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by hopskipson
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Coronado/Lunt hybrid?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Coronado/Lunt hybrid?

Point taken!
Thanks Mark.
by hopskipson
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Coronado/Lunt hybrid?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Coronado/Lunt hybrid?

Yes, will work in theory. But only as effective as stacking Lunt Lunt or Coronado Coronado. Regardless of permutation, the etalon with that needs the most tilt needs to be the outer etalon in the system. I'm a little confused, most of my solar has been with a Quark. I just recently purchased a Pres...
by hopskipson
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Coronado/Lunt hybrid?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Coronado/Lunt hybrid?

Hi All I’m thinking of double stacking my LS60 pt, but don’t want to shell out $1500 for the Lunt 60mm DS filter. Has anyone tried to use the solarmax 2 DS filter instead? Seems like a cheaper option even with a precise parts adapter. Please let me know if this will work or am I better off sticking ...
by hopskipson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Jan. 25, 2020 FD and AR2757
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Jan. 25, 2020 FD and AR2757

Very nice captures Phil. Hopefully this recent activity will keep up for a while.
by hopskipson
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Tuning or bandwidth?
Replies: 18
Views: 562

Re: Tuning or bandwidth?

Nice images Phil! I definitely see a difference in contrast with the DS images, especially the filaments and plage.
by hopskipson
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: FullDisc 24 January 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: FullDisc 24 January 2020

Nice FD! Really like the details on the small filaments and proms.
by hopskipson
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Jan. 24, 2020 at the limb
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Jan. 24, 2020 at the limb

Nice Prom Phil!
by hopskipson
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 22.01.20202 Prom in very poor seeing.
Replies: 30
Views: 596

Re: 22.01.20202 Prom in very poor seeing.

Very nice capture!

And really nice observatory!
by hopskipson
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Lunt LS50 /600 vs LS60/600
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Lunt LS50 /600 vs LS60/600

If you are seriously thinking of imaging I would recommend the 60 with at least a 1200 blocking filter. It will be cheaper in the long run to get the most scope you can afford. You also might look into a motorized stable mount. Just my 2 cents.
by hopskipson
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Resolution vs. Details
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Resolution vs. Details

What's the point of more contrast if you can barely make out the details you are trying to see? Just my 2 cents. I started off with a Quark and a 102 mm refractor that I had in my stable. It shows lots of details when there are details to see. And if you get one used probably in your budget (if you ...
by hopskipson
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 10th of January 2020.
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Sol from the 10th of January 2020.

Very nice images Eric! Nice to see the comparisons of the upper and lower chromosphere.
by hopskipson
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20200111) | TV101 & LUNT60
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Today's SUN (20100111) | TV101 & LUNT60

Very nice images once again Pedro! I was out observing today for a few moments between the clouds. It's nice confirming what I saw through the scope! Thanks!
by hopskipson
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Albany, NY help needed
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Albany, NY help needed

Sorry, I'm in NYC, but I'm sure there is a local club he could reach out to.
by hopskipson
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Penumbral Eclipse of the MOON (20200110)
Replies: 20
Views: 494

Re: Penumbral Eclipse of the MOON (20200110)

Nice Images of the Penumbral Eclipse! Thanks for sharing
by hopskipson
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Visual Solar Observing
Replies: 17
Views: 530

Re: Visual Solar Observing

I also enjoy visual observing. It helps with stress relief! Today was a very short session. In NYC it was mid 60's and partly sunny. A few high wispy clouds made for a challenge. There was one large prom and some plague areas that were kind of hard to see through the cloud layers. I tried "double st...
by hopskipson
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: FD and prominence 11/01/2020
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: FD and prominence 11/01/2020

Nice images Salvo!
by hopskipson
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc 08 January 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 461

Re: Full Disc 08 January 2020

Very nice detailed FD!
by hopskipson
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Is this possible?

Hi all, I'm just playing with ideas right now and would love any kind of feedback, ideas, comments and advise on the following "mod". I have a Lunt LS60 Pressure tuned scope with 1200 blocking filter and would like to mate it with a Celestron CR-6. The Lunt is F/8.3 and the CR-6 is F/8. Would this b...
by hopskipson
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Lunt 60 Pressure tuning question(s)
Replies: 33
Views: 4831

Re: Lunt 60 Pressure tuning question(s)

Thanks Mark. Brought the blocking filter inside and let it warm up with the dew heater on. About 2 hours later even with lousy seeing the contrast was much better. Was just able to make out the AR and a small filament. I wouldn't normally be out on a day like this, but with the scope just coming bac...
by hopskipson
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun in H-alpha (2020/01/05)
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: Sun in H-alpha (2020/01/05)

Excellent FD Salvo!
by hopskipson
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 4th of January 2020.
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Sol from the 4th of January 2020.

Wow Eric! Very nice set of images.

Can I ask how do you get such detailed images of Ca K proms? I'm using a Lunt Ca K filter and the only way to see the proms is to crank up the gain. Unfortunately it introduces way too much noise that makes the image less detailed. Thanks for any advice.
by hopskipson
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20200105) | TEC140, Quark Chromosphere
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: Today's SUN (20200105) | TEC140, Quark Chromosphere

Muito Bom, Pedro!

A very nice set as always.
by hopskipson
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Lunt 60 Pressure tuning question(s)
Replies: 33
Views: 4831

Re: Lunt 60 Pressure tuning question(s)

Here's the latest update on my LS60: I received my scope last week and have it out now. The weather is not optimal 42*F and very windy with many clouds and only a few breaks of sun. I did wrap a dew strap around the blocking filter and a dish towel around that to try to keep it warm. The limited tim...
by hopskipson
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Lunt LS50 /600 vs LS60/600
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Lunt LS50 /600 vs LS60/600

Hi Nebu I had the same decision in October. I went with the 60 for 2 reasons. The increase in aperture is 30% more which is significant. The second reason is the bandpass for the 50 is 0.75A and the 60 is 0.70A so a better grade etalon. I would say worth the extra money. Good luck with your decision.
by hopskipson
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20200103) | AR12755 + jet transit
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: Today's SUN (20200103) | AR12755 + jet transit

Very nice images and processing as always, Pedro!