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by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 19 2022 Observations. Scope accident! :-(
Replies: 34
Views: 510

Re: November 19 2022 Observations. Scope accident! :-(

" Put another layer and it would bounce if it fell. Nice idea!! "

Well James, I'm sure I wouldn't actually test it to confirm whether or not, but hopefully to date - it has not slipped out of my hand..

Terry
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quick Full Disk 11/30/2022
Replies: 16
Views: 170

Re: Quick Full Disk 11/30/2022

Excellent capture Warren and thanks for sharing which really shows everything too..

By the way, even 4-Terrbyte External HDD's up to 16Tb-SSD]s are now available and reasonably priced ??

Terry
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 19 2022 Observations. Scope accident! :-(
Replies: 34
Views: 510

Re: November 19 2022 Observations. Scope accident! :-(

Hello Peter & James et-al Yes James, you're lucky on your DS dropping onto soft-ground with no damage, whereas mine dropped from around 6-feet onto the carpeted observatory floor with filters badly cracked. The white barrel was a slippery part to hold and with numerous turns to unscrew it from t...
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Wed Nov 30, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 19 2022 Observations. Scope accident! :-(
Replies: 34
Views: 510

Re: November 19 2022 Observations. Scope accident! :-(

Hi Peter, Very interesting comments and thanks vm. Steel cable as in Kensington Locks, coud prove a problem where the cable really needs to be very flexible in some parts of the usage, otherwise I have used much more flexible cord from either fishing-tackle or hardware shops. Being a former Boy Scou...
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 19 2022 Observations. Scope accident! :-(
Replies: 34
Views: 510

Re: November 19 2022 Observations. Scope accident! :-(

That's a neat arrangement Peterm (Peter) and certainly does protect the gear from a hard-landing.

Perhaps that will infuse our James and so many others of us, to get a grip (of sorts) in tackling this gravitational-snag ?? :lol: :oops: :cat :bow

Terry
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Lunt CaK
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Lunt CaK

When you receive the filter, just try it out with "Is it working fine with smaller scopes such as 60mm or 70/80mm ones? "

But of course for CaK you'll need to try it with one of your suitable-cameras, then post the results here for us to comment...

Terry
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 27 2022 Observations. Quick Orion70 WL View.
Replies: 13
Views: 157

Re: November 27 2022 Observations. Quick Orion70 WL View.

Don't forget the "Safety Lines" James...

Terry
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: From Valery. Kherson liberation.
Replies: 25
Views: 401

Re: From Valery. Kherson liberation.

That is certainly very-good news Valery and just in time for Christmas too.

Hopefully yourselves can keep warm and the start of getting back to a normal and peaceful--way of life.

Best Wishes
Terry
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 19 2022 Observations. Scope accident! :-(
Replies: 34
Views: 510

Re: November 19 2022 Observations. Scope accident! :-(

Agrees James and will also act as a reminder to check things are tight enough in the future.

(cost so-small as to be negligible - compared to repairing/replacing damaged items) + less tears :mad: :evil: :o too...

It's all too-easy to make "mistooks"

Cheers
Terry
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 19 2022 Observations. Scope accident! :-(
Replies: 34
Views: 510

Re: November 19 2022 Observations. Scope accident! :-(

Hello James, So sorry to hear about the recent scope accident. Suggestion = with lightweight thin/flexible cord, try tying a safety-line between the relevant items - to hopefully prevent a similar occurrence in the future. Typical purchase from hardware shops and even some fishing-tackle suppliers.....
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 23 2022 Observations. More Sunny-Oculars!
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: November 23 2022 Observations. More Sunny-Oculars!

Unfortunately James,
My Solar Spotting Scope can't see through total cloud cover here at present,
so just relying on satellite imagery and looking at Solarchatters images too.

Cheers
Terry
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: This day was a gift (Nov 23)
Replies: 9
Views: 145

Re: This day was gift (Nov 23)

Excellent results Lou.

Thanks for sharing

Terry
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Valery
Replies: 43
Views: 1071

Re: Valery

Best Wishes Valery, your family, friends and country people.

I wish you a safe and secure future.wherever you may be.

Regards
Terry
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: November 23 Ha Disk
Replies: 13
Views: 128

Re: November 23 Ha Disk

10 out of 10 Peter.
I don't think one can produce a better FD than yours !

Thanks for sharing
Terry
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 23 Ha Disk
Replies: 14
Views: 210

Re: November 23 Ha Disk

10 out of 10 Peter.
I don't think one can produce a better FD than yours !

Thanks for sharing
Terry
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Sun Pillar 16-Nov-22
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Sun Pillar 16-Nov-22

Very well captured Kevin of this event..

Thanks for sharing
Terry
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun November 20, 2022
Replies: 16
Views: 226

Re: Sun November 20, 2022

Hello Franco. Well good captures and I'm wondering what the " $20 visual filter " actually is ?? Do you not posses a Wedge and a Variable-Polarizing filter for the 72mm scope ?? My SW 80ED + Lunt 1.25" Wedge with a Variable Polarizing Filter on the camera, seemed to work well.. Adjust...
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Solarview SV60
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Solarview SV60

By the way Piemme, the article https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/796840-what-is-double-stacking-%E2%80%93-and-why-should-i-do-it/ is actually produced by one of our very technically-experienced Solarchat guys as Cosmos/Bob Yoesle, so perhaps his article should guide you in the right direction with ...
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Artemis 1 Launch
Replies: 27
Views: 326

Re: Artemis 1 Launch

Thanks Maurits and I look forward to viewing and replying to more of your excellent imagery hopefully..

Regards
Terry
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Couple of solar sessions
Replies: 27
Views: 341

Re: Couple of solar sessions

Difficult decisions have had to be made James and the Solar Observatory is no longer operating, with the scopes etc. in storage in-doors, as most unlikely to be in use by me again. Discussions took place recently, with that result in view of the circumstances in relation to the silly attitude of pla...
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Couple of solar sessions
Replies: 27
Views: 341

Re: Couple of solar sessions

Difficult decisions have had to be made James and the Solar Observatory is no longer operating, with the scopes etc. in storage in-doors, as most unlikely to be in use by me again. Discussions took place recently, with that result in view of the circumstances in relation to the silly attitude of pla...
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Mon Nov 21, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Artemis 1 Launch
Replies: 27
Views: 326

Re: Artemis 1 Launch

Thanks James for understanding what I was trying to point-out. As long as any real politically motivated facts or opinions are minimized or not included, then there should no problems. Well leave such to the media (if one wishes to believe them)... :cat As for the web-links you've included, I've had...
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: re: Artemis I LAUNCH item
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: re: Artemis I LAUNCH item

It's a long way to go (if I'm lucky) Mark with no certainty at all - at present.

Thanks
Terry
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Couple of solar sessions
Replies: 27
Views: 341

Re: Couple of solar sessions

Thank you James.
Yes I agree, Solarchat and SDO are keeping me somewhat occupied daily over the last months, whilst only being able to type better in the last week or so.

Cheers
Terry
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Sun Nov 20, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Solarview SV60
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Solarview SV60

Interesting question Piemme. I had the pleasure of regularly using the Solarview SV60 back in the earlier 2000's and prior to my purchasing a Lunt 60mm Ha and its' DS, along with the Calcium-K version too for imaging in 2010, when clearly imaging was the intention for me then. The SV60 is of course ...