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by PDB
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: OUCH!
Replies: 31
Views: 3262

Re: OUCH!

Sorry to hear Pedro. Will be a fairly expensive paper weight.

Paul
by PDB
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Images 2016-08-30
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Solar Images 2016-08-30

Have spent a few days further equipment testing (the Quark not always easy to master) but today some lovely sunshine and some solar activity. Spent a few hours taking images and another 2 hours of image processing time. Still not sure if I found the correct tuning for the Quark) These are some of th...
by PDB
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Strange issue with Quark T Thread adaptor
Replies: 6
Views: 3309

Re: Strange issue with Quark T Thread adaptor

Hi Mark,

nothing blocking it (at least nothing that I can see). Just a little bit smaller. The EP holder fits very smooth.

Rgrds,

Paul
by PDB
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Todays Catch (2016-08-24)
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: Todays Catch (2016-08-24)

Thanks.

P
by PDB
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some proms on 23-08-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Some proms on 23-08-2016

Thank you Alexandra. Tuning was wat I was trying to figure out but changing turbulence and focus shift (need a motorized focusser on that scope so that I can focus from my PC inside ...) If I decipher my notes correctly Quark setting for that one was 0.

Regards,

Paul
by PDB
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Todays Catch (2016-08-24)
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Todays Catch (2016-08-24)

Hi,

another nice, warm and very clear day ...
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Rgrds,

Paul
by PDB
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some proms on 23-08-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Some proms on 23-08-2016

just for the record, this was the best i could do today of AR2579 with the 80mm+quark. Lots of postprocessing also to remove newton rings.
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Paul
by PDB
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20160823) with GOOD seeing
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: Today's SUN (20160823) with GOOD seeing

Nice WL images. I tried the same sunspots with the C8 today bur very turbulent. So all i got were not reallt sharp images.

P.
by PDB
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some proms on 23-08-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Some proms on 23-08-2016

Thanks.
Not really frustrating. Useful exercise.

P.
by PDB
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some proms on 23-08-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Some proms on 23-08-2016

Hello, a very hot day today. Spend many hours catching videos. Trying to figure out the best setting of the quark. Due to very unstable seeing, a shifting in focus (reshot a few videos) no real valuable comparison could be made. Alse tried a few proms, and could produce 1 reasonable image. 80mm F/6 ...
by PDB
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Strange issue with Quark T Thread adaptor
Replies: 6
Views: 3309

Strange issue with Quark T Thread adaptor

Hello, together with my Quark, I ordered a Quark T-Thread adaptor. When I wanted to use it a few days ago, it did not fit as it should. Unscrewed the eyepiece holder then putting on the T-thread adpaptor I could screw it 1/4 to 1/2 turn, and then it is completely stuck. On another forum i found the ...
by PDB
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: My first dedicated prom animation!
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Re: My first dedicated prom animation!

Impressive fin detail in the animation. Reallt good!
by PDB
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New Camera QHY5 178
Replies: 10
Views: 7324

Re: New Camera QHY5 178

2.4 µm is indeed small for longer focal lengths. I have the ZWO 178 (same chip as th QHY) and if i use that for solar i use 2x binning which brings appropriate sampling at around f/15. (Actually bought that camera for primary focus work at f/10 with my C8) I used the camera for Hα and the only probl...
by PDB
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Large Proms - 18-08-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Large Proms - 18-08-2016

Thanks Alexandra. I was not happy with stacking results form AS2 on the proms, so i used AVIStack to reprocess the files. Rim and proms came out much better. It is a "litte" bit slower than AS2 (does not use multicore) but fully automated process. Maybe next time I will try Registax (but find that c...
by PDB
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Large Proms - 18-08-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Large Proms - 18-08-2016

Hello,

Was just looking yesterday with bad seeing, but after 16:00h seeing started to get better. Did a quick session with the Daystar Quark + Focal reducer and an ASI-120MM camera. Large prom and AR2574.
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Still working on processing skills.

Rgrds,

Paul
by PDB
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar activity 17-08
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Solar activity 17-08

Hi, lots of activity today very well visible. I could only start imaging at noon, seeing degrading during the session. Of al the videocaptures made, only 1 was reasonable. 2016-08-17-1028_3.jpg Image taken with 80mm refractor, Quark, focal reducer en ASI178MM (2 x binning, better match for f/13) Pro...
by PDB
Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Posts - Today's Sun
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: First Posts - Today's Sun

Thanks for the tip derek. Found exactly what I needed there.

Paul
by PDB
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Posts - Today's Sun
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: First Posts - Today's Sun

Thanks all for the nice welcome. Next days will be needed for further testing Quark settings (not really played with tuning yet) and also some changes to my technical setup. (Making some changes to the computer to telescope mount, limiting the bunch of cables running from my house to the telescope) ...
by PDB
Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Posts - Today's Sun
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

First Posts - Today's Sun

Hello All, new to the forum. Recently restarted doing some astronomical images again. Switched interest from planetary imaging to solar imaging.Last week my Quark Chromosphere and i was able to do some testing last Saturday and Today. After struggling with Newton rings, and other interference here a...