congrats.
by AstroBees
Wed Jun 12, 2024 4:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 11, 2024 Solar Ha Full disk
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: June 11, 2024 Solar Ha Full disk

Looks like you are having fun with the colours, a great set :bow :hamster: Alexandra Yes, thanks. A friend pointed out that since I was doing an inverted image then technically the color should be opposite on the color wheel. Of course it is just "art" but I like the look. Thanks for chec...
by AstroBees
Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 11, 2024 Solar Ha Full disk
Replies: 5
Views: 173

June 11, 2024 Solar Ha Full disk

Lunt 80mm Double-stacked Ha scope, ZWO 1600mm camera. Best 50 of 1200 frames stacked with AutoStakkert! 4.0. Inverted with ImPPG, Colorized with PhotoShop. https://photos.smugmug.com/Solar/i-fjxQkBj/0/FBRPbNwf8pCbs63hCjW7876c9ZQ7THGHDXNGRxGpV/X3/2024-06-11-1649_9-SolarHaFD_139Gain-2ms_lapl3_ap3922_D...
by AstroBees
Mon Jun 10, 2024 8:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 10, 2024 Solar Ha & WL FD
Replies: 6
Views: 154

June 10, 2024 Solar Ha & WL FD

Explore Scientific ED152 CF APO, Baader ASTF Solar Film, Baader Solar Continuum Filter, ZWO2600mm camera Captured with SharpCapPro Best 25 of 900 frames stacked with AutoStakkert! 4.0 Colorized & Annotated in Photoshop https://photos.smugmug.com/Solar/i-5w9SkBX/0/nTfmbBv248x7nR9x6BbFKSC9ztf6hQz3...
by AstroBees
Tue Jun 04, 2024 10:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 4th, 2024 Solar Ha FD
Replies: 3
Views: 150

June 4th, 2024 Solar Ha FD

Lunt 80mm DoubleStack - ZWO1600mm camera https://photos.smugmug.com/Solar/i-FMNjwD2/0/TKvfz9PQ87G7frjnH8gg7PFzrSNsZbH6k52dhL4J/X3/2024-06-04-SolarHaFD_Surface-X3.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Solar/i-d2zkZjt/0/CHT4WMhCkk3gW7HMTLx34LfZ8w6QfbmGCgRj5RTBV/X3/June4SolarHa%2001-X3.jpg https://photos.smug...
by AstroBees
Tue Jun 04, 2024 10:33 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 4th, 2024 Solar WL FD & closeUps.
Replies: 6
Views: 205

June 4th, 2024 Solar WL FD & closeUps.

Explore Scientific ED152 CF APO ZWO2600mm camera Baader ASTF Solar Film, Baader Solar Continuum Filter Captured with SharpCapPro Processed with AutoStakkert 4.0 best 40 of 1000 frames stacked. Colorized & Annotated with PhotoShop https://photos.smugmug.com/Solar/i-vGzbq5b/0/FLrN24TXTWstv4j28jrF8...
by AstroBees
Wed May 29, 2024 12:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunspots with 150 mm refractor
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Sunspots with 150 mm refractor

cte wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 9:15 pm Excellent closeups, what about your equipment besides the 6 inch refractor ? Your etalon works vey well
Same here. I'd like to know more about the equipment since I shoot with a 152 with a white-light filter.
by AstroBees
Thu May 23, 2024 3:27 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR3664 Flaring in High Res HA & Continuum | May 8th 2024
Replies: 15
Views: 1157

Re: AR3664 Flaring in High Res HA & Continuum | May 8th 2024

Every time I see your name in the post header, I know to be prepared to be blown away yet again.
You didn't disappoint this time either. Fantastic images.
by AstroBees
Thu May 23, 2024 3:23 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: One last shot of the filaprom
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: One last shot of the filaprom

That's a fantastic image, Warren. I was hoping to image this monster filament but was busy getting a 40 year old filling drilled out and replaced on a back molar. NO FUN!!!!
by AstroBees
Thu May 23, 2024 3:20 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Newbie here!
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Newbie here!

