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by Montana
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Continuum April 18 - 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Solar Continuum April 18 - 2019

That's a lovely little pair :bow growing nicely! the old spot is nice too :)

Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Why my Quark always refused to work...
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Why my Quark always refused to work...

Mark, you would do well setting up a business making custom filters and repairs :)

Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2738 in Ca K on April 14 with the TOA 150
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: AR2738 in Ca K on April 14 with the TOA 150

Another beauty! the penumbra looks like a giant eye :bow :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2738 in Ca K with TOA 150 and nice details
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: AR2738 in Ca K with TOA 150 and nice details

Such a beauty to sit and stare at, I am always thrilled to see your images :bow :hamster: how do you get them so smooth and noise free?

Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun - 12th April
Replies: 6
Views: 51

Re: The Sun - 12th April

Cracking close ups David :bow :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2738 in High Res & Full Discs | HA, CaK, WL | April 17th 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: AR2738 in High Res & Full Discs | HA, CaK, WL | April 17th 2019

These are stunning Marty, you are really getting some good quality imaging at the moment and detail are very sharp :bow :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 13th sun + animation on ~ 5h
Replies: 10
Views: 107

Re: April 13th sun + animation on ~ 5h

I always thoroughly enjoy your work. The photo is exquisite and the movie made me smile :bow :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: halpha sun of April 15th
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: halpha sun of April 15th

Exceptional detail Stephane :bow :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2738 Approaching Limb
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: AR2738 Approaching Limb

These are great Stuart :bow :hamster: however to be too sad it is nearly rounding the corner, there are two spots following up the rear ready for the Easter weekend :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Holiday sunshine
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Re: Holiday sunshine

Thanks guys :) Christopher :lol: Stuart, yes we had a wonderful time and hunted along the beaches every day. The hubby found a fantastic intact Plagiostoma giganteum after splitting a rock. He then knocked the end off trying to make the rock smaller :) Found lots and lots of Belemnites, a few fragme...
by Montana
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR12738 - CaH
Replies: 17
Views: 170

Re: AR12738 - CaH

Wow!!!! :bow :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2738 from Westport today
Replies: 19
Views: 185

Re: AR2738 from Westport today

I do see the ? now, that is really funny :) these are wonderful quality Franco :bow

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Holiday sunshine
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Re: Holiday sunshine

Thanks guys :) I look forward to seeing the film Ammonite with Kate Winslet as Mary Anning which they were filming there two weeks before we arrived. Mark, the 3x telecentric was a gift from Luca Valantini which he gave me in 2014. I always needed exceptional seeing for it but it works brilliantly w...
by Montana
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Holiday sunshine
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Holiday sunshine

I know I am a bit late to the party but here are some holiday photos and pictures of AR12738. All sunrises were taken from my bed in the morning in Lyme Regis, probably the best little town in Britain. First visit and it certainly won't be the last :) https://live.staticflickr.com/7876/46638788965_a...
by Montana
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: NEAF
Replies: 27
Views: 508

Re: NEAF

Great to see all the happy faces, I do like these meetings when suddenly virtual friends become firm friends :)

Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some Sunshine with the Travelling Kit - 13th April
Replies: 17
Views: 125

Re: Some Sunshine with the Travelling Kit - 13th April

Have a great holiday Mark, the travel kit looks like it is working great :hamster: I purposely didn't take the PST on holiday even though the hubby suggested it. As a consequence we had cloudless blue skies for 6 out of the 7 days and a huge spot Sun too! that would never have happened if I took the...
by Montana
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sun 14th April '19
Replies: 11
Views: 112

Re: Sunday Sun 14th April '19

Fantastic images Stuart :bow I had exactly the same experience! woke up to cloudy skies and was cross (as it has been sunny all week) but then it cleared enough for me to get just a few snaps in WL and Halpha :) seeing was bad, the horrible bubbly/shaky movement.

Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2737 2nd April.
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: AR2737 2nd April.

Well done Stuart, you did well to get that image :hamster: I can imagine the rush to squeeze that solar session in :) but at least you had a great target, always a bonus to actually have a sunspot :bow

Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: It is ********** SNOWING in Wales
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: It is ********** SNOWING in Wales

Now that will teach you set up your solar telescope :lol:
I find it is best to hide, pretend you intend to do something completely different that day, wait for the sun to come out, then dash out with scope before the weather can change its mind :lol:

Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sneaky Friday Sunshine
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Sneaky Friday Sunshine

Thanks guys. Been searching all week for a bendy straw and haven't managed to find one yet. They have all gone environmentally friendly and are all straight paper straws. I remember when I was kid all straws were paper and we had bendy ones back then, maybe like with the space race we have lost the ...
by Montana
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar reflection on the Moon.
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Solar reflection on the Moon.

Wow!! that is absolutely exceptional Eric, I could almost be walking there :bow :bow
What day in the lunar cycle is this as the shadows are perfect?

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Solar Reference Library
Topic: Free Online Access to Astronomy Magazines
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Magazine links now work

That's great!! the other one was moved to the solar reference library :)

Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sneaky Friday Sunshine
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Sneaky Friday Sunshine

Thanks everyone :)

Yes it was the Baader Herschel wedge + Continuum filter. They are orientated north up.
Stuart that is a very good idea, a bendy straw :) I like it!!

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Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sneaky Friday Sunshine
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Sneaky Friday Sunshine

I decided to trick the weather this week and take Friday off work. Of course it was glorious wall to wall blue sky sunshine and as predicted Saturday and Sunday were cloudy :roll: so it was a good idea. I wish Friday's were always part of the weekend as they are consistently sunny. I set up the TEC1...