White Light Wedge setup

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White Light Wedge setup

Post by 04Stefan07 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:08 am

I just purchased a 1.25" Lunt White Wedge and polarising filter. Currently overseas and was able to purchase it from Teleskop-Service who by the way have fantastic customer service. Purchasing and picking it up was a sinch!

Initially I purchased it thinking it was an accessory for any Lunt solar telescope (not thinking that it wouldn't actually work haha) but I planned out how I could still make use of it.

I decided to buy an Orion Shorttube 80 package and will be mounting my existing Lunt LS50THa on top of that so it will be both an Ha and White light setup.

Are there any tips or advice on using the white wedge? Do I need any other filters?

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Re: White Light Wedge setup

Post by Montana » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:19 am

It really depends on what you want, I find a Solar Continuum filter great for imaging as it adds better contrast to the granulation, but I know folks don't like it visually as it makes the Sun green.

If you are imaging and your optics are not well corrected for UV/IR then a UV/IR cut filter is a must to get sharp in focus images.

These are the two main issues :)

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Re: White Light Wedge setup

Post by marktownley » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:01 pm

Just give the package you have got a try and start from there...
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Re: White Light Wedge setup

Post by grimble_cornet » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:22 pm

I would also suggest trying a continuum filter for imaging - it really improves contrast for me.
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