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#1 rigel123

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:03 PM

Not much on the surface now but lots of proms to keep you occupied today. Here is a full shot with all of the proms (Andre, this would keep you busy sketching!)

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And a close up of one of the more active regions:

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

Nice shots, Warren. I'm solar observing vicariously through others here as we've had no observable sun for a while now. It's been pouring rain since bedtime last night. Sheesh!

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:13 PM

Nice shots, Warren. I'm solar observing vicariously through others here as we've had no observable sun for a while now. It's been pouring rain since bedtime last night. Sheesh!


Thanks, I know what you mean, you'd probably enjoy my latest post!

http://www.cloudynig...5702052/page...

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:52 PM

Warren

What a beautiful close up you did. I like it so much. So detailed, exactly how I see it in my scope. And very fery nice color you choosed. I wish to see more of theses.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

Thanks Andre, I was going for the view through the scope, glad you enjoyed it!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:49 AM

Excellent shots Warren

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:38 AM

Lovely shots Warren. Could you send the sun our way. It seems to have disappeard and the forecast is cloudy for the next 7 days again.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:32 AM

Thanks Andy/Ray. Ray, wish I could, but after taking these shots the sun has gone AWOL and the forecast looks as bleak as yours!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

Wonderful images! How did you block the main image of the sun in the first picture, did you use some kind of occulting disk? If so, was it home made or commercial? I would love to know more about the technical details.

Thanks!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:26 PM

Thank you for the comment Ash. The sun is blocked during processing in Photoshop simply by doing a Magic Wand Select of the totally white disk of the sun, doing a feather of about 3 pixels and then using the Paint Bucket Tool to paint it black. Below is what it would look like before using the Paint Bucket tool. Blacking out the brilliant white disk allows you to see the proms much better, just like during an eclipse.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:25 PM

That is very helpful! I can't wait to try it out. Thank you so much for the information!

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:36 PM

Glad to help!






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