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by nicspenceryork
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Saturday Sunshine 17th September
Replies: 16
Views: 258

Re: Saturday Sunshine 17th September

Love these Mark, always learn-tastic,
Nic
by nicspenceryork
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 9-17 150 achromat + Ca DS and Ha SS and DS
Replies: 19
Views: 454

Re: 9-17 150 achromat + Ca DS and Ha SS and DS

Great collection there Alan,
Nic
by nicspenceryork
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR3102 Calcium H September 17, 2022
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: AR3102 Calcium H September 17, 2022

They're brilliant Franco, great to see you having fun experimenting with it,
Nic
by nicspenceryork
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Today's SUN (20220922) | with good seeing
Replies: 6
Views: 62

Re: Today's SUN (20220922) | with good seeing

These are gorgeous 👌
Nic
by nicspenceryork
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20220922) | with good seeing
Replies: 18
Views: 215

Re: Today's SUN (20220922) | with good seeing

These are gorgeous 👌
Nic
by nicspenceryork
Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Please advise which telescope with a Solarscope DSF70?
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: Please advise which telescope with a Solarscope DSF70?

Jochen: thank you. Yes just for solar. I have an occasional look at the moon, Jupiter and Saturn but if my mount fails for any reason in future, I’d ‘retire’ from night time viewing and replace it with a SW Solarquest or something similar if my scope with the new etalons, camera and Barlow is light ...
by nicspenceryork
Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Please advise which telescope with a Solarscope DSF70?
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: Please advise which telescope with a Solarscope DSF70?

Nic, I agree with Mark, your ED80 should do great. It's a Sky-Watcher EvoStar, right? I would certainly recommend the TV85, a friend of mine has one and it is a superb instrument. The modern ones do have collapsible dew shields though. But still your ED80 should be fine. It might take you a decade ...
by nicspenceryork
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Please advise which telescope with a Solarscope DSF70?
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: Please advise which telescope with a Solarscope DSF70?

Hi Nic Your ED80 will be just fine for the DS70. It has a rigid dew shield which really is an important factor. You are just going to miss out on a full disk with the 178, but a 183 will give a full disk with plenty of room to spare and great sampling. Mark Thanks Mark that’s great news, somehow I ...
by nicspenceryork
Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Please advise which telescope with a Solarscope DSF70?
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Please advise which telescope with a Solarscope DSF70?

Hello all, In future I’ve decided to get the Solarscope DSF70. I’d be really grateful if you could please advise me which telescope to consider using with it? The lighter and smaller, the better. I’m happy to spend enough to do the filters justice and am expecting a hefty price tag! I currently use ...
by nicspenceryork
Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:53 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: September Solar Challenge
Replies: 28
Views: 1218

Re: September Solar Challenge

Following my post in this thread about being able to see CaK features with my right eye without my glasses but not being able to see these features with glasses, I wrote to Vision Express to learn more and here is their reply… ‘Calcium-K telescopes allow you to image the Sun in the blue light of cal...
by nicspenceryork
Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: September 2022 Solarchat Monthly Zoom Meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: September 2022 Solarchat Monthly Zoom Meeting

Might be worth trying the meeting on a different day/different time sometimes to enable more people to attend. With plenty of notice people can add it to their diary. It’s clear that Solarchatterers who can attend enjoy and learn from meetings.
Nic
by nicspenceryork
Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: September Zoom meeting Sunday Sept 11 1800UTC
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: September Zoom meeting Sunday Sept 11 1800UTC

Great to see you all and again I’ve learned something new. Loved your presentation Brian, seeing how your observatory and equipment have developed over time. Great idea Alexandra to invite a speaker to some meetings. For me, it’s as interesting getting to know the people behind Solarchat accounts as...
by nicspenceryork
Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2022 09 05 Long Filament - Thx a lot to Mark
Replies: 18
Views: 383

