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#1 Mark Sibole

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 01:31 PM

This is the first image of this year with the PST.
I managed to get a bit more magnification with an old lens I adapted to fit the DSI.
Id like to get more but im just abput out of focus travel and im glad I made it this far.
I know I still have a ways to go in capturing images and the conditions were far from good today as I had High thin clouds but at least im up and running.
Comments and suggestions always welcome.

Mark

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 01:37 PM

here is without the lens

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#3 leinbach

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 05:35 AM

Good show, Mark!  The image quality of the first, larger image is more "realistic" to my eyes.  Was that a matter of processing?

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#4 Mark Sibole

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 05:53 AM

Both images were processed the same way
I believe the extra magnification gave me more detail
Ill reprocess the other 1 and re post it
Ill pay a bit more attention to the curves adjustments.

Thanks for the comments


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#5 Mark Sibole

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 05:59 AM

Here is a different process of the smaller scale
I drizzeled this 1 to a bigger scale to show more detail in the flares.
Its the same info just processed a bit different.

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#6 Larry Alvarez

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 10:02 AM

Mark sometimes I shoot two images, one which is over saturated purposely for the intent of "beefing" up the Proms on the edge of the disk and the other at lowered gain to show the most detail on the disk.  Cutting and merging the two together will give you the best of both worlds.

I am not familiar with the DSI but is it possible to put it in B&W mode?  If so, you may want to try that to increase the detail in your image.  Since your shooting monochrome at <1 ang, a color image is losing some of the data due to the interpolation.  I always found it difficult to focus also in Color unless I went to the edge of the disk or found a big spot.  B&W was a little easier for me to focus. 

Overall, pretty good shots considering the weather lately and very well placed.  Looks like you have a well balanced PST.  The field looks very even across the disk. 


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#7 Mark Sibole

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 10:19 AM

Thanks Larry
This was shot with the DSI C II in color mode
I used mono mode for focus then went to color mode.
Next time out ill shoot in all mono mode
Considering this was only a stack of 50 images in pretty lousy condirions i cant really complain to much.
Ive been so busy with DSI imaging i need to re teach myself solar imaging again.

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#8 redvis

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 11:26 AM

Hi Mark,

Great first shots with the DSI!  You should definitely try shooting using the DSI monochrome.  I am anxious to see your results with that.

To colorize the image you would add false color via the Photshop "color balance" tool.

Be sure to post your results!

By the way, there's a new sunspot supposedly coming around the corner so be sure to shoot something soon!

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#9 Mark Sibole

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 03:34 PM

Thanks Cameran
Ill keep an eye out for it.
Im gunna shoot the next 1 with the DSI C in mono mode as Im not in the mood to remove the DSI PRO from the filter wheel.
I have that 1 set for DSO imaging and it can be a pain to switch around
Ill Use the DSI C II again and use it in mono mode and select sharp instead of soft and see how that goes.
And gram more than just 40 to 50 images.

Thanks for the tips and support.

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Mark
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