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by antonello
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 18th of December 2018.
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Sol from the 18th of December 2018.

Just beautiful pictures! Compliments!
by antonello
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Re: The Double pass idea...
Replies: 13
Views: 1793

Re: The Double pass idea...

Yes, sure.
A 25x25 mm beam-splitter Edmund, NOT polarized, costs only $ 220 and therefore has an affordable price. Who has a PST can certainly experience it.
by antonello
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Re: The Double pass idea...
Replies: 13
Views: 1793

Re: The Double pass idea...

Hi As I have already written, despite negative experiences of other amateur astronomers more competent than me (even a German guy who deals with professional Optics), also I, few months ago, I have decided to experiment the possibility of making a double stack with a beam splitter cube. There are ma...
by antonello
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: optical contact experiments? Anybody?
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: optical contact experiments? Anybody?

Hello TheSkyBurner I and you belong to the same category of people who like to experiment and who are sometimes optimistic about the feasibility of a project. It is normal that sometimes the project can fail. Not necessarily a failed project is a failure. On the contrary, a failed project is useful ...
by antonello
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: optical contact experiments? Anybody?
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: optical contact experiments? Anybody?

Hello I'm not very expert, but two years ago I also thought about building an etalon in my home. I had two optical windows calibrated with correction on all sides of lambda/20. I thought about aluminising one side of every window with 95-99% reflection. I did not have problem doing this, I asked an ...
by antonello
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: lunt 50 mod
Replies: 26
Views: 3754

Re: lunt 50 mod

After a long time, during which no one knew if the Lunt 50 had a lens with a single lens or an achromatic lens, I discovered from this image lunt 50.jpg that even the Lunt 50, like the Lunt 60., seems to have a objective with single lens, and therefore the use of the Etalon of the Lunt 50, together ...
by antonello
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Re: The Double pass idea...
Replies: 13
Views: 1793

Re: The Double pass idea...

Hi TheSkyBurner,
because we are trying to do the same thing, I with pessimism and you with optimism, we stay in touch. In the coming days I can put some pictures of my experiment ...
by antonello
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Re: The Double pass idea...
Replies: 13
Views: 1793

Re: The Double pass idea...

At what price? The fact remains that if your beam splitter is semi-polarized, the image and all the reflections are semi-polarized and it is enough that a reflection has the same angle of polarization of the image to make the project a failure. However I have not discouraged you in your work (I myse...
by antonello
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Re: The Double pass idea...
Replies: 13
Views: 1793

Re: The Double pass idea...

The issue is much more complicated than you see it. It is not always possible to put a polarizer. In the system in question, removing the reflection is not unlikely that the image will be removed ... and even if the image will not be removed, its brightness becomes even lower ... and it is already l...
by antonello
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Re: The Double pass idea...
Replies: 13
Views: 1793

Re: The Double pass idea...

Yes, this system is old, but I have not seen many experimental applications... most it is remained in the design phase ... I myself am working for a prototype, just for the curiosity to see if work well... As Zetner said, if the beam splitter prism is polarized, the system will NOT work. To work it ...
by antonello
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: A high quality telecentric 3X made by itself
Replies: 15
Views: 1820

Re: A high quality telecentric 3X made by itself

Hello I apologize for the delay... Speaking of my telecentric, I had written to marktownley that quality decreases a little in the calcium line ... In reality this is not true, what happens is that it is the disc of difraction that in the wavelength of the calcium is half of that in H-alpha ... but ...
by antonello
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: A high quality telecentric 3X made by itself
Replies: 15
Views: 1820

Re: A high quality telecentric 3X made by itself

Hello Maktownley I have had the time to verify the quality of my telecentric in the Calcium line. With Zemax in "optimization" mode I verified that the best scheme is the same as with H-alpha. Of course, the quality deteriorates slightly, but is always good for a field of 0.15 °, which corresponds t...
by antonello
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: A high quality telecentric 3X made by itself
Replies: 15
Views: 1820

Re: A high quality telecentric 3X made by itself

Hello Marktownley 1) Please note that this telecentric was born in the amateurs astronomers field for a telescope f: 10, to bring the focal ratio to f: 30 (3X), when the telecentric 3X Baader had not yet been released. 2) As someone else has already experienced, the focal ratio f: 30, for to make an...
by antonello
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: A high quality telecentric 3X made by itself
Replies: 15
Views: 1820

