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by DeepSolar64
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2-29-2020 Observations
Replies: 19
Views: 8738

Re: 2-29-2020 Observations

That is a lovely report James and very interesting too. I was wondering, do you move the Sun about in the eyepiece a lot or keep it static in the middle? Sometimes the way the etalon functions means that certain areas are more on band than others in the eyepiece field of view. When I do visual I mo...
by DeepSolar64
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 29th February sunshine
Replies: 11
Views: 6740

Re: 29th February sunshine

:hamster: Love em! Especially the first one.
by DeepSolar64
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Leap Day Full disc 29-02-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 7385

Re: Leap Day Full disc 29-02-2020

I use Tilting Sun. It helps take the confusion out of solar orientation when you have so little detail visible for a reference.
by DeepSolar64
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2-29-2020 Observations
Replies: 19
Views: 8738

Re: 2-29-2020 Observations

Hi DeepSolar64, Thank for the report. I see you have a 60 mm DS and wonder why you do not see the Prominences. Maybe you should try to adjust them a bit more. With a 60 mm DS you should see them. Do you see a Hot Spot in the image you see ? Try to adjust it so it is central by turning the front fil...
by DeepSolar64
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 01-03-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 5049

Re: Full disc 01-03-2020

Rainer,
Your photos pick up a few very tiny filaments I could not see. I could only barely pick up a single prominence visually today. And yep. Zilch in white light. Nice photos. They show what little is going on very well. High clouds did'nt help me today either.

James
by DeepSolar64
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2-29-2020 Observations
Replies: 19
Views: 8738

Re: 2-29-2020 Observations

Thanks you guys! :)
by DeepSolar64
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 24th, 26th. 27th and 28th of February FD´s.
Replies: 9
Views: 6073

Re: Sol from the 24th, 26th. 27th and 28th of February FD´s.

That's a great set of images Eric. Very sharp!
by DeepSolar64
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ha Full Disk 1st March
Replies: 18
Views: 8220

Re: Ha Full Disk 1st March

dhkaiser wrote: Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:55 pm Looks like that AR on the east limb has not turned into a sunspot.
I sure hope it does!

Very nice images, Mark. The larger curved filament stood out really well in my scope yesterday.
by DeepSolar64
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Experience with SM2 and SM3 scopes
Replies: 4
Views: 4642

Re: Experience with SM2 and SM3 scopes

hopskipson wrote: Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:59 am I also heard that the double stack SM 2 etalon will fit the 3.
I have wondered about that. Make sure before you buy.
by DeepSolar64
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2-29-2020 Observations
Replies: 19
Views: 8738

2-29-2020 Observations

All, I observed the Sun today around 2pm local EST. Seeing was decent under a clear sky. Coronado SolarMax 60 II DS. Ha 16x and 21.5x 5 filaments seen. Two are really easy. One is a large curved shaped one in the northern hemisphere near the limb. The others are much smaller and located in the south...
by DeepSolar64
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: H-A GONG Page Offline
Replies: 7
Views: 4867

Re: H-A GONG Page Offline

The second link has been around for awhile. Another you can use is Daystar. They keep an updated colorized GONG image on site.
by DeepSolar64
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Leap Day Full disc 29-02-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 7385

Re: Leap Day Full disc 29-02-2020

Well done Rainer. I never could see that prom today.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New Skywatcher Solarquest mount
Replies: 43
Views: 24506

Re: New Skywatcher Solarquest mount

I have thought about getting the Orion Solar Starseeker mount. It looks similar.

https://optcorp.com/products/orion-sola ... th-mount-1
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Experience with SM2 and SM3 scopes
Replies: 4
Views: 4642

Re: Experience with SM2 and SM3 scopes

Again... The SMIII is almost certainly the best made of the two. Anodized brass tube, much better focuser and totally external etalons. You can remove them for nighttime use! I have never had the pleasure of looking through one. Stephen Ramsden ( SolarChat ) has an exellent review on the 70mm model....
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Experience with SM2 and SM3 scopes
Replies: 4
Views: 4642

