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by vineyard
Mon Jul 22, 2024 6:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 19 July 2024 - CaH
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: 19 July 2024 - CaH

Thanks both. I'm curious to see what difference (if any) there will be if the PM is in front of the quark. Any predictions?
by vineyard
Mon Jul 22, 2024 5:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Back with the LS152 on July20/24
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Back with the LS152 on July20/24

Beauitiful! I really like the 4th one in particular.
by vineyard
Mon Jul 22, 2024 5:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Two Hi-res mosaics in H-a 21.07.
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: Two Hi-res mosaics in H-a 21.07.

Very very nice! The first image with the two regions SBS somewhat strangely reminds me of the Double Cluster. Maybe I've been looking at nighttime stars too much recently :lol:
by vineyard
Mon Jul 22, 2024 5:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 19 July 2024 - HA - trying new colour palate
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: 19 July 2024 - HA - trying new colour palate

Thanks all. Yes colour is definitely a v personal thing - you never quite see it the same way as anyone else (and that's before you even get into different monitor settings!). To my eyes the bright orange almost seems too vivid, but so far (including offline feedback) more ppl seem to be preferring ...
by vineyard
Sun Jul 21, 2024 7:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 19 July 2024 - HA - trying new colour palate
Replies: 4
Views: 152

19 July 2024 - HA - trying new colour palate

I thought I'd try a more vivid colour scheme - does it work? The imaging itself on the day was too late so seeing probably wasn't as great as had I done it earlier. Ah well. https://astrob.in/32ixeo/0/rawthumb/regular/get.jpg?insecure https://astrob.in/32ixeo/B/rawthumb/regular/get.jpg?insecure http...
by vineyard
Sat Jul 20, 2024 4:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First light of my 127mm "Solartov"
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: First light of my 127mm "Solartov"

Hi Daniele, yes for sure the benefit of the extra resolution is fantastic. I went from 50mm to 102mm and was so blown away by it, so I can totally understand the excitement of going from 80mm to 127mm - enjoy, looking fwd to seeing more images!
by vineyard
Fri Jul 19, 2024 6:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First light of my 127mm "Solartov"
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: First light of my 127mm "Solartov"

You've shown more perseverance than me on the Solartov side, congrats. I could never get mine to snap into focus to a satisfactory degree. And that's a clever flats technique Alexandra! Thanks Vineyard, can you point me to any post where you describe your tests with the Solartov? Hi Daniele, I didn...
by vineyard
Fri Jul 19, 2024 6:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 19 July 2024 - CaH
Replies: 3
Views: 155

19 July 2024 - CaH

Having listed my old ASI 178MMCool for sale, I thought I'd swap cameras and use that instead of the Altair 183MM. Same sensor and the results are pleasing - I think I may keep the 178MMcool and list the 183MM instead (as the 178MMcool is more versatile as it can also do DSO colled camera duty) :lol:...
by vineyard
Fri Jul 19, 2024 1:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First light of my 127mm "Solartov"
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: First light of my 127mm "Solartov"

You've shown more perseverance than me on the Solartov side, congrats. I could never get mine to snap into focus to a satisfactory degree. And that's a clever flats technique Alexandra!
by vineyard
Fri Jul 19, 2024 1:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: July 17th Session
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: July 17th Session

Beautiful. I've wondered whether no ND filters at all in a wedge would be too much for a G-band, but it looks like that's not the case (even up to 150mm aperture) - hurray. Probably showing my ignorance here but if you stack the CaK and the Continuum filters, shouldn't that be opaque or does the con...
by vineyard
Fri Jul 19, 2024 1:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First test of off-axis Newton 200/F10- Chief 19.07.
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: First test of off-axis Newton 200/F10- Chief 19.07.

Gorgeous. Definitely worth making this scope in a "technically cultured form" - which by your previous work will be excellent. Do you keep a blog of just images of your creations?
by vineyard
Thu Jul 18, 2024 2:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 17 July 2014 - full disks in HA, continuum & CaH
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: 17 July 2014 - full disks in HA, continuum & CaH

Thanks Alexandra. It's slightly puzzling - at first I thought maybe some polarisation is involved but I don't think that would rotate the image.
by vineyard
Thu Jul 18, 2024 10:20 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 17 July 2024 - closeups in 540nm, CaH and HA
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: 17 July 2024 - closeups in 540nm, CaH and HA

Thanks both James & Dennis - v kind.
by vineyard
Wed Jul 17, 2024 10:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Two quiet animations and a WL fun with the Seestar 7/11/2024
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: Two quiet animations and a WL fun with the Seestar 7/11/2024

Lovely animations as always - the SE limb one of it bubbling away seems very amusing for some reason (maybe its the relative scale of that vs the rest of the sun). Hope you don't get too many withdrawal symptoms from being away from your kit!
by vineyard
Wed Jul 17, 2024 10:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Calcium Sun July 14, 2024
Replies: 23
Views: 827

Re: Calcium Sun July 14, 2024

Gorgeous closeups - I particularly like the third from last set.
by vineyard
Wed Jul 17, 2024 10:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 14th of July 2024.
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: Sol from the 14th of July 2024.

