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by marktownley
Tue Jul 16, 2024 5:47 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sunshine 14th July
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Sunday Sunshine 14th July

Hi All Sunday dawned sunny, but with the forecast set to rapidly cloud. I was up and out early, eager to see the sun as soon as possible. This lovely wet, grey and cool summer we have been having had taken it's toll on the ring of shrubs that hide my pier and scope from local prying eyes, and at 6.3...
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 2:10 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Update data 06-24
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Update data 06-24

Looks good MAurits, cloud here too.
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:34 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Solar Images from 11th July 2024
Replies: 24
Views: 220

Re: Solar Images from 11th July 2024

Lovely set of images here Ella!
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:34 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Images from 11th July 2024
Replies: 29
Views: 721

Re: Solar Images from 11th July 2024

Lovely set of images here Ella!
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:32 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 35 minutes of madness on July 11
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: 35 minutes of madness on July 11

Way cool!
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUNoculars from Work. 7-12-24
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: SUNoculars from Work. 7-12-24

Glad you got a view JAmes, just cloud here this Saturday, keeping my fingers crossed for some breaks on Sunday.
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 12th July ..Nice sunspots
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: 12th July ..Nice sunspots

Lovely shots there thanks John!
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:25 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ha images taken on Jult 9 with the Mewlon 250
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Ha images taken on Jult 9 with the Mewlon 250

Superb shots Christian! How you find the Mewlon compares to the HaT?
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:21 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 12th July - Ha and WL full disks.
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: 12th July - Ha and WL full disks.

Great disks thanks Brendan!
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:19 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20240712) | AR13738 GOOD seeing
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Today's SUN (20240712) | AR13738 GOOD seeing

Great images here, thanks Pedro!
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:18 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 11-07 FD
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: 11-07 FD

Nice disk thanks Maurits!
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:17 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 12 July 2024 Full Disk White Light
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: 12 July 2024 Full Disk White Light

Nice disk thanks Robert!
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:13 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 11th July - Ha and G-Band FD
Replies: 6
Views: 571

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

Nice disks thanks Brendan!
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 11.7.2024, AR13738 etc. in H-alpha
Replies: 12
Views: 823

Re: 11.7.2024, AR13738 etc. in H-alpha

Stunning shots Dennis!
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Nice eruption today! 7/11/2024
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: Nice eruption today! 7/11/2024

Lovely results Warren!
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 5:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Observations of AR13738 with my C102. 7-11-24
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Observations of AR13738 with my C102. 7-11-24

Thanks for the report JAmes, glad you saw the sun. Nice to see a pic of the setup, you have a huge lawn space there, i'm jealous!
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 5:49 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Day 2 Antilia 5a Cak module 12-07-2024
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: Day 2 Antilia 5a Cak module 12-07-2024

This is brilliant, love the engineering with this setup.

The results are super too!
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 5:47 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First light Antlia 5a Cak module
Replies: 26
Views: 1282

Re: First light Antlia 5a Cak module

How would you stack the Lunt CaK with this Antlia 5a? Does it involve unscrewing/rebuilding/DIY that's beyond me or can you just just put the Antlia 5a straight in the Lunt? Nic Dunno until played around with it. This seems to have larger filters so my first guess would be to put a lunt in the back...
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 5:43 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum July 11th 2024
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum July 11th 2024

Lovely disks Arne, the sun is a rare thing over here at the moment.
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 5:42 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt50+Daystar Quark as doublestack?
Replies: 17
Views: 8517

Re: Lunt50+Daystar Quark as doublestack?

04Stefan07 wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 5:38 pm As I mainly image what would be the recommended camera to use with the Lunt 50 and Quark?
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One with the largest pixels possible. IMX174 or 432mm.
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2024 5:29 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR3738 120 minute animation
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: AR3738 120 minute animation

Nice animation thanks MArtin!
by marktownley
Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: July 10 2024. M1.01 Flare. Ha. Visual.
Replies: 12
Views: 611

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

Thanks for the report James! Hoping I get some glimpses over the weekend.

