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AR2738 from Westport today

Post by ffellah » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:56 pm

Hi all: the morning was lousy here but the sun appeared in the afternoon and I run out imaging. White light was with the 6" refractor and Quark Sodium line, Ha with the HaT and 0.7 focal reducer. Not sure this is my best data, but I wanted to process some images fast. The full disk WL is with a Canon point and shoot camera.

I am glad everybody is having lots of fun with this large, unexpected spot during solar minimum.

Clear skies to all.

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Post by marktownley » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:03 pm

This is a really nice collection Franco! What camera are you using for the closeups?
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Post by ffellah » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:11 pm

Thank you, Mark. In Ha I think it is really funny the large question mark to the left of the sunspot... :lol: I used the PG Flea 3 3.2 Mp for the Sodium and the ZWO ASI 174 MM for the Ha.

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Post by Astrophil » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:17 am

Good looking images, Franco. I missed the question mark today. Glad you got it.

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Post by MapleRidge » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:01 am

Superb images today Franco :bow

The Quark Sodium produces an excellent image!!!

What chip is in your PGR camera?

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Post by Carbon60 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:17 am

An excellent set of images, Franco. The sodium images are beauties. Lovely penumbra details.

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Post by ffellah » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:03 am

Thank you Phil, Brian and Stu for your nice comments. I hope to have another session with AR2738 before it goes over the limb.

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Post by MAURITS » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:09 am

Excellent images collection Franco.
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Post by ffellah » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:50 pm

Thank you, Maurits.

@Brian: the Flea 3 chip is the Sony CMOS IMX036 3.2 Mp.

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Post by christian viladrich » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:40 pm

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Post by bart1805 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:28 pm

What a beautiful question mark!
I like the sodium image. Is it difficult to process?

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Post by ffellah » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:27 pm

Thank you very much Christian, Bart. This is actually my first image of a sunspot with the Sodium Quark. I would say it requires less processing than Ha. Not difficult. Shannon, a professional photographer at our observatory, further processed my image and here it is...

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Post by marktownley » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:08 pm

Nice rework Franco! Very vibrant.
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Post by MalVeauX » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:20 pm

Great captures Franco!

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Post by eroel » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:28 am

Franco:
Superb shots.
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Post by ffellah » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:46 am

Thank you Mark, Marty and Eric. Greatly appreciated.

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Post by krakatoa1883 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:01 am

Beautiful and well processed image, Franco. Have you already tried your Quark sodium with different tunings ? just to see if it makes any difference
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Post by ffellah » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:21 pm

Thank you, Raf. I have not: maybe in the future, I am just struggling these days to find time for solar imaging.

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Re: AR2738 from Westport today

Post by Montana » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:27 pm

I do see the ? now, that is really funny :) these are wonderful quality Franco :bow

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Post by ffellah » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:13 pm

Thank you very much, Alexandra.

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