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by Allcart
Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: B1200 question.
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: B1200 question.

good news.
I've just heard from Lunts European distributer and they have offered to send me a replacement ITF, and have provided simple instructions on how to replace the glass. Excellent service.
by Allcart
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: B1200 question.
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: B1200 question.

This is the cracked glass. Not heard from Lunt yet, so not sure exactly what the glass is. I'd like Lunt to verify that it is not an ITF. I'll phone them later.
by Allcart
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: B1200 question.
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: B1200 question.

Thanks Walter, I'll email Lunt and see how much it will be to fit a replacement.
by Allcart
Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: B1200 question.
Replies: 6
Views: 345

B1200 question.

can anyone tell me what the first piece of glass inside the drawtube is for. It has a green tinge to it. I have a crack across mine. It does not seem to effect the image quality and I have not noticed any difference visually or when imaging. Is my B1200 still safe for visual observing. Incidentally,...
by Allcart
Sun May 18, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A bird in paradise
Replies: 6
Views: 109

A bird in paradise

I decided to set up the 120mm XLT Lunt60T Mod on Saturday, ready for a blazing Sundays broadcasting on NSN, so after re-collimating it, i managed a quick capture between clouds. This was taken with the Modded 120mm Luntmonster, a DMK31 and x1.6 barlow. The shape of the active region intrigued me so ...
by Allcart
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Activity April 29th with refractor 230mm
Replies: 23
Views: 954

Re: Solar Activity April 29th with refractor 230mm

yes I agree, its hopeless. I don't know why I bother anymore. :D
Outstanding imaging.
by Allcart
Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: High resolution photos April 3, 2014. 150mm scope.
Replies: 14
Views: 647

Re: High resolution photos April 3, 2014. 150mm scope.

Great detail in these images Valery. I can find no information of your setup or your Aries solar kit.
Could you share some details.
by Allcart
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Quick Question - Blocking Filters
Replies: 15
Views: 1634

Re: Quick Question - Blocking Filters

no problem getting a B1200 on its own in the UK. I just got one from http://www.iankingimaging.com/ He doesn't list them, but a simple phone call and tell him what you need will solve the problem. Not cheap though. Incidentally, I use a B1200 with my pst mods and have not noticed any problem. I have...
by Allcart
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Remote Focussing
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: Remote Focussing

You didn't say which scope Derek, but an Skywatcher autofocus can be fitted to most crayford type focusers. If you are stateside, then the Orion Accufocus is the same. I fitted a Skywatcher Autofocus motor to my Lunt feathertouch with a belt drive. Works fantastic and the adjustment is very fine and...
by Allcart
Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Jan 1st Massive Flare
Replies: 18
Views: 99

Re: Jan 1st Massive Flare

Well done for capturing this event George. I only got to see it on GONG, but it was a good spectacle. There was an almost simultaneous eruption on the limb which almost blew the tree prom apart..
by Allcart
Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Replies: 12
Views: 86

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Very nice John. The prom looks very distinguished standing out on the limb. Great detail.
by Allcart
Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: New member starting pst mod
Replies: 65
Views: 4844

Re: New member starting pst mod

Also try wrapping some masking tape round the part where the strap wrench grips. It provides more grip for the rubber strap.
by Allcart
Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ralph in the Daily Mail
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Ralph in the Daily Mail

Some stunning pics of our universe including a superb pic by Ralph Smith
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... -2013.html
by Allcart
Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: RICHARD KINLEY WON!
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: RICHARD KINLEY WON!

Congrats Richard, probably the best Xmas present you could wish for. Enjoy it and post a few pics when you get it.
by Allcart
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: GOAL REACHED!! THANK YOU!
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: GOAL REACHED!! THANK YOU!

Excellent news Stephen and well done to everyone who donated. I'm certain there will be more donations to come.
by Allcart
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Another Closeup of AR1899 - 22 Nov.
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Another Closeup of AR1899 - 22 Nov.

Good job George. you have got some good detail. Not a fluke, so keep it up.
by Allcart
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 22nd Nov Ha
Replies: 12
Views: 73

Re: 22nd Nov Ha

Lovely closeups Ralph.
by Allcart
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: adapting ls50ha to 8 inch sct
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: adapting ls50ha to 8 inch sct

Looks to have potential. You just need a better day for a test.
by Allcart
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: adapting ls50ha to 8 inch sct
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: adapting ls50ha to 8 inch sct

Interesting and inventive. Hope you get some sun soon.
by Allcart
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 11 days left to enter the raffle... $1250 dollars away...
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: 11 days left to enter the raffle... $1250 dollars away...

Yes I saw that too Mark. It seems we had a sudden rush of donations overnight. Its all good. :thumbsup:
by Allcart
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Question about PST mod: keeping collimator lens at -200mm during focussing
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Re: Question about PST mod: keeping collimator lens at -200mm during focussing

Wow thats a neat little focuser. I wonder how that works. Maybe Ralph could enlighten us about that as well.
by Allcart
Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Look and dream, DO NOT BUY
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Look and dream, DO NOT BUY

We were warned on another forum Walter. But honestly, at those prices it would have to be. A Lunt60T with PT, feathertouch focuser and bf1200 for £863.00. And they only accept bank transfer, so absolutely no protection. Trust me Walter, its a scam and they have been doing it for quite a while. Googl...
by Allcart
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Look and dream, DO NOT BUY
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Look and dream, DO NOT BUY

Ever dreamed of getting a bargain. Take a look here, but DO NOT BUY.

Its a scam site, but if only it was real.

http://www.sale-telescopes.com/categori ... red&page=2
by Allcart
Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Objective/ etalon separation
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Objective/ etalon separation

If you're trying to find the -200mm position for the etalon John, measure 200mm forward from the focal point to the front of the rubber tuning ring. If you already have the measurements then I guess from the centre of the OG is best.
by Allcart
Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Question about PST mod: keeping collimator lens at -200mm during focussing
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Re: Question about PST mod: keeping collimator lens at -200mm during focussing

Ken is right Lou. Your method of finding the initial focus point and then finding the position of the collimating lens is ok. However, when the etalon is inserted into position, the focus point then moves and becomes 200mm from the rear lens of the etalon. The rear etalon sits between the black arro...