Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 21
Like Tree44Likes

Thread: Sun is Dead in the Water

  1. #11
    bikerdib's Avatar
    bikerdib is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 14,293, Level: 82
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 207
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,706
    Points
    14,293
    Level
    82
    Thanks
    104
    Thanked 323x 279 Posts

    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water



    The cue ball; er, I mean the Sun has been pretty bland ever since I bough my PST a couple of months after the last US eclipse. It IS making it unusually hot here in Texas the last month or so however.
    Lowjiber likes this.
    Dennis. ~ 45 years of astronomy and not giving up anytime soon!
    Explore Scientific 16" truss DOB; Explore Scientific 152mm carbon fiber triplet w/3" Feathertouch; ES 80mm triplet; Apertura 10" DOB w/tweeker's; Celestron 9.25" Edge; Celestron Edge 14" with Feathertouch; Celestron CGE Pro mount; Celestron AVX mount with ADM "D" saddle; QHY Polemaster; and my first, a Sears 60mm F/11 doublet; ZWO ASI294MC-Cool; ES field flattener; ES 3" flattener/FR; Televue 0.8 field flattener/FR; lots of TV and ES eyepieces; Lunt solar wedge with Celestron XLT 102

  2. #12
    Star Dad's Avatar
    Star Dad is offline Bright Giants
    Points: 5,343, Level: 49
    Level completed: 97%, Points required for next Level: 7
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points750 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Norwich CT
    Posts
    465
    Points
    5,343
    Level
    49
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 77x 70 Posts

    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    Ha! Just wait for 5 more years when there is a lot of sunspot activity. Then the HEAT will be on! Enjoy the cool weather while you can. (I can't believe I'm writing this and wearing a sweater in mid-June - with no AC running!)
    Lowjiber and bikerdib like this.
    "To be good is not enough when you dream of being great"

    Orion 8" F4.9 1000mm FL, Coronado PST, Celestron 114mm F4.4 FL500mm (2x Barlow removed), Ioptron Mini-Tower, Ioptron iEQ30, Orion Atlas EQ-G, Canon 70D, ZWO ASI120MM, converted TASCO 114mm FL1000mm to Steam Punk, Coma Corrector, Meade 114mm Fl1000 on manual mount.

  3. #13
    bikerdib's Avatar
    bikerdib is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 14,293, Level: 82
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 207
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,706
    Points
    14,293
    Level
    82
    Thanks
    104
    Thanked 323x 279 Posts

    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Star Dad View Post
    Ha! Just wait for 5 more years when there is a lot of sunspot activity. Then the HEAT will be on! Enjoy the cool weather while you can. (I can't believe I'm writing this and wearing a sweater in mid-June - with no AC running!)
    Sweater! I think I'd pass out if I wore a sweater for more than a couple of minutes here. Afternoon temps have been around 97° with heat index numbers around 105° but it does get down right frigid at night with low temps around 78°.
    Lowjiber likes this.
    Dennis. ~ 45 years of astronomy and not giving up anytime soon!
    Explore Scientific 16" truss DOB; Explore Scientific 152mm carbon fiber triplet w/3" Feathertouch; ES 80mm triplet; Apertura 10" DOB w/tweeker's; Celestron 9.25" Edge; Celestron Edge 14" with Feathertouch; Celestron CGE Pro mount; Celestron AVX mount with ADM "D" saddle; QHY Polemaster; and my first, a Sears 60mm F/11 doublet; ZWO ASI294MC-Cool; ES field flattener; ES 3" flattener/FR; Televue 0.8 field flattener/FR; lots of TV and ES eyepieces; Lunt solar wedge with Celestron XLT 102

  4. #14
    chich's Avatar
    chich is offline Bright Giants
    Points: 10,959, Level: 72
    Level completed: 37%, Points required for next Level: 191
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points365 Days+ Registered Achievement!2 Posts Achievement
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
    Posts
    491
    Points
    10,959
    Level
    72
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 187x 109 Posts

    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    Solar minimum? No this is just the solar equivalent of angering the weather gods when buying other astro gear. I bought a larger Lunt a while back and that is the real reason.

