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by Carbon60
Thu May 30, 2024 8:03 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 28 2024. Ha and Gband Imaging.
Replies: 17
Views: 684

Re: May 28 2024. Ha and Gband Imaging.

Nice work, James. Lovely results.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Thu May 30, 2024 8:02 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 21 May 2024 - Ca K and 393-3 nm images
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: 21 May 2024 - Ca K and 393-3 nm images

Superb, Christian.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Thu May 30, 2024 7:49 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Only two photos today - 29.05.
Replies: 23
Views: 819

Re: Only two photos today - 29.05.

Very nice, Petr. As always.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Thu May 30, 2024 7:46 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 29th May 2024 Mak 8" Ha HR DS
Replies: 15
Views: 728

Re: 29th May 2024 Mak 8" Ha HR DS

Nice images, Val.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Thu May 30, 2024 7:45 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 26th Session
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: May 26th Session

Another great session, Brian. Good luck with the camera. I recently cleared up a load of old files from my laptop and reloaded Genika Astro image capturing software to ensure I had the latest version, including Basler drivers etc..... It was a bit of a nightmare getting everything up and running aga...
by Carbon60
Thu May 30, 2024 7:35 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 21 segment mosaic 28 May 2024
Replies: 13
Views: 456

Re: 21 segment mosaic 28 May 2024

Hi Geoff, How uniform is your Quark? For successful mosaics, each pane has to be almost perfectly uniform, otherwise they can appear patchy when stitched together. I sometimes have this problem when the etalons on my Lunt 60 are not properly tuned or 'clocked' to minimise gradients across the field ...
by Carbon60
Mon May 27, 2024 7:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Very Brief Saturday Sunshine 25th May
Replies: 15
Views: 575

Re: Very Brief Saturday Sunshine 25th May

Very nice indeed, Mark.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Mon May 27, 2024 7:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Can I improve my problematic DS images in post-processing?
Replies: 17
Views: 756

Re: Can I improve my problematic DS images in post-processing?

Hi Alexandros,

Consider building FDs using multiple pane mosaics. With a suitable Barlow you’ll keep within the sweet spot. This is what I do with my triple stacked Lunt 60, as FDs straight from the scope’s natural focal length are not uniform at all.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Mon May 27, 2024 7:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun in Whitelight 27th May 2024.
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Sun in Whitelight 27th May 2024.

Nice results, Steve. Glad to see you got ahead of the weather.
I myself got caught out at the Chipping steam fair https://chippingsteamfair.com/ in pouring bank holiday weekend rain :roll: :roll:

Stu.
by Carbon60
Mon May 27, 2024 6:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 27 May 2024 AR3691
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: 27 May 2024 AR3691

Great results, Ralph.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Mon May 27, 2024 6:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunshine Saturday 18th May
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: Sunshine Saturday 18th May

Superb, Mark.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Mon May 27, 2024 6:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20240527) | LUNT152 & Sol'Ex (post-flare loops X2.9 Flare)
Replies: 19
Views: 1244

Re: Today's SUN (20240527) | LUNT152 & Sol'Ex (post-flare loops X2.9 Flare)

Excellent post-flare loops, Pedro. Beautiful images.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Mon May 27, 2024 6:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Animation of Post Flare Loops in Ha and CaK 5/27/2024
Replies: 20
Views: 731

Re: Animation of Post Flare Loops in Ha and CaK 5/27/2024

Excellent, Warren. Very nice indeed.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Wed May 22, 2024 6:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR13664-13668 HDR view of M-class flare
Replies: 13
Views: 760

Re: AR13664-13668 HDR view of M-class flare

A bit late getting back to this one….

Thank you very much, everyone :)

Stu.
by Carbon60
Wed May 22, 2024 6:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ha and CaK images 17th April 2024
Replies: 23
Views: 1084

Re: Ha and CaK images 17th April 2024

Super pictures. I see some of them at least were taken with a Basler. What was your capture software (sorry if I missed that)? I was just trying to figure out if Sharpcap was OK with Basler gear now - there seem to be some ups and downs on that with changes to Pylon. Hi, I use Genika Astro for imag...
by Carbon60
Wed May 22, 2024 7:24 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Newbie here!
Replies: 15
Views: 1015

Re: Newbie here!

