New imaging ready Herschel Wedge from Altair Astro

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New imaging ready Herschel Wedge from Altair Astro

Post by Nicksolar » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:20 am

Hi Guys, new Vendor to this forum so hope I'm allowed to post here.

We've got the new Altair imaging-ready Solar Wedges in stock.

It has a very wide adjustment in brightness, so you can get some good high resolution shots of granulation and so-on easier. Visual range is also covered and it has a very wide aperture. The top turret is rotated to adjust the brightness and the polariser is AR coated (it can be removed but please only do this if you know what you're doing). The turret has a positive-lock clamp which will allows me to use my Denks without twisting even with heavy eyepieces and a Barlow. The wedge took about a year to develop with a few false starts (some of which you probably saw on Facebook!) but I'm very happy with the result and I think this is a product worthy of your consideration.

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Here are some images I've taken with the wedge on full brightness. We just started shipping them and if you're in the USA you can get them from Ontario Telescopes in Canada, us, or in the UK/EU, Altair Astro dealers.

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Many thanks, Nick

PS: If I've misread the rules and vendors aren't allowed to post please delete with my apologies!

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Re: New imaging ready Herschel Wedge from Altair Astro

Post by marktownley » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:27 am

Hi Nick,
Glad to have you here, you're fine to post Altair stuff.
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Re: New imaging ready Herschel Wedge from Altair Astro

Post by solarchat » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:15 pm

I AM SO GLAD THAT SOMEONE HAS ENTERED A NEW WEDGE INTO THE MARKET!!!

Im going to Ontario Telescopes now to order it!
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Re: New imaging ready Herschel Wedge from Altair Astro

Post by Nicksolar » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:53 pm

Hi Guys, I must say that's so very encouraging, thanks so much!

I'll post more about some new products (cameras) soon, which I have developed with solar in mind (as well as deepsky and planetary).

Best regards, Nick

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Re: New imaging ready Herschel Wedge from Altair Astro

Post by solarchat » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:54 pm

I just ordered two of them for CBSAP events!
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