Re: Experience with SM2 and SM3 scopes

Hey James, I have a SolarMax II 60 DS and it works great so a 90 would be only better. I might be wrong and someone else here may correct me but I think they don't sell the SM III etalons separately like they do the SMII. You cannot upgrade later to a DS if you initially buy a SS. You have choose to...
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 28 February 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 4891

Re: Full disc 28 February 2020

Big thumbs up Rainer! White light looks as void as I see it.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: CaK sun 29th February
Replies: 12
Views: 6219

Re: CaK sun 29th February

Very nice!
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: CaK sun 29th February
Replies: 12
Views: 5452

Re: CaK sun 29th February

Very nice!
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Difference between the 2 DS for the LS100THA
Replies: 7
Views: 5888

Re: Difference between the 2 DS for the LS100THA

BigDob,

Good luck on that LS100THA.

And I just ordered a Sky-Watcher 12" Dobsonian on Amazon for under 1000 bucks. It'll finally succeed my old Coulter 10.1" as my premier deep-sky scope after 37 years of use!

James
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: SM2 Etalon, Primary vs Double Stack Module?
Replies: 6
Views: 9195

Re: SM2 Etalon, Primary vs Double Stack Module?

Marty, I never realized they had two versions of these. Mine is the DS Etalon that has the tuning wheel and a front tuning ring as well. Reading your post I am confused too. Does the DS Etalon mount together with the primary etalon externally like the SMIII does? I didn't know any version of the SMI...
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: halpha sun of February 28th
Replies: 6
Views: 5067

Re: halpha sun of February 28th

Nice images Stephane! I was able with patience to pick out five little patches of filaments today seeing them much as your photos show them. I could only see a single prominence on the limb though. Your pictures match my visual view closely but visually in a red color.

James
by DeepSolar64
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR12713 and proms at the limb. 12" scope.
Replies: 8
Views: 6363

Re: AR12713 and proms at the limb. 12" scope.

Very nice Valery! so sharp!
by DeepSolar64
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 26 February 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 4302

Re: Full disc 26 February 2020

Rainer,
My quick peek through the clouds showed a fan shaped prominence and a couple of filaments. Your full disc white light sun mirrors what I saw. Granulation only. The filaments show up really good in your photos showing more of them than I could see. Nice prom detail too!

James
by DeepSolar64
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's Sun 26/02/2020
Replies: 9
Views: 5542

Re: Today's Sun 26/02/2020

Very nice Ross! I am observing it visually now.
by DeepSolar64
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Prominence Animation 24/02/2020 NEW +3h anim
Replies: 11
Views: 5041

Re: Prominence Animation 24/02/2020

Awesome animation Banjo! Rainy yesterday for me. Thanks for the view.
by DeepSolar64
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prominence Animation 24/02/2020 NEW +3h anim
Replies: 14
Views: 7504

Re: Prominence Animation 24/02/2020

Awesome animation Banjo! Rainy yesterday for me. Thanks for the view.
by DeepSolar64
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 24 February 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 5139

Re: Full disc 24 February 2020

Rainer,

Those filaments show up well as dark little fluffs. It belies how big they actually are!

James
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: halpha sun of February 24th
Replies: 5
Views: 3892

Re: halpha sun of February 24th

Awesome! I would love to have an FS60!! Awesome little scope! Excellent Photos!
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: halpha sun of February 24th
Replies: 7
Views: 4793

Re: halpha sun of February 24th

Awesome! I would love to have an FS60!! Awesome little scope! Excellent Photos!
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Difference between the 2 DS for the LS100THA
Replies: 7
Views: 5888

Re: Difference between the 2 DS for the LS100THA

BD, I had planned on a 13.1 myself or A 6" Criterion Dynascope. Both at the time were above what I could afford with my first job salary in high school so I got the 10.1". I ended up getting a second hand Criterion 6" a few years later. It has really good performance. I still have it ...
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: My small solar offering 23rd February 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 6045

Re: My small solar offering 23rd February 2020

Alexandra,
It happens to nighttime observing too. You have a perfectly clear day with a good forecast and before dark you run outside to set up and then wha-La, clouds move in around sunset...

