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1st March disk

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:37 pm
by robert
Another clear day with a bitter wind. UK covered in cloud except for NW, extremely unusual, the opposite way round is the norm.
Robert

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Re: 1st March disk

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:54 pm
by Ewan
Very nice FD Robert, my solar season has been sporadic but always looking forwards.

Re: 1st March disk

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:57 pm
by robert
Thanks Ewan, yes I agree. Take any chances if possible!

Re: 1st March disk

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:28 pm
by Ibbo
Nicely done.

Re: 1st March disk

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:18 pm
by Christopher
The weekend weather here looks promising and so does that disk. Nice shot Robert.

Re: 1st March disk

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:34 pm
by eroel
Robert:
Nice and clean FD.
Best wishes,
Eric.

Re: 1st March disk

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:06 pm
by ffellah
Another fine disk, Robert !

Franco

Re: 1st March disk

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:15 pm
by rsfoto
Nice nice nice and I have no chance to image at the moment

:cry:

Re: 1st March disk

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:45 am
by MapleRidge
Superb shot Robert :bow

Nice to see some return to activity in your image.

Brian

Re: 1st March disk

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:38 am
by Montana
That's a lovely AR developing :hamster: :bow very unusual to see a gap in the cloud up there :lol:
Alexandra

Re: 1st March disk

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:30 pm
by marktownley
You were lucky with the weather there Robert! A great disk as a result.

Re: 1st March disk

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:41 am
by rbenton
I love the quality of your FD images. So evenly exposed, with just enough limb darkening to look spherical. It also looks like you are not combining two images (surface/proms) but I still see detail in both. Could you share how you get this look?
Still learning.

Randall Benton
www.randallbenton.com

Re: 1st March disk

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:43 am
by robert
rbenton wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:41 am
I love the quality of your FD images. So evenly exposed, with just enough limb darkening to look spherical. It also looks like you are not combining two images (surface/proms) but I still see detail in both. Could you share how you get this look?
Still learning.

Randall Benton
www.randallbenton.com
Thanks Randall,
I guess I like a simple process.

1. Double stacked Pressure tuned scope. Pressure tuner gives an even start. I was lucky with the second etalon being onband with nearly no tilt so the image stays even when it is added. PGR Ch3 3.2Mpx gives a full disk with no mosaic with LS60, UV/IR cut filter and tilt adapter to remove Newton's rings.
First tune the scope PT very carefully with an overexposed image to get the filter effect central, then add the non adjusted second etalon with no tilt.

2. Firecapture using gamma to around 1000 to just see the prominences and not overexpose things, histogram 70% ish. 500 frames 37fps.

3. AS2 stack about 10%-20% then PS2 (Photoshop), iterative unsharp mask 30%, 1px, 0 threshold, until it becomes overdone then undo one or two iterations. Convert to RGB, add colour and boost brightness and contrast for the disk and cut red in levels to make the background less hazy red. Check, done.

Whole image processed the same way and only one exposure, which is what I prefer to do just now.

Robert
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Re: 1st March disk

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:55 pm
by rbenton
Thank you very much Robert. I'll give it a try.

Randall Benton
www.randallbenton.com

Re: 1st March disk

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:57 am
by marios i.
Very nice!

Marios