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by Montana
Mon Jul 15, 2024 6:37 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Ha Hb SHG
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Ha Hb SHG

You are getting some superb images recently :bow :hamster:
Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Jul 15, 2024 6:35 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: New Spectroheliograph construction (based on 102mm refractor)
Replies: 170
Views: 13603

Re: New Spectroheliograph construction (based on 102mm refractor)

Golf or solar, well that's an easy choice :lol: Cracking images :bow :bow I've seen Ellerman bombs in CaK before as this is the lower chromosphere, however, in CaK they can also be bright foot points of spicules and arch filaments too. Best way to distinguish is a timelapse, bombs will flash (come a...
by Montana
Mon Jul 15, 2024 6:30 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Sun from 14th July
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Sun from 14th July

What a fabulous image, congratulations on an impressive first light :bow :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Jul 15, 2024 6:28 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Littrow SHG
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Littrow SHG

A very warm and sunny welcome Martin :hamster:

That's a big SHG :)

Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Jul 15, 2024 11:27 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: July 13th - more experimenting
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: July 13th - more experimenting

They look fabulous Brian :bow :bow it is certainly a pity that Baader keep chopping up the film into such small squares. If they can produce ND3.8 why chop it up so small, give us the choice. A4 is not a good size choice for round apertures, they could at least give us a square.

Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Jul 15, 2024 11:17 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2024 07 14 - Battling the clouds
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: 2024 07 14 - Battling the clouds

A very nice set Simon, you did well to catch the Sun in the holes :bow problem here is that we have no holes ;)

Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Jul 15, 2024 11:14 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 14th July 24 FullDisk PST DoubleStack Next try
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: 14th July 24 FullDisk PST DoubleStack Next try

These are coming along beautifully :bow :hamster: much improved from the last ones :)

Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Jul 15, 2024 11:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Imaging after a long time
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Imaging after a long time

A lovely set Vin :bow glad you found the Sun :)

Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Jul 15, 2024 11:11 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Solar Images from 11th July 2024
Replies: 23
Views: 136

Re: Solar Images from 11th July 2024

Phenomenal :bow

Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Jul 15, 2024 11:11 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Images from 11th July 2024
Replies: 27
Views: 651

Re: Solar Images from 11th July 2024

Phenomenal :bow

Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Jul 15, 2024 11:06 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Our Sun today 2014-Jul-13 CaH and HA
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: Our Sun today 2014-Jul-13 CaH and HA

What a beautiful set of close ups :bow

Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Jul 15, 2024 11:03 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 13 July 2024 Full Disk White Light
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: 13 July 2024 Full Disk White Light

Thanks Robert :bow sometimes I wish the spots kept the same designation, they would be so much easier to follow over their lifetimes rather than giving a different number each time round.

Alexandra
by Montana
Mon Jul 15, 2024 6:43 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 10 and 11 July Coronado PST Double Stack focusproblems
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: 10 and 11 July Coronado PST Double Stack focusproblems

Hi Andreas, The double stack etalon usually screws onto the front of the main PST. The obvious thing is to screw it on till it is completely tight, however, if you untwist it slightly you can clock the two etalons together. At one point the two etalons will be exactly paired and you will get the bes...
by Montana
Sun Jul 14, 2024 9:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Bastille Day Solarchat Zoom meeting Sunday, July 14th 1800GMT
Replies: 14
Views: 1268

Re: Bastille Day Solarchat Zoom meeting Sunday, July 14th 1800GMT

Eek, thanks for that ;) that made me jump ;)

Alexandra
by Montana
Sun Jul 14, 2024 11:04 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Bastille Day Solarchat Zoom meeting Sunday, July 14th 1800GMT
Replies: 14
Views: 1268

Re: Bastille Day Solarchat Zoom meeting Sunday, July 14th 1800GMT

Oh dear, sorry to hear that Arne, I was looking forward to the timelapse discussion. Maybe we can still chat about about timelapses.

