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by Montana
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sorry, another Mercury transit...
Replies: 8
Views: 57

Re: Sorry, another Mercury transit...

Wow!!! beautiful! I wish I had had longer than 15 seconds, oh well only 13 years to wait - oh no, its another November ;)

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sorry, another Mercury transit...
Replies: 8
Views: 57

Re: Sorry, another Mercury transit...

Before work!! you definitely win the prize for being most awake :lol: I don't think I could be that organised, so well done :hamster: :bow I look forward to all the rest of the shots :)
I hope your weren't late or missed the bus or anything.

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit | 20191111
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Mercury Transit | 20191111

Well done Pedro :hamster: :bow nice to see all these images of what I missed :bow but clouds? never surely :shock:

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury-Solar Transit Mega Thread | Nov 11th 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: Mercury-Solar Transit Mega Thread | Nov 11th 2019

What a superb set of images Marty and I think you win the prize for the bluest skies on transit day :)
Great to see a budding new astronomer too :hamster: :bow

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury run around
Replies: 10
Views: 80

Re: Mercury run around

Thanks guys, I am defrosted now :)

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit November 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 106

Re: Mercury Transit November 2019

I must say Stuart, I really do love the CaK granulation in your close up Mercury shots, I forgot to say that before as I had Mercury on the brain :)

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUN 11/11/2019
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: SUN 11/11/2019

Well done Peter!! you saw it :hamster: :bow I only managed a 15 second view :)

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: transit Mercury several freq
Replies: 10
Views: 72

Re: transit Mercury several freq

Well done, I think you win the prize for imaging Mercury in the most wavelengths :hamster: :bow

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit from Rock Hill SC
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Mercury Transit from Rock Hill SC

Wonderful!! I am glad you had some good skies to see this tiny tiny planet. I wonder what the Sun looks like in the sky from that little world?

:bow :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: Mercury Transit

Well done!!! I love these stories more than the transit :) why does it take 20 hours longer to find on band and focus when time is ticking :)

That is a superb shot and great memento :bow :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury transit and proms
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Mercury transit and proms

Wow!! these really are superb!! looks like you had a very good day :hamster: :bow I forget how tiny Mercury is, these photos always amaze me.

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury with a dying Quark
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: Mercury with a dying Quark

Oh dear oh dear!! sounds like everyone had a trying experience. Why do these things always happen right on the crucial moment :( I have learned the hard way that astronomy is one of the most disappointing and rewarding hobbys you can have. The highs are amazing and the lows are depressing. However y...
by Montana
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury run around
Replies: 10
Views: 80

Mercury run around

It was pretty dry all morning and even the Sun came out at lunchtime just long enough for me to get set up for my solar outreach at work. I tracked the Sun but the transit hadn't started. As soon as the transit started it clouded up and I had some bad hail storms but I kept waiting, I must have look...
by Montana
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Couple of quick Mercury transit images
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: Couple of quick Mercury transit images

Well done!!! these are fabulous :hamster: :hamster: :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit November 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 106

Re: Mercury Transit November 2019

WOWWWW!! the close ups are amazing!!! well done Stuart :hamster: :hamster: :hamster: :hamster:
You should hear my story ;)

Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun in Ca II K - Bad seeing 20191110
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Sun in Ca II K - Bad seeing 20191110

Nice captures Stuart, I am glad I wasn't the only one with bad seeing. I thought it was because I was bedroom window watching and it didn't bode well for the new window if the seeing is awful. Mine were all a bit blurred too but at least I dusted the equipment down for today. I live in hope even tho...
by Montana
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Enhancing filament detail
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Enhancing filament detail

These are super Martin, increasing the contrast will help too, try investigating the curves function in Photoshop.

:bow :hamster:
Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20191110) | Ha FD + Jet Transit
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Today's SUN (20191110) | Ha FD + Jet Transit

You are never short of transits, you just have to capture the main one today :lol:

Well done Pedro, always fantastic entertainment :bow :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Mercury Transit 2016

I had forgotten how small it is :shock:

Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: large spectroheliograph - India
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: large spectroheliograph - India

My goodness! is your spectroheliograph that big highfnum? I don't think I could fit one in my house :lol:

Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 6th of November 2019.
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: Sol from the 6th of November 2019.

Absolutely lovely! you always get the most amazing CaK proms :bow :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury transit / equipment.
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Mercury transit / equipment.

I would use then what you have tested before, just go for it and bag some images with something you know works. Then if you have time try the other combination. Better to be safe and get that image :)

Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury transit / equipment.
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Mercury transit / equipment.

Do you think you will get some sunshine this weekend? I would have a little practice run and see which one you like best. If you have a UV/IR filter I would add that especially with the continuum filter and you will get a crisper image.

Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2 Nov - 3-band FDs and zoom-ins
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: 2 Nov - 3-band FDs and zoom-ins

Some super close ups and great full discs! very nice indeed :hamster: :bow

Alexandra
by Montana
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Nov. 4,5,6 FD
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Nov. 4,5,6 FD

Yes, some nice active regions :hamster: great shots :bow

Alexandra