    Prove me wrong. I dare ya.
    Lowjiber likes this.
    *******************----------------------********************
    I'm also known as VE7VJ
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    sic itur ad astra .
    Celestron 8SE, 114mm home brew DOB, C90 Mak, Lunt 50 & 100 solar, Celestron 80ED, Hyperion EPs, Telrad and a schwack of gadgets including a frikin' green layzor beam
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

  5. #15
    spereira's Avatar
    spereira is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 12,931, Level: 78
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 169
    Overall activity: 28.0%
    Achievements:
    First 1000 Experience Points365 Days+ Registered Achievement!750 Days+ Registered Achievement!1000 Days+ Registered Achievement!3 Years + Achievement
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Bedford, NH, USA
    Posts
    2,467
    Points
    12,931
    Level
    78
    Thanks
    535
    Thanked 503x 414 Posts

    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    Quote Originally Posted by chich View Post
    Solar minimum? No this is just the solar equivalent of angering the weather gods when buying other astro gear. I bought a larger Lunt a while back and that is the real reason.

    Prove me wrong. I dare ya.
    I can't prove you wrong - I bought a Daystar Quark just before NEAF, so I've contributed to this mess, too!

    smp
    Lowjiber likes this.
    Stephen
    - - - - - -

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    :
    Tele Vue TV-85
    Solar: Daystar Quark (chromosphere)
    Mount: Explore Scientific Twilight I tripod w/
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    GT mount
    Local Club: New Hampshire Astronomical Society

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

  6. #16
    Star Dad's Avatar
    Star Dad is offline Bright Giants
    Points: 5,343, Level: 49
    Level completed: 97%, Points required for next Level: 7
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points750 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Norwich CT
    Posts
    465
    Points
    5,343
    Level
    49
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 77x 70 Posts

    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    Well I bought a focal reducer to shoot Andromeda with... That was last fall and the weather was so bad - I won't get to use it until next fall. Proof Positive.

    I wonder if shoot is the operative word in why the weather has been so bad....mmmmmm
    Mag95On likes this.
    "To be good is not enough when you dream of being great"

    Orion 8" F4.9 1000mm FL, Coronado PST, Celestron 114mm F4.4 FL500mm (2x Barlow removed), Ioptron Mini-Tower, Ioptron iEQ30, Orion Atlas EQ-G, Canon 70D, ZWO ASI120MM, converted TASCO 114mm FL1000mm to Steam Punk, Coma Corrector, Meade 114mm Fl1000 on manual mount.

  7. #17
    Mag95On's Avatar
    Mag95On is offline Bright Giants
    Points: 3,420, Level: 38
    Level completed: 47%, Points required for next Level: 80
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    Greater London
    Posts
    263
    Points
    3,420
    Level
    38
    Thanks
    406
    Thanked 61x 61 Posts

    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    Quote Originally Posted by smeyer8015 View Post
    Support the state of Missouri. Buy a Daystar Quark...

    Scott
    I bought a Quark chromosphere about 2 weeks ago. Still waiting for first light and trials. I only have a 70mm refractor at 420mm. Is it worth getting the 152mm SW red achromat refractor to get better resolution of surface features, or can I just use a good Powermate to increase the magnification?
    How useful is a bigger aperture as there is not much light. I have seen good results from 50-60 mm Lunt or Coronado solar telescopes. Thanks guys.
    Magnus
    OTA: Altair Starwave 70ED F6, SW 150mm PDS // Mount:SW EQ3 Pro, Vixen polarie // Imaging: ASI120mm-S; Canon 100D, 7D, 6D, Samyang 14mm,85mm // Solar:Quark Chromosphere; Baader Solar filter //
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    : CdC, GRIP, DSS, LR 6, Sequator, Adobe PSE 8, Sharpcap, AS, RS 6, MagicLantern

  8. #18
    Mag95On's Avatar
    Mag95On is offline Bright Giants
    Points: 3,420, Level: 38
    Level completed: 47%, Points required for next Level: 80
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    Greater London
    Posts
    263
    Points
    3,420
    Level
    38
    Thanks
    406
    Thanked 61x 61 Posts

    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    Quote Originally Posted by chich View Post
    Solar minimum? No this is just the solar equivalent of angering the weather gods when buying other astro gear. I bought a larger Lunt a while back and that is the real reason.

