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#1 marktownley

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 11:47 AM

Super high pressure sat over the UK this weekend, in excess of 1044mb, has meant relatively clear skies in between the spells of transient fog patches, however by this afternoon the fog was gone and I was surprised how much higher the sun was in the sky compared to just a month ago, significantly fewer branches to pass through on the skyline and bigger windows of opportunity. In only a few weeks I think el-sol will have cleared my winter tree line.

I decided to go out and take a peek with the travelling kit, my trusty lunt50 etalon on a 60mm f6 scope, double stacked with the quark, camera was a GH3. Visually things were looking nice, with an emerging flux region which at the time of writing has been designated S6348, it's position on the disk suggesting cycle 25 possibly, there was a nice flame prom and dark filament towards the limb. Observing less than an hour before sunset the sun was low and the slow shimmer of bad seeing was making a strong appearance, but it seemed quite low frequency and the stacking software coped.

 

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Happy to get this disk in solar drought season for me...

Hope you've all had a sunny weekend.

Mark


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 11:56 AM

Lovely disc Mark, that little plage cropped up just in the past few hours.

 

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 12:43 PM

Thanks Marty,  The HMI image is showing a pair of pores in that area now, you guys state side should get a nice view over the next several hours as it hopefully develops as a new active region.


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 01:20 PM



Thanks Marty,  The HMI image is showing a pair of pores in that area now, you guys state side should get a nice view over the next several hours as it hopefully develops as a new active region.

Would love to. But I'm staring at clouds. mad.gif

 

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 01:54 PM

Nice disk Mark! I think I might have a window of opportunity to catch some data.  Got sun but temps in the low 40's F with a nice breeze. Fingers x-ed


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 03:36 PM

Hi Mark,

You have very good detail in your full-disc image... waytogo.gif

I'm happy that you got some sun! flowerred.gif

 

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 03:56 PM

Yes Mark, lovely detail in the FD.


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:31 PM

Very nice, Mark!


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:40 PM

Mark,

 

Is there some web site or post that describes your LS50 etalon + Quark combination?

 

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 09:03 PM

I must have jinxed myself.  As soon as I got ready to image clouds rolled in.  Not a total white out but very few sucker holes.  I managed some data. Here's a little close up of S6348.

 

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 09:07 PM

very nice congratulations


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 10:53 PM

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:22 PM

Thanks for all the kind words folks.

 

 



Mark,

 

Is there some web site or post that describes your LS50 etalon + Quark combination?

 

Best,

Rick

 

Hi Rick, here's a pic that shows it:

 

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 05:10 PM

Nice set up Mark! I love to see different set ups.  By the way what is after your Quark?  Is it another filter or just an adapter?



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 06:17 PM

Thanks James, after the Quark there is a quark to t2 adaptor, then a 0.7x Baader solar telecompressor, then a Baader t2-1.25" click lock eyepiece holder.




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