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Ibmelrod
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High Power Solar Sketches on Oct 25 2012
      #5489263 - 10/25/12 08:56 PM Attachment (28 downloads)

Hi all,

Very good seeing today prompted me to try eyepieces I don't normally consider with the PST. I began with the usual 10mm Sirius Plossl, then a 7mm TMB Planetary and finally a 6mm TMB II Planetary. the two Planetarys put up fine, steady images with more contrast than the 10 and sometimes 7.5 Plossls give on average.

This warm and windy day with a cold front moving in had the best seeing I recall in three years using the PST. First the H-a view with the beautiful SE prom that Andre has so elegantly captured:


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Ibmelrod
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Reged: 10/18/04

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Re: High Power Solar Sketches on Oct 25 2012 new [Re: Ibmelrod]
      #5489264 - 10/25/12 08:57 PM Attachment (26 downloads)

And in white light:

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Andrev
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Re: High Power Solar Sketches on Oct 25 2012 new [Re: Ibmelrod]
      #5489298 - 10/25/12 09:28 PM

Mel.

Beautiful sketches my friend. So according to what you say, the PST handle comfortably the 6mm what give 66X. Cool. Nice details in your sunspots.

Andre.


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Ibmelrod
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Re: High Power Solar Sketches on Oct 25 2012 new [Re: Andrev]
      #5490242 - 10/26/12 01:28 PM

Thanks Andre.

A 6mm ep worked with the PST on this exceptional day but it needs more use to prove its practicality. I was also using a dark headcover that was quite troublesome in the windy conditions so that needs rethinking too.


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niteskystargazer
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Re: High Power Solar Sketches on Oct 25 2012 new [Re: Ibmelrod]
      #5490272 - 10/26/12 01:45 PM

Mel,

Nice sketches of the Sun .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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frank5817
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Re: High Power Solar Sketches on Oct 25 2012 new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5490955 - 10/26/12 10:15 PM

Mel,

A fine pair of solar sketches. Always nice to see both views.

Frank


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geminijk
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Re: High Power Solar Sketches on Oct 25 2012 new [Re: frank5817]
      #5490996 - 10/26/12 10:48 PM

Love the combo, great job!

John


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Andrev
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Re: High Power Solar Sketches on Oct 25 2012 new [Re: geminijk]
      #5491058 - 10/26/12 11:49 PM

Mel

Thanks for the info. I keep this in mind.

Andre.


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Ibmelrod
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Re: High Power Solar Sketches on Oct 25 2012 new [Re: Andrev]
      #5492336 - 10/27/12 10:05 PM

Tom, Frank, John,

Thank you for the kind words.

@Andre, you are very welcome.


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