    Prove me wrong. I dare ya.
    There is evidence of magnetic reversal and we are going into solar cycle 25!! I joined the Solarchatforum and checking forum topics there as well.
    Magnus
    OTA: Altair Starwave 70ED F6, SW 150mm PDS // Mount:SW EQ3 Pro, Vixen polarie // Imaging: ASI120mm-S; Canon 100D, 7D, 6D, Samyang 14mm,85mm // Solar:Quark Chromosphere; Baader Solar filter //
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    : CdC, GRIP, DSS, LR 6, Sequator, Adobe PSE 8, Sharpcap, AS, RS 6, MagicLantern

  9. #19
    ozeclipse's Avatar
    ozeclipse is offline SUPER GIANT
    Points: 9,647, Level: 67
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 3
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    First 1000 Experience Points365 Days+ Registered Achievement!750 Days+ Registered Achievement!1000 Days+ Registered Achievement!2 Posts Achievement
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Canberra, AUSTRALIA, 35 S, 149 E
    Posts
    620
    Points
    9,647
    Level
    67
    Thanks
    323
    Thanked 395x 226 Posts

    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    This is not unexpected.

    As far back as 2006, predictions by by NASA solar physicist David Hathaway and Mausumi Dikpati of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) using observations of the Sun's great conveyor belt predicted that the maximum of sunspot cycle 24 would be quite intense and that cycle 25 would be extremely weak due to observed slowing of the belt, theorised to be a precursor or predictor of solar maximum activity levels 20 years into the future.

    http://science.nasa.gov/science-news...may_longrange/
    http://science.nasa.gov/science-news..._stormwarning/



    Fig 1 Sun’s great conveyor belt


    Fig 2. Past and predicted future(red) sunspot cycle activity.

    Unfortunately, the most recent prediction from the Marshall Space Flight Centre is now more than 2 years old probably because the Solar Physics group has been starved of funding. David Hathaway has retired.
    https://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/predict.shtml
    40 years in amateur astronomy - 1978-2018
    Astronomical interests : astrophotography, visual observing, night-scapes, solar eclipse chasing, asteroidal occultations
    Bortle 1-2 skies, 149 E, 35 S
    web site : http://joe-cali.com/astronomy
    SCOPES - ATM 18" Dob, Vixen VC200L, ATM 6"f7, ED80
    CAMERAS : Pentax K1, K5, K01 / VIDEO CAMS : TacosBD, Lihmsec

  10. #20
    Gfamily's Avatar
    Gfamily is offline SUPER GIANT
    Points: 9,200, Level: 66
    Level completed: 50%, Points required for next Level: 150
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement365 Days+ Registered Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points750 Days+ Registered Achievement!20 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,086
    Points
    9,200
    Level
    66
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 395x 282 Posts

    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    Though it has you be said that cycle 24 didn't turn out to be particularly intense.
    All opinions you read here are given freely and are worth every cent.

    Meade LS8 and
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    127mm Mak for observing, Pentax K5 and Modded Canon 1000d for photographing
    Modified PS3 EYE for when we get planets
    Mid Cheshire Astro Society and the Delamere Forest Astronomers for company
    Recently added Star Adventurer for
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    imaging.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

 

 
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Meade LS 8 Dead in the Water
    By burmars in forum Meade Telescope Forums
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-22-2018, 03:21 AM
  2. maybe it's easier to make water based ice without water....
    By not_Fritz_Argelander in forum Off Topic Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-30-2018, 08:21 PM
  3. CGE help needed -- "dead in the water"
    By kfrastro in forum Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-30-2016, 09:20 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-23-2008, 03:43 PM
  5. Flowing Space 201-- Water Water Everywhere...
    By Painius in forum General Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-13-2004, 12:09 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Powered by vBulletin®
All times are GMT. The time now is 08:25 PM.