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by DeepSolar64
Mon Jun 17, 2024 1:24 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: sunspot group with qrk Mg
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: sunspot group with qrk Mg

John
It is great to see an image in magnesium light. It is a wavelength that certainly needs more attention here. Very nice!!

James
by DeepSolar64
Sun Jun 16, 2024 2:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 15 2024 Observations. Ha.
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: June 15 2024 Observations. Ha.

Thanks and good luck Stu. Here I have been so busy that solar and kayaking time have been a bit hard to come by. With helping dad and working two part time jobs.

James.
by DeepSolar64
Sun Jun 16, 2024 12:10 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 15 June 2024 Full Disk WL
Replies: 12
Views: 275

Re: 15 June 2024 Full Disk WL

That is a beautiful sunrise and the water looks so calm. Living near Cape Canaveral would be so awesome. :mrgreen: Those are nice solar pictures too! And living near all of that water I have to ask if you fish? 🎣 Do you have a boat? 🚀
by DeepSolar64
Sun Jun 16, 2024 12:02 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 15 2024 Observations. Ha.
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: June 15 2024 Observations. Ha.

You are welcome Franco. 😊
by DeepSolar64
Sun Jun 16, 2024 2:22 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 15 2024 Observations. Ha.
Replies: 8
Views: 205

June 15 2024 Observations. Ha.

Today before helping Dad do some work on a shed he is building I got a quick observation of the Sun in hydrogen-alpha. The session was from 15:13 until 15:34 UTC. The skies were clear with fair/average seeing. The temperature was 87F ( 30.5C ) Observing!.JPG Coronado SolarMax II 60 DS. 16x and 25x. ...
by DeepSolar64
Sun Jun 16, 2024 1:49 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 15.6.2024: AR3709 and 3712 close up in H-alpha
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: 15.6.2024: AR3709 and 3712 close up in H-alpha

Very nice closeups, Dennis! πŸ‘πŸΌ
by DeepSolar64
Sat Jun 15, 2024 2:47 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ha outreach. 6-13-24
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Ha outreach. 6-13-24

Thanks Warren. It will help me make my money last until retirement in a little over two years. Even then I may continue to work a bit.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Jun 15, 2024 1:52 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 3 proms from June 14/24
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: 3 proms from June 14/24

Very nice prominence images!! πŸ‘πŸΌ
by DeepSolar64
Sat Jun 15, 2024 1:50 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ha outreach. 6-13-24
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Ha outreach. 6-13-24

She was hesitant to look at first until I explained to her about the filters in the telescope and their safety.
by DeepSolar64
Sat Jun 15, 2024 1:24 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 10 2024 white light and X1.55 limb flare!
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: June 10 2024 white light and X1.55 limb flare!

You are welcome Maurits!

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Our boat shed is still being cleaned up and repaired but we are getting there.
by DeepSolar64
Fri Jun 14, 2024 9:50 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ha outreach. 6-13-24
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Ha outreach. 6-13-24

Outreach is always rewarding in its own way. And a surprise. I now have two very flexible part time jobs. With my dad's condition that is a good thing. I have to make my 401K money and the remainder of my house selling money last. I cannot retire early for almost 2 /12 years.

James
by DeepSolar64
Fri Jun 14, 2024 1:41 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ha outreach. 6-13-24
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Ha outreach. 6-13-24

Today I set up my Coronado SolarMax II 60 to do a little visual observing in Hydrogen-Alpha. I started observing around 17:00 UTC and observed intermittently until 17:25 UTC. I observed both in single stack and in double stack. Observing!.JPG A pretty older woman named Debbie who lives down the road...
by DeepSolar64
Fri Jun 14, 2024 1:07 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Solar Ha telescope
Replies: 15
Views: 508

Re: First Solar Ha telescope

alcorAlly wrote: ↑Thu Jun 13, 2024 1:36 pm
I still prefer an eyepiece for Ha and white light. CaK is another matter
I'm curious, why is it different for CaK?
CaK at 393.3nm is a near ultraviolet wavelength that most people cannot see very well visually but cameras see it just fine. It is more of an imaging wavelength than a visual one.
by DeepSolar64
Fri Jun 14, 2024 1:04 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20240613) | GOOD seeing
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: Today's SUN (20240613) | GOOD seeing

Magnificently covered. Thanks Pedro!! πŸ‘πŸΌ
by DeepSolar64
Fri Jun 14, 2024 1:03 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 13 June 2024
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: 13 June 2024

Beautiful work Ralph. Those proms are gorgeous!! πŸ€ πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Those proms are on the eastern approaching limb of the Sun I believe. Most diagonals swap east and west.
by DeepSolar64
Fri Jun 14, 2024 12:58 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Wonderful prominence display around AR3713
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Wonderful prominence display around AR3713

Very nice captures Rob. I did catch those proms today visually with my SMII60.
by DeepSolar64
Fri Jun 14, 2024 12:55 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Short timelapse with Coronado PST June 13, 2024
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Short timelapse with Coronado PST June 13, 2024

WoW, That little PST did very well!!
by DeepSolar64
Fri Jun 14, 2024 12:52 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Bent prom on June 13/24
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Bent prom on June 13/24

Beautiful!! πŸ‘πŸΌ
by DeepSolar64
Fri Jun 14, 2024 12:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 12 2024 White Light Observations.
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: June 12 2024 White Light Observations.

