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by MapleRidge
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Feb 10th - A Bit of an experiment!
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Feb 10th - A Bit of an experiment!

Hi David...

The scope certainly looks good for WL work, and will be interesting to see how it performs stopped down. On the plus side, there are some CaK proms visible so hopefully the scope can made to work.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 9th Session
Replies: 9
Views: 92

Re: February 9th Session

Eric and Alexandra... Thanks for your comments, they are always very much appreciated :bow Alexandra, I was hoping the faint eastern group would have came up better in the larger scope but all the settings and focal lengths failed to work. I should have used the barlow on the LS80T now that I think ...
by MapleRidge
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Minimum Sunshine 9th February
Replies: 16
Views: 132

Re: Solar Minimum Sunshine 9th February

Hi Mark...

Great capture with the proms making up for the slow disk activity :bow

The new scope and camera certainly make a great pair!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 10th of February 2019.
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Sol from the 10th of February 2019.

Superb FD's as you always post Eric, and the prom looks amazing. Well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: The most remarkable spots of the Cycle 24 through a large aperture.
Replies: 7
Views: 53

Re: The most remarkable spots of the Cycle 24 through a large aperture.

Outstanding resolution Valery...excellent work :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 9th Session
Replies: 9
Views: 92

Re: February 9th Session

Stu, Maurits, and David...

Many thanks to each of you for your comments and feedback, always appreciated :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20190210) beautiful PROM
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: Today's SUN (20190210) beautiful PROM

Hi Pedro...

Glad you caught some sun between clouds...pretty quiet the past week or so. That prom on the NE is still going, did you see any of the proms on the eastern side today?

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 9th Session
Replies: 9
Views: 92

Re: February 9th Session

Thanks Mark :bow

Cloud and snow have returned this morning, but at least one day was good this weekend for astronomy (clouded out last night too).

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 9th Session
Replies: 9
Views: 92

February 9th Session

Hello everyone... We were treated to a clear, sun-filled day today...the wind made the -8C seem colder than it was. The solar disk was pretty blank today with limited features, but there were many small proms and one brighter one that showed well while I was getting wet up. The first image is is a f...
by MapleRidge
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun 2019 02 08
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Sun 2019 02 08

Great results Pepe...the WL is very sharp :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: FD - Ha on 9/2/19
Replies: 12
Views: 122

Re: FD - Ha on 9/2/19

Superb sketch Marois...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Reflected sunlight- Waxing Crescent Moon
Replies: 10
Views: 114

Re: Reflected sunlight- Waxing Crescent Moon

Hi Stuart...

Really sharp crescent moon, well done and glad the results paid off under the conditions you had.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 7th of February 2019.
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Sol from the 7th of February 2019.

An excellent set of images form the session Eric...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunar New Year Sun from Singapore (6 Feb 19) - New Image added
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Lunar New Year Sun from Singapore (6 Feb 19)

A great set of images and thanks for sharing photos of the equipment you use :bow

Happy New Year too!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Big Bright Proms & Plage | 150mm HA | Feb 8th 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 185

Re: Big Bright Proms & Plage | 150mm HA | Feb 8th 2019

These latest images look amazing Marty...excellent work :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 4th and 5th of February 2019.
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Sol from the 4th and 5th of February 2019.

Great set of images Eric...very sharp!!!

Brian
by MapleRidge
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Five Fulld disk suns from the last 5 days
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Five Fulld disk suns from the last 5 days

Hi Rainer...

Great full disk images, at least there were a few filaments and the un-named AR emerged around the limb. Well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: High res images in 3bands Aug 21 and 25, 12" aperture.
Replies: 15
Views: 243

Re: High res images in 3bands Aug 21 and 25, 12" aperture.

Excellent images Valery...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt Stopping Making CaK Modules?
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Lunt Stopping Making CaK Modules?

Pedro... No details were provided, just that the CaK unit specially for the LS152 needed to be tweaked and they were not building any until they sorted it out. I had them assemble a modified version for my 150mm iStar refractor using the CaK wedge and the B1800CaK filter that I already had...works n...
by MapleRidge
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt Stopping Making CaK Modules?
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Lunt Stopping Making CaK Modules?

Hi everyone... Good news on the CaK front at Lunt. Brian Stephens at Lunt answered my email and says that there are no plans to cease making the CaK blocking filters. They do have an issue with the LS152 CaK module which they have stopped production on short term in order to make a fix, but it will ...
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: CaK, 03022019
Replies: 17
Views: 327

Re: CaK, 03022019

Nicely detailed CaK images Bart...well done :bow

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New Year, New Setup & the Blocking Filter Experiment - 3rd February
Replies: 22
Views: 439

Re: New Year, New Setup & the Blocking Filter Experiment - 3rd February

Hi Mark... Beautiful scope and write up of its history, your blocking filter setup, and your first light perceptions. The skies looked poor to a trial run but good skies are few and far between...the first image form the scope and new camera do look exceptional. Looking forward more images as you co...
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt Stopping Making CaK Modules?
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Lunt Stopping Making CaK Modules?

All...

When I looked online this morning I was surprised to see that there were several different CaK blocking filters in stock...typically they are on a waiting list.

I'll post the answer on their plans once I hear back.

Brian
by MapleRidge
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt Stopping Making CaK Modules?
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Lunt Stopping Making CaK Modules?

Hi all...

I have just checked the Lunt website and the CaK lineup is still there and accepting orders. I have sent an email to them to confirm and will advise what their answer is.

Brian