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#1 nicknacknock

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 04:29 AM

A shout out to MalVeauX for the excellent video tutorials!

 

Today's work and yes, I could do a lot more on this and better, but it is the first time I processed an image using Marty's excellent video tutorials, so I think I will just sit back now, let it sink in and keep reprocessing the same image to build my skill set.

 

Yes, overprocessed (I need to back off!), but I am learning! For a 3rd time attempt, I am really pleased!

 

AZ GTi, Lunt LS60 SS Tilt Tuned, ASI 174, 1000 frames, Firecapture, AS3!, IMPPG, Photoshop.

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 06:37 AM

That looks GOOD!

 

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 06:42 AM

And with Earth to scale. Learning...

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 07:07 AM

Nice work with your LS60, keep it up.  As for the earth scale, looks too big next to the sun's limb.


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 07:14 AM

Maybe I did not measure correctly - I was more or less toying with the idea of adding Earth. Next time measure twice, descale once ;)

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 08:25 AM

With correct image scale. A little whoopsie the first time - I adjusted based on pixel size instead of mm size...

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 08:30 AM

Great images I'll be watching for more

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 09:06 AM

Great results Nick!

 

Very best,


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 10:37 AM

And with Earth to scale. Learning...

Are ou sure from the earth scale?



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Posted 29 March 2020 - 10:42 AM

very very nice pic.
bravo, thank you.


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 11:12 AM

Are ou sure from the earth scale?

Second one yes ;)



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Posted 29 March 2020 - 11:25 AM

Very nice work Nick, congrats!

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 11:35 AM

Looks great!

 

I’m planning to do some solar capture with my az-gti once I get some clear skies. Could you outline how you did it? Any guiding used? EQ mode I assume?


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 11:46 AM

That's excellent for a first try using a technique new to you. 


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 12:17 PM

Hi Cometeer,

I updated my mount for EQ mode as well, but for solar I use it in Alt Az mode. I have a Tele Vue Solar pointer which gets me always on the sun, so I manually slew to the Sun and then just use point and track. No alignment, no nothing.

Remember to activate solar tracking in advanced settings though. I do about 1,000 frames in Firecapture and that’s quite fast, so in about 10 minutes I am done. The 178 allows for a full solar disk and the AZ GTi is a champ AS LONG as you make sure the mount is level, otherwise you will have drift.

Martin’s most excellent videos covers all you need to know to focus properly and expose properly, plus all post processing steps needed to produce a respectable result immediately (me being such a solar imaging noob and all).
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Posted 29 March 2020 - 12:18 PM

Clarification: 10 minutes from stepping outside, getting the data and back indoors ;)
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Posted 29 March 2020 - 12:32 PM

Hi Cometeer,

I updated my mount for EQ mode as well, but for solar I use it in Alt Az mode. I have a Tele Vue Solar pointer which gets me always on the sun, so I manually slew to the Sun and then just use point and track. No alignment, no nothing.

Remember to activate solar tracking in advanced settings though. I do about 1,000 frames in Firecapture and that’s quite fast, so in about 10 minutes I am done. The 178 allows for a full solar disk and the AZ GTi is a champ AS LONG as you make sure the mount is level, otherwise you will have drift.

Martin’s most excellent videos covers all you need to know to focus properly and expose properly, plus all post processing steps needed to produce a respectable result immediately (me being such a solar imaging noob and all).

Thanks for the information Nick. I’ve done solar capturing with a 178MM before and used Marty’s tutorial for processing as well. The only inhibitor is the time it takes to setup my eq mount. The AZ GTi solves that problem now. 


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 02:04 PM

Quick and dirty full disk. Need to investigate those two spots of uneven illumination...

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 02:36 PM

Nice disc Nick!

 

Very best,


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 07:08 PM

With correct image scale. A little whoopsie the first time - I adjusted based on pixel size instead of mm size...

Looking at your pic “ and it’s very nice” is it safe to say while observing with my 100 that the earths diameter is about twice as thick as the spicules from the double limb give or take a bit?

It seems to me that that’s about what I see, yours is more detailed of coarse , I’m talking size wise?

Ive always wondered how big the earth would be in my view compared to something that’s kind of consistent 

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 12:12 AM

BD,

 

I used this tutorial to scale the Earth relative to the Sun. Being a bit of an idiot, I could have done this easily from the full disk image and scale, but it just came to me a few hours ago. 

 

I'd love to view through the LS100, but since I only do casual solar viewing, I went for the LS60. The imaging bit just came up due to CV induced boredom, but it is something I will pursue. No need for a larger scope though, as I do not wish to use a heavier mount than the AZ GTi for this purpose. I like a small portable setup.

 

Re earth's diameter Vs spicules from the double limb, I am afraid I am a bit thick this morning and don't get the question. Kindly clarify for me :)



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Posted 30 March 2020 - 12:37 AM

And last version of colored Sol, with synthetic flat applied per Marty's tutorial!

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 12:14 PM

I guess I’m just trying to figure out “ earth scale” in the field of view In my scope .

Ill be watching for you guys posting earth scale pics next to proms in your pics and go from there.

Nice pics , clouded out here today

BD 


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Posted 30 March 2020 - 12:48 PM

A shout out to MalVeauX for the excellent video tutorials!

 

Today's work and yes, I could do a lot more on this and better, but it is the first time I processed an image using Marty's excellent video tutorials, so I think I will just sit back now, let it sink in and keep reprocessing the same image to build my skill set.

 

Yes, overprocessed (I need to back off!), but I am learning! For a 3rd time attempt, I am really pleased!

 

AZ GTi, Lunt LS60 SS Tilt Tuned, ASI 174, 1000 frames, Firecapture, AS3!, IMPPG, Photoshop.

The chromosphere is perfect, just a hint of overprocessed on the disk (but sometimes it depends on your seeing and quality of data) but that image is near perfection!  

 

Thanks for sharing, and thanks for Marty and his tutorials. 


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Posted 30 March 2020 - 12:48 PM

And last version of colored Sol, with synthetic flat applied per Marty's tutorial!

Well done!  That is very nice bow.gif


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