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23-04-2012, 08:11 PM
Just back from the SPSP - had a great time!
I did not get in as much solar as I initially had hoped for but I did mange to trial a 4 panel mosaic mosaic with my Lunt60 DS at prime focus. It is pretty ordinary but I know how to make things a bit better next time - I think I will use this combo for the disc shots of the Venus transit and do some close ups with the 80.
I did add colour too - a tad unusual for me.
Any comments or advice appreciated.
23-04-2012, 08:57 PM
Looking good Matt!
Looks maybe a little over cooked on the active regions, but the proms filaments are gorgeous!
Do you use curves much to bring out the contrast?
I've attached an example of a typical double hump curve I use to bring out contrast on the disk and the proms (lower hump) FYI.
23-04-2012, 11:07 PM
Tha is a very good ordinary Image Matt :thumbsup:
23-04-2012, 11:08 PM
Looks good Matt
24-04-2012, 04:52 AM
Wow.. the detail is spectacular
24-04-2012, 06:19 AM
I love the detail in your image - I found myself just staring at it in awe!
24-04-2012, 09:32 AM
Looks great Matt!
24-04-2012, 02:56 PM
Looks pretty good to me Matt, a fair bit happening on this day, lovely job indeed.
24-04-2012, 04:27 PM
Nice one Matt,
There is a fair amount of detail to enjoy there
24-04-2012, 07:57 PM
Looks good Matt. Detail is good but as Al pointed out there is a blow out in the active regions. You're on to a good start though and that will improve.:thumbsup:
24-04-2012, 10:50 PM
looks good to me - lots going on as well. Regards ray
26-04-2012, 12:00 PM
Lovely work Matt!:thumbsup:
27-04-2012, 01:04 PM
Thanks all - there is a fair bit to learn as the brightness varies across the individual images so the mosaicing processing takes some time - process before or after mosaic, lots of tweaking and some luck!
I had another crack yesterday- Lunt60DS, DMK31 prime focus, 4 panel mosaic - I think a touch better?
30-04-2012, 08:40 PM
No doubt Matt, the full disk adds drama. I liked the colour in the first one, but you have definitely improved your technique on this one.
Looking forward to more color full disk mosaics in the future!
30-04-2012, 10:26 PM
Yep it is tough getting the high and low spots flattened out and I reckon you are pretty well there. I always struggle with this on my full disks, so you are not alone with this.
01-05-2012, 12:13 PM
Bit late on this, great result Matt, looks really good to me :thumbsup:
Glad you got home safe, had a great time with you at SPSP...Attila :)
PS. BTW Here (http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/image/110766126/original) is Attila - on the right :D
02-05-2012, 08:12 PM
Thanks Mike - it was great hanging out at the SPSP - is Attila my doppelganger?
03-05-2012, 11:14 AM
i find it fascinating to see the difference of the solar images through the lunt (i have a pst).
Subtly nuanced, yet oddly, different.
is the colour image representative of what it looks like at the eyepiece?
03-05-2012, 01:10 PM
These are great Matt.
I like the second one better - better contrast.
03-05-2012, 05:50 PM
Simply amazing Mat !!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eyepop::eyepop:
04-05-2012, 05:18 PM
The colour in no way represents what you see through the eyepiece - it is really red - kind of like the red in this playful testing session http://www.pbase.com/mattwastell/image/123182801
I have heard the goal of solar imaging is to capture exactly what you see in the eyepiece - a hard thing to do!
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