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by Starry Jack
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: SOLD: Etalon (Pre-Meade) and like new BF5 for $99 Each
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Etalon (Pre-Meade) and like new BF5 for $99 Each

ND I have the original serial number from the black box.
by Starry Jack
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: SOLD: Etalon (Pre-Meade) and like new BF5 for $99 Each
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Etalon (Pre-Meade) and like new BF5 for $99 Each

Good news for you beauty nerds. I found the tuning ring so the scuff marks on the ETALON are covered. I will ship everything in the initial post except the self centering adapter and the glass path and BF5.
by Starry Jack
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: SOLD: Etalon (Pre-Meade) and like new BF5 for $99 Each
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Etalon (Pre-Meade) and like new BF5 for $99 Each

Here are the photos of the ETALON after I have removed the gold tubes. The ETALON looks clean but I want to make sure you know you will not win beauty awards with your mod. The ETALON has some teeth marks on the surface but that does not impact performance. I will ship with both gold tube "extension...
by Starry Jack
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: SOLD: Etalon (Pre-Meade) and like new BF5 for $99 Each
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Etalon (Pre-Meade) and like new BF5 for $99 Each

Ouch! I just found these offers so I will contact you in order. So sorry I had not gotten the messages.

BTW, the BF5 is sold and the gold tubes are removed and the self-centering adapter is now repurposed.


Stay tuned,
Jack
by Starry Jack
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: PowerMate or Barlow for H-Alpha Video
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: PowerMate or Barlow for H-Alpha Video

Great and interesting explanation Simon.

I never considered binning the sun since I equate binning with decreasing exposure on do objects.
by Starry Jack
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: PowerMate or Barlow for H-Alpha Video
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: PowerMate or Barlow for H-Alpha Video

Mark and Rainier, It's the physics and the math which confuses me so I get lost in marketing hype. I appreciate the insight. If the primary difference is for visual then I can consider I rarely am visual. If my camera limits me then that's another issue. I neli3ve it was you , Mark, who turned me on...
by Starry Jack
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: PowerMate or Barlow for H-Alpha Video
Replies: 7
Views: 121

PowerMate or Barlow for H-Alpha Video

I want higher mag for my DSO, Lunar and H-Alpha work (and whitelight too). I have: - 80mm Orion ED f7.5 - 152mm acrho Explore Scientific f6.5 - Quark - ASI 174mm for Solar and Lunar - Mallincam DSC10c for DSO I RARELY do visual anymore. So... -Should I consider PowerMate or Barlow -If PowerMate, is ...
by Starry Jack
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: SOLD: Etalon (Pre-Meade) and like new BF5 for $99 Each
Replies: 6
Views: 304

SOLD: Etalon (Pre-Meade) and like new BF5 for $99 Each

I'm parting out my PST Stage 2 Mod. $99 gets you my Coronado (pre-Meade) Etalon #95471 (and the attractive portion of the original gold tube which I adhered to the Etalon as a nosepiece into a 2" focuser). The Glasspath is already sold. If you'd like the extension tube you are welcome to it (it also...
by Starry Jack
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2" or 1.25" Solar Continuum Filter
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: 2" or 1.25" Solar Continuum Filter

camera is alllllll clean
by Starry Jack
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2" or 1.25" Solar Continuum Filter
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: 2" or 1.25" Solar Continuum Filter

Thanks, all! I"m convinced! Sadly my first spin was less than enthralling, but I'll keep at it. I have the Baader Photo Solar film (3.8) and the Solar Continuum. I'll bet tomorrow it will pop into amazing! I did see the one larger and 3 smaller sunspots. Oh and of course, my camera dropped out of th...
by Starry Jack
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2" or 1.25" Solar Continuum Filter
Replies: 9
Views: 122

2" or 1.25" Solar Continuum Filter

My Debbie gave me a Solar Continuum filter and Photo Solar Film for Christmas.

Do I need the 1.25" or 2" filter? I can utilize either format, but don't want to vignette in white light imaging.

-152mm f6.5 refractor
-80mm f7.5 ED refractor
-ASI174 camera

Thanks,
Jack
by Starry Jack
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 11Dec - That Long Filament & Surrounding (New images added 12 Dec)
Replies: 20
Views: 439

Re: 11Dec - That Long Filament & Surrounding (New images added 12 Dec)

I add a focal reducer on my refractor rigs up at the camera successfully to widen the field.

Jacj
by Starry Jack
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some images from the 17th of December 2020.
Replies: 11
Views: 144

Re: Some images from the 17th of December 2020.

Crystal clear on all features.
by Starry Jack
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Forum Support Issues
Topic: Members please respond to this email question
Replies: 20
Views: 694

Re: Members please respond to this email question

Yesterday another good example...several days came all bunched up.
by Starry Jack
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Forum Support Issues
Topic: Members please respond to this email question
Replies: 20
Views: 694

Re: Members please respond to this email question

And I am happy to help test.
by Starry Jack
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Forum Support Issues
Topic: Members please respond to this email question
Replies: 20
Views: 694

Re: Members please respond to this email question

I receive updates to forums and watched threads. But recently delivery has been spotty and I can go for several days without an email.

Jack
by Starry Jack
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Post and Personal Achievement
Replies: 21
Views: 378

Re: First Post and Personal Achievement

I’d be thrilled with that image!
by Starry Jack
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: animated GIFS
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: animated GIFS

Great presentation
by Starry Jack
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: NO LONGER FOR SALE: PST Stage 2 Mod f6.5 & f10 For Sale Again
Replies: 0
Views: 274

NO LONGER FOR SALE: PST Stage 2 Mod f6.5 & f10 For Sale Again

NOTE 1/2/2021: I'm parting this unit out but leaving the ad up for reference. I've created a new ad for the components. :) Jack *********************************************************** I'm relisting my PST Stage 2 Mod which works on both an f6.5 and f10 system. I'm pleased with the results but am...
by Starry Jack
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Video Compare: 152mm f6.5 PST 2 vs. Quark
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Video Compare: 152mm f6.5 PST 2 vs. Quark

After years, I finally got my PST Stage 2 Mod to work and it's on my f6.5 scope (just in time to sell the Mod). I've created a <5min video comparing the PST Mod with my Quark. Both are using the 152mm f6/5 achromat with some sample images below. https://youtu.be/6V3GPGZm4ns Thumbnail.jpg WITH PST MO...
by Starry Jack
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A lot going on
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: A lot going on

Really sharp!
by Starry Jack
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Nov. 26, 2020 AR 2786 and 2785
Replies: 15
Views: 298

Re: Nov. 26, 2020 AR 2786 and 2785

Glorious