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First use of our DIY SSM 25 January 2023

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#1 Averton

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 07:58 AM

It was actually very interesting to visually confirm our suspicions regarding our local seeing. Every day we observe we record the conditions from the met bureau, Meteoblue and Skippy. It will be interesting to have the SSM data to add to this. The data shows periodic fluctuations over minute or greater intervals. The average seeing rarely got below 2 arc seconds and there were times when any collected data was going to be unusable. This matches very closely to our experiences.
Anyway it was a lovely sunny morning and we spent 2 enjoyable hours gathering images of an impressive sun and also saying our farewells to AR3190.
Completed SSM

Screen captures of the data being collected - one showing a bad patch of seeing

A spreadsheet chart of the entire session created from the log file

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 08:00 AM

Full disk in 540nm

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 08:01 AM

Full disk in 393nm.

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 08:01 AM

Full disk in Ha with significant prom activity on the western limb.

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 08:05 AM

Excellent work on your SSM! Your current SSM data shows you could lucky image with an 80mm in long wavelength all day, or upwards of a 100~120mm with lucky imaging if you're patient.

 

Very best,


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Posted 25 January 2023 - 08:10 AM

Excellent work on your SSM! Your current SSM data shows you could lucky image with an 80mm in long wavelength all day, or upwards of a 100~120mm with lucky imaging if you're patient.

 

Very best,

Thanks Marty:)

Agree, that is exactly what we find.  With the 102mm patience is definitely a virtue!




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