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#1 Averton

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 08:04 AM

These are some close up images we took this morning in 540nm and Ha.

AR3190

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 08:05 AM

AR3197 AR3196 AR3192

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 08:06 AM

AR3198 AR3197 AR3196 - and AR3199 in 540nm

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 08:06 AM

AR3201 AR3200

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 08:07 AM

Last is the western limb with many proms in Ha only - rotated so north is to the left

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 08:08 AM

AR3190 has come and gone and I’ve not had a good enough day to setup and observe it, I need some sunshine

Thanks for the great images


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Posted 25 January 2023 - 08:12 AM

AR3190 has come and gone and I’ve not had a good enough day to setup and observe it, I need some sunshine

Thanks for the great images

Sorry you missed AR3190.  It has been fascinating to watch.


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Posted 25 January 2023 - 08:28 AM

That was an interesting grouping to watch - fantastic images guys!

 

While we had very few clear skies here to observe, I had some moments to whip up this very meager collage:

 

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It seems like we're entering a sparse sunspot round now. bawling.gif

 

Gary


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Posted 25 January 2023 - 08:58 AM

Great session!


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Posted 25 January 2023 - 06:18 PM

That was an interesting grouping to watch - fantastic images guys!

 

While we had very few clear skies here to observe, I had some moments to whip up this very meager collage:

 

attachicon.gifSun collage.jpg

 

It seems like we're entering a sparse sunspot round now. bawling.gif

 

Gary

Thanks Gary :)

Its amazing work you've done with single shot phone images. 


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Posted 25 January 2023 - 06:18 PM

Great session!

Thanks Warren:)



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Posted 25 January 2023 - 07:19 PM

Thanks Gary smile.gif

Its amazing work you've done with single shot phone images. 

Thanks so much! That means a lot coming from you guys.

 

I try! wink.gif  For some odd reason I'm a bit obsessed to show what the 90mm scope can do. Perhaps it's because it's winter here and taking the C8 or the Tal out and setting it up is much more of an effort. But a DSLR or astrophotography camera is in the future (along with a better iPhone/camera) grin.gif


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Posted 26 January 2023 - 02:01 AM

A+ As always!


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Posted 26 January 2023 - 06:57 AM

A+ As always!

Thank Jonny :)



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Posted 26 January 2023 - 07:02 AM

Thanks so much! That means a lot coming from you guys.

 

I try! wink.gif  For some odd reason I'm a bit obsessed to show what the 90mm scope can do. Perhaps it's because it's winter here and taking the C8 or the Tal out and setting it up is much more of an effort. But a DSLR or astrophotography camera is in the future (along with a better iPhone/camera) grin.gif

Your 90mm scope should be very capable for solar and unless your seeing is very good to exceptional, a larger aperture isn't going to be needed.  We realise that offering advice on things without knowing the full story is not necessarily useful, but for whatever it is worth, we would suggest that proper astrocameras are better money spent than a DSLR.  We can offer this small piece of information from bitter experience.  The concept that there is an all round camera that can do everything is a fallacy so the tempting thought that you can use a good general camera for astronomy only works to some degree.  There are reasonable examples of DSO work with DSLRs but if your interest is solar or planetary/lunar then the issue of not being able to get high speed uncompressed RAW video from the camera is always going to be a limitation.  In addition, for solar, a mono camera is going to give a much better result than a colour one.  Just a thought before you spend your dollars :)


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Posted 26 January 2023 - 09:49 AM

Your 90mm scope should be very capable for solar and unless your seeing is very good to exceptional, a larger aperture isn't going to be needed.  We realise that offering advice on things without knowing the full story is not necessarily useful, but for whatever it is worth, we would suggest that proper astrocameras are better money spent than a DSLR.  We can offer this small piece of information from bitter experience.  The concept that there is an all round camera that can do everything is a fallacy so the tempting thought that you can use a good general camera for astronomy only works to some degree.  There are reasonable examples of DSO work with DSLRs but if your interest is solar or planetary/lunar then the issue of not being able to get high speed uncompressed RAW video from the camera is always going to be a limitation.  In addition, for solar, a mono camera is going to give a much better result than a colour one.  Just a thought before you spend your dollars smile.gif

I appreciate your advice! Actually I should have said 'and' instead of 'or.' I was thinking of getting a (relatively) inexpensive DSLR for quick shots through the scope(s) but primarily for capturing Milky Way time-exposure shots at dark sites. I was also planning on a mono dedicated astrophotography camera principally for solar, as I have a NexImage color CCD for planetary.


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Posted Yesterday, 06:20 AM

I appreciate your advice! Actually I should have said 'and' instead of 'or.' I was thinking of getting a (relatively) inexpensive DSLR for quick shots through the scope(s) but primarily for capturing Milky Way time-exposure shots at dark sites. I was also planning on a mono dedicated astrophotography camera principally for solar, as I have a NexImage color CCD for planetary.

Sounds like a good plan Gary.




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