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#226 vcnightscope2017

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Posted 17 May 2022 - 12:49 AM

Always a pleasure PK. Thanks for sharing.


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#227 PKH

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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.

 

 

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White light

20220522_WL.jpg

 

Hydrogen alpha

20220522_AR_30014_30015_Ha.jpg

 

SE and SW proms

20220522_SE_SW_proms.jpg


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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?



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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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#230 PKH

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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.

 

 

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Active regions

20220527_AR3023_3024.jpg

 

SW prom group rotated and inverted

20220527_SW_proms.jpg


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#231 PKH

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Posted 18 June 2022 - 06:18 PM

Hi All,

 

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.

 

 

PK

 

 

White light (red)

20220618_WL_Disk.jpg

 

Hydrogen alpha

20220618_Ha_Disk.jpg

 

AR 3032 and AR 3030

20220618_AR3032_3030.jpg


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#232 PKH

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 06:44 PM

June 20th. Spots, filaments, and prominences. Here is a collection taken with the Questar and Quark today.

 

Hope you enjoy.

 

PK

 

 

20220620_Large _filament.jpg

 

 

20220620_N_central_activity.jpg

 

 

20220620_SW_quadrent.jpg


Edited by PKH, 20 June 2022 - 06:47 PM.

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#233 PKH

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 06:46 PM

Proms on the 20th.

 

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20220620_NE_proms.jpg

 

 

20220620_NW_Proms.jpg


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#234 Hunziker-1

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 01:25 PM

Stunning as usual. I never tire of seeing these super high quality pictures. Keep up the excellent work!!!

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 05:56 PM

Thanks for the kind comment.

 

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