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by marktownley
Tue Aug 16, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mosaic from the 14th of August 2022.
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Mosaic from the 14th of August 2022.

A nice set of images Eric!
by marktownley
Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Calcium views August 14, 2022
Replies: 22
Views: 220

Re: Calcium views August 14, 2022

ffellah wrote: Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:25 pm Daystar recommends F/30 max for the CaH Quark: this time it was just over F/33 so I may adjust aperture next time to stay within F/30.
Don't worry about going over f30 franco, the longer the focal length the more contrast there will be.
by marktownley
Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:50 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First ever CaK images
Replies: 16
Views: 192

Re: First ever CaK images

Hi Nic, These are super first CaK images, well done! For both cameras make sure high speed traffic is turned on and USB traffic is set to 100. Are you writing to a SSD drive or is it a 'traditional' HDD? Your FPS seems really really low, but hopefully tyhe 2 settings above will rectify this. Using ...
by marktownley
Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:45 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 14 2022 CaK and Ha closeups
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: August 14 2022 CaK and Ha closeups

Nice additions!
by marktownley
Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:42 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Summary of Aluminized Newton Imagery (2022 August)
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Summary of Aluminized Newton Imagery (2022 August)

Excellent write up Alex, thanks for shafring.
by marktownley
Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: ASI 178mm camera for FD Quark chromo (Reducer)
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: ASI 178mm camera for FD Quark chromo (Reducer)

Hi Magnus.

Have you measured the reduction factor or just assuming is 0.4

Are you sure it's going to give a fd on the 178? I think you will need a 2 pane mosaic.

Mark
by marktownley
Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New Lunt 60mm MT. Good or bad etalon?
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: New Lunt 60mm MT. Good or bad etalon?

You need to make sure the sun is in the centre of the field of view when you tune. Might sound counter intuitive, but make the sun as small as possible on your monitor, zoom down to 10% in firecapture it will make it much easier to see the gradient caused across the disk when it is not properly tuned.
by marktownley
Mon Aug 15, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August 15 2022 Observations. M1.02 and M2.73 Flares!
Replies: 10
Views: 106

Re: August 15 2022 Observations. M1.02 and M2.73 Flares!

Great report and glad you saw the flares James! Cloud here with rain likely soon.
by marktownley
Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New Lunt 60mm MT. Good or bad etalon?
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: New Lunt 60mm MT. Good or bad etalon?

It should just be a case of tuning it to get it even across the disk.
by marktownley
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New Lunt 60mm MT. Good or bad etalon?
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: New Lunt 60mm MT. Good or bad etalon?

Neither addition looks tuned evenly to me Chris.
by marktownley
Mon Aug 15, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Animation of NE (fila)prom 8/12/2022
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Animation of NE (fila)prom 8/12/2022

Great animation and view of the lake Warren!
by marktownley
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun in Whitelight 15th August 2022
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: Sun in Whitelight 15th August 2022

Good result Steve, just a cloud out here today, waiting for the rain to arrive now.
by marktownley
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: back at it again
Replies: 12
Views: 130

Re: back at it again

A good disk Eric!
by marktownley
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mosaic 14/8/2022
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Mosaic 14/8/2022

Nice disk!
by marktownley
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 14.08.2022: Todays active regions in H-alpha
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: 14.08.2022: Todays active regions in H-alpha

Lovely closeups Dennis!
by marktownley
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Is imaging the sun still within reach?
Replies: 47
Views: 849

Re: Is imaging the sun still within reach?

Sorry to hear this has demotivated you Valery. I guess we're all different people with all different priorities with our hobby!
by marktownley
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First light Stellarvue 127 + LS50 etalon mod
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: First light Stellarvue 127 + LS50 etalon mod

Good first light Lou!

Don't forget there will be a sweet spot associated with a setup like this so you will need to ROI accordingly.
by marktownley
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 14
Views: 138

Re: Hello All

Welcome to the forum Mike! I can't really do night time stuff with all the light pollution here too.
by marktownley
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Calcium views August 14, 2022
Replies: 22
Views: 220

Re: Calcium views August 14, 2022

These are super shots Franco!