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by OTangen
Mon May 20, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solarchat forum extended 3 more years...
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: Solarchat forum extended 3 more years...

Hi Stephen! I am glad that we are able to keep this source of information for us solar people running for three more years. It is always an inspiration to see other contributers fantastic pictures and try to obtain the same quality myself. (Which so far has not happened :) It was also nice to meet y...
by OTangen
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: I need a laptop that matches the speed of ZWO ASI174
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: I need a laptop that matches the speed of ZWO ASI174

Hi all! Bart 1805: My machine do have a USB3 port and I have 512 GB SSD drive. The internal RAM is DDR3 16 GB Paul: I use an SSM. I do think my SSD is running in SATA mode though. It is a Samsung MZ7TE512HMHP-000L2 according to the BIOS. I do not know if that disk can be run in PCIe mode. I will see...
by OTangen
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: I need a laptop that matches the speed of ZWO ASI174
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: I need a laptop that matches the speed of ZWO ASI174

Thanks guys for the response! Mark: I do have the maximum buffer size, it is a little less than 4 GB as far as I can recall. Merlin: Well, good advise but I was trying to avoid that right now. May be I get so frustrated I'll do it one of these days. I will keep you posted when I return to my observa...
by OTangen
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: I need a laptop that matches the speed of ZWO ASI174
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: I need a laptop that matches the speed of ZWO ASI174

Thank you for the replay Marty! I will try SharpCap in a couple of weeks when I get back to my solar gear. I have tried both 8 bit and 16 bit (its possibly just 12 bit) I do not use flat calibration during imaging. I use flats in Autostakkert. I tried another pc today, but it was way, way slower, so...
by OTangen
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 13th sun + animation on ~ 5h
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: April 13th sun + animation on ~ 5h

Wonderful animation and extremely detailed closeup.

Oivind Tangen
60N 10E
by OTangen
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: I need a laptop that matches the speed of ZWO ASI174
Replies: 10
Views: 313

I need a laptop that matches the speed of ZWO ASI174

Hi! I started the solar imaging season to day here in Norway and was reminded of the fact that my current laptop, Lenovo Y-50-70 with SSD and DDR3 type RAM is not able to take care of the bit stream coming from the 174 camera. Doing full disk mosaics I use more or less the full frame on the -174 giv...
by OTangen
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: NEAF
Replies: 27
Views: 822

Re: NEAF

Hi guys! I am sorry I missed the meeting place and time. My cellphone died when I was turning it on after the flight and I did not have any means of communication during my whole stay. (I had to buy a new phone when I got home, the battery was shorted). But I was there all day both Saturday and Sund...
by OTangen
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2019 FUNDRAISER UNDER WAY!! PLEASE DONATE
Replies: 17
Views: 906

Re: 2019 FUNDRAISER UNDER WAY!! PLEASE DONATE

Thank you Mark!
Now it worked.

Oivind
by OTangen
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2019 FUNDRAISER UNDER WAY!! PLEASE DONATE
Replies: 17
Views: 906

Re: 2019 FUNDRAISER UNDER WAY!! PLEASE DONATE

I do not understand how to make a contribution. Can somebody please explain to me :)

Oivind
by OTangen
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2019 FUNDRAISER UNDER WAY!! PLEASE DONATE
Replies: 17
Views: 906

Re: 2019 FUNDRAISER UNDER WAY!! PLEASE DONATE

Will you be at NEAF this year, Stephen. I will be there and will help out at the solar star party.

Oivind Tangen
60N10E
by OTangen
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: CBSAP shutting down September 1st
Replies: 27
Views: 2511

Re: CBSAP shutting down September 1st

Dear Stephen!

I am so glad to have met you at NEAF many times and experienced the enthusiasm that you radiate. I hope that you still enjoy meeting young people and will spread the word of solar view enjoyment, even in these low solar activity times.

Best regards from
Oivind Tangen
by OTangen
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUN 20180703 animated gif
Replies: 17
Views: 1061

Re: SUN 20180703 animated gif

Hi again! I have now tried the program and it works like a charm. Here is the result: http://www.knuttangen.no/astro/index.php/The-Sun-in-Ha-Animated-GIFs/Solar-animation-2018-06-25 There is not much happening and I have not put a lot of work into the processing, but all 50 frames are beautifully al...
by OTangen
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUN 20180703 animated gif
Replies: 17
Views: 1061

Re: SUN 20180703 animated gif

Thank you guys. I will try that.

Oivind Tangen
60N10E
by OTangen
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUN 20180703 animated gif
Replies: 17
Views: 1061

Re: SUN 20180703 animated gif

Fantastic! I can watch it over and over and still find something new.
Question: I have problems finding a program to align the single frames. I have tried Registax5 and 6 but none of them will align my images.

Best regards
Oivind Tangen
60N10E
by OTangen
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: NEAF
Replies: 16
Views: 1286

Re: NEAF

Hi Brian!

I will text Tove a message about the meeting.

Oivind
by OTangen
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Spring ???
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Spring ???

Hi Brian! You have a wonderful observing site. I hope spring will come to you soon. Here at 60 degN in Norway there is still some snow on the ground but the clear patches are getting bigger every day. I took my first solar images of the year a couple of days ago, but the sun is low and the result wa...
by OTangen
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: NEAF
Replies: 16
Views: 1286

Re: NEAF

Hi!

I was scheduled to go but had to cancel due to illness in my family. My club member, Tove Gudim will be there, may be you can contact her. She is heavily into solar observation and photography.
I hope you will have a good show and I miss being there.

All the best from Oivind Tangen, Norway
by OTangen
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Total Solar Eclipse 2017 my final version
Replies: 13
Views: 1125

Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017 my final version

Fantastic detail and you caught several layers on top of each other. I have never seen anything like it! Congratulations.

Oivind Tangen
60N10E
by OTangen
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Replies: 20
Views: 2107

Re: Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Congratulations to Alexandra and Michael. Both images are outstanding work of art. Very well processed and presented. It inspires me to try to make better images myself!

Oivind Tangen
60N 10E
by OTangen
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Great American Solar Eclipse August 21 2017
Topic: My eclipse pictures from Spray, OR
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: My eclipse pictures from Spray, OR

Thank you Alexandra. I am looking forward to see your results. They are always of the highest quality.

Oivind Tangen
60N 10E
by OTangen
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Great American Solar Eclipse August 21 2017
Topic: My eclipse pictures from Spray, OR
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: My eclipse pictures from Spray, OR

Derek and Eric!

Thank you for the comments. I am trying to dig into the Pellet method but so far no presentable result :)

Oivind
by OTangen
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Great American Solar Eclipse August 21 2017
Topic: The most amazing experience of my life
Replies: 17
Views: 2245

Re: The most amazing experience of my life

Hi Alexandra!
I have looked through all your wonderful images of the eclipse on Flickr and they turned out superbly. I am glad the weather turned out so well for you and the others.

Oivind Tangen
60N 10E
by OTangen
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Great American Solar Eclipse August 21 2017
Topic: Some Eclipse pics.
Replies: 12
Views: 1584

Re: Some Eclipse pics.

Hi!

I am glad you got such glorious weather and setting. The pictures turned out great and it's the first time I see CaK proms.

Oivind Tangen
60N 10E