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by RKBerta
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Looking a good porro-prism.
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Looking a good porro-prism.

Since this is a Solar forum I recommend looking at Cloudy Nights for more answers to your question. I can say that I have several binoculars used for astronomy...best are by Fujinon.....FMT SX series. I also have the same Zeiss Jena 8x30 that you referenced. It is a roof prism model though and for a...
by RKBerta
Fri May 31, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: ZWO ASI iPad Compatibility Coronado PST
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: ZWO ASI iPad Compatibility Coronado PST

What software did you find that would work with a Android tablet for image capture and the ASI 178 camera. My tablet has a USB port but haven't found any software that supports operation of a camera to the tablet. I do have a freeware software that connect to my Nikon DSLR via USB that takes over co...
by RKBerta
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Altair Hypercam 183M Mono CMOS Camera with ROI
Replies: 15
Views: 2175

Re: Altair Hypercam 183M Mono CMOS Camera with ROI

Mark, Was looking for a new camera for use with both an older Coronado 60mm Etalon (very good one back when they were made in US) mounted on a TV 85 APO with BF30. Alternate use with the same scope or a 110 achromat refractor and Quark Chromosphere. Also have a BAADER Hershel Wedge used with 85mm, 1...
by RKBerta
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Altair Hypercam 183M Mono CMOS Camera with ROI
Replies: 15
Views: 2175

Re: Altair Hypercam 183M Mono CMOS Camera with ROI

Bumping this to see if any further information on the issues on the above camera. Looking for getting a new camera once the sun starts getting more active so doing research now.
by RKBerta
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Available external DS etalons??
Replies: 25
Views: 1369

Re: Available external DS etalons??

I was curious about your posting where you said the catalog was not showing any external Etalons from Coronado. I went to their web site and you are correct. About 1 1/2 months ago they did have a combo 90mm external Etalon with a choice of blocking filters listed. I called to get more info but deci...
by RKBerta
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Available external DS etalons??
Replies: 25
Views: 1369

Re: Available external DS etalons??

I have an external Coronado (before Meade) 60mm Etalon single stacked used with a TeleVue 85mm APO telescope and both a BF15 and BF30 blocking filter. I was considering upgrading to something larger but thus far I have not been impressed with either Lunt or newer Meade/Coronado offerings in direct c...
by RKBerta
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: ERF and UV filter with 152mm f8 refractor and Quark
Replies: 7
Views: 916

ERF and UV filter with 152mm f8 refractor and Quark

Bob, Thanks! More info ....the filter I am currently using is supplied by Daystar and is a 2" UV/IR Cut ERF. For reftractors the Quark is placed between a diagonal and eyepiece. The UV/IR Cut ERF filter is placed on the scope end of the diagonal. I know that with my BAADER CCS Herschel Solar Priam t...
by RKBerta
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: ERF and UV filter with 152mm f8 refractor and Quark
Replies: 7
Views: 916

ERF and UV filter with 152mm f8 refractor and Quark

I have a Chromosphere version of Quark used on 85mm and 110mm refractors with a 2" ERF/UV filter on front of 2" diagonal. Thinking of using on my 152mm f8 APO triplet refractor. Will the same 2" filter provide enough heat rejection on that combo or would I need to go with a full aperture ERF? That l...
by RKBerta
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Altair Hypercam 183M Mono CMOS Camera with ROI
Replies: 15
Views: 2175

Re: Altair Hypercam 183M Mono CMOS Camera with ROI

Bumped this discussion to see if any further tests. It looks interesting but the same chip on the ASI has a problem with Ha with patterns in the image. This is noted at the ASI site for their camera. Is that the chip or electronics causing the artifact. Also....can this camera be binned?
by RKBerta
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: ZWO ASI 178 or 183 mono
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

Re: ZWO ASI 178 or 183 mono

Bumping this thread to see if more people have experience with the ASI 183 for Ha Solar with DayStar Quark.....or other recommendations. Figure I will try to get info as the sun is entering cycle 25 and figure now is time to start getting info for comparison. The ASI 183 is currently on sale for $10...
by RKBerta
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Herschel Wedge with 152mm 1200 TMB refractor?
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Herschel Wedge with 152mm 1200 TMB refractor?

Thanks all for answers. Now all we need is some solar activity.
by RKBerta
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Herschel Wedge with 152mm 1200 TMB refractor?
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Herschel Wedge with 152mm 1200 TMB refractor?

I have a BAADER Herschel CC wedge that is normally used with my TV 85 APO refractor. The specs say it can be used with up to a 8" refractor. I have an Officina Stellare 152mm 1200mm fl refractor that has TMB air spaced triplet APO optics. I have the appropriate ND filters, etc. with the Herschel wed...
by RKBerta
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Internal vs. external Etalon placement question.
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Internal vs. external Etalon placement question.

Looking to upgrade my Coronado 60mm Etalon mounted on my TV 85 APO refractor using both BF15 and BF30 blocking filters. I see that some have an internal Etalon and others have it externally on the end of the scope like my existing setup. I would want to get a double stacked setup in either 100mm or ...
by RKBerta
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Rust on either Lunt or Coronado
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Rust on either Lunt or Coronado

Thanks all for feedback. Sad that this evidently is still an issue after all these years with both C and L products. Hopefully using a desiccant pack in my case will help. Luckily where I live humidity isn't a big issue like it was where I lived before.
by RKBerta
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Rust on either Lunt or Coronado
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Rust on either Lunt or Coronado

I have a 60mm Coronado Ha filter and both a BF15 and BF30 blocking filter also Coronado. It is used on a TV 85 APO refractor. I did have Meade replace the BF 15 filter because of rust but the BF30 is holding up thus far. All equipment was US produced before Coronado moved facility to Mexico. I am co...
by RKBerta
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 10th of November 2018.
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Sol from the 10th of November 2018.

Wonderful photos. Congrats on some spectacular images.