Carpe Diem!
by marktownley
Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 11 July Ha disk
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: 11 July Ha disk

Nice invert!
by marktownley
Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 10 and 11 July Coronado PST Double Stack focusproblems
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: 10 and 11 July Coronado PST Double Stack focusproblems

I think your tuning is way off.

Don't use the double stack until you have sorted the tuning in single stack.

If the focus is still off west when the tuning is right, I would say your penta prism in the PST is off.

Follow this iterative approach to find the root of the problem.
by marktownley
Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First light Antlia 5a Cak module
Replies: 26
Views: 1282

Re: First light Antlia 5a Cak module

Good first resuts, i'm tempted by one of these myself, I think it would make a great double stack ;) Hi Mark, I had thought of that myself. Do you have any suggestions for a suitable filter for double stacking this module? I also purchased a new ERF so I can do Ha and Cak on the same telescope. fil...
by marktownley
Wed Jul 10, 2024 5:29 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First light Antlia 5a Cak module
Replies: 26
Views: 1282

Re: First light Antlia 5a Cak module

Good first resuts, i'm tempted by one of these myself, I think it would make a great double stack ;)
by marktownley
Wed Jul 10, 2024 5:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: July 9 2024. Orion70 Visual WL and Slooh Ha.
Replies: 3
Views: 562

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

Half an hour well spent James! The rain and grey continues here - so far we've had a months worth of rain in the first week of July alone.
by marktownley
Wed Jul 10, 2024 5:23 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ca-k close ups from today
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: Ca-k close ups from today

These are excellent Dennis! Your findings exactly mirror mine - the filters are very sensitive to tuning, and extra glass introduces more SA at CaK. The latter, in my case, along with seeing that is rarely better than 1" is one of the main reasons I've stuck with stopping down refractors to get...
by marktownley
Wed Jul 10, 2024 5:16 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum July 9th 2024
Replies: 9
Views: 742

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

Lovely disks as always Arne! Glad you have good weather,
by marktownley
Wed Jul 10, 2024 5:13 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New AR200/1800 - first light 07.09.
Replies: 12
Views: 1034

Re: New AR200/1800 - first light 07.09.

Great results Petr, I hope your client is blessed with your excellent seeing.
by marktownley
Wed Jul 10, 2024 5:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 04,06 2024 Ca K proms
Replies: 15
Views: 1170

Re: June 04,06 2024 Ca K proms

These are excellent Leo!
by marktownley
Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:05 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New CaK etalons from Solar Spectrum
Replies: 64
Views: 6502

Re: New CaK etalons from Solar Spectrum

Promising first results Bob! Looking forward to seeing more.

Thanks for the filter thoughts Mark.
by marktownley
Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:36 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A few from this morning 8th July 2024
Replies: 17
Views: 1100

Re: A few from this morning 8th July 2024

A nice set here Stu! Let's hope we get better weather soon.
by marktownley
Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:32 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 06 July
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: 06 July

Nice images Dmitry, welcome to the forum!
by marktownley
Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: H alpha details from the 4th of July
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: H alpha details from the 4th of July

Nice shots here Danielle!
by marktownley
Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 8th July - AR13740 Flaring
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: 8th July - AR13740 Flaring

Good disks thanks Brendan!
by marktownley
Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20240708) | Fair seeing
Replies: 9
Views: 755

Re: Today's SUN (20240708) | Fair seeing

These came out well Pedro!
by marktownley
Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 7-8-24. KSO today.
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: 7-8-24. KSO today.

Thanks for the update James, I hope you claw back some scope time soon. I know the feeling!
by marktownley
Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:28 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 6th of July 2024.
Replies: 8
Views: 933

Re: Sol from the 6th of July 2024.

Good captures here Eric!
by marktownley
Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:28 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 7th July full disk Ha
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: 7th July full disk Ha

Nice disk thanks Robert!