Re: 2022 09 05 Long Filament - Thx a lot to Mark

Wow, these are fantastic 👏
Nic
by nicspenceryork
Wed Sep 07, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Beautiful surface animation 06-Sep with extremely good seeing
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: Beautiful surface animation 06-Sep with extremely good seeing

Wow! Really beautiful and mesmerising 👏
I’d never heard of Alfvén waves before so learned something new!
Nic
by nicspenceryork
Mon Sep 05, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Monday Sun in Ha 5th September 2022
Replies: 14
Views: 176

Re: Monday Sun in Ha 5th September 2022

Wow! Absolutely love these! The one with the loop prom, 3089 and the spicules drew me right in 👏
Nic
by nicspenceryork
Mon Sep 05, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First time comparing features in 3 lights!
Replies: 17
Views: 301

Re: First time comparing features in 3 lights!

Ha ha every cloud has a silver lining! I’ll use it as a ‘unique selling point’!
Thank you! Celebrations started yesterday when we ‘partied hard’ in a ‘Pick Your Own’ field full of sunflowers & wild flowers at The Flower Belt near Helmsley, followed by a brew and a cake sitting on a haystack! ☀️🌻🌻
by nicspenceryork
Sun Sep 04, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Imaging Sessions for September 1st and 2nd
Replies: 20
Views: 319

Re: Imaging Sessions for September 1st and 2nd

Lovely collection there Brian,
Nic
by nicspenceryork
Sun Sep 04, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: September Solar Challenge
Replies: 28
Views: 1218

Re: September Solar Challenge

Hi everyone... Interesting challenge for sure ;) My observing and imaging is in the CaK II K using either a Lunt B1200CaK (right angle) or B1800CaK straight through module. 1. Can you see the Sun at all? I am joining questions 2/3/5 to the top as I have had cataract surgery in my right eye some 5-6...
by nicspenceryork
Sun Sep 04, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First time comparing features in 3 lights!
Replies: 17
Views: 301

Re: First time comparing features in 3 lights!

You’re all very kind, thank you! 🟣🟠🟡
Nic
by nicspenceryork
Sun Sep 04, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First time comparing features in 3 lights!
Replies: 17
Views: 301

Re: First time comparing features in 3 lights!

You have some nice hotspots in both the Halpha and CaK, very similar, I'm wondering if the Halpha is a little in the blue wing? These are great shots and I love the proms :bow :hamster: Alexandra Alexandra, well spotted & thanks for pointing that out. It's a prom ha quark which has consistently...
by nicspenceryork
Sun Sep 04, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunspots group on 2/9/22 - 3/9/22 wl
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: Sunspots group on 2/9/22 - 3/9/22 wl

Wow, love these Marios. Brilliant animation!
Nic
by nicspenceryork
Sun Sep 04, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First time comparing features in 3 lights!
Replies: 17
Views: 301

First time comparing features in 3 lights!

Hi all, Comparison of the rare perpendicular sunspot AR3088 for my first time trying to image in 3 lights https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52333569783_52905ba83c_o.jpg NS 20220827 Sun CaK 0831 ha 0934 WL 1010 AR3088 by Nic Spencer , on Flickr Comparison of the huge prom on the SE limb for my firs...
by nicspenceryork
Fri Sep 02, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Solar Reference Library
Topic: YouTube Presentation on collecting solar data and processing
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: YouTube Presentation on collecting solar data and processing

Ah I see. I only use a Mac so I got AP to do mosaics and for other workflow improvements I can’t do with GIMP.
The AP tutorial just shows stacking of deep sky.
I’ll give it a try for Solar then, see what happens!
Nic
by nicspenceryork
Fri Sep 02, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: Solar Reference Library
Topic: YouTube Presentation on collecting solar data and processing
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: YouTube Presentation on collecting solar data and processing

Thanks for the link John, great resource!
I’ve just invested in Affinity Photo so the processing part about an hour in was particularly helpful.
Have you tried stacking on it?
Nic