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Solar Surface, Proms, Spot 2659 | Quark (HA) & Continuum (WL) | May 27th 2017

 
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May 27, 2017 12:52 |  #1

Heya,

Setup:

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Solar:

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May 27, 2017 12:56 |  #2

Hot stuff, Martin!


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Jun 12, 2017 05:28 |  #3

Loving your work. PLEASE keep them coming!


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Aug 04, 2017 10:09 |  #4

lol...we don't need billion dollar satellites, just hire this guy to take pictures of the Sun. Such clarity and sharpness!


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Aug 04, 2017 11:36 |  #5

Hah, yes, please hire me salary any government!  :p

Thanks all,

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Oct 06, 2017 07:17 |  #6

about time for some updates please !!




  
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Oct 06, 2017 15:38 |  #7

monty28428 wrote in post #18467115 (external link)
about time for some updates please !!

Soon! It's amazing how much cloudy weather hits my area this time of year (hurricane season). I've been shut down most mornings for 2+ months. Then back to back hurricanes.

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Oct 10, 2017 18:52 |  #8

I understand -- I have lived most of my life on the coast of NC from Hatteras on down to my current location of Carolina beach.

Still looking forward to more though :-)




  
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Oct 17, 2017 03:39 |  #9

MalVeauX wrote in post #18467381 (external link)
Soon! It's amazing how much cloudy weather hits my area this time of year (hurricane season). I've been shut down most mornings for 2+ months. Then back to back hurricanes.

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it's amazing how much cloudy weather hits as soon as a new solar telescope is purchased
Week after month after month of dry clear skies and the day I buy my new scope the clouds roll in :rolleyes:

I am not going to get the images like you have in your first 2 images, mine is a prominence Ha filter rather than the chromosphere filter

The Lunt LS60THa/B1200C, from the sales blurp ....
This refractor based telescope has a precision aligned singlet chromatical lens with a 60mm aperture. An internal etalon with tune adjustment allows a <0.75 Angstrom bandpass.
Focal length is 500mm, providing a ~4.5mm image through an included 12mm blocking filter. ("1200" = 12mm). Fitted with a Crayford 10:1 microfocuser.

it produces a deep red solar image and through the gaps in the clouds I have seen a few prominences :-)
I can see it wont be long before I save up for a chromospheric filter like you have


please keep posting ... it encourages me to strive further


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Oct 17, 2017 04:05 |  #10

Martin

any chance in doing a closer up pic of the filter end of your system

It looks like you have several extension tubes in there ?

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Oct 17, 2017 04:45 |  #11

Davenn wrote in post #18474562 (external link)
Martin

any chance in doing a closer up pic of the filter end of your system

It looks like you have several extension tubes in there ?

Dave

Hi Dave,

Depending on which wavelength I'm using, I have to use different extensions to adjust for focal point. The Quark has that internal 4.3x telecentric barlow and I do not use a diagonal. So without the diagonal I need to extend out for the telecentric to achieve focus. It's different on each scope, but on my 5 inch refractor, I have to extend out pretty far. I use two 80mm extensions, sometimes a 50mm, depends on the scope. I remove the diagonal and just use a "straight through" shooting method. I just don't see a reason to use a diagonal if you don't have to, for imaging (one more surface to have dust and stuff on, one more surface to lose transmission to, one more part to be off balance, etc).

Again, the extensions are there because I do not use a diagonal.

My focuser is a linear bearing one, and it doesn't have a lot of out extension, so I use more extensions off of it for focus. It handles the weight and torque great, but that's why I got the linear bearing version to handle that weight.

I use inexpensive metal ones that are threaded for 2" filters:

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Here's the linear bearing focuser -> two 80mm extensions -> Quark -> Camera:

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I use the extensions also on my ST80 in the same way, but less extension. Here we have the focuser -> one 80mm extension -> Quark -> Camera:

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For the other setup, without the Quark, I'm using a 3x barlow with the same extensions, so it interchanges pretty easily.

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Oct 18, 2017 05:57 |  #12

MalVeauX wrote in post #18474572 (external link)
Hi Dave,

Depending on which wavelength I'm using, I have to use different extensions to adjust for focal point. The Quark has that internal 4.3x telecentric barlow and I do not use a diagonal. So without the diagonal I need to extend out for the telecentric to achieve focus. It's different on each scope, but on my 5 inch refractor, I have to extend out pretty far. I use two 80mm extensions, sometimes a 50mm, depends on the scope. I remove the diagonal and just use a "straight through" shooting method. I just don't see a reason to use a diagonal if you don't have to, for imaging (one more surface to have dust and stuff on, one more surface to lose transmission to, one more part to be off balance, etc).

Again, the extensions are there because I do not use a diagonal.

My focuser is a linear bearing one, and it doesn't have a lot of out extension, so I use more extensions off of it for focus. It handles the weight and torque great, but that's why I got the linear bearing version to handle that weight.

I use inexpensive metal ones that are threaded for 2" filters:
...............Very best,


That's awesome extra info, thankyou so much
It has answered several of my questions :-)

My next purchase is going to be one of these ......

https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …uark_eyepiece_f​ilter.html (external link)

and being a chromospheric filter, it's going to give me the detail similar to what you are getting and totally different to what the Lunt is giving me


look forward to more of your images


Dave


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