Thanks Mark. And good luck.
by DeepSolar64
Fri Jun 14, 2024 12:49 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Tall prom today - Ha Sun June 12, 2024
Replies: 17
Views: 347

Re: Tall prom today - Ha Sun June 12, 2024

Congratulations on the SPOD, Franco!. :hamster: :bow

James πŸ€ πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
by DeepSolar64
Thu Jun 13, 2024 1:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 12 2024 White Light Observations.
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: June 12 2024 White Light Observations.

Alexandra, You are welcome. So far the seeing seems better here. I lived very close to the Blue Ridge Escarpment when I lived in Edneyville and it kept the air more mixed up. The escarpment is the sharp dropoff between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Piedmont Plateau. It is a 1000+ foot change in e...
by DeepSolar64
Thu Jun 13, 2024 1:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Solar Ha telescope
Replies: 15
Views: 508

Re: First Solar Ha telescope

Using a monitor to do visual does work but I still prefer an eyepiece for Ha and white light. CaK is another matter. I find the monitor absolutely necessary.

James
by DeepSolar64
Thu Jun 13, 2024 1:13 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 10 2024 white light and X1.55 limb flare!
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: June 10 2024 white light and X1.55 limb flare!

Woohoo to the tinkerer!! 🍻
by DeepSolar64
Thu Jun 13, 2024 3:25 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 12 2024 White Light Observations.
Replies: 4
Views: 137

June 12 2024 White Light Observations.

Today's session was from 13:24 until 13:55 UTC. The skies were clear with above average seeing. The temperature was 74F ( 23.3C ). Observing!.JPG Orion 70mm Solar Telescope. 35.5x and 50x. ( WLC ) Today I could see ten active regions on the photosphere. Four were in the northern hemisphere but only ...
by DeepSolar64
Thu Jun 13, 2024 1:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Tall prom today - Ha Sun June 12, 2024
Replies: 25
Views: 526

Re: Tall prom today - Ha Sun June 12, 2024

rigel123 wrote: ↑Thu Jun 13, 2024 12:39 am Wow, that prom is awesome! Great mosaic too.
Agreed!! :hamster:
by DeepSolar64
Thu Jun 13, 2024 1:26 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Tall prom today - Ha Sun June 12, 2024
Replies: 17
Views: 347

Re: Tall prom today - Ha Sun June 12, 2024

rigel123 wrote: ↑Thu Jun 13, 2024 12:39 am Wow, that prom is awesome! Great mosaic too.
Agreed!! :hamster:
by DeepSolar64
Thu Jun 13, 2024 1:25 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 10 2024 white light and X1.55 limb flare!
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: June 10 2024 white light and X1.55 limb flare!

Thanks Mark. She needs some work and I need your tinkering skills. :)
by DeepSolar64
Thu Jun 13, 2024 1:22 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Solar Ha telescope
Replies: 15
Views: 508

Re: First Solar Ha telescope

Alla, The Richview tilt tuner is effective but I have heard most put the Lunt pressure tuners above the tilt tuned systems but I have never owned a Lunt pressure tuned system to know by experience. I think the single stacked PST has a bandpass close to 1A. The SMII60 SS is 0.65A to 0.7A. A bit narro...
by DeepSolar64
Wed Jun 12, 2024 1:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Active Regions in Ha 12th June 2024
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: Active Regions in Ha 12th June 2024

WoW. Looks nice Stuart! πŸ€ πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
by DeepSolar64
Wed Jun 12, 2024 1:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Solar Ha telescope
Replies: 15
Views: 508

Re: First Solar Ha telescope

Alla,
I have a Coronado SMII60 and I am primarily a visual observer. It does quite well visually in single stack and of course even better in double stack. This might be a good choice for you if you can find a good one on sale.

Good luck with whatever scope you choose.

James
by DeepSolar64
Wed Jun 12, 2024 12:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 12 June 2024
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: 12 June 2024

Ralph, you are always reliable for excellent views. :)
by DeepSolar64
Wed Jun 12, 2024 12:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 10 2024 white light and X1.55 limb flare!
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: June 10 2024 white light and X1.55 limb flare!