That's a great start. Welcome.

I'd be interested to know your stacking/processing steps to produce the final image.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Wed May 22, 2024 7:19 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 19th May 2024 - HA & CaH closeups
Replies: 13
Views: 983

Re: 19th May 2024 - HA & CaH closeups

Nice work, Vin.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Wed May 22, 2024 7:18 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Double Stack Evaluation Requested
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Double Stack Evaluation Requested

Looking great, Paul. You'll refine with practice.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Wed May 22, 2024 7:13 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 3 hours of a very quiet filaprom! 5/21/2024
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: 3 hours of a very quiet filaprom! 5/21/2024

It might not be spectacular, but you've captured lovely movement there, and a few 'pops' locally. Very nicely done, Warren.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Wed May 22, 2024 7:08 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: My first post on SolarChat!
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: My first post on SolarChat!

A great debut....Welcome.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Wed May 22, 2024 7:07 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 22nd May Sunspots and flares
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: 22nd May Sunspots and flares

Nice images, John.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Wed May 22, 2024 7:06 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some extreme details with the AR200/F8.5 - 21.05.
Replies: 40
Views: 2463

Re: Some extreme details with the AR200/F8.5 - 21.05.

Absolutely stunning, Petr. Breath-taking details.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Mon May 20, 2024 6:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20240519) | PROMS PROMS PROMS
Replies: 14
Views: 890

Re: Today's SUN (20240519) | PROMS PROMS PROMS

Lovely images, Pedro.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Mon May 20, 2024 6:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 19th Sunshine
Replies: 12
Views: 749

Re: May 19th Sunshine

A nice set there, Brian.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Mon May 20, 2024 6:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20240520) | FDs & Sol'Ex
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Today's SUN (20240520) | FDs & Sol'Ex

Nice results, Pedro.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Mon May 20, 2024 6:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol 19-5-24 Ha
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: Sol 19-5-24 Ha

Very nice, Steve.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Mon May 20, 2024 6:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: triple stack mosaic from May 20th
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: triple stack mosaic from May 20th

Very nice indeed.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Mon May 20, 2024 6:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: FD May 19 - first higher res with 3nm CaK
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: FD May 19 - first higher res with 3nm CaK

Hi, 157 frames in 60s is really slow and 157 isn’t very many to get ‘lucky’ with lucky imaging. Add to that the small number of stacked images (only around 6 at 4%) and you’re making it tough for yourself to get the best from your kit. You’d be better with a faster camera and take 500-1000 frames in...
by Carbon60
Mon May 20, 2024 6:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Hedgerow Prom and Solar toolbox
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: The Hedgerow Prom and Solar toolbox

Hi Andrea,

I use ImPPG for alignment, deconvolution and sharpening, and PixInsight for refined sharpening and colouring. I’m just getting to grips with Solar Toolbox. There are some interesting capabilities embedded in this add on that I’ve yet to properly explore.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Mon May 20, 2024 5:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Saturday Sun 18th May 2024
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: Saturday Sun 18th May 2024

Many thanks for your kind words, everyone.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Mon May 20, 2024 5:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sun....proms galore
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Sunday Sun....proms galore

Many thanks, everyone. Much appreciated.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Sun May 19, 2024 8:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sun....proms galore
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Sunday Sun....proms galore

Just one FD today in hydrogen-alpha produced in Mono and colour. The live view was beautiful with those proms. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53731413118_4a844a2c6e_4k.jpg 20240519_Ha_FD_Mono by Stuart Green , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53731544479_d9fdd2c59e_4k.jpg 20240519_...
by Carbon60
Sun May 19, 2024 8:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Saturday Sun 18th May 2024
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: Saturday Sun 18th May 2024

Martin_S wrote: Sat May 18, 2024 8:29 pm A great presentation of images Stu, what telescope did you use for the 430 nm image?