Excellent - I really like the way you got the delicacy of the prom structures (if you can use the word "delicate" for something so fiery and energetic!)
by vineyard
Wed Jul 17, 2024 9:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 15th July 2024 solar FDs across the spectrum and closer views in Ha
Replies: 22
Views: 553

Re: 15th July 2024 solar FDs across the spectrum and closer views in Ha

Great stuff - I particularly like the closeups of the AR approaching the limb in the different frequencies.
by vineyard
Wed Jul 17, 2024 9:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 14.7.24, some images from todays session
Replies: 24
Views: 711

Re: 14.7.24, some images from todays session

Good lord, these are stupendous. Bravo!
by vineyard
Wed Jul 17, 2024 9:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD 17 July
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Sun FD 17 July

Beautiful - the first one in particular is very ghostly (or Arctic).
by vineyard
Wed Jul 17, 2024 9:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: July 16th - Image and a half
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: July 16th - Image and a half

That is so atmospheric - for some reason it reminds me of Francis Ford Coppola's version of Dracula! The clouds racing in to cover the sun and save the Count... :lol:
by vineyard
Wed Jul 17, 2024 9:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First light from Lunt mod
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: First light from Lunt mod

Lovely detail!
by vineyard
Wed Jul 17, 2024 9:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Imaging after a long time
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Imaging after a long time

Thanks both Maurits & Eric!
by vineyard
Wed Jul 17, 2024 9:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 17 July 2024 - closeups in 540nm, CaH and HA
Replies: 4
Views: 334

17 July 2024 - closeups in 540nm, CaH and HA

Some closeups. https://astrob.in/6pxsdx/0/rawthumb/regular/get.jpg?insecure https://astrob.in/6pxsdx/B/rawthumb/regular/get.jpg?insecure https://astrob.in/xt10c1/0/rawthumb/regular/get.jpg?insecure https://astrob.in/3dyiy2/0/rawthumb/regular/get.jpg?insecure https://astrob.in/0xfffr/0/rawthumb/regul...
by vineyard
Wed Jul 17, 2024 9:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 17 July 2014 - full disks in HA, continuum & CaH
Replies: 2
Views: 201

17 July 2014 - full disks in HA, continuum & CaH

Managed to get some time this morning. Here are some full disks - I need to sort out the rotation of the cameras. Its strange - I need to rotate the cameras in alt-az even when the sensor is 'square' to the X & Y axes of the ground and mount in order to get the sun in the "right" orien...
by vineyard
Tue Jul 16, 2024 4:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Imaging after a long time
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Imaging after a long time

Thanks all. It was nice to be back under the sun while also having kit & time at hand - here's hoping for more of that for everyone!
by vineyard
Sun Jul 14, 2024 6:21 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: WIDE-FIELD CMOS IMAGING | Pedro RE' (20240712/13)
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: WIDE-FIELD CMOS IMAGING | Pedro RE' (20240712/13)

The nebulosity in the last two is amazing. What Bortle skies is this? Cheers.
by vineyard
Sun Jul 14, 2024 12:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Imaging after a long time
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Imaging after a long time

Had the chance to image after a long while - so rusty (pls forgive dust bunny on cah full disk!). Hope all well. https://astrob.in/4ajc79/0/rawthumb/regular/get.jpg?insecure https://astrob.in/4ajc79/B/rawthumb/regular/get.jpg?insecure https://astrob.in/pv6uka/0/rawthumb/regular/get.jpg?insecure http...
by vineyard
Mon Jul 01, 2024 3:42 pm
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: ASI178MM cool for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 417

ASI178MM cool for sale

I will be listing this elsewhere as it can also be used for non-solar but wanted to put it up on Solarchat first. Now long discontinued ASI178MM cool camera. Solar, planetary and cooled DSO in one! It's the version with the USB hubs on the back (there were versions that didn't have this). Cheers. Oo...
by vineyard
Tue Jun 25, 2024 11:46 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 4 hours on the Post Flare Loops 6/24/2024
Replies: 25
Views: 810

Re: 4 hours on the Post Flare Loops 6/24/2024

Great stuff Warren. 4hrs is a huge amount of patience - kudos! And its amazing how stable those loops stay.
by vineyard
Tue Jun 25, 2024 11:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Morning sun with N180/F36. 25.06.
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Morning sun with N180/F36. 25.06.

