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by Live_Steam_Mad
Tue May 14, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Any interest in this part? LS50C modkit
Replies: 15
Views: 2663

Re: Any interest in this part? LS50C modkit

Um? I have an LS50C . What is this "modkit" ? Anyone got a link to it?

Best Regards,
AG
by Live_Steam_Mad
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New PST ITF?
Replies: 33
Views: 4906

Re: New PST ITF?

Whoops there was a page 2 that I didn't read before replying... must be too early in the morning and I didn't notice page 2...

Best Regards
AG
by Live_Steam_Mad
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New PST ITF?
Replies: 33
Views: 4906

Re: New PST ITF?

>I have a few questions for the experts here, please. >1. I believe it is probably worth getting the ITF from Maier [out of stock] - not just for the price, but because it does not have the second protective glass 'glued'. Would the glue be a problem? >2. where exactly should I fit the 2" Baader Red...
by Live_Steam_Mad
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Help me decide on solar setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Re: Help me decide on solar setup

Hi Dennis, Based on what you're doing, here's the direction I would go: 90~102mm refractor (achroamtic doublet of your choice, or maybe a SkyWatcher 100ED F9 APO) Solarmax 90mm front mounted etalon + 15mm Blocking filter (or larger if you can manage it) + Adapter to mount it Lunt 1200 CaK module La...
by Live_Steam_Mad
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prominence Quark Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

Re: Prominence Quark Question

I have tried the original Prominence Quark of our local club, it was a BRIGHT orange view compared to my original Chromosphere Quark, but there was almost no surface detail visible at all in the Prominence version with a 32mm TeleVue Plossl at 105x in my Meade StarNavigator 102mm F7.8 Achromatic ref...
by Live_Steam_Mad
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Developing problem with my SolarMax II 60mm etalon! DS60
Replies: 26
Views: 3948

Re: Developing problem with my SolarMax II 60mm etalon! DS60

If anyone has any pictures of this procedure, I would be grateful also. The SMII60DS that I am dealing with at the moment also has this "slipped disc" problem.

Regards,
Alistair G.
by Live_Steam_Mad
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: New pst mod
Replies: 12
Views: 2930

Re: New pst mod

Hello Manu, Can I ask please how the Baader D-ERF is being held onto your Skywatcher 102/1000 refractor ? What diameter is your D-ERF ? Is it mounted inside the telescope OTA tube, or is it instead mounted at the front of the telescope? What brand and model number of D-ERF cell are you holding the D...
by Live_Steam_Mad
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Poor single stack but nice double stack
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: Poor single stack but nice double stack

Interesting, I have LS50 and I also never heard anything when equalising my pressure tuner (which I have done many, many times). My single stack views already have quite a bit of surface detail and good contrast also on the surface (proms are also bright and detailed) so I can't wait to try the doub...
by Live_Steam_Mad
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Bit of play near focuser on Lunt LS50THa
Replies: 11
Views: 2903

Re: Bit of play near focuser on Lunt LS50THa

Yep, my LS50 has the same annoying play in the same place, where the helical focuser meets the Etalon body. My serial no. is 20158xx.
Best Regards,
Alistair G.
by Live_Steam_Mad
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Focuser upgrade for my Lunt LS50 H-Alpha Scope
Replies: 21
Views: 6524

Re: Focuser upgrade for my Lunt LS50 H-Alpha Scope

Found out that Starlight do a motorised dual speed Feathertouch focuser for the LS50 ;- https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/250354-lunt-ls50c-landed-incoming-moonlite-for-the-ls50tha/?do=findComment&comment=3265721 I just got my own LS50 and it's a wonderful scope, plenty of surface and Prominance de...
by Live_Steam_Mad
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Coronado SM40 and Solarmax II 60mm working great, but why?
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

Re: Coronado SM40 and Solarmax II 60mm working great, but why?

All blocking filters are slightly different and all etalons are slightly different. The blocking filter has to perfectly match the etalon. Remember the etalon produces light in waves, like a comb shape. The blocking filter has to fit exactly over the 656 peak and block all the other peaks. If it is...
by Live_Steam_Mad
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Focuser upgrade for my Lunt LS50 H-Alpha Scope
Replies: 21
Views: 6524

Re: Focuser upgrade for my Lunt LS50 H-Alpha Scope

Ron at Moonlite wrote back to me quickly and said ;- "Yes, the CM mini lunt 50 focuser can use our High res stepper motor with mini V2 controller. The bracket to mount the motor is a custom machined to allow the motor to bolt up to the Moonlite Mini lunt 50 focuser. It is fabricated by request only-...
by Live_Steam_Mad
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Focuser upgrade for my Lunt LS50 H-Alpha Scope
Replies: 21
Views: 6524

Re: Focuser upgrade for my Lunt LS50 H-Alpha Scope

As for the Moonlite: (quote) "There is no room to make it have any shorter profile in a crayford design. Sorry, we would if we could- but the design will not allow it. We gave it a little over .4" of travel and the same exact racked in profile as the stock focuser. Price for the new Moonlite mini 1...