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Transit of Mercury in the Spicule Layer. Phil took this great image with his Quantum 6 Scope, Solar Spectrum etalon and PGR Camera.

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by MapleRidge
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR 12192 (20141021/25) | Pedro RE'
Replies: 19
Views: 239

Re: AR 12192 (20141021/25) | Pedro RE'

Superb images Pedro...the good old days ;)

Brian
by MapleRidge
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Lunt 80 internal double stack questions
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Lunt 80 internal double stack questions

Hi Carson... I have been a DSII user with the LS80T for many years, and have little poor to say about the system. On its own the SS version is a very capable scope and add in the DSII really boosts its performance, especially on the chromospheric details. Double stacking does reduce the image bright...
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Remarkable days of the Cycle-24.
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Remarkable days of the Cycle-24.

Superb resolution in these images Valery...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Beautiful High-Res HA image 22Nov19
Replies: 16
Views: 312

Re: Beautiful High-Res HA image 22Nov19

Hi Alfred...

I find each version has its own merits, though I prefer the light processing version of the two. It is hard to process to everyones preferences, but in the end process to your liking ;)

The conference sounds interesting too...I hope that your presentation is well received!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Minor geomagnetic storm
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Minor geomagnetic storm

Great post with the geomagnetic activity, and congrats on the SpaceWeather site the other day too :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: animation on our star on November 19th
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: animation on our star on November 19th

Very nice set of images and animation Paul...nicely done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Beautiful High-Res HA image 22Nov19
Replies: 16
Views: 312

Re: Beautiful High-Res HA image 22Nov19

This is a beautiful image Alfred...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Novermber 16th & 17th - Ha Sessions
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Novermber 16th & 17th - Ha Sessions

Thanks Eric :bow

The temps rose overnight with rain and most of the snow is gone now, but still cool to be outside working or playing.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Imaging setups (2018/2019) | Youtube videos
Replies: 14
Views: 196

Re: Imaging setups (2018/2019) | Youtube videos

Hi Pedro...

A very well done video and it shows an incredible amount of solar work overt he time span as well as your equipment and area around your observatories.

Excellent work :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Novermber 16th & 17th - Ha Sessions
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Novermber 16th & 17th - Ha Sessions

Hi Phil...

Thanks for the feedback, and I chuckled at the "white sand beach" too.

I'll take the warm white sand and drink my beer faster to keep it from warming up too fast :lol:

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Novermber 16th & 17th - Ha Sessions
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Novermber 16th & 17th - Ha Sessions

Mark, Stuart, Alexandra, Maurits, and Franco...

My thanks to each of you for your comments and feedback on the images...always very much appreciated :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Nov. 18 Disk and AR LS80
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: Nov. 18 Disk and AR LS80

Excellent image Phil :bow

Nice to know the activity continues above the clouds I have :lol:

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Novermber 16th & 17th - Ha Sessions
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Novermber 16th & 17th - Ha Sessions

Good day everyone... This past weekend offered clear skies despite the early start to winter, and with some new activity on the disk I managed to get out both Saturday and Sunday to do some imaging. I am admittedly a bit out of cold tolerance since both days were around -6C when I went out, the SE w...
by MapleRidge
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc & AR2752 | Nov 18th 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Re: Full Disc & AR2752 | Nov 18th 2019

Hi Marty...

A superb session with the full disk and closeups of the AR :bow

Nice to see this region is continuing to develop.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 17Nov 3-Band FDs & HR (New Images Added)
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: 17Nov19 3-Band FDs and HR Images

Very sharp series of images Alfred...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: transit of halpha mercury at fs60 and sm40DS
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: transit of halpha mercury at fs60 and sm40DS

These are very nice images and video Stéphane...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 16th of November 2019.
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: Sol from the 16th of November 2019.

Hi Eric...

A superb series of images...excellent work :bow

The Skynyx may be a older camera, but you make it shine!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disk from Mercury transit day
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Full disk from Mercury transit day

A very nice full disk mosaic Rainer...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: FD on November 16
Replies: 13
Views: 181

Re: FD on November 16

Hi Franco... Nice to see you got an image in the poor conditions :bow We had the raw SE winds here all weekend, did some imaging both days but didn't quite make it to your balmy high :lol: Saturday was about -7C and today was -4C while out at the scope. With the long stretches of low activity we hav...
by MapleRidge
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Magnetometer Back Online
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Magnetometer Back Online

Hi Stu... Great to see the magnetometer is back in business, and your data is such a close match to the professional data :bow I saw on the news that much of the UK was getting rain events that were breaking records...likely a contributor to your woes. I remember the dam that was threatening to brea...
by MapleRidge
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Upgrade to the Vegemite etalon tuner
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Upgrade to the Vegemite etalon tuner

Hi Ken... The motorized tuning looks great!!! I find this is almost a must, since the ability to work at a computer and reach the tuning dial is pretty awkward. I motorized my Lunt etalons years ago with unused JMI focus motors and can control them for desktop software. Really handy when I was using...
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Transit
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Re: Mercury Transit

A challenging effort, but glad to see you managed to get a great image in the end!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury transit and proms
Replies: 16
Views: 226

Re: Mercury transit and proms

Phil...

Excellent set of images, both the transit and proms as well. Excellent work :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury Solar transit 11th of November 2019.
Replies: 13
Views: 175

Re: Mercury Solar transit 11th of November 2019.

Hi Eric...

This transit has made a challenge for many here to catch due to the weather, but these are all great images.

Well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Mercury-Solar Transit Mega Thread | Nov 11th 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 256

Re: Mercury-Solar Transit Mega Thread | Nov 11th 2019

Hi Marty...

Great to see your image of the transit as the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day today.

Congratulations :bow

Brian