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by Nik
Sat Aug 27, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Quark + PST Stage II Double Stack
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Quark + PST Stage II Double Stack

I ventured myself into the Quark + PST ethalon double stacking My Quark sample is pretty uniform across the field with good contrast and I have obtained nice results. However, the bandpass is probably not super narrow since I can see photosphere granulation leakage on my images. I still have to opti...
by Nik
Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: SUN Mosaic?
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: SUN Mosaic?

I was missing the very important step of aligning the camera sensor with mount movements, it's so much easier now thank you!
by Nik
Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: SUN Mosaic?
Replies: 5
Views: 610

SUN Mosaic?

What is the best way to capture sun mosaics?

I am manual moving the frame but it's tedious and I lose track of the positions and overlaps after a while. Is there a firecapture plugin to automate the process?
by Nik
Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:39 am
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Firecapture 2.7 and SSSMon plugin
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Firecapture 2.7 and SSSMon plugin

If you read the manual it says a special firmware is required to connect to SSM from fire capture. Different protocols are used
by Nik
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Reflection
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Reflection

Tried all the above except the polarizing and Ha filters that I don’t have. We are focusing on the blocking filter but the fact that the reflection is rotating with the camera makes me think it’s the camera sensor glass itself, maybe I’m wrong… Changing the distance of the camera from the quark nose...
by Nik
Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Reflection
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Reflection

Try removing the silver 1.25" nosepiece off the Quark. Yes, did already with no luck Reflections are a pain in the neck, have you tried moving the camera outwards a few more centimetres. I found to remove a reflection I had to insert a 4cm distance to remove it. Alexandra Correct, that helps s...
by Nik
Fri Jul 22, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Reflection
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Reflection

I am experiencing what appears to be a reflection in my solar images when imaging close to the limb. It only becomes evident when I perform a strong stretch in PP to enhance prominences or if I crank the gain in the camera. My imaging train: 127/1200 acro, Astronomik L3 UV/IR cut, quark Chromosphere...
by Nik
Fri Jul 22, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Help me diagnose if I have a problem with my Quark
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Help me diagnose if I have a problem with my Quark

Hi! here three unprocessed stacks at different tuning positions:3CCW, 4CCW and 5CCW. TIFF can be downloaded from here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10oRZuGVqgHzMDCNCBFCqiHLTGx6k9vnT?usp=sharing 3CCW https://i.postimg.cc/5y8CxHxM/3CCW.jpg 4CCW https://i.postimg.cc/c4mvXGCT/4CCW.jpg 5CCW htt...
by Nik
Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Help me diagnose if I have a problem with my Quark
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Help me diagnose if I have a problem with my Quark

Thank you, so indeed it’s a photosphere leakage. How is that not a bad thing? How do I fix the blue shift? I have the quark set to -4 CCW as that one appeared to be the best in band position to my eyes The quark is decently uniform but the stacks have been calibrated with flats, that’s why they are ...
by Nik
Tue Jul 19, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Help me diagnose if I have a problem with my Quark
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Help me diagnose if I have a problem with my Quark

I have been shooting Ha with a Quark Chromosphere for a few months now and it looks like my quark is providing good contrast and uniformity, but I can't stop noticing how all the details lack of smoothness when I zoom in. It's almost like an irregular but low spatial frequency pattern is overlaid on...
by Nik
Fri Jul 15, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: How to install new blocking filter for Quark Chromosphere
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: How to install new blocking filter for Quark Chromosphere

Is it the same filter that it’s on the quark or a different model?
by Nik
Sun Jul 03, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Baader 35nm 2”
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Baader 35nm 2”

I am currently using a 2” Astronomik L3 UV/IR filter as ERF before the quark (actually at the very beginning of the focuser) on my 127/1200 acro. I was told bu a friend I should replace it or double stack it with a Baader 2” 35nm Ha filter for better protection Before I buy the Baader I’d like an ex...
by Nik
Sun Jun 05, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Apollo-M Max mm or the ASi 174 MM
Replies: 10
Views: 1090

Re: Apollo-M Max mm or the ASi 174 MM

Same question here but with a Daystar quark, f/9 127/1200 scope