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by marktownley
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20190719) | 5 scopes
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Today's SUN (20190719) | 5 scopes

Good shots Pedro! Looks like you've been having some fun there. Which is the preferred scope out of the five?
by marktownley
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New Quark
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: New Quark

Good to hear you are pleased with your new Quark George. It's somewhat disconcerting to hear your original Quark ended up with a rattle, but also good to hear you got a result from Daystar.
by marktownley
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Old school sun observation
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Old school sun observation

Interesting bits of kit Pedro!
by marktownley
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's "slow" SUN (20190718)
Replies: 7
Views: 81

Re: Today's "slow" SUN (20190718)

It is mighty quiet but you got some nice shots Pedro!
by marktownley
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark Combo at low focal lengths
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Quark Combo at low focal lengths

If you want a bit more contrast just stop the aperture of your scope down a bit.
by marktownley
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Partial Lunar and Sunrise
Replies: 8
Views: 68

Re: Partial Lunar and Sunrise

Heya Derek! Good to see you here again. Lovely shots as always! Not many stars to be seen in the centre of Sydney then I guess?
by marktownley
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Partial Lunar Eclipse (20190716) | Pedro RE'
Replies: 12
Views: 154

Re: Partial Lunar Eclipse (20190716) | Pedro RE'

Lovely images Pedro! I watched it from the port in Barcelona with a school trip. Took binoculars along for viewing, everyone had a great time! There was an ISS pass too.
by marktownley
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark Combo at low focal lengths
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Quark Combo at low focal lengths

Starry Jack wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:43 pm

Does the quark perform well at f16.5 (combo with 2.5) and f26 (classic with a focal reducer)? Daystar says they like around the f30-40 range.
Go with what Daystar says, don't over complicate it! I'd get the Quark with the built in 4.2x telecentric.
by marktownley
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: PST control box replacement various versions
Replies: 13
Views: 295

Re: PST control box replacement various versions

It has great potential for full disks Phil.
by marktownley
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: cak present and past
Replies: 46
Views: 1076

Re: cak present and past

It definitely need a sun dance - give it a week or so ;)
by marktownley
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: h-beta sun 3 brightness levels
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: h-beta sun 3 brightness levels

Interesting John! Looks typical of the metal lines on the sun.
by marktownley
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR12403 (20140819/20140829) | Pedro RE'
Replies: 11
Views: 120

Re: AR12403 (20140819/20140829) | Pedro RE'

A great blast from the past, they were angry looking spots!
by marktownley
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Filaments on July 16
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Filaments on July 16

They came out well Lou!
by marktownley
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: cak present and past
Replies: 46
Views: 1076

Re: cak present and past

Excellent as always John like Alexandra says keep an eye open for those bright points in high latitudes.
by marktownley
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Pro 2019 07 15
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Pro 2019 07 15

That's a nice prom Pepe!
by marktownley
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Why my Quark always refused to work...
Replies: 19
Views: 986

Re: Why my Quark always refused to work...

You would need to take the little 12.5mm one out of the base of the telecentric in the quark, it just has a retaining ring. 2 blocking filters would make it awfully dark!

Welcome to the forum btw!
by marktownley
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: My first CaK image
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: My first CaK image

This is excellent Raf!
by marktownley
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20190713) | FDs (3 lights)
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: Today's SUN (20190713) | FDs (3 lights)

A nice run of disks Pedro
by marktownley
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun 2019 7 13 (Granulation)
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: Sun 2019 7 13 (Granulation)

Came out well Pepe!
by marktownley
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: July 7th Images
Replies: 14
Views: 149

Re: July 7th Images

These are super images Brian! A very productive session.
by marktownley
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: cak present and past
Replies: 46
Views: 1076

Re: cak present and past

Good result!
by marktownley
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Planning my first PST mod and need some help
Replies: 38
Views: 1010

Re: Planning my first PST mod and need some help

Merlin66 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:27 pm
Keep it simple, and safe.
Sage advice from Ken