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Apr 22, 2017 21:45 |  #76

Wow! That is a pretty awesome setup you have!


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May 03, 2017 09:05 |  #77

More solar from the pier yesterday:

120mm achromat
Quark Chromosphere
ASI174MM

Really poor seeing mid-day, but the only cloudless sky for a week.

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May 08, 2017 14:41 |  #78

Some solar from the pier today. A nice massive prominence has appeared, a big arch.

ST80 for wider FOV
Omni XLT 120 for the tighter FOV
Quark

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/UnRD​zw] (external link)IMG_5662 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/UnRE​sJ] (external link)SolarProm_C_HA_Colored​_05082017 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/UnRF​7Q] (external link)SolarProm_A_HA_Colored​_05082017 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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May 08, 2017 20:50 as a reply to MalVeauX's post |  #79

Awesome shots (as per usual), Martin!

I was checking out that very prom in my Lunt 80mm double stack today. I did a solar outreach for a local middle school; about 360 students in all. I watched it every hour from about 7am until around 3pm. Very nice!

At the same time I had the sun in another white light scope (using a Herschel wedge) and had nada for sunspots. Solar minimum approaches.




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May 16, 2017 10:45 |  #80

Heya,

Some solar from the pier today in HA wavelength.

Celestron Omni XLT 120mm refractor
Orion ST80 80mm refractor
Quark Chromosphere
Orion Sirius

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Uh88​V3] (external link)SolarLimbProms_HA_Colo​red_05162017 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Uh88​1h] (external link)SolarPlage_HA_Mono_051​62017 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/UBPf​3w] (external link)SolarPlage_HA_Colored_​05162017 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/TCx7​pF] (external link)SolarProminence_I_HA_M​ono_05162017 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/UBPe​G1] (external link)SolarProminence_I_HA_C​olored_05162017 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/TCx7​2X] (external link)SolarProminence_II_HA_​Mono_05162017 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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May 16, 2017 12:24 |  #81

Sure like your scope there ! I can't see what size is it ?




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May 16, 2017 18:08 |  #82

Celestron wrote in post #18356165 (external link)
Sure like your scope there ! I can't see what size is it ?

The wee one is a cheap Orion ST80 (400mm F5) stopped down with its inner lens cap removed to 42mm, making it F9.5 (to sample appropriately with the Quark & ASI174MM).

The bigger one is an old Celestron Omni XLT 120 (1000mm F8.3) that I picked up used for next to nothing, slapped a new 2" dual speed focuser on it and put a 2" UV/IR cutter in the train as an ERF. The beauty of ultranarrow band imaging is that it doesn't matter if it's achromatic or apochromatic, so I just use a big cheap achromat to do the above imaging.

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May 16, 2017 21:24 as a reply to MalVeauX's post |  #83

Well you certainly picked a fine scope ! Being a 120mm I believe that makes it a 5" right ? Other than 6" that's a perfect size !




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May 17, 2017 16:36 |  #84

Celestron wrote in post #18356487 (external link)
Well you certainly picked a fine scope ! Being a 120mm I believe that makes it a 5" right ? Other than 6" that's a perfect size !

Yea it's approximately 5 inches. I would have gotten a 6 inch, but I don't want it to be less than F8. The etalon really needs to be at F30 to start, and ideally, even closer to F40, so I got it because it's 5 inches and F8 (making F35 with my etalon). The typical 6 inch achromats are usually F5 and F6.5 and would only be F20~F26, etc, so I'd have to stop it down (defeating the point of getting 6 inches). So, 120mm F8.3 was the ideal for my use. Also, higher magnification and higher aperture than that, really, for solar during the day requires good seeing; and seeing is worse during the day than at night typically.

Beyond this size, the next thing is to take a C8 and use a PST etalon modded into it with a full aperture front mounted D-ERF to get big aperture at the lowest price point.

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May 20, 2017 05:54 |  #85

I somehow missed this awesome thread, following now.
Truly A+ job here sir, kudos.

I've "taken off" from imaging, being a father of 3 kids now ages 11, 13, and 15.
It was easier when they were younger, less night demands than being a shuttle driver to all their sports, band concerts, boys scout events, etc.
Yep, lifestage thing.

It's been on my bucket list to do exactly what you did , build a DIY concrete peer for imaging, no dome.
Now your my benchmark and baseline.


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May 27, 2017 12:48 |  #86

Heya,

I added more white light to my solar setup so that my scope is modular between white light and hydrogen alpha light without changing scopes or having to stop my mount, etc. I just swap between the solar film filter and continuum filter and my Quark and I'm able to image in two different narrow band wavelengths (540nm & 656.28nm).

Hydrogen Alpha setup:

Quark Chromosphere Filter (656.28nm)

White Light setup:

Baadar Solar Film Filter
Baader Solar Continuum Filter (540nm)

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May 28, 2017 22:47 |  #87

Heya,

A cloudy night, but with the Great Red Spot showing up so early in the evening, we had to at least try to look at it and ended up imaging a little too. We started with the moon and waited for it to get darker. Then we took a look at Jupiter and the Great Red Spot for a while until the clouds took away the show.

Celestron C6
GSO ED 3x Barlow
ASI174MM Camera
Orion Sirius

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/VcDc​Vq] (external link)IMG_0725 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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Mosaic of Crescent (full resolution on Flickr):

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/V4xi​AP] (external link)Moon_WaxCrescent_11per​cent_05282017 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

Some of the bigger craters:

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/U2Bb​FF] (external link)Crater_Petavius_052820​17 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/VcDn​45] (external link)Crater_Langrenus_05282​017 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

Jupiter and the Great Red Spot:

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/V4xr​6Z] (external link)Jupiter_GRS_Mono_05282​017 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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May 30, 2017 04:31 |  #88

Love it!

Great shots, as usual.


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Jun 09, 2017 11:43 |  #89

Heya,

I haven't seen the sky since May 27th! Ugh, these storms. Today was the only day with a clear morning so I had to get outside and see what was on the sun. Nothing mostly. It's a really void disc today. The remnants of AR2661 are still lingering. There's only one discernible prominence group worth looking at. And that's it. Very quiet disc. I missed all the activity the past 2 weeks due to rain and clouds.

It's so void today that there was nothing to really image in white light, so I just stayed in hydrogen alpha today.

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Full disc done with:
Coronado PST (400mm F10 HA scope)
ASI174MM (with low profile nose to allow focus to be reached)

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High Res details done with:
Celestron Omni XLT 120 (1000mm F8.3 scope)
Quark Chromosphere (HA filter)
UV/IR cutter (ERF) internal
ASI174MM

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/VyLc​xG] (external link)IMG_0741 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/V3DD​Rw] (external link)SolarDisc_HA_Colored_0​60910`7 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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Jun 09, 2017 12:21 as a reply to MalVeauX's post |  #90

Didn't know you also had a PST ? Nice captures !




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