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#1 leinbach

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 06:16 PM

This is my first posted image of the Sun, taken April 25, about 11:30 MDT.  Seeing was poor.  I stacked 10 images in RegiStax 4, optimized and saved as BMP. I have a double-stacked PST, with a Meade DSI Pro II.  Finally, after weeks of no activity, we have a new SE  region.  You can see the spot, with all of the plage on the following edge.  There are other nearby filaments, and prominences in the vicinity of the new group.

The way my SM40 is setup at the moment results in a pretty intense hot spot; in these images it lies above the active region.  I minimized the hot spot by applying RegiStax's calculate flat field.  I took the image into Picture Window Pro, applied sharpening, and converted to jpg.

It is fun to be underway - I have a ways to go to optimize the telescope, and my processing, though.

Harold

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#2 Mark Sibole

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 06:40 PM

Harold.
Id like to comment on the image and view it but you didnt attach or link anything to it.

Looking forward to seeing it.


Mark
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#3 leinbach

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 06:47 PM

Hi Mark - I would welcome your comments.  I did put the image in as an attachment, and I can see it fine. What do you suppose is going on?

Harold

#4 Mark Sibole

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 10:23 PM

hod did yoiu attach the image?? hosted on your site or uoloaded to meade??
If hosted to toyu sitr you eill need tags lke" http://" "" with the image url between the 2 quotes


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#5 Chewie

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 04:32 AM

Hey, nice work mate. 

#6 leinbach

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 05:01 AM

Thanks, Chewie.  Mark, I don't know what the problem with opening the image might be. I uploaded the image as an attachment to the Meade site.  At least I have one other confirmation the the image will open.

The Sun is bright today, in a cloudless sky.  I plan to run several tests today.  I am concerned about the very hot spot in the image.  One thing I want to check is whether there is an optimum position for the camera. I have the lens element from the Cemax barlow screwed into a 1 1/4 inch adapter on the camera.  I also need to make more careful checks for the best adjustment of the T-max on the SM40.

Regards,

Harold

#7 Mark Sibole

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 06:59 AM

Im not sure why I cant see the attachment then.
Ill have to look at my settings and see if i can figure it out.

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#8 leinbach

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 12:06 PM

I took a few images this morning of the new Region 953.  Mostly, I was testing different settings of the PST and SM40 filter.  Seeing was horrible, but with a fast exposure of .001 sec, a couple of images showed some details in the plage.  This one is the best.  I processed entirely in Picture Window Pro, using its deinterlace function. The image looks pretty decent, though one might question how much of the tiny intensity fluctuations are real, as opposed to being noise, for example.  I cropped considerably from the original, which minimized the intensity variations across the image.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 05:14 PM

Hi Harold,

I cannot see your images either.  Did you upload them to the Meade gallery?  If so, what's the web link to your photos?

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#10 leinbach

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 07:42 PM

Sorry, Cameran.  What I did after writing the message, was to go to "Additional Options" at the bottom of the message box, and selected "Attach", then browsed to my file. So far, we have two who can see the images, and two who cannot.  Is the attachment getting killed by your security programs? What are my other options for uploading the images?

Thanks,

Harold

#11 Mark Sibole

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 06:38 AM

Harold
You can join autostarsuite.net (http://autostarsuite.net/default.aspx) and post all of yout images in a folder.
There is no charge and Steve runs a great site.
Im hoping it clears for the weekend so I can get a look at this region and possibly capture an imageot 2 of it.
Also under additional options I dont have the option to attach images.
I have notify me of replys
return to topic
dont show smileys
and a few others.
This may be different from yours as Im an admin.
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#12 leinbach

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 02:17 PM

Mark, you've convinced me that I need to set up my own web site.  I haven't done that for a while, so it will be a while before it is done.  I hope you get lots of images of the new region.  There have been some good images posted on the spaceweather.com site.

Harold




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