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Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:22 PM

Finally, I had some free time and clear skies at the same time! Seeing wasn't great and the clouds marched in after a while and then it was kind of spotty the rest of the afternoon. So the Sun has started to show a lot more features lately and it was great to finally see some of them.  I used my CR-6 stopped down to 120mm ( I should have gone smaller), a Solar Spectrum RG-18 for Ha, a Lunt solar wedge for WL and a Lunt Ca K filter.

 

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:26 PM

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:28 PM

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:31 PM

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:38 PM

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:39 PM

Super set and really high contrast.  The proms on image 3 and 6 look pretty cool.  Well done! :)


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 08:22 PM

Wow! What a collection. Yes agreed 3 & 6 are the killers! Well done indeed.


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 08:43 PM

Super set and really high contrast.  The proms on image 3 and 6 look pretty cool.  Well done! smile.gif

Thanks, Larry

 

Wow! What a collection. Yes agreed 3 & 6 are the killers! Well done indeed.

Thanks, Peter
 



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Posted 28 July 2021 - 09:30 PM

Great James, love the filaprom!


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 10:51 PM

Great job on those filaproms!  Very nice work !


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 11:36 PM

Thanks for posting James.  Is the focus soft on the first set of images?  That filaprom with an AR looks amazing!  

It will be a relief the day my RG gets here...lol


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Posted 29 July 2021 - 06:17 AM

Thanks for posting James.  Is the focus soft on the first set of images?  That filaprom with an AR looks amazing!  

It will be a relief the day my RG gets here...lol

Thanks, Warren, Hamers, and Graham!  The seeing was decent in the morning when I took the WL and Cak images.   I was interrupted by a visitor and when I got back the seeing and clouds made imaging more difficult.



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Posted 29 July 2021 - 12:24 PM

What a fantastic set! Nice features you got there.

Really loved that second comment with the right botton part of the sun.


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Posted 29 July 2021 - 09:31 PM

Loads of action here! 

 

Loving the Cal K and the active regions and filaproms.


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Posted 30 July 2021 - 06:04 AM

What a fantastic set! Nice features you got there.

Really loved that second comment with the right botton part of the sun.

Thanks, Ilan!

 

Loads of action here! 

 

Loving the Cal K and the active regions and filaproms.

Thanks, Tyson!
 



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Posted 30 July 2021 - 10:03 AM

Finally, I had some free time and clear skies at the same time! Seeing wasn't great and the clouds marched in after a while and then it was kind of spotty the rest of the afternoon. So the Sun has started to show a lot more features lately and it was great to finally see some of them.  I used my CR-6 stopped down to 120mm ( I should have gone smaller), a Solar Spectrum RG-18 for Ha, a Lunt solar wedge for WL and a Lunt Ca K filter.

 

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James,

 

I am wondering if you can elaborate on your imaging train configuration here.  Are you using a telecentric lens and did you change out your focuser?  Also are you using any focal reducers and what camera??  

Thanks very much.  I have a 97mm ID to M88 adapter coming today from Agena Astro so that I can mount the BDS to my Skywatcher 150.  I'm using a TZ-4 and have the 0.6x (0.7x??) & 0.4x reducers.  It was a pain in the neck assembling everything.

 

Best wishes,

Graham


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Posted 30 July 2021 - 05:00 PM

James,

 

I am wondering if you can elaborate on your imaging train configuration here.  Are you using a telecentric lens and did you change out your focuser?  Also are you using any focal reducers and what camera??  

Thanks very much.  I have a 97mm ID to M88 adapter coming today from Agena Astro so that I can mount the BDS to my Skywatcher 150.  I'm using a TZ-4 and have the 0.6x (0.7x??) & 0.4x reducers.  It was a pain in the neck assembling everything.

 

Best wishes,

Graham

Happy Birthday, Graham!

 

I just upgraded my focuser to a Moonlite 2.5" model and now they only come motorized which I was going to do anyway. I had a GSO linear bearing model but it just wasn't doing the job and I was finding too much sag. I do have the TZ-4 and I've threaded a T-thread to 2" barrel adapter and about 80mm of extensions with a 2" Red CCD/IR cut filter in front of the TZ-4.  Then comes the Solar Spectrum RG-18 followed by a Daystar 0.5x reducer a tilt adapter (sometimes not) and then the ASI 174MM.  With the tilt adapter in place, the reduction is closer to 0.33x.  I'm hoping to do some more imaging tomorrow and I'll post a picture of the setup.
 


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Posted 30 July 2021 - 10:47 PM

Thank you James!
Been the best birthday in a long time..
I talked with Mark today for over 45 minutes which made my day. Thank you for responding and I hope you have decent conditions tomorrow. Will be looking forward to the pictures!
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