Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.


David Smith

  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


David Smith last won the day on October 10 2016

David Smith had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

7,339 Excellent

About David Smith

  • Rank
    "Chewie, we're home"

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Interests
    Photography, computing and technology, music (rock,classical, ambient and a few others besides), Sci Fi & 50's B movies, Baseball and American Football.
  • Location
    Banbury, UK
  1. Day off today and the skies cleared briefly this morning! Had a few things to try out with the Quark so grabbed the scope for a look see. Saw clouds inbound so grabbed the laptop to try and grab a quick Ca-K disk, just about managed to get 500 frames in before the clouds arrived. Seeing looked horrible through the Quark and it definitely isn't flattered by Ca-K! Despite Raben showing no activity I was quite pleased to see some activity with some active areas and some nice proms on show in the Quark.
  2. More clear, sunny skies so had to take a look. Still quiet (oddly enough) but the faint prom on show in Ca-K yesterday has evolved quite nicely. Took the Evostar out to start with today and spent quite a bit of time visually scanning the white light disk. Picked up an ES 82 degree 4.7mm eyepiece this week, this gives me 212x in this scope and I did not expect it to work but actually in moments of good seeing it was brilliant! Some lovely views of granulation and the odd pore too. For imaging though it had to be the Bresser as the breeze was too much for the Evostar.
  3. Thanks all. If you look really close you can just make out that prom in the Ca-K disk at about the 11 o'clock position.
  4. Very quiet sun at the moment but couldn't waste the sunny, if rather windy conditions. Limited to using the Bresser again today because of the wind gusts but then there's not much to see anyway
  5. Despite the lack of activity those are still cracking images.
  6. Typical, weekend arrives, sunshine forecast and nothing to see
  7. Got my fingers crossed for the weekend.
  8. Lots of broken cloud around today as well as a stiff breeze so limited to just the Bresser AR102xs for a couple of quick full disks (no point trying to use the big scope in the breeze and no point trying to do mosaics with so much cloud about). Not much going on anyway so not missing much...I don't think. I had a quick look with the Quark too but there was nothing more than the prom you can see in the Ca-K images below. Roll on some new spot activity.
  9. All very quiet at the moment. Good captures nonetheless. Quite a bit of cloud here else I would probably have had a go myself.
  10. Nice. I spotted them rising in the east last night, very pretty.
  11. Some good captures and a nice looking prominence. We had intermittent sunshine here yesterday but I was busy re-roofing the shed. Had there been some activity I may have changed my priorities.
  12. Caught some lovely blue skies this morning so made the most of it! Not seen the Sun so as to be able to image it since the 8th! Clean disk in white light so visual inspection only. Not a huge amount going on in Ca-K but enough to keep the interest. There are a few proms on the full disk image and a nice plage area which I then imaged in H alpha. Plenty going on in H alpha with lots of proms and some structure / filaments in the area where Ca-K shows plage structure.
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.