Always a pleasure PK. Thanks for sharing.
Questar Solar Images
Posted 22 May 2022 - 05:54 PM
Hi, it’s been almost a week since I’ve seen my shadow but this afternoon the sky brightened and the sun could be seen, somewhat. Naturally I grabbed the Questar, still setup for solar with the ERF, 3x telecentric, and Quark combo from last week, and went out for a peek. Unpowered for the first image (white light) then up to temperature (Ha) for the rest. ARs 3017, 3014, 3015, and 3011 were captured in a single field. A quick scan of the proms yielded some interesting groups.
SE and SW proms
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Posted 23 May 2022 - 12:44 PM
Are you guys using the original Questar fork mount and are you plugging it in, with polar alignment and all that?
Posted 24 May 2022 - 01:00 PM
Original fork mounted, powered up, rough polar alignment for stills. Better alignment needed for timelapse. Alt/Az tracking at solar rate works for stills, not easy for animations due to field rotation.
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Posted 27 May 2022 - 06:10 PM
I picked up some solar treats for breakfast this morning and want to share them with you. We’ve got some fresh sunspots and filaments (AR 13023 and 13024), plus some fancy proms on the SW limb. Delicious and provided by Questar.
SW prom group rotated and inverted
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Posted 18 June 2022 - 06:18 PM
I’ve been a little under the weather recently so not too many images. Today the Questar was able to cut through hazy skies and capture some interesting stuff. The first image was shot through a ERF and unpowered Quark showing some nice spots and Newton rings. Next, a Ha disk and finally a closeup of a interesting region of activity.
White light (red)
AR 3032 and AR 3030
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Posted 22 June 2022 - 01:25 PM