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by MapleRidge
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: RAM Capture?
Replies: 20
Views: 376

Re: RAM Capture?

Chris... I have been using Lucam Recorder for years, and it works very well. My preference for it revolves around the built in filter wheel interface and the ability to run scripts/sequences through 8 different filters. The capture to RAM works nicely too. I should try a sequence with and without RA...
by MapleRidge
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Professional Solar Astronomers???
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Professional Solar Astronomers???

Hi all... It think that it would be a great opportunity to share our collective work providing we can find a contact to network our results through. This works very well on the planetary front, where John Rogers from the BAA (British Astronomical Association) and ALPO pools the images submitted (man...
by MapleRidge
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some WL images? 2012-04-22
Replies: 11
Views: 160

Re: Some WL images? 2012-04-22

Hi Fernando...

Your images are still very good...despite the seeing you mentioned. Well done.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunspots in White Light from 21. April 2012
Replies: 35
Views: 584

Re: Sunspots in White Light from 21. April 2012

Hi Steffen...

YOu have shared some great images...good work.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Magnificent Sunspots III - Halpha Images
Replies: 26
Views: 639

Re: Magnificent Sunspots III - Halpha Images

Hi Chris....

Those are great images...sharp and well processed. :bow:

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 22nd images - 1st Installment
Replies: 9
Views: 147

April 22nd images - 1st Installment

Hello everyone... I was able to spend a few hours imaging yesterday...not withouot frustratiosn of course :ohmy: The seeing was variable and the high thin cirrus mannaged to linger in the part of the sky the sun occupied. Clear as a bell to the west, and the cloud seemed to drift equally far west as...
by MapleRidge
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: W/L & H-alpha images on 2012-04-22
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: W/L & H-alpha images on 2012-04-22

Hi Peter...

Excellent work on those images...wonderful results.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Bridging PromS & Surface Composite - 21st April
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Bridging PromS & Surface Composite - 21st April

Hi Ted...

That's a beauty of an image...nicely done.

Can you eloborate more on the image contest?

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Magnificent Sunspots II - White light closeups 4/22
Replies: 14
Views: 206

Re: Magnificent Sunspots II - White light closeups 4/22

Chris...

Beautiful WL images there...far better than what I could pull off yesterday.

Nice granulation and structure in the spots...great work.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 100mm PST Mod - Day 2...
Replies: 18
Views: 412

Re: 100mm PST Mod - Day 2...

Hi Mark...

Those are amazing images out of your modded scope. Processing is nicely done as well.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Huge Prom Lift Off - 22nd April *Animation Added!*
Replies: 21
Views: 439

Re: Huge Prom Lift Off - 22nd April *Animation Added!*

Hi Mark...

Grerat prom shaot and the animation is equally good.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Probably "Old Hat" for some of you:)
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Probably "Old Hat" for some of you:)

Hi Jim...great to see your work recognised in S&T. Congratulations.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 100mm PST Mod - First Light...
Replies: 19
Views: 358

Re: 100mm PST Mod - First Light...

Hi Mark...

Your mod is producing beautiful images. Congratulations.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Need help - European delivery and prices
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Need help - European delivery and prices

Hi Gabor... What do the European countries charge in the way of import duties/taxes on new or used good bought from the US or Canada? Maybe other forum members have experience they can share. I connected a fellow from Poland (I belive) a few years ago to get a LS50 etalon from a dealers stock and ha...
by MapleRidge
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Note to Montana and Swisswalter
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Note to Montana and Swisswalter

Hi Alexandra and Walter... You had eached asked me for pics of my maple syrup escapade...I haven't forgotten, but finally have my pics downloaded. If you still want to see them, drop me an e-mail and I will send them to you. If you e-mail me at home I can send them over the weekend. maple@amtelecom....
by MapleRidge
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 18th Mosaics
Replies: 8
Views: 90

Re: April 18th Mosaics

Hi florencior... I don't usually rate my seeing as beign very good ;) So far, just about all my solar work is generated from 300 frame sequences, and run them through Registax which stack the best 80% (240 frames). On the higher mag images I need to grab more raw frames...they look ok, but on the gr...
by MapleRidge
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 18th Mosaics
Replies: 8
Views: 90

Re: April 18th Mosaics

My thanks to everyone for their comments. I agree that the EFL should have been dropped back...I had the 2x teleconverter used on the quadrant images, and wanted to push it a bit more but the 5x is my only other barlow. If I wasn't trying to squeeze as much into my lunch break I would have cannibali...
by MapleRidge
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: H-alpha sun 2012.04.21 - 06:35UT - Eruptive prom! UPDATE
Replies: 17
Views: 304

Re: H-alpha sun 2012.04.21 - 06:35UT - Eruptive prom! UPDATE

Cai Uso...

Amazing pics...exceptional capture and processing to get these :bow:

Take care,
Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Complete Solar Symetry Photo Op today
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Complete Solar Symetry Photo Op today

Hi Chris...

I'm hoping the weatherman delivers sun tomorrow...this time of year Sunday usually is my best opportunity to spend as much time as I can for solar. I've been watching the sunspots develop on Richard WL images an it is lookign pretty sweet be out there.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A Quick Pic
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: A Quick Pic

Hi Derek...

Those look very good...the fine details in the prominances are outstanding.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc White light 21/0412 + Data
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Full Disc White light 21/0412 + Data

Hi Richard...

that is a wonderful images...great to see all the sunspots.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: How did I miss this?
Replies: 9
Views: 141

Re: How did I miss this?

Welcome John....good to have you with us here.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 18th Mosaics
Replies: 8
Views: 90

April 18th Mosaics

Hello everyone... I made up 2 mosaics from the images captured on Wednesday. Seeing conditions varied so much between frames I found it hard to get a decent match on most, but I did a 2 frame mosaic of AR1459 and used 3 frames to cover AR1460. AR1459 is the better of the 2 in my opinion...both form ...
by MapleRidge
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Comments wanted re Filament from 19th
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Comments wanted re Filament from 19th

Hi Derek... I'm not able to provide much of a technical comment...I see that dark filament in the image last night and was intrigued by it. Now that you have the enlarged portion posted, I'd saw it looks like a dark 'needle' piercing the ribbon below it. Is suppose the dark material could be thinng ...
by MapleRidge
Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 19th April End of Day
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: 19th April End of Day

That is another sharp image Derek...fingers crossed for sun tomorrow moring (then rain all weekend...fingers crossed!!!!)

Brian