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Solar from today Christmas eve 24.12.2020


Graham

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1 hour ago, Bino-viewer said:

Nice on Graham, that a mighty prominence you've captured there at 11 o'clock.

Do you do much visual in HA ? Is a prom like that easy to see visually ?

Or do they only appear with the camera ?

I don't do a great deal of visual espatthis time of year as the sope is a bit high up, but I can tell you the proms are visible with eyethingies and bino viewers, if you can set them up work very well.

 

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1 hour ago, Bino-viewer said:

Nice on Graham, that a mighty prominence you've captured there at 11 o'clock.

Do you do much visual in HA ? Is a prom like that easy to see visually ?

Or do they only appear with the camera ?

 

Don't do a lot of visual but everything you see in the images is visible through an EP

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Thanks, been umm-ing and arr-ing for years about getting a HA scope.

I remember about 5 or 6 years ago they had about 6  solar scopes set up outside at the IAS tradefair.

I looked through them all : but felt a bit under-whelmed with most of them from a visual point of view, certainly considering their cost.

The best of the lot was one of the smallest : a little Meade Coranado 40mm double-stacked.

I was quite impressed with that one.

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Double stacked is the way to go for surface detail.

Once you get the hang of tuning the Etalons the views can be stunning.

I use a 60mm Lunt with the double stack Etalons and a BF15 filter.

Blocking filters are horrendously expensive but you are better off getting the largest blocking filter you can afford.

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