Does anyone else have any other topics they would like to discuss?

Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Jul 12, 2024 12:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 11th July - Ha and G-Band FD
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: 11th July - Ha and G-Band FD

Superb set of full discs Brendan :bow :bow

Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Jul 12, 2024 11:53 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 35 minutes of madness on July 11
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: 35 minutes of madness on July 11

It does look just like an exploding firework :bow :movie

Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Jul 12, 2024 11:48 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: AR3738 in white light from the 11th of July (and attempt of animation)
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: AR3738 in white light from the 11th of July (and attempt of animation)

Terrific capture and animation, WL animations are so hard to do :bow :movie
Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Jul 12, 2024 11:48 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR3738 in white light from the 11th of July (and attempt of animation)
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: AR3738 in white light from the 11th of July (and attempt of animation)

Terrific capture and animation, WL animations are so hard to do :bow :movie
Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Jul 12, 2024 11:46 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: July 10 2024. M1.01 Flare. Ha. Visual.
Replies: 12
Views: 607

Re: July 10 2024. M1.01 Flare. Ha. Visual.

Thanks James, the southern hemisphere is definitely the most active. What a blue sky too, I can't remember what that looks like, I have to remember back to Spain.

Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Jul 12, 2024 11:43 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: short animation NE Prominence lift off
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: short animation NE Prominence lift off

Superb!! looks like a dragon taking off :movie
Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Jul 12, 2024 11:42 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 11 July Ha disk
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: 11 July Ha disk

Very nice indeed :bow :hamster:

Do you have a positive as well?

Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Jul 12, 2024 11:33 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 10 and 11 July Coronado PST Double Stack focusproblems
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: 10 and 11 July Coronado PST Double Stack focusproblems

Hi Andreas, It looks like you are on band on the right side only. Do you have a large camera chip? if so, have you tried moving the Sun over to the right so that all of the Sun is on band? I'd start off by using single stack only, move the tuning wheel so that you get the most dark filaments across ...
by Montana
Wed Jul 10, 2024 9:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum July 9th 2024
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum July 9th 2024

That's a lovely big AR in the middle :bow :hamster: I'm so glad you get a session in before work (and you have sunshine).

Alexandra
by Montana
Wed Jul 10, 2024 9:37 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: July 9 2024. Orion70 Visual WL and Slooh Ha.
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: July 9 2024. Orion70 Visual WL and Slooh Ha.

Thanks James :hamster: you are so much more skilled than I. Where do you see 6 active regions in the north. Do you count an active region as faculae + spot, or just patch of faculae? keen to learn.

Alexandra
by Montana
Wed Jul 10, 2024 9:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc 06-07-2024
Replies: 16
Views: 1176

Re: Full Disc 06-07-2024

Yours are pretty Rainer, mine are plain white and homogenously extend from horizon to horizon with the odd variance of grey :)

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Jul 09, 2024 12:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun party in Belgium, in Spa
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Re: Sun party in Belgium, in Spa

Thanks Alex
by Montana
Tue Jul 09, 2024 12:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ca-k close ups from today
Replies: 12
Views: 879

Re: Ca-k close ups from today

Oh my!! :bow :bow :bow I am amazed at the CaK images on here :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Jul 09, 2024 12:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New AR200/1800 - first light 07.09.
Replies: 12
Views: 989

Re: New AR200/1800 - first light 07.09.

Smooth as silk :bow :bow :bow

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Jul 09, 2024 12:10 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 04,06 2024 Ca K proms
Replies: 15
Views: 1150

Re: June 04,06 2024 Ca K proms

Oh my! :bow :bow :bow

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Jul 09, 2024 12:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 06 July
Replies: 11
Views: 692

Re: 06 July

A very warm and sunny welcome :bow :hamster: :hamster:
I love your beautiful fluffy detail, great processing and capture.

