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  1. I love looking at old posts and reviving them! Just seeing the stargate telescopes by explore scientific really shows not much is needed other than the optics! I do not have any problems with the mount unless the wind kicks up to about 20mph, the entire scope weighs about 11kg.
  2. Here is my "big silver shiny zero baffle scope" that i point at the sun and get the images below.. . 250 years ago people literally mounted huge optics to a roof, tied a string to it, and literally tied the eyepiece to a string dangling from said roof optic. and brought it to their eye. No tube. No baffles. Nothing but 20 feet between them and the optic. You would be pretty surprised how good a 4000mm focal length optic pointed at the moon looks through an eyepiece attached to a string...... Strehl ratio is the division line factor of "are you ever gonna take a pictu
  3. Would you stand for a solid hour straight hunched over to look at a computer screen? Hey i just noticed you have a bresser 127/1200 ach. That telescope is identical to my explore scientific firstlight 127. HAve you tried it on your calcium filter yet? If the objective is anything like mine, its gonna be greater than .85 strehl at wavelength.
  4. i know what you mean about forgetting stuff, and leaving equipment unattenteded. I have the same issue right now, need to carry my mount 100 yards away from the house, then the telescope. Then I have to load up a wagon to carry the batteries ,cables, controller, computer etc.... When i forget to put something on the wagon, its certainly is bothersome. Today i forgot the chair!!!!
  5. Shot through trees and horrible sky. The sun is very low and is almost not worth me going out to image; However I insist to persist! It is a shame to lock up thousands of dollars in equipment with such a great sunspot to record. Despite how menacing this spot looks, it appears to be quite docile.
  6. looks like it is about to become two spots, and then release an m-class flare
  7. lookin good. Seems like Co-vid-19 was literally designed to keep average working class humans on the earth while the elite get to fly on rockets and spaceplanes.....
  8. First time i have ever recorded these. The bright pins inside the sunspot umbra. Enjoy!
  9. updated to 85 frames, more frames still prcocessing. 20 minutes of time represented here. 127mm x 1200mm + meade 2x shorty.
  10. Pefect outside before head out he door for work . Crawled out of bed and snapped 150 frames. Something big happenend about 5 minutes after i i ran out of disk space off to work! will post my 2x barlow timelapse when i get home.
  11. IF you never got a chance to witness this, i believe on this day ; one of the biggest coronal mass ejections ever recorded on video. There were aurora borrealis visible in all 50 states in north America. Including hawaii. I saw them here in illinois, very vividly around 1030pm at night for about 20 minutes total.
  12. The new region is providing some of the greatest momentum we can see. (expect an m-class flare sometime this week.) Get your cams out, point it at the new region, set your full disk cadence to have a 3 second delay. Set your high magnfiication cadence to 1 second delay. Good luck for anyone that gets enough sun to get some great video of this. I may intentionally bail out at work early just to get some of that action.... (oh no ! Solar diarrhea, sorry im going home!)
  13. realistically you are going to need more than a canon 800mm lens. IR/UV cut filter on the objective is a must. 2x teleconverter is a must. Name on the lens doesnt mean much, and picture quality is never ever ever reflected by price in the camera industry. How well does your camera focus on the moon? That is kind of more important than the canon lens. So to answer your question. The canon lens is only 400mm better. So this factor alone makes it. If you want to capture magnetic field lines you are going
  14. 28 degrees outside at 10am, Worst seeing conditions, restricted my use of magnification.
  15. these things have a tendency to go hurl thick dark jets out of them, nice shot!
  16. The raw file is the unprocessed image you stacked and pulled out of registax. I wanted to take a stab at processing your nice capture !
  17. terrible conditions while testing a new, 2" Siebert optics 3.5x. This barlow/telecentric has some great potential to be my new preference at 393nm, and my first light first impression is a good one.
  18. so i have been keeping a close eye on this https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/latest48.php?q=1600 This circle ridge feature is absolutely without a doubt captured on SDO aia1600 as well, so this is very real. I wonder if i was just bandpass tuned to a unique material wavelength inside of the sunspot that is normaly not thought about. My filter is close to 0.5 angstroms, but the wavelength is currently unknown because of the barlow placement currently. Could be calcium, could be iron. Could be silicon, aluminum. Conclusively i would say yes that pure atomic
  19. When i stack images in autostakkert, i select the "Expand button" so that i get maximum file size out of the stacking. You can load up the files in pipp if you want to crop them all to be the same size , but throwing a .tif raw file in autostakkert will not accomplish anything. The files need an image processor and aligner to be used.
  20. www.gifmaker.org is what i use You can align all the final stacked images with imppg , it has that feature in the file bar.
  21. Thanks, ya i used to have sdo aia1600 and sdo aia1700 to compare using the 4096 download data from here https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/aiahmi/ But that has been disabled. I will look at helio viewer and see whats hiding in there.
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