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by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 4th Session
Replies: 14
Views: 296

Re: November 4th Session

Alexandra, Franco, and Eric... Thanks for your comments and feedback on the images...always appreciated :bow Alexandra, I usually start with the FD images to see what should be targeted when I move to the larger scopes but sometimes I get clouded out before much chance of doing the hi-res work. Weat...
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 4th Session
Replies: 14
Views: 296

November 4th Session

Hello everyone.. The promised clear skies eventually arrived this morning, but the seeing became increasingly poor as the morning progressed. I ran one set of full disk Ha images through the LS75FHa/B1200Ha on the William Optics 72mm scope, then switched to the CR-150 OTA that was refitted with both...
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun today 110418
Replies: 16
Views: 335

Re: Sun today 110418

Very good results with the poor seeing limiting your efforts :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Sun today 110418
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: Sun today 110418

Very good results with the poor seeing limiting your efforts :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: In a reflected sunlight.
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: In a reflected sunlight.

Beautiful lunar image Valery!!!

I too quite like to explore this region, and the southern highland around Clavius are equally good.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's Prominences & Active Region | HA | Nov 3rd 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Today's Prominences & Active Region | HA | Nov 3rd 2018

Hi Marty...

Nice work and the longer focal lengths show their ability to find features on the relatively featureless disk. Nice work :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20181101) | low activity
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Today's SUN (20181101) | low activity

Hi Pedro...

Nice set of FD images...always very sharp :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: October 30th in Ha
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: October 30th in Ha

Thanks Mark!!!

October has been more cloudy/wet than usual this year, and astronomical pursuits have been limited. Clear skies are still forecast for Sunday, so fingers are crossed fro a sunny day!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Focus without the wobbles
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Focus without the wobbles

Looks like a great setup to motorize the focusing Ken!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: October 30th in Ha
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: October 30th in Ha

Thanks everyone for the replies and comments ...they are always appreciated. :bow

I’m holding out for more sun on Sunday.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Focus without the wobbles
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Focus without the wobbles

Dena... I think you refer to a motorized focused as opposed to autofocus. Adding a motor is usually pretty easy and removes finger induced jiggles making focusing quite easy. I used JMI units for years until I started to upgrade the entire focuser to Moonlite which includes integrated motors. Quite ...
by MapleRidge
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: October 30th in Ha
Replies: 8
Views: 172

October 30th in Ha

Hi everyone... Clear skies have been scarce around here the past month with few days offering more than a few hours of clear sky. This past Tuesday was an exception being clear from dawn to dusk, and work was quiet enough I managed to get some time to view and image over my lunch. As others have rep...
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 30th of October 2018,
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Sol from the 30th of October 2018,

Great shots Eric, thanks for sharing :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 31st of October 2018.
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Sol from the 31st of October 2018.

Very sharp images despite the conditions Eric :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Great Proms Today! | 150mm HA | Oct 30th 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Great Proms Today! | 150mm HA | Oct 30th 2018

A superb collection Marty...well done :bow

I suspect you had far better seeing than I had yesterday ;)

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Wannabe filaments from Oct 30
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Wannabe filaments from Oct 30

Nice addition to the earlier images Lou :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some unusual proms on Oct 30
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Some unusual proms on Oct 30

Hi Lou...

Great to see you had a chance to take advantage of the rare sunny skies today and the proms look great too :bow

I managed to have time to image too...still processing. There were a number of small filaments as well.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun in CaK Lunt B600 + Omega filter
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: Sun in CaK Lunt B600 + Omega filter

Thanks for the filter sequence info!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar minimum 28th October
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: Solar minimum 28th October

Hi Alexandra...

A quiet disk, but the images are sharp and do have some small scale details. Nicely done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 20181029 Solar(HA-WL-CaH)
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: 20181029 Solar(HA-WL-CaH)

Very nice set of images Thomas :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quiet Disc Today | HA | Oct 28th
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Quiet Disc Today | HA | Oct 28th

Hi Marty... The full disk is nice and sharp and the higher resolution images look good despite the seeing you had. These turned out quite well :bow All cloud the last few days, and woke to the first snow covered landscape today :shock: Hope for some sun on Tuesday if the forecast is half right. Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun in CaK Lunt B600 + Omega filter
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: Sun in CaK Lunt B600 + Omega filter

Hi Stu...

I hope you get more opportunity to compare the combinations!

Out of curiosity, is the Omega+Barlow installed before or after the B600 CaK module?

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Spectacular eruption captured on AIA image
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Spectacular eruption captured on AIA image

Great post and review of the prominence eruption everyone !!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The most bald sun I ever saw. Still no disappointment!
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: The most bald sun I ever saw. Still no disappointment!

Hi Valery...

A fine example of the small scale details that can be found even in the descent to solar minimum. Excellent result :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's slow SUN (20181027)
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: Today's slow SUN (20181027)

Hi Pedro...

A sharp set of images from this session :bow

Brian