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    Default Monster Sunspot



    This monster is just around the corner and ready to face Earth. It has been very active. Just hope it doesn't sneeze and fries our telecom satellites. Still doesn't have a denomination it should be AR????.
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    Default Re: Monster Sunspot

    That is a big one. Nice image by the way.
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    Very nice capture Fernando...and very ominous looking!

    Other than the 6" SCT & ASI120MM camera, what other equipment did you use for that shot?

    Because I've been thinking about trying my luck at some solar imaging. But have nowhere near the money needed for a decent Ha setup. So I was just wondering what is possible with my 8" SCT?

    Oh, I may finally be pulling the plug and getting one of those ASI120MC cameras. I hated to spend that kind of money for a camera that was only good for objects in this Solar System. Especially since I was getting decent images with my dSLR. But to avoid swapping my auto-guider back and forth between two setups, I've been toying with the idea of getting another auto-guider...which means I'll need another camera! The ability to take improved planetary and lunar images will just be an added bonus!
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    Crikey!
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    Hi Fernando. Now this really is a giant active region. And, I am sure that it won't be "unclassified" for very much longer. Your image is just superb, both on the forum and the Flickr site. You have amazingly sharp contrast and details in this solar image. I was just overwhelmed when I saw this capture Fernando, so thanks for taking the time to put this up on here for us to enjoy, and the kindest of regards to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makuser View Post
    Hi Fernando. Now this really is a giant active region. And, I am sure that it won't be "unclassified" for very much longer. Your image is just superb, both on the forum and the Flickr site. You have amazingly sharp contrast and details in this solar image. I was just overwhelmed when I saw this capture Fernando, so thanks for taking the time to put this up on here for us to enjoy, and the kindest of regards to you.

    PS - I would also like to extend an invitation to you, Mark, and all, to join us on the Solar Viewing & Imaging Group on the forum here, at:
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    Thanks for the invite Marshall. I think I'm already a member in that group, but just haven't visited it in awhile. I got discouraged when I found out how much the real cool solar imaging equipment cost lol.
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    A great solar image, that really is huge sunspot!

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Super capture, well done. I think it's been given the number AR2192.
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    Very nice capture Fernando...and very ominous looking!

    Other than the 6" SCT & ASI120MM camera, what other equipment did you use for that shot?

    Because I've been thinking about trying my luck at some solar imaging. But have nowhere near the money needed for a decent Ha setup. So I was just wondering what is possible with my 8" SCT?

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    Thanks Mark I a honestly only using the white light filter on the 6 inch SCT and the ASI120 camera. Nothing else. This is not a Ha setup. Unfortunately my Ha filter money got spent on home stuff due to a recent crisis that hasn't gone away. I will need to look in the future for one of those.
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    Way to go ,nice work....
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