Welcome to the forum.
by AstroBees
Thu May 23, 2024 2:59 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar guiding - first test of PHD2.planetary on AR3685
Replies: 22
Views: 1774

Re: Solar guiding - first test of PHD2.planetary on AR3685

Fantastic writeup, Rob. I had downloaded this software a while back but never implemented it. I used to image with a portable rig and do own a Hinode solar guider so never needed this. Then, recently I completed an observatory in my backyard and the mount is permanent and perfectly polar aligned to ...
by AstroBees
Wed May 22, 2024 10:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Wednesday Full Disc and More
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: Wednesday Full Disc and More

PM sent to you.
by AstroBees
Wed May 22, 2024 10:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Wednesday Full Disc and More
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: Wednesday Full Disc and More

Fantastic images!

So are you giving up resolution using the 90mm second stack in order to gain the benefits of the double stack?
by AstroBees
Mon May 20, 2024 4:30 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Disks and Animations on 5/19/2024
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Disks and Animations on 5/19/2024

Great stuff Warren. Congrats on the SPoD!
by AstroBees
Sun May 19, 2024 10:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 19th FD Ha & WL plus animation
Replies: 4
Views: 454

May 19th FD Ha & WL plus animation

Lunt 80mm Double Stack ZWO 1600mm Best 25 of 1000 frames stacked with AutoStakkert! 3.0 Colorized in PhotoShop https://photos.smugmug.com/Solar/i-WbPKJSK/0/GTTx3DCwWmwq8zPFC7brm4S3jjgfJqvKkC979Zbt/X3/2024-05-19-1732_3-SolarHaFD_Monochrome-X3.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Solar/i-RBrBzph/0/D8m3SCT9V...
by AstroBees
Sun May 12, 2024 5:27 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: April 3rd, 2024 FD in Ha
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: April 3rd, 2024 FD in Ha

Thank you for the SPoD! I just noticed this. Also, thanks for the feedback on the image. I decided to rotate one of my two pressure tuners to see if that helps me with my hotspots. I was unable to put it at 90° because of the mount and Hinode solar guider but I rotated it 180° so that they are on op...
by AstroBees
Sun May 12, 2024 3:16 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Wow a lot of stuff is going on! 5/10/2024
Replies: 20
Views: 1098

Re: Wow a lot of stuff is going on! 5/10/2024

Fantastic images and animation, Warren. Congrats!
by AstroBees
Mon May 06, 2024 8:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 6th, 2024 Solar WL & Ha FD
Replies: 4
Views: 271

May 6th, 2024 Solar WL & Ha FD

WL is with the Explore Scientific ED152 CF APO, Baader Solar Film & Baader Solar Continuum filter shot with the 2600mm Best 25 of 1050 frames stacked with AutoStakkert! 3.0 and colorized in PhotoShop. https://photos.smugmug.com/Solar/i-Lj74XjQ/0/LkdgX5BjkWLbCcMHz8NRMRp3nVTxft5n36mTfsf5/X3/2024-0...
by AstroBees
Wed May 01, 2024 11:13 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 1st, 2024 Solar Ha and WL FD
Replies: 5
Views: 198

May 1st, 2024 Solar Ha and WL FD

Up first, the Lunt 80mm Double-stack with the ZWO1600mm camera. https://photos.smugmug.com/Solar/i-sKhhKxK/0/CrtMzsrrLzbsF9n6VZxTskMckkzgfr45NTnNnmNwL/X3/2024-05-01-1733_9-SolarHaFD_lapl5_ap6043_Drizzle15_convColorized-X3.jpg And now the E.S. 152 CF APO with Baader ASTF solar film & Baader Solar...
by AstroBees
Mon Apr 29, 2024 3:23 pm
Forum: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024
Topic: Total Eclipse Temperature Graph
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Total Eclipse Temperature Graph

Alexandra, it's more like 14.8° drop from C1 to the low point which trails a bit behind C3, the end of totality.
by AstroBees
Sun Apr 28, 2024 4:25 am
Forum: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024
Topic: Total Eclipse Temperature Graph
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Total Eclipse Temperature Graph

The telescope mount was in the shade until around 11am local time so that is why the graph is rather smooth from 9am till around 11am. Then it becomes a bit more variable but the eclipse is still very obvious. We had clear skies the entire time. https://photos.smugmug.com/Public/n-2Khqmf/Events/Sola...
by AstroBees
Thu Apr 25, 2024 10:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Massive Prom rotating into view - Wed. 24,2024 20:12 UTC
Replies: 16
Views: 413

