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by bandazar
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Mersenne telescope design
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Mersenne telescope design

I've been thinking about this combination in my head. Would a Mersenne telescope in front with a h-alpha scope in the back attached achieve a higher resolution? Or would it be similar to just having an h-alpha telescope with an ERF that does not block as much energy allowing in more light?
by bandazar
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: PST swap mod?
Replies: 16
Views: 1841

Re: PST swap mod?

Suspect it means adding about 200mm to where the telescope focuses. I guess that is why my pst mod is not working correctly at some of my other apertures quite correctly, although works well with my 90mm.
by bandazar
Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt Ls60PT... Chasing better views...
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: Lunt Ls60PT... Chasing better views...

I can't answer all your questions. But the double stack 60mm will produce a more even h-alpha image than the PST mod, since the PST mod using a tilting system. A proper PST mod will show more resolution than a 60mm h-alpha system. But it may not be worth it if you don't like the the results of the p...
by bandazar
Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: sold
Replies: 1
Views: 610

sold

Most of this is sold, except for the 105mm energy rejection filter (actual exposed area is 96mm in diameter).. The 1.7 baader gpc is also still available. erf will be $425 plus shipping. If paying by paypal, then 3% is added. 1.7 gpc will by $85 plus shipping. The 90mm achro telescope is technically...
by bandazar
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: PST Mod Complete
Replies: 18
Views: 2741

Re: PST Mod Complete

Thanks.. did not know about the rotating trick for the PST mod. It helped a little. Still don't like the banding/sweet spot issue of the pst mod. But for right now it will do until I can afford something more expensive.
by bandazar
Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: pst mod experimentation
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Re: pst mod experimentation

If I had the extension tubes to do that, I would not have used the .5 atik reducer. But I just might switch out the focuser in the 120ed with the one in the 150 omni xlt to see if that gives me enough travel along with what extention tubes I have to reach focus. If not, then I'll just have to order ...
by bandazar
Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: pst mod experimentation
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Re: pst mod experimentation

with the 150mm xlt omni r, yes, I use the glasspath corrector. With the 120ed skywatcher no. The issue with the omni is that with the .5 atik reducer, the image becomes as small as the PST unit or even a little smaller. basically I have to find a lot of extension tubes I suspect to get a good image ...
by bandazar
Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: pst mod experimentation
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Re: pst mod experimentation

Here are some pictures of what I got. Maybe I won't sell for right now. I want to get a good at least 150mm solar setup. But have not decided which way to go. I don't like the banding/sweetspot of the pst mod to be honest and don't like the electronic system by the daystar system. Nor did I like the...
by bandazar
Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: pst mod experimentation
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Re: pst mod experimentation

The detail was just not as great. Especially the surface detail. Maybe things were not quite as square because I used black duct tape to attach the etalon to the tube.
I'll maybe post pictures later. Though I just may sell my setup and go for something larger eventually.. not 100% sure yet.
by bandazar
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: pst mod experimentation
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Re: pst mod experimentation

Okay, I have put the pst on the inside of the focuser of my 120mm apo and 150mm achro and the pinhole effect has disappeared. But still the image is nowhere as good as my 90mm achro solution. So positioning is important, but not sure why the image is still bad. Even when putting a 96mm erf in front ...
by bandazar
Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: pst mod experimentation
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

pst mod experimentation

Not sure why, after having tried the PST mod that I bought from someone on here, it appears my smallest scope that I have shows the best images. The best combination I have produces images similar to that of a coronado 90mm II front unit with bf15... although the pst unit does have some banding swee...