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by David_The_Bears_Fan
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.
Replies: 9
Views: 90

Re: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.

Nicely done. Clouds all weekend here.
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.
Replies: 10
Views: 35

Re: 18.10.20 AR2776 in apalling seeing.

Nicely done. Clouds all weekend here.
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sunshine - 27th September
Replies: 15
Views: 206

Re: Sunday Sunshine - 27th September

Good set Mark.
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun - 20th September 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: The Sun - 20th September 2020

krakatoa1883 wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:47 pm
Fine discs, David.

AR102S is a quite short refractor but the Cak image is good, have you stopped the aperture ?
Thanks, yes I stop it down to 50mm to get a sharp image. It's horrible @ full aperture :mrgreen:
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disk 23-09-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Full disk 23-09-2020

Great disks Rainer. Raining here.
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: H-alpha Sun 2020-9-23
Replies: 10
Views: 66

Re: H-alpha Sun 2020-9-23

Great shot!
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: H-alpha Sun 2020-9-23
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: H-alpha Sun 2020-9-23

Great shot!
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun - 20th September 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: The Sun - 20th September 2020

Thanks all for the kind comments. Waiting David to see what you image over the next few days - with a possible/probable new AR about to arrive. The Cak prom has come out very well. Can i suggest David, that a little sharpening of your Cak image will show more definition of the surface detail. (I've ...
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun - 20th September 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: The Sun - 20th September 2020

Thanks Mark. The disk ended up a little darker today as I tried to bring out the prom more.
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun - 20th September 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 194

The Sun - 20th September 2020

Still windy today but not quite so bad as yesterday so I took the Evostar out for a look visually to start off. Picked up an ES 4.7mm 82 degree eyepiece this week primarily for use on Mars, thought I would unleash it on the Sun :shock: Didn't expect much at 212x but actually in moments of good seein...
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Saturday Sun 19th Sept '20
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Saturday Sun 19th Sept '20

Good disks Stu :beanie:
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun - 19th September 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 112

The Sun - 19th September 2020

Sunny skies but rather windy today. Not a lot to grab your interest on the Sun at the moment but I didn't want to waste the clear skies. Limited to using the Bresser again today as the wind was too much for the big Evostar.
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by David_The_Bears_Fan
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: The Sun - 19th September 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 49

The Sun - 19th September 2020

Sunny skies but rather windy today. Not a lot to grab your interest on the Sun at the moment but I didn't want to waste the clear skies. Limited to using the Bresser again today as the wind was too much for the big Evostar.
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by David_The_Bears_Fan
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun - 13th September 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 142

The Sun - 13th September 2020

Poor weather, lots of work and low activity levels mean I haven't imaged the Sun in a few weeks now. Still low activity levels but did catch some better weather today so decided to grab something quick. There was still quite a stiff breeze and some passing clouds so I decided to go with the Bresser ...
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun - 8th August 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 240

The Sun - 8th August 2020

Early start this morning, too hot to sleep anyway.Seeing was a bit up and down but managed something in all three lights. Ca-K full disk, the usual 6 pane semi inverted false colour variety 20200808_Ca-K_6PaneFD.jpg The only half-decent prom in Ca-K 20200808_Ca-K_Prom_2000mm.jpg And a mosaic of the ...
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun - 2nd August 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 283

The Sun - 2nd August 2020

Finally some half-decent seeing! Tried to image yesterday and Thursday but the seeing was horrible. After that I almost didn't bother setting up! Managed to get something in all three lights today. Still struggled a bit with Ca-K, ICE kept messing up the stitch of my 6 pane full disk. Eventaully got...
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunspot AR 2767 July 24, 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Re: Sunspot AR 2767 July 24, 2020

Great captures Dan
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: July 21 2020 Observations
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: July 21 2020 Observations

Nice report James. Skies were clear here early yesterday but unfortunately I had to work. Forecast looks poor the next couple of days but hope to get a look in over the weekend.
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 16th of July 2020.
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Sol from the 16th of July 2020.

Excellent set Eric. Lots of cloud and no sun here. Fortunately the Sun is quiet so I am not missing anything but I would really like to see comet Neowise.
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disk 18-07-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Full disk 18-07-2020

Great set Rainer. Nothing but cloud here today.
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun - 12th July 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 282

The Sun - 12th July 2020

A bit late posting these for a number of reasons (busy Sunday + my laptop seems to have develop an aversion to connecting to our router all of a sudden). Yesterday was the first decent session with both the Quark and the Evostar 120. Although the seeing was quite variable at times at least the winds...
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun - 11th July 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 277

The Sun - 11th July 2020

Early session today. Started out with Ca-K and WL then moved on to H Alpha. Seeing had gone by the time I got H Alpha , that and the lack of obvious features meant I did not image in H Alpha today. 20200711_WL_AR102xs_FD.jpg 20200711_Ca-K_6PaneFD.jpg 20200711_Ca-K_Surface_3x.jpg 20200711_Ca-K_Prom1....
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun - 5th July 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: The Sun - 5th July 2020

Thanks All :bow2 I had a play with collimating the focuser on the Bresser while the weather was poor, think it has helped a bit. Batteries in my laser collimator were on the way out at the time, armed with some fresh ones I will have another go now. Hopefully at some point the wind will die down eno...
by David_The_Bears_Fan
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun - 5th July 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 211

The Sun - 5th July 2020

A bit of sunshine today but also very windy. Almost decided not to go out with the wind being so strong but in the end temptation won out! With the winds being what they were I was limited to the Bresser scope but still managed to grab some full disk white light and Ca-K data. Also managed to grab m...