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by Robert Henry 1355
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: Wanted: Aperture Iris for solar observing
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: Wanted: Aperture Iris for solar observing

I am still waiting for Teleskop Services to give me total price of the setup. I may just get from Home Depot 2,5" rubber PVC end caps and cut out a 80mm hole on 1 of them,and 60mm hole in the other and stop it down that way,only costing me $12! We will see.
Bob
by Robert Henry 1355
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: Wanted: Aperture Iris for solar observing
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: Wanted: Aperture Iris for solar observing

Just got word from Teleskop Service in Germany: they DO make an adapter to put on my Lunt refractor to put the Baader aperture stop on! I gave them the measurements of my dew shield and am waiting to proceed further. I will post any updates for anyone who is interested in this.
Bob
by Robert Henry 1355
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: Wanted: Aperture Iris for solar observing
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: Wanted: Aperture Iris for solar observing

Yea,Mark,looks awesome. I might have to unscrew dew shield which would probably be necessary to install the aperture iris on just the OTA to fit.
by Robert Henry 1355
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: Wanted: Aperture Iris for solar observing
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: Wanted: Aperture Iris for solar observing

Thank you,Mark and Frank for your help! I have contacted Baader and TelesKop about this issue via email and hope to hear from them soon. I will let you both know the outcome.Yes,Mark,I am hopeful I can just tighten the aperture iris to the 5" dew shield with no problem,which I also asked them about ...
by Robert Henry 1355
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: Wanted: Aperture Iris for solar observing
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: Wanted: Aperture Iris for solar observing

Thanks,Bart- Nice looking one,but it needs a self made adapter,whichever surprisingly they do not sell per their website. I do not have any idea who would make an adapter for this item. It is really a shame this vendor doesn't sell any kind of adapter,don't you think that is kinda strange? It is lik...
by Robert Henry 1355
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: Wanted: Aperture Iris for solar observing
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Wanted: Aperture Iris for solar observing

Hello- I am looking to obtain an Aperture Iris for my Lunt Engineering 102mm ED refractor to stop down the scope from 102mm to 60mm using a Daystar Quark. I know I can make one from cardboard,plastic,etc.,but would like to get an aperture stop that is manually adjustable and looks professionally mad...
by Robert Henry 1355
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Daystar Binoviewer?
Replies: 0
Views: 516

Daystar Binoviewer?

Hello- I was looking thru my file cabinet and came across an older Daystar catalog that advertised a Daystar Binoviewer 1.25". Does anyone know if this binoviewer was any good,or if someone has one would they be willing to sell it if it is OK to use for visual solar observing on my 102ED f/7 refract...
by Robert Henry 1355
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Great prominences today: Achro 180 + Quark
Replies: 14
Views: 1041

Re: Great prominences today: Achro 180 + Quark

Great images,Alessandro,with your setup. Image #7 (504.9 kib) looks like what I see visually with my Lunt Engineering 102mm ED f/7 refractor, with Quark Chromosphere,and 32mm Televue Plossl. I really like the spicules,especially with your images,and what I see visually with mine.Keep posting these a...
by Robert Henry 1355
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark and TS 115 APO
Replies: 32
Views: 2322

Re: Quark and TS 115 APO

Hi,Bill- You only need a QUALITY UV-IR cut filter to put on your diagonal. Daystar sells them. Also,one thing that Daystar owner Jen Winters told me is that for 100-150mm scopes,use a 2" diagonal,not a 1.25" diagonal,with the 2" UV-IR cut filter on the objective side(before the diagonal)of the diago...
by Robert Henry 1355
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark and TS 115 APO
Replies: 32
Views: 2322

Re: Quark and TS 115 APO

I am one of the fortunate Quark owners in that my Quark Chromosphere works like a dream! I use it with a Lunt Engineering 102mm ED f/7 refractor and 40mm,32mm,and 25mm Televue Plossl's. It makes me sad when I see others,especially in this forum,with so many respected solar observers,who have had bad...
by Robert Henry 1355
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt Engineering focuser with Quark question
Replies: 0
Views: 633

Lunt Engineering focuser with Quark question

Looking to motorize the dual speed focuser of my Lunt Engineering 102mm ED f/7 refractor when using my Daystar Quark. I like very much to motorize it,but not replace it. Contacted Lunt,Moonlite,but they were unable to help.Definitive help much appreciated!
Thanks to all,
Bob
by Robert Henry 1355
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: For sale: 60mm Coronado(Pre-Meade) solar filter-pristine.
Replies: 1
Views: 545

For sale: 60mm Coronado(Pre-Meade) solar filter-pristine.

