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by marktownley
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2797 , AR2798 , AR2799 WL 23/01/2021
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: AR2797 , AR2798 , AR2799 WL 23/01/2021

These came out well given bad seeing Martin!
by marktownley
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun 22 Januar 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: Sun 22 Januar 2021

These are excellent Pavel, very well done!
by marktownley
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: CaK Full Disk 22nd January 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 126

Re: CaK Full Disk 22nd January 2021

Thanks everyone, woke up to snow and ice again this morning, optimistic I may (?) get a chance to image later on. I've just taken delivery of a new telecentric so the odds are stacked against me :lol:
by marktownley
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 22-01-2021 2300z A HINT OF A SPOT IN THE N.E.LIMB
Replies: 12
Views: 71

Re: 22-01-2021 2300z A HINT OF A SPOT IN THE N.E.LIMB

What about the N.E. one too James, as looking closely at SDO at this un-earthly hour in the UK, there is almost certainly a large spot in that one ?? Terry I'm not seeing it yet in the HMI image full size (open below in a new tab for full size) https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/latest/latest_409...
by marktownley
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disk 22-01-2021
Replies: 7
Views: 82

Re: Full disk 22-01-2021

Great captures Rainer!
by marktownley
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunspots 23rd Jan
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: Sunspots 23rd Jan

That looks good John!
by marktownley
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 21st of January 2021.
Replies: 5
Views: 40

Re: Sol from the 21st of January 2021.

These are excellent Eric! Loving the Ha closeups, sun needs to be a bit higher for me to get in at that scale.
by marktownley
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 23-01-2021 04:00z THE NEXT NEW AR IN THE N.E.
Replies: 6
Views: 50

Re: 23-01-2021 04:00z THE NEXT NEW AR IN THE N.E.

Thanks for the report Terry, thanks for the sketch Marios!

Still spots mid disk in the northern hemisphere, i'm struggling to see any on the limb though, fingers crossed!
by marktownley
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Delivery of clouds and WL wedge (h-alpha inbound)
Replies: 25
Views: 324

Re: Delivery of clouds and WL wedge (h-alpha inbound)

Good to hear you finally got a view Simon, I thought you would see that line. Did you use the 178 with 2x2 binning?

If you do get a replacement good luck with it being a good one - shouldn't have to wish luck really but that is the way with Daystar :(

Mark
by marktownley
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: January 22 2021 Observations . WL Only.
Replies: 15
Views: 95

Re: January 22 2021 Observations . WL Only.

rsfoto wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:51 pm
am waiting for the Sun to free the Palm tree ...
You need some Palm Weevils as pets Rainer ;)
by marktownley
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: January 22 2021 Observations . WL Only.
Replies: 15
Views: 95

Re: January 22 2021 Observations . WL Only.

Your conditions sounded like what mine were. I'm hoping (lol) for maybe an improvement tomorrow, weekend is here, thank goodness! Thanks for your observations and support of the forum James, the reports you post are invaluable for us cloud stricken Brits! :)
by marktownley
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Visual Report 22/01/2021
Replies: 5
Views: 40

Re: Visual Report 22/01/2021

Thanks for the report Andrew! Hope the mod works for you.
by marktownley
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: CaK Full Disk 22nd January 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 126

Re: CaK Full Disk 22nd January 2021

Thanks Rainer, yes in the next couple of hours we should see if there are any spots!
by marktownley
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 20th Jan 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 57

Re: 20th Jan 2021

Great disks Robert! I noticed the steadily rising sun like you today too. Do you have snow on Skye at the moment?

Mark
by marktownley
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: CaK Full Disk 22nd January 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 126

CaK Full Disk 22nd January 2021

Friday was forecast to be sunny so I arranged to work at home. Getting up way before dawn I scheduled all my emails and work to go out at a more reasonable hour with the aim of wrapping up by lunch ready for some solar. The morning was glorious, deep blue skies and I was happy, then from nowhere ins...
by marktownley
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 22-01-2021 FRIDAY and THE NORTHERN AR's
Replies: 8
Views: 61

Re: 22-01-2021 FRIDAY and THE NORTHERN AR's

Thanks Terry, another couple of hours and we'll see if the area on the limb is spotty.
by marktownley
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Tinkering with Calcium Corrector
Replies: 12
Views: 161

Re: Tinkering with Calcium Corrector

yltansg wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:25 pm
While the poor and unstable seeing makes it hard to draw any conclusion, it provides opportunity for focus practice and knowing the setup.
If the resolution of the scope is greater than the resolution the seeing allows you will never get a sharp focus, no amount of collimation will change it.
by marktownley
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: for sale

Thanks Dave.

Can see lots of FD images with the DS40 - nice flat contrasty field! Looks like images from before a certain date don't exist anymore on here :(

Any with the 90 you can point me to? I'm right in saying it's a single stack filter rather than a double stack unit?

Mark
by marktownley
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Sun on 22/1/21 FD
Replies: 7
Views: 22

Re: Sun on 22/1/21 FD

Fantastic sketches Marios!
by marktownley
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun on 22/1/21 FD
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Sun on 22/1/21 FD

Fantastic sketches Marios!
by marktownley
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disk 21-01-2021
Replies: 8
Views: 84

Re: Full disk 21-01-2021

These are excellent Rainer, glad your clear skies have returned.
by marktownley
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 21-01-2021 2300Z NEW N.E.AR IS ON THE LIMB NOW
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: 21-01-2021 2300Z NEW N.E.AR IS ON THE LIMB NOW

Thanks Terry.

There's another emerging flux region developed just off the meridian in the northern hemisphere too that is sporting a pair of spots! Woohoo!
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Give me 6 hours and clear skies remaining and I should be able to get an imaging session in.
by marktownley
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: WL, January 21st, 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: WL, January 21st, 2021

That's a great looking white light Frank!