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#1 mtr1

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 12:41 PM

I guess I'll kick this off -- closeup in H-alpha using Daystar Quark and TV 2.5X Powermate.  QHY5III174M mono image; false color via PI.  I've got 32GB in the can and hope to make a short movie as Merc trudges past the chromosphere; we'll see how that goes as clouds, tree branches, incompetent focusing and other obstacles conspired to make this a challenge.  Anyway, the Q3.5"/DayStar Quark combination worked nicely as expected. 

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Clear skies!

Mauri 


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#2 mtr1

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 01:08 PM

Here's the rig used above

 

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Matches the autumn colors nicely!


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#3 Agent Classified

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 01:10 PM

Great photo, great science! And a fairly elegant piece of equipment.  Thanks for sharing!



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Posted 11 November 2019 - 01:28 PM

While setting up to view the transit, first in the finder and the awaiting the sun to clear a neighbors roof, my first view of the Sun through the filter included a commercial airliner transiting my line of sight. Very Cool.



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Posted 11 November 2019 - 02:00 PM

A lot of clouds in Tucson, overcast at Sunrise, then a brief period of a nice clear blue sky window where the Sun was located when I captured this with the Q and a Nikon D850 and then varying light clouds for much the rest of the transit. Bad news I certainly did not get all that I wanted especially at exit, good news I got to see it and had a nice if brief window of very clear skies. I was shooting timed series so there might be more brief windows in the hundreds of the photos, but the light clouds dominated. Lots of data to look at.

 

 

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 11:56 PM

I had a great view through a scattered high, thin, cirrus layer in Maryland (suburban DC) with my ‘65 quartz Q3.5. I hand held my Pentax K-5 to the 40-80x eyepiece at about the midpoint of the transit. An excellent experience overall!

 

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