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June 16 2019: Ha Full Disc, 3 Small Proms & 1 Biggy

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#1 RickV

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 09:24 PM

It was sunny this morning so I imaged...

 

Full Solar Disc

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Prom at 12 O'clock

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Prom at 3 O'clock

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Prom at 6 O'clock

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Big Prom at 9-10 O'clock

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You can warm your hands on that one!

 

That's all folks...

 

Best,

Rick


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 10:16 PM

Next year I'm gonna get a solar scope. I love seeing everyones solar images I've got to try it for myself : )


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 06:33 AM

That last one looks right out of a fireplace!


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 09:31 AM

You can warm your hands on that one!

 

And your feet ...  smile.gif

 

Well done Rick.


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 09:58 AM

Next year I'm gonna get a solar scope. I love seeing everyones solar images I've got to try it for myself : )

Jonathan,

 

I wanted a C14 but the deal did not happen.  My consolation prize was a Ha solar scope - opened up a whole new world for me.  I love solar imaging... and working in the early morning rather than late at night.

 

Best,

Rick



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Posted 17 June 2019 - 10:29 AM

Wow!  Tremendous detail!  Thanks very much for sharing!

 

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 06:54 PM

That bottom image burnt the hair off my knuckles and singed my eyebrows! Nice work Rick.
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Posted 18 June 2019 - 07:44 AM

Rick -

 

Again, superb shots. They have an alien quality. Quite dramatic.


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:29 PM

Very nice Rick! Glad you passed on the C14 😁
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Posted 19 June 2019 - 11:17 PM

Very nice images, Rick.

 

At least during summer months I also prefer solar - no need to stay up late and be tired at work next day. And the sun is so dynamic, always something changing (even during solar minimum)


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:42 AM

Thanks Laura!  I image during the winter months too.  My scopes live in a garbage shed - oops Astronomical  Observatory.  wink.gif

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And in winter... all I have to do is keep the snow off the shed and the walk to the shed.

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The 'shed' is a super approach & a real time saver.  Everything is set up and wired into the house.  All I have to do is open the shed top, move the scope around, plug in a few items and I'm set to image.  When I'm finished, I just unplug a few items, move the scope to a low position and close the shed top.

 

Best,

Rick


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 12:48 PM

Solar really has taken my astronomy to the next level, sketching and all. You are sitting out in the warmth. Looking forward to the solar minimum slowly giving in to the max as the summers will pass by. Weather is also much clearer in the summer over here. It's a win win win.

 

Any H-alpha scope is astronomically much better (pun intended) than no H-alpha scope. 


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 03:47 PM

Rick, the garbage shed is a good idea. I use a Telegizmos 365 cover and have my scope including a Shuttle barebone computer installed permanently. Gets me observing within minutes, but still takes some cooldown (for night observation) or heating (for morning solar sessions) time. Anyway minimal preparation and shutdown procedures at least tripled observing occasions in some years.

 

Viewer, I know what you mean. However, in solar I do mainly photography and prefer to sit in my astro computer corner inside controlling everything remotely. Outside  I wouldn't see the computer screen very well, and my skin would be burnt quikly from the sun


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