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AR2783, AR2785 and AR2786- Whitelight -Trinidad- f27

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#1 wargrafix

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 06:11 AM

Weather have huge chunks of clouds with periods of clear sky. I tried to make the most of the light breeze conditions. So far, I am please with the results.

 

Celestron 9.25

ASI224MC

3X teleconverter

Baader 5.0 filter

 

 

Colorized in photoshop

 

AR2786

 

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 06:12 AM

AR2785

 

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 06:13 AM

Seeing at the edge of the sun was a bit janky

 

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 06:15 AM

Gorgeous shots!  The detail inside AR2786 is amazing!


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Posted 29 November 2020 - 06:37 AM

Fantastic captures! Great penumbra!

 

Very best,



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Posted 29 November 2020 - 08:52 AM

Nice captures with fantastic detail



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Posted 29 November 2020 - 11:40 AM

WOW! Great white shots! Perfect detail.

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Posted 30 November 2020 - 04:59 AM

Beautiful images!  Great detail on the granule cells and penumbra.

 

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Posted 30 November 2020 - 02:55 PM

wargrafix, I hope you won't mind these very basic questions from a noob, but I have been drawn more and more to images of solar activity, and when I saw your post I was encouraged by your equipment list to think about giving it a try.  The resolution of the light bridges in AR2786 is fantastic. My principal equipment is a Nexstar 8SE, and a ZWO 224MC, and my question is about your use of a 3X teleconverter: what did you use and how did you fit it? TIA!

 

Martin

 

BTW, my wife taught at UWI on a Fulbright in 1994, and for 6 months we lived in St Augustine right off the Eastern Main Road.  I'll never forget Carnival, those beaches! and everything else about that great time!


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#10 wargrafix

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Posted 30 November 2020 - 08:58 PM

Hi martin. No question is too small. I owe all my progress from the input of others on this forum. an 8" scope has excellent resolving power and is more than up to the challenge. the 224MC is a powerhouse of a camera

 

Depending on your local seeing, will determine your barlowing. If good, you can push the magnification. I use a Vivitar 3x or 2x teleconverter with m42 threads. On Amazon i see 2x, but on ebay the 3X model can be found. I use an sct to t-thread adapter. Then I screw in the teleconverter and then the camera. For 3x it becomes f27, and 2x teleconverter becomes f15. In the pic is the train. Add and remove spacers at will. for f27 i remove the spacers

 

 

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here is the barlow power of a teleconverter

 

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Any additional questions you can post it in this thread. Anything I can help. ^_^

 

 

 

Fun fact: the same person who donated the 16" on UWI nat sci building, donated a 20" sct to my astronomy group. I plan to do incredible things with that scope.



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Posted 01 December 2020 - 08:20 AM

Thanks for the reply! I am sure I will have some followup questions.



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Posted 01 December 2020 - 08:47 AM

Excellent details, love your image of AR 2786




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