Re: Massive Prom rotating into view - Wed. 24,2024 20:12 UTC

I didn't realize my location was not in my profile. It's been updated. Las Vegas, NV, BTW! If we started a WhatsApp group you could easily enter the members name followed by UTC-7 in my case. Something like "Greg Solar UTC-7". Mine. If we all followed a standard like that, it would be supe...
by AstroBees
Thu Apr 25, 2024 4:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Massive Prom rotating into view - Wed. 24,2024 20:12 UTC
Replies: 16
Views: 413

Re: Massive Prom rotating into view - Wed. 24,2024 20:12 UTC

Anyone that is interested in a WhatsApp Group message for quick alerts to special solar events, just PM me your phone#. You will need the WhatsApp of course, but the cool thing about it is this could be world-wide. I would want this to be only for special events like major solar flare activity or hu...
by AstroBees
Thu Apr 25, 2024 4:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Massive Prom rotating into view - Wed. 24,2024 20:12 UTC
Replies: 16
Views: 413

Re: Massive Prom rotating into view - Wed. 24,2024 20:12 UTC

DeepSolar64 wrote: Thu Apr 25, 2024 4:34 pm Maybe a special area for members to post alerts.
I like that idea. I would even be willing to start a WhatsApp group for even quicker notifications. Anyone interested?
by AstroBees
Thu Apr 25, 2024 2:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 24th, 2024 WL & Ha FD
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: April 24th, 2024 WL & Ha FD

Thank you Alexandra.
by AstroBees
Thu Apr 25, 2024 2:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Massive Prom rotating into view - Wed. 24,2024 20:12 UTC
Replies: 16
Views: 413

Re: Massive Prom rotating into view - Wed. 24,2024 20:12 UTC

Are you referring to the one that just lifted off this morning? I just happened to open up GONG as soon as I woke up and saw that it was a massive lift off starting just before 10:00 UTC! Hmm…. I did not know about that one. We should come up with some sort of "Early Warning Notification"...
by AstroBees
Thu Apr 25, 2024 2:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Massive Prom rotating into view - Wed. 24,2024 20:12 UTC
Replies: 16
Views: 413

Re: Massive Prom rotating into view - Wed. 24,2024 20:12 UTC

Yes, Warren, that's the one. Too bad it didn't happen yesterday while I was creating my animation!
by AstroBees
Thu Apr 25, 2024 3:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Ha Timelapse April 24th, 2024
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Solar Ha Timelapse April 24th, 2024

Taken April 24th, 2024 with my Lunt 80mm DoubleStack and ZWO1600mm camera. Time period covered is 2 hours and 10 minutes. I shot 100frame SER files pausing 10 seconds between clips. I ended up with 552 individual files. I then batch processed all of the clips in AutoStakkert! 3.0. Finally, I importe...
by AstroBees
Thu Apr 25, 2024 12:04 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 24th, 2024 WL & Ha FD
Replies: 7
Views: 265

April 24th, 2024 WL & Ha FD

Explore Scientific ED152 CF APO Natural color capture with the 2600mm camera, Baader ASTF Solar Film filter and Solar Continuum filter. Best 90 of 1070 frames stacked with AutoStakkert! 3.0 https://photos.smugmug.com/Solar/i-FfKkDrR/0/C8937Bvc8D4VTDVgFRZqpVmzvNbGgRrXDkKQsRwDk/X3/2024-04-24-1937_7-Ca...
by AstroBees
Tue Apr 23, 2024 6:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR 3646 and 3644 WL with 9.25”
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: AR 3646 and 3644 WL with 9.25”

Wow! That resolution is just spectacular! Very nice details. Congrats.
by AstroBees
Sat Apr 20, 2024 5:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 19th, 2024 FD Whitelight and Ha
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: April 19th, 2024 FD Whitelight and Ha

I need to go back and look at the original data to see if that is a faint detached prom at the 9 o'clock position very near the edge of the frame.
by AstroBees
Fri Apr 19, 2024 10:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 19th, 2024 FD Whitelight and Ha
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: April 19th, 2024 FD Whitelight and Ha