I have a Coronado Pre-Meade 60mm etalon and T-Max tuner for sale. It is in pristine condition. It is the highly sought after rose/gold color etalon.Cost new was $1250. Original box,hard case,spec.pamphlet,all like new.Asking $850 or best offer,shipped an insured to CONUS. If international,we can tal...
by Robert Henry 1355
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: Coronado (pre-meade) Tucson 60mm etalon for DS
Replies: 0
Views: 634

Coronado (pre-meade) Tucson 60mm etalon for DS

Looking for pre-Meade DS external 60mm etalon to DS my Coronado Solar max II solar scope.
Thank you,
Bob
by Robert Henry 1355
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Coronado 60mm solar scope and Daystar Quark
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Coronado 60mm solar scope and Daystar Quark

Has anyone looked thru a Coronado 60 mm SS solar scope with a Daystar Quark Chromosphere model? If so,how are the views Visually?
Thanks,
Bob
by Robert Henry 1355
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Airylab Hat review
Replies: 14
Views: 1188

Re: Airylab Hat review

Hi,Eric- I will be at NEAF depending on which day is sunny! I only live 45 minutes away.I hope Saturday and Sunday will be totally sun lit,but would prefer Saturday. The first day is always full of energy from all who attend (vendors,people,etc).Sunday,the vendors look a little winded from Saturday ...
by Robert Henry 1355
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Airylab Hat review
Replies: 14
Views: 1188

Re: Airylab Hat review

Hi,Eric-
Frederic stated that he will be using his HaT with a Solar Spectrum 0.3A filter. That would be soooooo Cool!
Hope to see you there as well,
Best,
Bob
by Robert Henry 1355
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Airylab Hat review
Replies: 14
Views: 1188

Re: Airylab Hat review

Hi,Mark-Thanks again for your Reply! Can you compare the HaT with the Quark Visually? Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.
Bob
by Robert Henry 1355
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Airylab Hat review
Replies: 14
Views: 1188

Re: Airylab Hat review

Visually,I have a Quark and use it with a Lunt Engineering 102mm ED f/7 scope for high mag. and high resolution visual views. Wondering if HaT gives similar views.
Bob
by Robert Henry 1355
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Airylab Hat review
Replies: 14
Views: 1188

Airylab Hat review

Hello-
Would like to know reviews on Airylab HaT solar scope. I see that Airylab is possibly going to have one setup at NEAF this year.I will be there to hopefully check it out for purchase.I see Mark T. has one or looked thru one (hey,Mark,what do you think).
Thanks,
Bob
by Robert Henry 1355
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: New hard-coated filters from Andover
Replies: 11
Views: 1906

Re: New hard-coated filters from Andover

Thanks to Merlin66 and Frank for your input!
Robert
by Robert Henry 1355
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: New hard-coated filters from Andover
Replies: 11
Views: 1906

Re: New hard-coated filters from Andover

Hello,Frank- I am very interested in replacing the 5mm PST BF with either the 12.5mm or 25mm from Andover as well! I have the newer PST purchased 3months ago,but want to go the same route you did. Do you have the newer PST that is glued and was it any trouble getting it unscrewed from the ITF filter...
by Robert Henry 1355
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: PST blocking filter specs.
Replies: 26
Views: 2484

Re: PST blocking filter specs.

Hi,Stephen- Thanks for your reply! I use a PST DS in tandem with a Quark Chromosphere on a Lunt Engineering 102ED f/7 refractor on a Minitower II and I love this setup,one for full disc,the other for hi-res closeup views.It is near perfec,BUT the small space around the sun is uncomfortable , I had a...
by Robert Henry 1355
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: PST blocking filter specs.
Replies: 26
Views: 2484

Re: PST blocking filter specs.

Hi,Mark-
The sweet spot is just off center and to the right of the visual image. I would like more space around the sun,which would be more aesthetically nicer.
Bob
by Robert Henry 1355
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: PST blocking filter specs.
Replies: 26
Views: 2484

Re: PST blocking filter specs.

Thanks,again,Mark-
I was trolling the waters to see what was available,and as you have stated,the best way is to go your way. Not sure if getting thebf 10 is going to make enough of a difference in visually for the PST for the extra cash.
Best,
Bob