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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 Starry Jack
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Videos of Quark number two
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Videos of Quark number two

So conceptually I am enjoying my new Quark chromosphere and new ZWO ASI174mm. At f27 native there are hints of terrific detail when the seeing permits. Using a focal reducer gives satisfying views of the disk at medium resolution. Here are links to three videos testing what I perceive as uneven illu...
by Starry Jack
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: My time since mid July
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: My time since mid July

Sign me up!!! And loved the cloud photos. Scotland is on our bucket list.
by Starry Jack
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Images from August 3
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Images from August 3

Thanks for the encouragement Lou and Mark
by Starry Jack
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Images from August 3
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Images from August 3

Here are mine for. 8-3, one of which matches yours but yours is far superior. These are grabs not processed.
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by Starry Jack
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Images from August 3
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Images from August 3

I shot this yesterday as well with a quark and 152mm at about f30. Did not have time to experiment but yours are nicer than mine. I get reflections from a iv/it filter I have and poorer contrast.

Nice work!
by Starry Jack
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Friday Sun 2nd August '19_Updated with new images
Replies: 20
Views: 614

Re: Friday Sun 2nd August '19

Niiiiiiiice series and narrative.
by Starry Jack
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Monday 29th July Sun
Replies: 21
Views: 685

Re: Monday 29th July Sun

Thanks Alexandra. I’m eager to try out my new quark and camera.
by Starry Jack
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Proms from July 30
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Proms from July 30

Love the 3D proms on the disk surface.
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Monday 29th July Sun
Replies: 21
Views: 685

Re: Monday 29th July Sun

Alexandra,
Educate me please... I actually love your photos above but why are you unhappy with the ASI174? Is it because this is fast focal low res? My new ASI174 arrives tomorrow but I will be at F30 with my exchanged Quark.

Best,
Jack
by Starry Jack
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Uneven Quark FOV Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Uneven Quark FOV Pics

Sigh...thanks. Fortunately I work 2 miles from OPT. I will exchange.
by Starry Jack
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Uneven Quark FOV Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Uneven Quark FOV Pics

So I received my Quark chromosphere and got to test for a few minutes. Here are single shots grabbed so seeing is poor (no mono camera just yet). The illumination does not seem even to me. True? One shot is with the knob to the left and one to the right. Ran out of time to snap the straight up posit...
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Cat, dog or Horse?
Replies: 11
Views: 462

Re: Cat, dog or Horse?

I think it is a squirrel about to leap onto an acorn. Hst way we get both proms!
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark Combo at low focal lengths
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Quark Combo at low focal lengths

Yippee!
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark Combo at low focal lengths
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Quark Combo at low focal lengths

Agreed. Thank you.
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark Combo at low focal lengths
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Quark Combo at low focal lengths

Hahahahahahaha! You've noticed that have you? It's a disease I tell you, a disease!!!

That is very sage advice.
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark Combo at low focal lengths
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Quark Combo at low focal lengths

With my f6.5 achromat and Aeties D-ERF Daystar recommends I use the quark classic with the 4.2x Barlow. But that much magnification scares me a bit. How about I get the quark combo and a 2.5x powermate and or also a 5x powermate for flexibility. Or I could use a focal reducer for the classic. Does t...
by Starry Jack
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: I think I'm done modding..will I like the Quark?
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: I think I'm done modding..will I like the Quark?

I don't know officially what the seeing is. I could eat a quark combo and and a 2x powermate. 5he manager at Daystar suggested seeing would be fine at f32 but my experience leads me to think that the 4x built-in is a lit of power. I don't want to be pound wise and penny foolish and I wanted to save ...
by Starry Jack
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: I think I'm done modding..will I like the Quark?
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: I think I'm done modding..will I like the Quark?

Perfect. I know it is completely subjective but I'm thinking a quark and a medium level monochrome camera I will be at peace. I'm sure you know the 'I can build this!' syndrome, but I I have gotten tired. As Soo as the check comes in ai will order. Cheers, Jack. BTW, Mark, whenever I see your name I...
by Starry Jack
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: I think I'm done modding..will I like the Quark?
Replies: 4
Views: 366

I think I'm done modding..will I like the Quark?

After 30 years of home built telescopes and mods of a billion kinds, I think my wife and I want me to get somethingy working out of the box. My last attempt at the PST STAGE 2 Mod was simply a wreck as I have poked and prodded my poor unsuspecting equipment until nothing can possibly line up critica...
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Planning my first PST mod and need some help
Replies: 84
Views: 4118

Re: Planning my first PST mod and need some help

What make is your AR152?
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Look where I've placed my PST Mod Focus
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Look where I've placed my PST Mod Focus

Mark,
That makes all the sense in the world and I don’t understand why I did not grasp that fact until now. I can’t wait to make the change soon. You may have opened up a new direction for me when this works.

Respectfully,
Jack
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Look where I've placed my PST Mod Focus
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Look where I've placed my PST Mod Focus

With these images, where should I be placing my PST Mod? SCOPE: 152mm with PST Stage 2 with 5mm BF Stock eyepiece holder. 1:7 Glasspath right in front of the etalon. I have placed the ruler on a consistent spot on the mount. The Sun comes to focus at 210mm. When I place the PST Mod body into the foc...