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by FRAZ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Improvements to your PST!
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: Improvements to your PST!

I think they are referring to extender lenses for cameras.

Like this bad example.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/TOP-MAX-2x2-0- ... B00LM5887O
by FRAZ
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Bresser 127/1200 Stage 2 Mod
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

Re: Bresser 127/1200 Stage 2 Mod

Additional relevant information: When you invert the focuser, it allows you to extract focuser and therefore the etalon position to find the optimum position. I initially found the focuser tube position at best in the fully retracted position and could find the same quality a few centimeters out. I ...
by FRAZ
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Bresser 127/1200 Stage 2 Mod
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

Re: Bresser 127/1200 Stage 2 Mod

Thank you Gus.

The principal reason for the Mod was to find a method that Modders with no machining access can enjoy the benefits too.
Anyone can PM me for advice on this Mod, many others can provide better expertise generally and the wider forum is a better bet for that.
by FRAZ
Wed May 31, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Bresser 127/1200 Stage 2 Mod
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

Re: Bresser 127/1200 Stage 2 Mod

Here is a later image now that I am getting used to it.
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by FRAZ
Mon May 29, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Bresser 127/1200 Stage 2 Mod
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

Re: Bresser 127/1200 Stage 2 Mod

This was the very first shot before I rotated the PST (Thanks for that tip Mark)
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by FRAZ
Mon May 29, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Bresser 127/1200 Stage 2 Mod
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

Re: Bresser 127/1200 Stage 2 Mod

And a few example shots from the setup.
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by FRAZ
Mon May 29, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Bresser 127/1200 Stage 2 Mod
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

Re: Bresser 127/1200 Stage 2 Mod

The method of inverting the focuser to achieve etalon position without cutting the tube or manufacturing a part.
Image
by FRAZ
Mon May 29, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Bresser 127/1200 Stage 2 Mod
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

Bresser 127/1200 Stage 2 Mod

Hi All, I had a 100mm Mod, built with the assistance of Solarhound a couple of years ago. I decided to try to upgrade with the Bresser 127 and sticking the 110mm ERF inside the tube. My difficulty was going to be in finding the majick spacing and then fitting the etalon with no machining capability....
by FRAZ
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: PGR announces new Blackflys!
Replies: 24
Views: 3157

Re: PGR announces new Blackflys!

Rupert of Astrograph seems to be becoming the goto guy in the UK and beyond for cameras :) I am very happy with his advice to date too and have bought cameras on his advice. I also hope I am not contravening any rules by backing such. He is not a friend of mine either by the way. (At least not yet :...
by FRAZ
Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: To ERF or not what really is correct ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1645

Re: To ERF or not what really is correct ?

Thanks for original question and spectacular response :)

Fraz.
by FRAZ
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The big animation: 15 days on the sun
Replies: 12
Views: 607

Re: The big animation: 15 days on the sun

Superb work :o

15 days of sun!
by FRAZ
Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 11-07-2015 27 Pane FD Quark Chromosphere
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: 11-07-2015 27 Pane FD Quark Chromosphere

Nice detail from a lot of hard work.

Thank You.
by FRAZ
Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Coronado BF30 too bright
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Re: Coronado BF30 too bright

The missing part (the blocking filter) has now been supplied and met up with his diagonal friend.

Thanks.
Fraz.
by FRAZ
Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Coronado BF30 too bright
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Re: Coronado BF30 too bright

Yeah, that confirms it. Thanks Gus.

Pity that warning isn't on my diagonal.
by FRAZ
Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Coronado BF30 too bright
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Re: Coronado BF30 too bright

I think I get it :)

There is supposed to be two parts but I only got the one and figured it was like the others.
by FRAZ
Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Coronado BF30 too bright
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Re: Coronado BF30 too bright

I bought it from a well known US retailer.
I have connected this and looked through it, how dangerous is that?
I'll contact them and query it.

Thanks.
by FRAZ
Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Coronado BF30 too bright
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Coronado BF30 too bright

IMG_7207.jpg Hi All, I bought a BF because in my Mod I had been using the BF15 from my SM60 and wanted to lend that one out. I went big because I thought it would future-proof me in that area. Problem is that it doesn't look like the other BF's (I have a 10 and a 15, the 10 being on its way out). I...
by FRAZ
Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Plasma rain, 17 sept movie.
Replies: 12
Views: 762

Re: Plasma rain, 17 sept movie.

Thanks for the amazing animation.

Fraz.
by FRAZ
Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Post Work Additions
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Post Work Additions

Wow! I am glad I popped in for a look,

Cheers
Fraz.
by FRAZ
Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 34 pane full disk mosaic with the LS35/DMK21/TV PM2.5x
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: 34 pane full disk mosaic with the LS35/DMK21/TV PM2.5x

Thanks for the big clear view.
Enjoyed very much.

Thanks also for the pointer to Autostitch64 :)

Cheers,
Fraz.
by FRAZ
Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun 26 August 2014 white light
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: The Sun 26 August 2014 white light

I like the white globe view you do.

Cheers,
Fraz.
by FRAZ
Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Renims Poland
Replies: 38
Views: 2564

Re: Renims Poland

Again, brilliant effort.
What is your secret do you think?

Fraz.
by FRAZ
Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: ASTRA IMAGE 4.0
Replies: 9
Views: 1094

Re: ASTRA IMAGE 4.0

For those interested you can try it out for free without the ability to save.
Nice easy interface too so it won't take long to get a feel.
10 minutes with a previously stacked image.
by FRAZ
Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: ASTRA IMAGE 4.0
Replies: 9
Views: 1094

Re: ASTRA IMAGE 4.0

Looks good value Pedro.

I have stalled over specialist software as I am still trying to come to terms with PixInsight for Night images. I am going to give this a go I think as it looks dedicated to a particular area.

Thanks,
Fraz.
by FRAZ
Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Stage 2 PST Mod first light.
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Stage 2 PST Mod first light.

Thanks everyone, now what to buy next :)

I've got to agree with that last statement too about sorting it out. The difference in day two was quite a step and now there is more to bring out in processing too.

Thanks,
Fraz.