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Today's sun June 5, 2020

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#1 dhkaiser

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 09:46 AM

First look at the new sunspot. Need to do something about the uneven elumination.

 

 

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#2 SgrB2

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 09:52 AM

Very nice image.  Are you using a tilter at all?

Cheers,

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#3 Hank Molesky

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 09:59 AM

Beautiful image. The sun spot is fantastic! The elimination is not that bad. I was having the same problem. I started moving the image around until I found a good spot to photograph as Marty suggested. I have tried a tilter yet because there are none available for sale. 

Best.....Hank


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#4 dhkaiser

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 10:06 AM

No tilter, moving around is worth a try.  And maybe flats.



#5 sunnyday

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 10:11 AM

very nice disc .thanks .


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#6 SgrB2

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 10:12 AM

Oh, a flat should clear up the problem.  It's best to get into the habit

of always doing a flat.

Cheers,

SgrB2


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#7 Mike G.

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 10:41 AM

Drat!  I was just going to get the 80 out and the clouds rolled in.  looks bad for the rest of the day.  mad.gif


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#8 Mark Strollo

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 10:49 AM

You can also try rotating the front element to change the uneven illumination.


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#9 Bokchoy Ninja

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 10:56 AM

Brilliant image. I agree with others here, a flat would be the easiest way to even out your illumination. You can take it against the bright sky away from the sun.


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#10 bigdob24

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 12:01 PM

Nice image overall, I hope the surface action lasts until I have clear skies, maybe tomorrow 

BD


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#11 MalVeauX

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 01:45 PM

Nice disc Dan!

 

Very best,


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#12 statfreak

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 07:51 PM

Thanks for posting the image. Today is the best solar day I've witnessed since buying my LS80 DS and I really came to appreciate every bit of the aperture this morning. There were lots of details in that spot area, as well as the other ARs. I saw a circular peace sign in the plage next to the dark spot and another larger, fainter, similar 120° radial in the magnetic swirl. That thin, sharp dark filament looked a little like an integral sign.



#13 bigdob24

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 08:03 PM

David , Glad you had one of those days.

Its great when you get to utilize your equipment to the max.

Im hoping for tomorrow and Sunday here.

By the way , the CN people fixed my account so I can now see everyone’s signatures and get to check out all the equipment list there.

BD



#14 statfreak

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 10:41 PM

I need a barlow. I'm getting days where I can go past the 7.2mm limit of the Lunt zoom. I had the 1.6x that came with the WO binoviewer until I returned it. I'm thinking another of those or a 2x. Then the limit is the shake of the mount on the best days and seeing the rest of the time. I'm going to order a stool so I can set up close to the ground to get rid of some of the shake and save my back a little. I'm still loving the detail, even at lower magnifications.



#15 PhotonJohn

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 12:31 AM

Great catch Dan. Still raining here.

#16 philmor56

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 06:22 AM

Great looking disc Dan.

IMHO, as long as you're not loosing detail in the bright area, the unevenness can give a nice rounding effect, especially in colour. (It is a big sphere after all.)

All the above suggestions are good as well, and a flat will do the trick, just one more capture to process.

Looking forward to seeing more of your images.

I heading out in a few minutes, looks like I've got some good seeing here.

Thanks again Dan.


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