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by Starry Jack
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: What is causing this?
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: What is causing this?

Alexandra,
What do mean by a black card in the nosepiece of the camera?

Jack
by Starry Jack
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: What is causing this?
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: What is causing this?

Love to know myself.
by Starry Jack
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Zoom Meeting - 21 February @ 18:00 UT
Replies: 74
Views: 1571

Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

I’m excited
by Starry Jack
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solarscout 60DS VS 150mm Pst mod (animations)+NEW
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: Solarscout 60DS VS 150mm Pst mod (animations)

Wow! They both did great!!
How did you occult the sun on the larger prom shot?

Jack
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: 449

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: 449

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: 449

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 "exte...
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: 449

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: 242

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: 242

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: 242

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: 449

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...
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: 215

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: 215

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 ...
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: 215

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: 518

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: 198

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: 22
Views: 1780

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: 22
Views: 1780

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: 22
Views: 1780

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: 495

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: 331

Re: animated GIFS

Great presentation