James
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Difference between the 2 DS for the LS100THA
Replies: 7
Views: 5888

Re: Difference between the 2 DS for the LS100THA

WoW BigDob. You have went really big. I have toyed with replacing my old Coulter with a bigger instrument in the 16" class. Maybe eventually I will do it. I do have a close friend with a first rate 15" scope. Zambuto mirrors are awesome! Lately I have been more into refractors. Many are mo...
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prominences February 23, 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 5809

Re: Prominences February 23, 2020

Excellent photography Franco. Your bottom full disc color image shows it very close to what I could see visually today. The prom looks exact. Faint but visible. I could not pick out the second filament though. I was viewing through high thin clouds. that didn't help.

James
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Difference between the 2 DS for the LS100THA
Replies: 7
Views: 5888

Re: Difference between the 2 DS for the LS100THA

BigDob, I have a double-stacked Meade Coronado SolarMax II DS and like you only observe visually. I bought it first as a single stacked system and later added the second etalon to the front of the scope. I have learned pretty much where the tuning points are on the knob of the internal single stack ...
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2-22-20 Observations
Replies: 7
Views: 4568

Re: 2-22-20 Observations

Thank you Eric.
by DeepSolar64
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 22nd of February 2020.
Replies: 7
Views: 4827

Re: Sol from the 22nd of February 2020.

Nice photography. I recognize that prom! Very pretty observatory grounds.
by DeepSolar64
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 23 February 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 5003

Re: Full disc 23 February 2020

Nice detail! I am having to look through thin overcast clouds. I can barely see the pyramid-shaped prom and a single filament.
by DeepSolar64
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New Astro Toys!!
Replies: 6
Views: 5162

Re: New Astro Toys!!

Alexandra, I lucked out and got 4 hours of observing time last night with the new scope. It did wonderfully. Practically no color fringing around my test star Sirius! My NextStar 102GT achromat has obvious color around the star and my nearly 40 year old old Traq 60mm refractor has less but it is sti...
by DeepSolar64
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2-22-20 Observations
Replies: 7
Views: 4568

Re: 2-22-20 Observations

Montana wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:13 pm Fabulous that you can see the spicules fur at the limb, this is also why you saw so much detail in other parts of the disc too, excellent seeing rules!

A beautiful description :hamster:

Alexandra

It seems that good weather and good seeing are seldom lately.

James
by DeepSolar64
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 22 February 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 5070

Re: Full disc 22 February 2020

Rainer,

Thank you on the info on interpreting the magnetogram images.

James
by DeepSolar64
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 18th of February 2020.
Replies: 6
Views: 4520

Re: Sol from the 18th of February 2020.

I missed that nice prominence. Clouds again. :( Excellent images Eric. You gave me a nice view!
by DeepSolar64
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Need a Travel Scope Recommendation for New Zealand
Replies: 9
Views: 7410

Re: Need a Travel Scope Recommendation for New Zealand

Jack,
I just bought a AstroTech 72EDII refractor. I bought it because is is so portable. I used it for the first time tonight and it performs wonderfully. It and a small goto tracking mount would do great on a trip.

James
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 22 February 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 5070

Re: Full disc 22 February 2020

I need to learn how to interpret the magnetogram images.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Quiet Star in HA, CaK & Gband | Feb 22nd 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 5095

Re: The Quiet Star in HA, CaK & Gband | Feb 22nd 2020

rsfoto wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:53 pm Hi Marty,

Good images but not quiet if you compare yesterday to today. OK, we all want to see huge impressive stormy spots :mrgreen:

Rainer
I'll second that!! :D
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New Astro Toys!!
Replies: 6
Views: 5162

Re: New Astro Toys!!

It's in the plans, that is for sure.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disc 22 February 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 5070

Re: Full disc 22 February 2020

You captured today's sun very well.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Quiet Star in HA, CaK & Gband | Feb 22nd 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 5095

Re: The Quiet Star in HA, CaK & Gband | Feb 22nd 2020

Very nice Marty. Despite today's calmness I see more there than I have seen in the last week, but most of my week has been cloudy so it's a moot point I guess.