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Jul 09, 2024 12:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: H alpha details from the 4th of July
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: H alpha details from the 4th of July

Magnificent! :bow :hamster:

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Jul 09, 2024 12:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 7-8-24. KSO today.
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: 7-8-24. KSO today.

Welcome to the club James, I only get time on maybe a Saturday or Sunday morning and if that doesn't coincide with sunshine, well :( I can go a month or more between sessions but at least I have solarchat and enjoy seeing others images and wishing I would one day see an X class ;)

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Jul 09, 2024 11:55 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum July 8th 2024
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum July 8th 2024

Lovely series Arne :bow :hamster:
Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Jul 09, 2024 11:54 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A few from this morning 8th July 2024
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: A few from this morning 8th July 2024

Gorgeous!! I can just about see that southerly filament in your CaK :bow :hamster:
Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Jul 09, 2024 11:53 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 8th July - AR13740 Flaring
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: 8th July - AR13740 Flaring

That's a nice hot spot, hopefully a new firecracker in the making :)

:bow :hamster:
Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Jul 09, 2024 11:45 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 05th July Coronado PST Double Stack
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: 05th July Coronado PST Double Stack

I usually focus with the single stack as it is brighter, then add the double stack and don't change the focus. The DS always looks fluffier, but that is the difference of a tighter bandwidth, the surface looks fluffy and more 3D. The focus shouldn't change.

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Jul 09, 2024 9:20 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First light Antlia 5a Cak module
Replies: 26
Views: 1276

Re: First light Antlia 5a Cak module

That's looking like a nice bit of kit, great image :hamster:
What is the difference in price to the Lunt?

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Jul 09, 2024 9:17 am
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Sun from 7th July 2024 and problem with scans
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Sun from 7th July 2024 and problem with scans

Beautiful!! :bow some lovely surges on the limb

Alexandra
by Montana
Tue Jul 09, 2024 9:15 am
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Magnetic field with Sol'Ex
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: Magnetic field with Sol'Ex

I was going to ask the exact same question as Kevin :) would you be able to create a step by step guide which others could follow?

This is superb :bow

Alexandra
by Montana
Sun Jul 07, 2024 2:05 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Thieves at the apricots.....
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Thieves at the apricots.....

Oh Brian!!

He is so beautiful, look at the lovely velvet on his antlers :hamster: He has good taste too, we had some superb apricots when we were in Spain last week :)

Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Jul 05, 2024 11:47 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Activity in Hα - 4th July 2024
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: Solar Activity in Hα - 4th July 2024

A stunning set of images :bow :hamster: :bow

Looks like you imaged a little early in the day to catch the big eruption.

Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Jul 05, 2024 11:46 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today I was astonished
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: Today I was astonished

I am so glad you witnessed this, how exciting! I bet you were running about in happiness afterwards, I know I would have been :hamster:

Jim caught some beautiful images of the event for you :)
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Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Jul 05, 2024 11:43 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 05 jULY 2024
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: 05 jULY 2024

Another first class set of images Ralph :bow :hamster: :bow

Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Jul 05, 2024 11:42 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: FDs in Ha and CaK 5th July 2024
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: FDs in Ha and CaK 5th July 2024

Fabulous images Stuart :bow :hamster: :bow how do you find the sunshine, did you bring it back home in your luggage :)

Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Jul 05, 2024 11:37 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: South East Prominence Animation 05-07-2024
Replies: 12
Views: 1033

Re: South East Prominence Animation 05-07-2024

Absolutely beautiful Martin :bow :hamster: :movie a lucky 40mins!

Alexandra
by Montana
Fri Jul 05, 2024 11:36 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Flare outburst along equatorial eastern limb, July 4th
Replies: 20
Views: 806

Re: Flare outburst along equatorial eastern limb, July 4th

This is a stunning presentation of the event, absolutely first class :bow :hamster: :bow

Alexandra