Martin
Hi Martin,

It was taken on a Tecnosky 125mm refractor https://astrograph.net/Tecnosky-125/975 ... 25-Focuser

Stu.
by Carbon60
Sat May 18, 2024 7:59 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Saturday Sun 18th May 2024
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Saturday Sun 18th May 2024

A few from this morning in reasonably good seeing conditions for a nice change. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53728813002_de98735b84_4k.jpg 20240518_FD_CaK_mono by Stuart Green , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53730160985_4f061a02bb_4k.jpg 20240518_FD_CaK_colour by Stuart Green ...
by Carbon60
Fri May 17, 2024 8:26 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Red Sky at Night....
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Red Sky at Night....

Red sky at night, Shepherd's delight :hamster: This is phenomenal Stuart :hamster: :hamster: :hamster: Everyone at work was saying they heard on the news people in London saw the aurora last night again. I looked at Lancaster and it was green all night, maybe folks are getting too keen and saw a re...
by Carbon60
Fri May 17, 2024 8:07 am
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: G5 vs recent G2 Geomagnetic Storms
Replies: 1
Views: 204

G5 vs recent G2 Geomagnetic Storms

The G5 storm really was spectacular visually, but also 'magnetically'. Here's my geomagnetic record of the event in Hi-res as compared with a moderate G2 geomagnetic storm of yesterday. 20240510_G5 Storm_comparison_Hi-Res.jpg As you can see, the G5 was magnificent. Let's hope for another display in ...
by Carbon60
Thu May 16, 2024 8:30 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Red Sky at Night....
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Red Sky at Night....

A beautiful sunset this evening. The forecast for tomorrow isn't great though. :roll: :roll:
20240516_Red Sunset.jpg
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Stu.
by Carbon60
Thu May 16, 2024 6:56 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Northern Lights 'Up North' in York UK Friday
Replies: 15
Views: 847

Re: Northern Lights 'Up North' in York UK Friday

Beautiful images, Nic.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Thu May 16, 2024 6:54 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Closeup of selected AR in CaK 13th of May 2024
Replies: 19
Views: 1352

Re: Closeup of selected AR in CaK 13th of May 2024

Great images, Arne. Very nice.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Thu May 16, 2024 6:50 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum May 14th 2024
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Sun FD in H-Alpha, CaK and Continuum May 14th 2024

Nice, crisp images, Arne.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Thu May 16, 2024 6:49 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc - Sunspot Detail & Proms 05.15.2024
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Full Disc - Sunspot Detail & Proms 05.15.2024

Super images, Paul. Lots of lovely details.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Thu May 16, 2024 6:47 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Session from Sunday May 12th
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: Session from Sunday May 12th

A really great set of images, Brian. Very nice.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Thu May 16, 2024 6:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc 15-05-2024
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: Full Disc 15-05-2024

Great images, Rainer.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Thu May 16, 2024 6:43 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SolarFlix AR3674 from Up n Over Down Under
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Re: SolarFlix AR3674 from Up n Over Down Under

Very nice, indeed, Peter.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Thu May 16, 2024 6:42 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Just found this
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Just found this

Thanks, Peter.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Thu May 16, 2024 6:39 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: CaK Full Disk and Post Flare Loops x2 15th May
Replies: 32
Views: 1262

Re: CaK Full Disk and Post Flare Loops x2 15th May

Your dogged determination to refine and refine your calcium setup has really paid off, Mark. This result is superb.
The Sun has rewarded your efforts by putting on a beautiful display :)

Thank you for revealing to us the art of the possible.

Stu.
by Carbon60
Thu May 16, 2024 6:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: CaK Full Disk and Post Flare Loops x2 15th May
Replies: 32
Views: 2008

Re: CaK Full Disk and Post Flare Loops x2 15th May

Your dogged determination to refine and refine your calcium setup has really paid off, Mark. This result is superb.
The Sun has rewarded your efforts by putting on a beautiful display :)

Thank you for revealing to us the art of the possible.

Stu.