Alexandra, That what it is meant for, a family boat. For picnics and outings. Fishing too and just touring the lake. And the deck is big enough to set a scope up on but calm water and low power will be needed. You and Mark do not have a place big enough to set up a low power scope on the canal boats...
by DeepSolar64
Wed Jun 12, 2024 3:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Hydrogen-Alpha and Ca-k June 11
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: Hydrogen-Alpha and Ca-k June 11

Yep, mine is identical! I do not have the Nexstar mount to go with it though. I use the GT mount quite often. I designed and 3d printed a dovetail for the PST. It works well on it. I also have a 102slt and mount and the C6 prodigy. They are perfect mounts for out-reach. Low enough that kids can loo...
by DeepSolar64
Wed Jun 12, 2024 1:43 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Hydrogen-Alpha and Ca-k June 11
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: Hydrogen-Alpha and Ca-k June 11

Yep, mine is identical! I do not have the Nexstar mount to go with it though.
by DeepSolar64
Wed Jun 12, 2024 1:11 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 11.6.2024: AR3709 close up in H-alpha (update 13.6.24)
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: 11.6.2024: AR3709 close up in H-alpha

Yep, that is pretty close. Looks good. πŸ‘πŸΌ

The plage looks a bit like a thumbs up emoji !!
by DeepSolar64
Wed Jun 12, 2024 1:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Hydrogen-Alpha and Ca-k June 11
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: Hydrogen-Alpha and Ca-k June 11

A Celestron 102 GT. I have one of those!!
by DeepSolar64
Wed Jun 12, 2024 1:09 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 11, 2024 Solar Ha Full disk
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: June 11, 2024 Solar Ha Full disk

Very nice detail!
by DeepSolar64
Wed Jun 12, 2024 1:02 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 10 2024 white light and X1.55 limb flare!
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: June 10 2024 white light and X1.55 limb flare!

Alexandra, The boat looks like it has a stainless steel exterior! When completed it should be a gem. I agree with Rainer, the interior looks really nice. It resembles the houseboats we have here. Some are really large pontoons. Your interior also reminds me of the interior of a nice motor home or tr...
by DeepSolar64
Wed Jun 12, 2024 12:45 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New Antlia 0.5nm Solar Discover Ca-k
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: New Antlia 0.5nm Solar Discover Ca-k

Hildo wrote: ↑Tue Jun 11, 2024 2:23 pm
Montana wrote: ↑Tue Jun 11, 2024 11:05 am Very nice indeed!! it is good know there is a descent alternative brand now :bow :hamster:

Alexandra
They also have a dual band solar filter. It's an interesting cheap alternative to photosphere filters. The standard version is $150 usd
I will have to look that one up.
by DeepSolar64
Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 11 June 2024
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: 11 June 2024

Very nice Ha coverage!!
by DeepSolar64
Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Western Limb Animation 11-06-2024
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Re: Western Limb Animation 11-06-2024

It looks like some of that prom may have reached the solar escape velocity.
by DeepSolar64
Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: X1.55 limb flare
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: X1.55 limb flare

Very nice!! πŸ€ πŸ‘πŸΌ
by DeepSolar64
Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New Antlia 0.5nm Solar Discover Ca-k
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: New Antlia 0.5nm Solar Discover Ca-k

It looks great. Certainly a gain on the Antlia CaK 3nm filter. I appreciate that. I think so too. In the world of solar, it's not that much more either. Hopefully I can get some stable skies and a few hours to give them a good side by side I like the 3nm CaK filter and think the filter is quite cap...
by DeepSolar64
Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:13 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 10 2024 white light and X1.55 limb flare!
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: June 10 2024 white light and X1.55 limb flare!

You are welcome, Martin.
by DeepSolar64
Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 10 2024 white light and X1.55 limb flare!
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: June 10 2024 white light and X1.55 limb flare!

You are welcome Alexandra. I will check out Devey's post. How is your boat coming along? My wife and I have gotten a pontoon boat to fix up plus I have gotten a canoe and am fixing to get a second kayak for my wife. It is nice to live so close to a lake. I am not right on it but it is not much furth...
by DeepSolar64
Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Exciting morning, post flare loops animation and images 6/10/2024
Replies: 26
Views: 539

Re: Exciting morning, post flare loops animation and images 6/10/2024

Warren,

It fell a bit early for me to get to plus I was under storms. And on top of that my sister was up for the weekend so I had little time to observe.

Thanks for the views!!

James
by DeepSolar64
Tue Jun 11, 2024 3:43 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 10 2024 white light and X1.55 limb flare!
Replies: 18
Views: 451

June 10 2024 white light and X1.55 limb flare!

This morning I awoke to a SWL alert concerning an X1.55 solar flare which was associated with AR13697 which was on the SW limb. Due to a band of rain and thunderstorms moving through my area I had no chance to observe the post flare loop aftermath of the event. I did save SDO images from the alert a...
by DeepSolar64
Tue Jun 11, 2024 3:14 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Exciting morning, post flare loops animation and images 6/10/2024
Replies: 26
Views: 539

Re: Exciting morning, post flare loops animation and images 6/10/2024

It was a solar morning I entirely missed. We had thunderstorms and heavy rain. I too got the alert for the X1.55 flare on SWL.

The animation is beautiful. Those delicate post flare loops are gorgeous!! :hamster:

James
by DeepSolar64
Tue Jun 11, 2024 2:59 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Active Region Group in Ha 10th June 2024
Replies: 16
Views: 451

Re: Active Region Group in Ha 10th June 2024

Great work Stu!! πŸ€ πŸ‘πŸΌ
by DeepSolar64
Tue Jun 11, 2024 2:56 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: June 10, 2024 Solar Ha & WL FD
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: June 10, 2024 Solar Ha & WL FD

Nice work. I love the third image down!