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by Cschur
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 9th Sept.
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: 9th Sept.

John, you have so well captured that amazing white area around the big spot. Stunning!
by Cschur
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Appenzellersun, more CaK's from yesterday
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Appenzellersun, more CaK's from yesterday

Superb - look at that cool light bridge! And Cak granulation to boot. Your the best Walter.
by Cschur
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 23rd of August.
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Sol from the 23rd of August.

Always top notch Eric! Dont stop now...
by Cschur
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Appenzellersun, 8th sept, 20 days clouds
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Appenzellersun, 8th sept, 20 days clouds

Nice ones Walter! Stop complaining about clouds, we just got 5.5" of rain here in Phoenix today. In an hour. Those calcium active regions are stunningly beautiful. Now lets put some power on those babies!
by Cschur
Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20140907) - GOOD seeing
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: Today's SUN (20140907) - GOOD seeing

More killer shots Pedro! THe limb shots with the spots all clustered in the shot is simply amazing. Good Job!
by Cschur
Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mosaics & movie on 6 september
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: Mosaics & movie on 6 september

The movie looks like cirrus clouds drifting over a volcano from orbit..
by Cschur
Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUN (20140905) afternoon session
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: SUN (20140905) afternoon session

Nice ones coming over the limb! Have you done something to your full disk Cak? seems like its been better contrast lately...
by Cschur
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: UK/Switzerland Newton mod to a solar gun
Replies: 29
Views: 2875

Re: UK/Switzerland Newton mod to a solar gun

Walter, nice project. I stripped my 6 inch mirror with undiluted pool acid - HCl. works great, but the fumes will knock you unconscious. ;) You also have to put a black board behind the mirror to boost the contrast. And dont forget the UV/IR blocker! See here: http://schursastrophotography.com/solar...
by Cschur
Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2152
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: AR2152

Amazing flux details between the spots! Good to have you back Randy.
by Cschur
Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar observatory in the south of France
Replies: 17
Views: 1187

Re: Solar observatory in the south of France

Philippe, very impressive setup. Your silver covered telescopes look like something they would be releasing into orbit aboard a space craft. You are obviously very into solar work, and your images prove you have years of hard earned experience.
by Cschur
Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: ISS solar transit, Sept. 3rd
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: ISS solar transit, Sept. 3rd

Nice work John! Hard to imagine there are six crew members and some live animals up there too. Maybe they need a solar scope up there too, if we fly you up there, would you set it up for them?
by Cschur
Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun Today - Best Seeing of the year so far...
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: The Sun Today - Best Seeing of the year so far...

Thanks John, Andy, Matt, Ibbo!

The monsoon clouds are returning and could be weeks before I see the Sun once again. Thank you all once again for keeping me inspired to not give up.
by Cschur
Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: News solar images from south of France (third part)
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: News solar images from south of France (third part)

Stunning images. Ive always felt a good shot is one that clearly resolves the spicules on the limb as a forest of spikes. You have done this very well.
by Cschur
Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun Today - Best Seeing of the year so far...
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: The Sun Today - Best Seeing of the year so far...

Hello Peter! First of all, let me say much of your work I have seen here has really inspired me to work harder and get more out each and every shot. I want to thank you for that. Next, I took the raw avi's, processed 50/1200 with autostakert. In Photoshop I set the brightness to suit the full range,...
by Cschur
Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun Today - Best Seeing of the year so far...
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: The Sun Today - Best Seeing of the year so far...

Thanks Guys! Things are going to pick up when that flaring region comes over the limb today...
by Cschur
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Subtle Newton's rings in Quark stacked LS152
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Subtle Newton's rings in Quark stacked LS152

I get bad newton rings on my Lunt LS100 ONLY when I tighten down the camera. If I leave it loose, NO rings at all. Maybe you need to loosen up a bit. ;)
by Cschur
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun Today - Best Seeing of the year so far...
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: The Sun Today - Best Seeing of the year so far...

Thanks Walter, Derek and Gus! That long dark filament is a sight to behold for sure.
by Cschur
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar sunspot high resolution
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Solar sunspot high resolution

Philip , this goes beyond just resolving granulation polygons. Here They look like bubbles with shaded edges. Now all you need to add is an advanced adaptive optics setup. ;)
by Cschur
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Appenzellersun, 17th August with Mark T and his CaK mods
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: Appenzellersun, 17th August with Mark T and his CaK mod

Superb Walter. Why would just putting in an extension tube between filter elements improve the contrast? Im guessing maybe internal reflections?
by Cschur
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 150mm scope, Double Stack 09 01 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Sept. 1 2014, 150mm scope, high resolution close up.

Valery, top notch stuff. I always wonder when processing weather or not to make the flareing regions pure white to illustrate the drama of the sun, or to dim them down to stay unclipped. What are your thougths on this?
by Cschur
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun Today - Best Seeing of the year so far...
Replies: 17
Views: 619

The Sun Today - Best Seeing of the year so far...

Greetings Solar Friends! Seeing started out bad, and improved over the next hour as the sun rose higher in the sky. Finally, when I put in the 3x Klee the seeing peaked at 3/5. Thats as good as it ever gets here in Payson, so I kept on shooting. One nice bright prom, and several very faint ones with...
by Cschur
Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20140829) - FAIR seeing
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Today's SUN (20140829) - FAIR seeing

Pedro, really super shots, I think the most action has to be the calciums.
by Cschur
Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Best of solar images 2010-2014 from south of France
Replies: 15
Views: 892

Re: Best of solar images 2010-2014 from south of France

Phil,

Some of the finest solar shots Ive seen in a long time. Sub arcsecond in resolution, I can only dream of the day I trek to the top of Mount Everest to see such a sight! ;)
by Cschur
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: From Dark Till Dusk and Rainbow Running
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: From Dark Till Dusk and Rainbow Running

killer shots! Looks like comet siding springs isnt exactly a barn burner yet...
by Cschur
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Wednesday Shots 27th August
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: Wednesday Shots 27th August

Mark, nice fluffy calciums. I see you dusted off the DMK31?