Thanks Warren.
by AstroBees
Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 19th, 2024 FD Whitelight and Ha
Replies: 9
Views: 290

April 19th, 2024 FD Whitelight and Ha

My first full day off from work since returning from the April 8th eclipse. I still have tons of data to edit from that adventure but woke up to calm, clear skies this morning and couldn't resist added a bit more data on the Sun. I sure wish the Sun had been this active on April 8th! First up, the w...
by AstroBees
Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:09 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: April 3rd, 2024 FD in Ha
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: April 3rd, 2024 FD in Ha

I would like some feedback on the original capture data. I notice that it is a bit brighter in the lower half of the image compared to the upper half. Is this caused by being "off-band" on one or both of the pressure tuners? If so, how do I make sure both tuners are perfectly on band? Do I...
by AstroBees
Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:09 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 3rd, 2024 FD in Ha
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: April 3rd, 2024 FD in Ha

I would like some feedback on the original capture data. I notice that it is a bit brighter in the lower half of the image compared to the upper half. Is this caused by being "off-band" on one or both of the pressure tuners? If so, how do I make sure both tuners are perfectly on band? Do I...
by AstroBees
Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:56 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: April 3rd, 2024 FD in Ha
Replies: 12
Views: 363

April 3rd, 2024 FD in Ha

Taken this morning with my Lunt 80mm Double Stack and the ASI1600mm camera with a ROI of 1600x1600 I captured 1000 frames in approximately 45 seconds and using AutoStakkert 3.0! I stacked the best 150 frames for this image. Colorized in Photoshop https://photos.smugmug.com/Solar/i-6GNdKnT/0/CbtSzzt3...
by AstroBees
Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 3rd, 2024 FD in Ha
Replies: 11
Views: 347

April 3rd, 2024 FD in Ha

Taken this morning with my Lunt 80mm Double Stack and the ASI1600mm camera with a ROI of 1600x1600 I captured 1000 frames in approximately 45 seconds and using AutoStakkert 3.0! I stacked the best 150 frames for this image. Colorized in Photoshop https://photos.smugmug.com/Solar/i-6GNdKnT/0/CbtSzzt3...
by AstroBees
Mon Mar 25, 2024 4:10 am
Forum: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024
Topic: Locally only partial, but...
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Locally only partial, but...

I agree with Rigel. Go with the Lunt.
by AstroBees
Sun Mar 24, 2024 7:32 pm
Forum: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024
Topic: Exposure montage
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Exposure montage

Hopefully this helps someone out there that is using a DSLR or Mirrorless type camera and planning to image the eclipse. These exposures are based on MY system using a Canon 5DM2 and shooting with a Canon 600mm f/4 lens. I shot the 2017 eclipse keeping my ISO and f/stop set to ISO200 and f/5.6. I on...
by AstroBees
Tue Mar 19, 2024 8:38 pm
Forum: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024
Topic: Test image with my wide-angle rig.
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Test image with my wide-angle rig.

I'm planning to shoot the eclipse with two rigs this April. This is my "wide-angle" rig, a Canon 5Dm2 DSLR with a Canon 600mm f4 lens This test image was taken at ISO200, 1/3200sec f5.6 with a Baader ASTF solar film filter. North is up in this image. My question is this, Do you think this ...
by AstroBees
Mon Mar 04, 2024 7:44 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Hinode Solar guider no longer available?
Replies: 14
Views: 3007

Re: Hinode Solar guider no longer available?

I know this is a bit of an old post but I have a Hinode and at the time I purchased mine I didn't even realize they offered the unit without the hand controller. With that said, I'm glad I have it. When our club does outreach programs and I've used my Lunt80mm DS it's been nice to set up the solar g...
by AstroBees
Mon Mar 04, 2024 6:44 am
Forum: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024
Topic: Anyone going to try to measure the bending of starlight?
Replies: 16
Views: 2937

Re: Anyone going to try to measure the bending of starlight?

For comparison with one of the original experiments, here is the equipment transported to Sobral, Brazil to observe the 1919 total solar eclipse: eddington 1919.JPG The telescope on the left had an aperture of 13 inches and a focal length of 11.25 feet. The lens was stopped down to 8 inches. The sm...