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  1. after something like 10 hours of waiting on autostakkert, there are now 57 frames (the surface detailed version is a work in progress, i am getting lots of noise on the backround from my failed image flat) This display is very nice for "solar minimum"; There is clear motion/activity and "puffs" across the entire limb now. 57videos at 7000 frames each ; 2000 frame stacks. Total capture time of just 1 hour. If anyone has any suggestions for my next sunny day, i am open to apply your thoughts!
  2. okay i have to redo this, this flat ruined my raw! Sorry guys, ill try again.
  3. eww this flat is no good i need to rebuild it!
  4. everybody has a different style of processing, give it your best shot and share it here! 127mm x 1200mm + pst etalon + 15mm blocking filter + basler 1920-155um 1500 frames out of 7000
  5. looks like you caught the "Tadpoles" https://www.space.com/solar-tadpoles-discovered.html
  6. here are the raw unprocessed files aligned if anyone wants to try modifying this. Mars_125940_g4_ap1127_aligned_aligned_out.zip
  7. added a second process to this , i like this setting ; but i think the imppg gamma setting is blanking out the edge of disk with over exposed saturation and i cant figure out how to prevent it. any body have any ideas to get that over saturated edge out of there, so its nice and clean? full disc gamma 1920 third partc.xml
  8. 127mm x 1200mm achromat = 15mm coronado blocking filter = basler 1920-155um camera Forty, 5000 frame video captures, 10 second interval delay. 1000 frames stacked per capture. processed with two passes on imppg. .XML files attached. (next time i will take extra time to process an image flat) 6 hours of automatic batch file processing in autostakkert. (1920x1080 original .ser @ 16bit x 22gb each) (quad core 2.2gz intel i5 with 16gb ram / windows 10) share link on flickr (https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49958192892_9afd08a1a7_o.gif) share link on astrobin (htt
  9. i love prom animations, they are always spectacular. Great processing
  10. I fixed the first image up a bit. I tend to be lazy with my processing; I usually do not stick to one set method and just wing it. But now i have a good imppg filter.xml saved for this particular etalon setup so i should get some great consistency. I have attached the xml file if anyone wishes to borrow it. *sorry about the dust bunny, i tried to blow them off today but i guess i missed one, it may be between my etalon plates* full disc gamma 1920.xml
  11. nice! I plan to setup my high mag soon, full disk is simple fun but seeing stuff like this always provides a sophisticated wow! Excellent capture and processing.
  12. 125mm x 1200mm + Coronado pst etalon / 15mm blocking filter = Basler 1920-155um
  13. Just a guess but maybe the mac handles the global shutter a bit slowly with camera refresh rate and data capture rate? IF monoP stands for "progressive", then this could relate to image flicker and scan line writing. Back in the early days of hdtv's , interlacing was a big problem where the image was made of individual odd/even lines that refreshed a bit slow so you could see them visually. Then progressive scan came out, but the rate of refresh took a while to catch up with it and special hardware had to be adapted to allow quicker image processing . (most nvidia cards
  14. for starters you need a "c-mount to 1.25' nosepiece" attached to the dmk camera. https://www.amazon.com/1-25-nosepiece-mount-adapter-FAP201/dp/B01HQR5NUG Secondly, you need to pull out the lunt b600 diagonal outward about 1cm and lock it there with the thumbscrew. Thirdly adjust the camera height while watching the screen, you should see the solar image become sharper as you pull the camera out. You will noticeably see the solar image getting larger and dimmer if you go out too far away from focus. The image will get brighter as you get closer to t
  15. Small scale over exposure timelapse of the nice prom.
  16. I am thankful to be a tester on a new prototype blocking filters. 1-angstrom bandpass with a single cavity design, OD4 blocked Xray to FIR. Going to be a fun summer if the rain ever stops! The end goal is to eliminate/reduce the "double limb" and function as a cheater double stack system for imagers. Typical blocking filters are 8 to 10 angstroms, so there should be an immediate difference on the first light while using this. Its good to know there are still people in the world that are willing to stray away from the herd; and take a chance experiment
  17. just cleaned it off for tomorrows session of the new active region, granted its not clouded out. Yes, but can you put your coronado 60mm unit behind the 150mm istar currently?? You could do this with the 90mm collimator , and then modulate between full disc or high resolution just by altering the spacing. Switching out the etalon is very valuable considering the variability between them all. If its a poor sample you can trade it out for a better one without getting rid of the entire setup. The upgrade here is modularity, adding the ability to go fro
  18. a single piece of 90mm diameter fused silica custom optics cost is nearly $2000.00; and that is an unmounted product. You can confirm this on your own time if you choose to find a supplier. A_p_o_l_l_o has ebay fees, paypal fees, and shipping fees ; The h-alpha optic is also mounted, Nobody in the world can beat the price he has the auction listed at; There was a business proposal with istar optical at the time of design but that never went through due to lack of interest in the solar market. Everybody wants something for half the cost, or wants some cheaters short cut.
  19. you would have to purchase a 90mm x -800mm hydrogen alpha collimator to replicate my process. There is one listed on ebay, and coincidently these are specifically made for the f/10 istar optical h-alpha doublet's. Unfortunately there is no other way with standard pst optics, however this is worth the investment. Based on your tag, you already have all the required essentials to complete the "nirvana system".
  20. what are your actual exposure , gain, and gamma settings? If you are using alot of gain, this is where the noise is from. If you are using 0 gamma(at least in fire capture), this is also going to cause the noise. If your setup requires you to crank up the gain its entirely possible you need a different blocking filter that lets a bit more light through, almost everyone needs to crank up software settings to get prominences to be exposed; but there is an extent to where you will not see something on the live screen that still is completely visible in the actual recorded data.
  21. 127mm x 1200mm explore scientific achromat + coronado pst etalon + 5mm blocking filter + basler aca1920-155um camera. this post is raw video, no editing (aside from converting to .gif)- captured at 160 frames per second. entry begins at about the 1'o;clock position and ends at 7 o'clock. Not too sure what it is, but it had to be pretty far away to be transiting this long. My guess is a large fly or butterfly, but maybe a stray balloon. However Bugs usually do not "blink" the way this seems to be. Perhaps a piece of mylar way up in the sky that detached from a pl
  22. Its just a little dust I can blow off with the rocket bulb. Flats never work for me in firecapture, and also cause a ton of errors in autostakkert and registax when i apply them. It would be nice if microsoft or google would just build the software we need already, its not like astronomy is a new field.
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