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Lou took this great image of a prom with his Lunt152 double stacked with a Quark

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by Christopher
Wed May 08, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Two spots - 7 May 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Two spots - 7 May 2019

Very nice shot Bruce. Let us know how you make out with Genika/SSM. There are options.
by Christopher
Wed May 08, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: storm on the sun May 6 PART 2 (NEW)
Replies: 15
Views: 649

Re: storm on the sun May 6 PART 2 (NEW)

These are so great. Really enjoying them Paul.
by Christopher
Wed May 08, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Animation: Cinco de Mayo Fireworks
Replies: 14
Views: 560

Animation: Cinco de Mayo Fireworks

Finished processing an animation from Sunday May 5th. I love doing these and it was so nice to have a confluence of time, weather and and interesting target (AR2740). This is 26 frames of 150/500 stacks captured between 13:36 and 14:57 EDT using a Lunt LS100THa/B1800, 5x PowerMate, and a PGR Grassho...
by Christopher
Mon May 06, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First attempt at an animation
Replies: 14
Views: 611

Re: First attempt at an animation

This is a great first animation. I also use Firecapture with SSM and it works very well using the plug in developed by PDB (user on SolarChat).
by Christopher
Mon May 06, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: storm on the sun May 6 PART 2 (NEW)
Replies: 15
Views: 649

Re: storm on the sun May 6 (new)

Very impressive animation Paul!
by Christopher
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Photographic Benefits of UV/IR Blocking Filter
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: Photographic Benefits of UV/IR Blocking Filter

Thanks to all who chimed in. It has cleared some things up for me (excuse the pun :P ). I can see how they benefit the image through narrowing the wavelength the camera is recording. Seems that this results in better contrast and structural details. No one indicated that they found the extra data us...
by Christopher
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Photographic Benefits of UV/IR Blocking Filter
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: Photographic Benefits of UV/IR Blocking Filter

Hi Mark, Thanks for responding. So it sounds like your usage is strictly for managing thermal energy. I think I understand those considerations. I'm also wondering about the impact on data collected during imaging and how that might affect the image quality (for better or worse). The PGR implementat...
by Christopher
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Photographic Benefits of UV/IR Blocking Filter
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Photographic Benefits of UV/IR Blocking Filter

When solar photographers specify their hydrogen-alpha light path I often see a UV/IR blocking filter listed and I'm curious to know what specific benefits are derived particularly as it relates to the quality of the image (heat energy management considerations aside). Is there a placement requiremen...
by Christopher
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom 24 April
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Prom 24 April

Very nice details David.
by Christopher
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 9 inch Rumak: granulation and AR2738
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: 9 inch Rumak: granulation and AR2738

Bravo on the granulation shot Bart. Looks like your going to have some fun with that particular scope!
by Christopher
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun time lapse 4h 45m 20-04-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Sun time lapse 4h 45m 20-04-2019

Nice work Raineer. That slowly evolving prominence benefited from your patience. I envy your permanent installation!
by Christopher
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Holiday sunshine
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Holiday sunshine

Very nice images Alexandra. Sounds like a very interesting place to visit. My potentially last opportunity to catch this wonderful spot is vanishing out my 9th floor window of my office at work today. I did manage a few sucker holes peaks visually on Sunday before the rain set in. Rear mounted Halph...
by Christopher
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 15th of April of 2019.
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Sol from the 15th of April of 2019.

Very nice images Eric.
by Christopher
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: I often see dangerous sun filters on sale on Ebay with 1960/70s scopes, you know the eyepiece type.
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: I often see dangerous sun filters on sale on Ebay with 1960/70s scopes, you know the eyepiece type.

Thanks for taking the time to do this Jeremy. Who knows how many eyes you've potentially saved as a result. Fine work.
by Christopher
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Great Sunspot in AR2738 in High Res | HA & WL | April 12th 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 562

Re: Great Sunspot in AR2738 in High Res | HA & WL | April 12th 2019

Stunning. Especially the white light Marty. Congrats.
by Christopher
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some Sunshine with the Travelling Kit - 13th April
Replies: 17
Views: 580

Re: Some Sunshine with the Travelling Kit - 13th April

The portability challenge is quite fun isn’t it? It seems you’ve packed an enormous amount of capability into your setup Mark. Terrific results. Hope the clouds steer ‘round you.
by Christopher
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sun 14th April '19
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: Sunday Sun 14th April '19

Very nice shots Stu. Inspired me to take the 4” out for a few peaks through the sucker holes. That AR is putting on a good show!
by Christopher
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: When I win the lottery
Replies: 18
Views: 918

Re: When I win the lottery

Brian
I believe they relaxed the struts so it would lie flatter. I wouldn’t want be around to see it roll off its perch :o

This is a one of a kind scope designed by a renowned optician. It belongs at 8,000 feet altitude in New Mexico. I’d love to have a peak. :beanie:
by Christopher
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quick session early doors 11/04/2019 Tal/PST mod
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Quick session early doors 11/04/2019 Tal/PST mod

Very nice results David. The prom zone is very interesting. I'm jealous that I'm not getting out to enjoy any of this recent activity!
by Christopher
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Proms and spot April 9, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 518

Re: Proms and spot April 9, 2019

Wow, fantastic results Phil. Something for me to aspire to....someday :shock: :bow
by Christopher
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: NEAF
Replies: 27
Views: 1303

Re: NEAF

Just got home. This was my third and best NEAF. I very much enjoyed meeting some of the folks from SolarChat. Brian, Franco, Billy, Eric, Rainer, Stephen, hope you all had a great time as well. The comradery was warm, the weather was kind, the speakers were engaging and the toys were plentiful. What...
by Christopher
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: GET READY FOR THE SUN UK
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: GET READY FOR THE SUN UK

Lovely forecast! Enjoy. Look forward to some great pics.
by Christopher
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: NEAF
Replies: 27
Views: 1303

Re: NEAF

I’m leaving in about an hour for NEAF. I’ll try to make the Daystar rendezvous as well. If not I spend quite a bit of time at the Astro-Hutech booth (good friends of mine). I’m looking forward to getting a Hinode guider this year :P It will be great to meet some of you! George, I’ll be sure and look...