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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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FD on November 16

Post by ffellah » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:58 pm

Hello everybody: a challenging shoot with difficult conditions resulted in only one image of not great quality :evil:

Temperature around 34 degrees, some strong wind and poor seeing. You can see active region 2752 and some very short filaments.

I was thinking: why am I doing this in these conditions ? :lol:

Hope you had better weather.

Franco
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Re: FD on November 16

Post by MAURITS » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:20 pm

A very nice result Franco despite the bad seeing.
Did you use the Lunt 50mm?
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Post by ffellah » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:11 pm

Maurits: you are very kind. It was actually done with the Solarmax90 Double Stacked. That gives you an idea of the conditions.

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Re: FD on November 16

Post by Martin_S » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:28 pm

Franco, seeing is hit and miss at the best of times, at least you caught the AR .The dark spots to the west look interesting, well done .

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Re: FD on November 16

Post by Carbon60 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:55 pm

Just above freezing, in the wind.... must be mad :). Solar is about sunshine and warmth, maybe a glass of wine in the garden...

You'll be doing this dark sky stuff next at 3:00am, Franco.

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Re: FD on November 16

Post by eroel » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:15 pm

Franco:
You got an image in poor conditions.
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Re: FD on November 16

Post by rsfoto » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:26 pm

Hi Franco,

Good, here is just clouds clouds and couds with rain. Unusual for my area this time of the year.

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Re: FD on November 16

Post by MapleRidge » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:42 pm

Hi Franco...

Nice to see you got an image in the poor conditions :bow

We had the raw SE winds here all weekend, did some imaging both days but didn't quite make it to your balmy high :lol: Saturday was about -7C and today was -4C while out at the scope. With the long stretches of low activity we have to take every opportunity to catch some sun.

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Re: FD on November 16

Post by ffellah » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:01 am

Thank you Martin, Stu, Eric, Rainer and Brian for your comments. @Stu: deep sky astrophotography is not for me. I really like observing at night but staying up hours fiddling with equipment is not my thing. I tried it once and then went solar. @Brian: you are a brave man. At -7 degrees you will find me snuggled in bed rather than with the telescope. :)

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Re: FD on November 16

Post by Astrophil » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:27 am

Very nice, Franco. Braving the elements and returning with a trophy. I haven't seen the Sun since the transit.

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Re: FD on November 16

Post by Montana » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:21 pm

I read your comment 'why am I doing this' and thought, I think think that most of the time :lol: particularly during the transit last Monday trying to shield the PST from horizontal gale force wind and hail for a hour and half in a car park. But you got a lovely picture :hamster: wine and warm weather will come again :)

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Post by yltansg » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:18 pm

Nice catch, Franco. I waited 2 hours for the clouds to clear on 16 Nov 19 and gave up. It cleared 2 hours after that. The following day I got some average images. Hence I am always happy to get something, even poor quality images.

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Re: FD on November 16

Post by ffellah » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:36 pm

Thank you Phil, Alexandra and Alfred for your encouragement !

Franco :)

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Re: FD on November 16

Post by marktownley » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:50 pm

Missed this, nice disk Franco!
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