DayStar Quark - refractor

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DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by renims » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:23 pm

I bought DayStar Quark. I have a telescope and 1000mm F6,7 focal length is too large. What should be the focal length?
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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by swisswalter » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:58 pm

Hi renims

maybe a focal reducer is helping, Your are currently working with 4,2 m that is heavy
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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by renims » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:26 pm

swisswalter wrote:Hi renims

maybe a focal reducer is helping, Your are currently working with 4,2 m that is heavy
Yes 4.2 too large. What to buy reducer?

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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by swisswalter » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:59 pm

Hi Renims

I would go with a 0,6 to 0,5 reducer 1 1/4 "
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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by renims » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:11 pm

swisswalter wrote:Hi Renims

I would go with a 0,6 to 0,5 reducer 1 1/4 "

I cut in half the focal length ?? I 4200cm and 2100cm half come?

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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by marktownley » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:21 pm

This is the problem with the quark...
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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by swisswalter » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:41 am

renims wrote:
swisswalter wrote:Hi Renims

I would go with a 0,6 to 0,5 reducer 1 1/4 "

I cut in half the focal length ?? I 4200cm and 2100cm half come?

Hi Renims

yes, just try it. You may have to search for the right distance from the nose to get the optimum
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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by renims » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:03 pm

marktownley wrote:This is the problem with the quark...


The problem but what the problem. Do you think DaystarQuark not for work? thank you marktownley

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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by marktownley » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:05 pm

Hi there. what i was meaning was the quark operates at such long focal lengths the seeing conditions only allow it to work to its full potential quite infrequently.
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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by renims » Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:13 pm

marktownley wrote:Hi there. what i was meaning was the quark operates at such long focal lengths the seeing conditions only allow it to work to its full potential quite infrequently.

So I want a reduction of 0.5. Then about 2 meters

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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by marktownley » Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:46 pm

That would be better, yes.
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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by renims » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:16 pm

marktownley wrote:That would be better, yes.
So better focal length of about 2 m and 4.1 MP Camera Grasshopper3 NIR USB 3.0. plus DayStar Quark plus APO 102mm / 714mm F7??

It will be good ?

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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by swisswalter » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:21 am

Hi Renims

that would work
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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by renims » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:56 am

swisswalter wrote:Hi Renims

that would work
Because the telescop focal length of 1000mm is too much? Plus Quark is 4300mm. Too much is not it?

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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by swisswalter » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:02 am

Hi Renim

your APO 102/714 gives around 2,9 m FL. That is just manageabel
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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by renims » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:41 am

swisswalter wrote:Hi Renim

your APO 102/714 gives around 2,9 m FL. That is just manageabel
I do not have APO 102/714 gives around 2.9 m but che buy and do not know how to DayStar Quark. I have Omegon 1000/150 F6, 7, and probably is too large.

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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by Pablito » Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:00 pm

Renims wants to say that he is looking for best solution for his Quark filter. To have good focal lenght and still good aperture for imaging.

In my opinion 102/714mm or 90/630mm are good compromise .

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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by swisswalter » Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:38 pm

Hi Pawel

I totally agree. Do not exceed 700 mm . 714 / 630 is o.k.
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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by renims » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:59 pm

swisswalter wrote:Hi Pawel

I totally agree. Do not exceed 700 mm . 714 / 630 is o.k.

thank you

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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by donboy » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:37 pm

Renims,

I just got the Quark (Chromosphere) and this is my first Ha solar viewing device. I just wanted to show what first light images would look like running with the recommended scope parameters. I was using a 80mm F7.5 at 600mm . The net figures are F32.25 at 2580mm.

The pictures (single frame captures) attached are poor, I'm new to Ha. Camera is a QHY5L-II mono with a .5x Antares FR

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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by swisswalter » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:43 pm

Hi Renims


very good first shots
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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by swisswalter » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:46 pm

Hi Don

welcome to that wonderful site. Have fun in the sun with your Quark. Thank's for sharing your pics
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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by sullij1 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:05 pm

@ Donboy- Good work, things will improve as you get more experience with the Quark. Welcome!

@ Renims - Excellent work! Thats the way it should look!
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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

Post by donboy » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:32 pm

Walter and Joe,

Thank you for your comments and encouragement. But I'm really questioning the purchase of the Quark.
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Re: DayStar Quark - refractor

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Practice makes perfect!
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