Your AR closeups are always quite amazing Petr. Have you ever tried to animate them? Also makes me wonder what a 3D virtual reality simulation of those would look like!
by vineyard
Tue Jun 25, 2024 11:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 24 June 2024 - HA & CaH
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: 24 June 2024 - HA & CaH

Thanks all Brian, Warren, James & Alexandra - that's v kind. Probably no more imaging for me for a short while, so it was nice to see all that stuff and luckily get some nice good data. Yes, that little surge was fun to watch in realtime Alexandra - heaven knows how much energy involved in just ...
by vineyard
Mon Jun 24, 2024 10:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR3719 in Ca-k
Replies: 20
Views: 901

Re: AR3719 in Ca-k

Wow amazing detail - any closer and you'll fall in! :lol:
by vineyard
Mon Jun 24, 2024 10:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 24 June 2024 - HA & CaH
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: 24 June 2024 - HA & CaH

Thanks both Mark & Petr, that's v kind.
by vineyard
Mon Jun 24, 2024 4:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 24 june 2024
Replies: 17
Views: 900

Re: 24 june 2024

Gorgeous Maurits. That monochrome full disk is particularly splendid.
by vineyard
Mon Jun 24, 2024 4:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: One nice prominence 24.06. N180/F36, IMX429
Replies: 12
Views: 701

Re: One nice prominence 24.06. N180/F36, IMX429

Lovely! Yes those loops were great weren't they. Warren - 4hrs?! Wow, can't wait to see that animation!
by vineyard
Mon Jun 24, 2024 4:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Magnetic loops. Very cool views!
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: Magnetic loops. Very cool views!

Lovely captures. I was imaging around the same time and saw them too. Only took a 10mins animation but there seemed to be a micro-burst during that. Very clean loops!
by vineyard
Mon Jun 24, 2024 4:27 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Magnetic loops. Very cool views!
Replies: 17
Views: 515

Re: Magnetic loops. Very cool views!

Lovely captures. I was imaging around the same time and saw them too. Only took a 10mins animation but there seemed to be a micro-burst during that. Very clean loops!
by vineyard
Mon Jun 24, 2024 4:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 24 June 2024 - HA & CaH
Replies: 8
Views: 389

24 June 2024 - HA & CaH

Had a chance to image a bit more this morning. It eventually became v still and too hot to be out. The CaH images are with the scope (Vixen ED102SS) stopped down to 50mm and a 2.5x powermate so running at almost f30! The HA are running at f25 on 102mm full aperture. Lots of activity in HA with some ...
by vineyard
Sun Jun 23, 2024 9:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 23 June 2024 - HA
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: 23 June 2024 - HA

Thanks both Maurits & Warren. Yes that filaprom area had so much going on - I'd have liked to have had the time to make a mosaic of it. But at least a nice active set seems to be rotating round!
by vineyard
Sun Jun 23, 2024 5:49 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: AR 3712 in white light
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: AR 3712 in white light

Brilliant. I really struggle w my astro solar film, so you're really showing what it can do in more skilful hands!
by vineyard
Sun Jun 23, 2024 5:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 23 June A lot of AR
Replies: 16
Views: 670

Re: 23 June A lot of AR

Excellent images - there is a lovely velvety feel to the features (not the same as softness - they're clear but velvety if that makes sense!).
by vineyard
Sun Jun 23, 2024 5:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Saturday Sunshine 22nd June
Replies: 16
Views: 704

Re: Saturday Sunshine 22nd June

Excellent across the board. I'll have to look more closely for a strange feature :lol:
by vineyard
Sun Jun 23, 2024 5:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 23rd June - Ha and G-Band
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: 23rd June - Ha and G-Band

Lovely G-band full disk. I agree w Warren on the LHS of the HA disk - its a bit soft compared to the rest of the disk.
by vineyard
Sun Jun 23, 2024 5:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20240623) | Very Good Seeing
Replies: 17
Views: 1093

Re: Today's SUN (20240623) | Very Good Seeing

Lovely images across all frequencies. Bravo esp for getting the CaK at that aperture.
by vineyard
Sun Jun 23, 2024 5:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 23 June 2024 - HA
Replies: 5
Views: 469

23 June 2024 - HA

I tried too big an aperture (102mm) for the seeing today for CaH, but in HA it was ok. https://astrob.in/pbr7fm/0/rawthumb/regular/get.jpg?insecure https://astrob.in/pbr7fm/B/rawthumb/regular/get.jpg?insecure https://astrob.in/4x6tu3/0/rawthumb/regular/get.jpg?insecure https://astrob.in/4x6tu3/B/raw...
by vineyard
Sun Jun 23, 2024 4:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 17 June 2024 - HA (including a flare)
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: 17 June 2024 - HA (including a flare)

Thanks Mark!
by vineyard
Thu Jun 20, 2024 8:47 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 17 June 2024 - HA (including a flare)
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: 17 June 2024 - HA (including a flare)

Thanks Eric!
by vineyard
Thu Jun 20, 2024 8:46 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun 2024-06-15 Closeups and a Timelaps of AR3712
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Sun 2024-06-15 Closeups and a Timelaps of AR3712

V nice images. I like the palette and the contrast - it gives it a more impressionistic feel.
by vineyard
Wed Jun 19, 2024 5:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR3712 and AR3713 Calcium June 18, 2024
Replies: 21
Views: 765

Re: AR3712 and AR3713 Calcium June 18, 2024

Gorgeous closeups. Beautifully done.
by vineyard
Wed Jun 19, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum June 19th 2024
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum June 19th 2024

V nice disks in all 3 frequencies.