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May 01, 2020 17:27 |  #226

Jeff USN Photog 72-76 wrote in post #19056124 (external link)
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What programs are you using to process your stuff? Also I get the "orange" on the plasma but the surface of the sun I always end up with white not yellow like you get, how do you due that.

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I use FireCapture for acquisition, I capture 8 bit .SER container.
I then align, sort & stack with Autostakkert!3 and output as TIF.
I then do tone curves and deconvolution and unsharp masking via IMPPG.
I do the rest in Photoshop CS5.1.

The reason the white areas of the plage are not coloring is due to being pure white, the data clipped. I capture with a histogram closer to 72% to ensure I do not clip bright areas. Also, when sharpening and pushing contrast, it's easy to clip the data into white again.

Here's my rapid tutorials on my work flow:

Acquisition: https://www.youtube.co​m …SOXWQDZM&featur​e=youtu.be (external link)

Processing: https://www.youtube.co​m …JEoVS0oU&featur​e=youtu.be (external link)

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May 01, 2020 19:01 |  #227

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Can you provide evidence confirming that "they changed the modeling so that they could show the sun doesn't affect global temps, along with water vapor and clouds, and it is only man who affects it"?

I'm interested in the information as well. I suspect he meant that "they have ways of adjusting for the variation of solar radiation", but I may be overly interpreting what was said.




  
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May 02, 2020 05:20 |  #228

I am sorry I made a statement that would take this thread off in to the political realm. Maybe the admin can delete my post and related posts.

What I was looking at was the work by Dr Tim Ball "Human Caused Global Warming" page 72-74 The Cosmic Theory, I may be misinterpreting it. proposed by Henrik Svensmark in "The Chilling Stars; A New Theory of Climate Change" in 2007 It shows sunspot changes are visible evidence of changes in the Sun's magnetic field. When the rays enter the Earth's atmosphere they become the condensation around which water droplets form. These droplets are what you see collectively as clouds. Clouds cause temperature variation. I oversimplified the whole thing, but I had just gotten through watching AOC (Rep Cortez) push her new green deal that getting rid of carbon emissions, including transportation, manufacturing and livestock would solve global warming.


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May 02, 2020 05:25 |  #229

MalVeauX wrote in post #19056153 (external link)
Hi Jeff,

I use FireCapture for acquisition, I capture 8 bit .SER container.
I then align, sort & stack with Autostakkert!3 and output as TIF.
I then do tone curves and deconvolution and unsharp masking via IMPPG.
I do the rest in Photoshop CS5.1.

The reason the white areas of the plage are not coloring is due to being pure white, the data clipped. I capture with a histogram closer to 72% to ensure I do not clip bright areas. Also, when sharpening and pushing contrast, it's easy to clip the data into white again.

Here's my rapid tutorials on my work flow:

Acquisition: https://www.youtube.co​m …SOXWQDZM&featur​e=youtu.be (external link)

Processing: https://www.youtube.co​m …JEoVS0oU&featur​e=youtu.be (external link)

Very best,

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Thank you very much, clipping makes sense. I will look at your data and give it a shot.

I am using Sharpcap and have been doing 8 bit mono, I experimented with 16 bit ser and my browser won't show the thumbnails and I didn't see much difference in the noise levels and I like to see before processing what I may have gotten.

I then align in Autostakkert 3 output TIF
I then tweak the selected files in Registax 6 wavelets for some sharpening
finally do the rest in Photoshop CC

I have FireCapture on my laptop so will give it a try today when I go out. I have been using Sharpcap 2 since it still has gamma BUT it doesn't show a histogram! And the upgrade to version 3 lost the gamma adjustment which I use a lot, down near 0-3 for surface 90-95 for proms


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May 02, 2020 19:57 |  #230

I did 15 captures today trying 3 different scopes. Having trouble with the GSO focuser on my SW ED100 but here is the first image from today, I picked it at random will be processing the rest to see if I got a better shot of this nice prom from today.


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May 02, 2020 22:35 |  #231

Jeff USN Photog 72-76 wrote in post #19056373 (external link)
I am sorry I made a statement that would take this thread off in to the political realm. Maybe the admin can delete my post and related posts.

Yes I think that would be appropriate. Conspiracy theories are rarely backed by tested evidence and have no place on a forum like this.


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May 04, 2020 18:14 |  #232

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May 04, 2020 18:18 |  #233

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May 04, 2020 18:20 |  #234

just the prom


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May 05, 2020 09:21 |  #235

May 5th 2020,

There's a massive prominence wall on the north western limb of the sun today!

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May 05, 2020 12:22 |  #236

Prom from May 4th in the SE limb


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May 06, 2020 17:06 |  #237

Throwback to Aug 2017 when AR's were plentiful and beautiful

AR2672 Aug 16 2017 back when active regions were common, in fact so common I haven't processed most of the images I took. But since I just ordered a new Skywatcher Pro 120 ED I decided to process some images from my other scopes I use for solar so I can compare.
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May 10, 2020 12:13 |  #238

Normally I wouldn't set up for a small prom like this hardly see it on gong, but I got a new scope yesterday, Skywatcher Pro 120 ED and wanted to try it out even though the winds today are 20 mph with gusts to 30mph and 90-100% cloud cover.

Still manged to get something.

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May 13, 2020 19:04 |  #239

Prom 5/13/2020


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May 19, 2020 14:38 |  #240

Prom and AR 5/19/2020

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