Re: A high quality telecentric 3X made by itself

Thank's. I add only some useful information (they are written in the images, but if one does not know Oslo or Zemax can not interpret it): the first negative lens must be placed just before the telescope's focus. In a 150/1500 telescope this distance is 86 mm for 3X, 92 mm for 3.3X and 113 mm for 5X...
by antonello
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: A high quality telecentric 3X made by itself
Replies: 15
Views: 1820

A high quality telecentric 3X made by itself

Do you need a very high quality 3.3X or 3X telecentric and do you have the ability to build it? Here is my project for a telecentric suitable for a H-alpha Telescope f: 10 (I designed and built it for my 150/1500 mm h-alpha Istar). There are two projects, one of a 3.3X (OSLO) and one of 3X (ZEMAX), ...
by antonello
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 60 mod options??
Replies: 21
Views: 1915

Re: Lunt 60 mod options??

Hello Merlin 66 I managed to do two small projects to be able to use the Lunt LS60 etalon with achromatic objectives. Both have two collimation lenses 30 mm diameter and -250 and +250 mm of focal. These lenses is it available in the Optosigma catalog at 25 $ each ...) The first project involves the ...
by antonello
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 60 mod options??
Replies: 21
Views: 1915

Re: Lunt 60 mod options??

For me a good solution is an achromatic 100 mm f: 10 lens (as Tal rs100). In this case (if the etalon of Lunt LS 60 is 30 mm in diameter) will be necessary to change the two original lenses of the etalon with a new pair of lenses of 30 mm in diameter and -250 mm and 250 mm of focal length (plano-con...
by antonello
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 60 mod options??
Replies: 21
Views: 1915

Re: Lunt 60 mod options??

If the Lunt internal etalon is 30mm diameter... nothing changes You can put two 30-40mm lenses with the same focal length of my Lunt 35 upgraded. Sorry, but I'm not sure I understood your question correctly. Here it is not a question of improving, but of maintaining the quality of the new objective....
by antonello
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 60 mod options??
Replies: 21
Views: 1915

Re: Lunt 60 mod options??

The two lenses required for to upgraded the Lunt LS60 with a big achromatic objective are two simple catalog lenses (about € 25 each). Their simplicity and particularity is that put in that position and in that orientation (plane / concave and convex / plane) DO NOT introduce spherical aberration. I...
by antonello
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 60 mod options??
Replies: 21
Views: 1915

Re: Lunt 60 mod options??

The flu has passed ... but this time it was hard ... Summarizing... In solar telescopes with an achromatic lens, the lenses of etalon collimator system do not introduce spherical aberration and do not change the quality of the objective. Precisely for this reason it is possible to replace the object...
by antonello
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 60 mod options??
Replies: 21
Views: 1915

Re: Lunt 60 mod options??

Sorry Merlin66, but I'm in bed from two days with a fever at 39 °... I hope to recover soon. Now I can not even reason...
by antonello
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 60 mod options??
Replies: 21
Views: 1915

Re: Lunt 60 mod options??

No, in this case I have taken the etalon of the Lunt 35 (which is frontal to the telescope and is not inside the telescope, as it is for the Lunt 50 and the Lunt 60). My modification consists in placing the etalon of the Lunt 35 inside a new telescope with a greater diameter than 35 mm (i have taken...
by antonello
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 60 mod options??
Replies: 21
Views: 1915

Re: Lunt 60 mod options??

Yes, there is an achromatic objective in the PST and that is why in the PST it is possible to replace the small 40mm lens with a larger one. In this case the quality at the center of the field remains unchanged, as can easily be verified with an optical calculation program. If instead the lens objec...
by antonello
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 60 mod options??
Replies: 21
Views: 1915

Re: Lunt 60 mod options??

Unfortunately it's not like that. What you write may be good for an achromatic lens, but it's not good if the objective of the solar telescope is a single lens. Recently I read a topic in which a passionate Italian complained of a poor quality of the telescope obtained by putting an achromatic lens ...
by antonello
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 60 mod options??
Replies: 21
Views: 1915

Re: Lunt 60 mod options??

It's strange, it seems to me that the Lunt ls60 is equipped with a objective with only one lens, so it is not the most suitable instrument for a modification. To have a good quality with another (bigger) objective, it is necessary to replace the negative and the positive lens of the etalon collimato...