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by Ivan
Thu May 13, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Thank you!!! Excitement!!! First light Lunt130MT
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: Thank you!!! Excitement!!! First light Lunt130MT

Great start and congratulations! I think many are familiar with your feelings. It is unforgettable to take your dream in hand for the first time.
by Ivan
Thu May 13, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 13 2021 Observations.
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: May 13 2021 Observations.

James, your reports are like an exciting book, I want more and more. You have a talent for writing, when you described granulation, it seemed to me that I saw it too. Your shots are great. I recently tried shooting WL and failed. Realizing how difficult it is and looking at yours, the only thing I c...
by Ivan
Thu May 13, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 12 May AR 2822 AR 2823 + new color image
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: 12 May AR 2822 AR 2823 + new color image

Great shots, Maurits. AR details are superbly visible.
by Ivan
Thu May 13, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 11th May image - further processed - request please ?
Replies: 15
Views: 97

Re: 11th May image - further processed - request please ?

Hi Terry.

I am very sorry that you have vision problems, I hope that you will recover soon.

The picture is good. The format is interesting, it is similar to the pictures taken by a coronagraph.

Ivan
by Ivan
Thu May 13, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun at Lunt50 05/13/21
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Sun at Lunt50 05/13/21

Hello everybody. After a short break caused by bad weather and solving the "problem" with my Lunt50. Thanks so much to Terry and Mark for that, and also thanks to GreatAttractor, Raf and Alexandra for their comments. Without you, I definitely would not have done it. 05.13.21 Ha 10% of 1000...
by Ivan
Thu May 13, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: My first Hα animation with D = 200 mm (and a flare)
Replies: 14
Views: 94

Re: My first Hα animation with D = 200 mm (and a flare)

Fantastic video, great luck.

Is this your new mod?

Ivan
by Ivan
Thu May 13, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: My first Hα animation with D = 200 mm (and a flare)
Replies: 13
Views: 3

Re: My first Hα animation with D = 200 mm (and a flare)

Fantastic video, great luck.

Is this your new mod?

Ivan
by Ivan
Thu May 13, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Problem with Lunt 50
Replies: 46
Views: 530

Re: Problem with Lunt 50

Looks like the scope is fine to me. Thanks a lot Mark. Yes Ivan, exactly as Mark has confirmed, you can sleep with a "sigh of relief" that all is well with the scope. It has been a pleasure to be involved with helping you start into Solar-imaging and looking forward to seeing your images ...
by Ivan
Wed May 12, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Problem with Lunt 50
Replies: 46
Views: 530

Re: Problem with Lunt 50

Ivan, Greatattractor developed a superb sharpening tool specific to solar imaging called ImPPG. Download it for free and have a try, it will give you a much greater ability to finely adjust the Lucy Richardson deconvolution. At the moment you have it set quite aggressive. If you try ImPPG it is les...
by Ivan
Wed May 12, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Problem with Lunt 50
Replies: 46
Views: 530

Re: Problem with Lunt 50

Hello Ivan again. You have obviously produced an excellent image - showing the relevant detail as your last posted one. Very well achieved. I am not sufficiently experienced to go any further with advising you what will improving your techniques for any better imaging. So I'll leave it here for oth...
by Ivan
Wed May 12, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 9: Some close-ups.
Replies: 13
Views: 124

Re: May 9: Some close-ups.

Excellent, very delicate work.
by Ivan
Wed May 12, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: May 9: Some close-ups.
Replies: 6
Views: 13

Re: May 9: Some close-ups.

Excellent, very delicate work.
by Ivan
Wed May 12, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Problem with Lunt 50
Replies: 46
Views: 530

Re: Problem with Lunt 50

[quote=Montana post_id=291835 time=1620811381 user_id=80] I think you have done a cracking job at processing. That's a fabulous start. What are you using for sharpening? you need to use a smaller amount to get the very fine detail come through. The Lunt50 looks great! Alexandra [/quote] Hello Alexan...
by Ivan
Tue May 11, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Problem with Lunt 50
Replies: 46
Views: 530

Re: Problem with Lunt 50

Hi Terry. Today I tried to shoot with a monochrome camera. Video 1000 frames, I stacked 30% using a 2X Barlow lens. SharpCap does not support qhy img0s, so all settings are in print screen. I also shot a few single shots with a color camera. You said that you could try to process my pictures. I'll p...
by Ivan
Tue May 11, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR12822 in Ha on May 11
Replies: 21
Views: 176

Re: AR12822 in Ha on May 11

Incredible ...
what hardware is it done on?
Honored SPOD.
by Ivan
Mon May 10, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Problem with Lunt 50
Replies: 46
Views: 530

Re: Problem with Lunt 50

Thanks for the answer, Terry. I don't like dust either, but I'm even afraid to breathe towards BF :) it's easier with cameras. I live in Russia, in the central part. Today we have +15 C ° and it's clear. I think tomorrow (the weather forecast promises that it will be clear) I can take a series of pi...
by Ivan
Mon May 10, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun today May 09 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 218

Re: The Sun today May 09 2021

A beautiful shot, if you hadn't said, I would not have believed that this is your third light.
by Ivan
Mon May 10, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Heads Up 10th May
Replies: 19
Views: 153

Re: Heads Up 10th May

Great pictures. Great idea to show shooting parameters.
by Ivan
Sun May 09, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May, 09 2021 - Sun in three wavelenghts & AR12822
Replies: 12
Views: 147

Re: May, 09 2021 - Sun in three wavelenghts & AR12822

The pictures in WL and the calcium lines complement each other so wonderfully.
by Ivan
Sun May 09, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun images of May 9
Replies: 11
Views: 144

Re: Sun images of May 9

Great shots, really liked the AR close-up.
by Ivan
Sun May 09, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Problem with Lunt 50
Replies: 46
Views: 530

Re: Problem with Lunt 50

Thank you Terry Your help is invaluable to me, I have learned so much, thank you. Today, for the first time in these days, it was a quiet night and I was not disturbed by these "spots" :) It seems the weather is getting better, in the coming days, I think I will be able to shoot single sho...
by Ivan
Sun May 09, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Problem with Lunt 50
Replies: 46
Views: 530

Re: Problem with Lunt 50

Thank you Mark. Yesterday I forgot to attach a screenshot with the settings, you can see a histogram there. I tried decreasing the exposure, but then details disappear on the disk of the Sun, or it is difficult to see them. As soon as the weather permits (it's cloudy here) I'll try again. Thank you ...
by Ivan
Sat May 08, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Problem with Lunt 50
Replies: 46
Views: 530

Re: Problem with Lunt 50

Thanks for the answer Terry! What I see through the eyepiece is much brighter than the picture you sent me. I see a very bright disk of the sun. I really want to dim the brightness with some kind of filter in order to comfortably observe. This link to the video of setting the pressure tuner is what ...
by Ivan
Sat May 08, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Problem with Lunt 50
Replies: 46
Views: 530

Re: Problem with Lunt 50

Thanks for the answer, Mark.
It is very wise, in the end, like much in life, it is a compromise.
Ivan
by Ivan
Fri May 07, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Problem with Lunt 50
Replies: 46
Views: 530

Re: Problem with Lunt 50

Thanks for the detailed instructions, Terry. I couldn't focus with my monochrome camera, which I just didn't try. The focus is only with the Barlow lens. Today I managed to record several videos with a color camera. The sun came out for a few minutes and then it was again covered by clouds. This is ...