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Daystar Quark Bundle

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 8:19 pm
by Mike Bradley
Our club has just got a Daystar Quark Bundle and we're using it with a TeleVue 40mm Plossl as suggested, balance of the scope is tricky but has been fixed. So far I haven't been able reach focus on the solar disc though and I'm wondering how far other users with this configuration have to rack the focuser out? Thanks
Michael

Re: Daystar Quark Bundle

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 8:23 pm
by solarchat
are you setting up the scope in normal configuration and then putting the Quark where the eyepiece went? Leaving the diagonal in place?

Re: Daystar Quark Bundle

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 9:07 pm
by Mike Bradley
Yes Stephen, the Daystar 80mm scope, their diagonal, the quark, my plossl. All that i can see is what appears to be a mottled red field that I have never been able to bring to focus. The mottling does not move as the solar disk is moved. So far no surface features but I haven't tried much experimentation with tuning yet. I asked my question to try to eliminate one of the variables in setting up the equipment!
Michael

Re: Daystar Quark Bundle

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 6:58 pm
by PDB
Hi Mike,

I have that same Daystar bundle scope, a 2" diagonal and the Quark. Using the diagonal and the Quark in the diagonal + Televue Plössl 32mm i get into focuse when the scale on the focuser is around 27 mm. If the Televues are parfocal should be the same for the 40. This can differ a bit due to the optical length in the diagonal. (Mine was is a TechnoSky which came with the bundle, but don't think there will be much difference with other 2" diagonals)

Rgrds,

Paul

Re: Daystar Quark Bundle

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 6:14 pm
by Mike Bradley
Thanks Paul, my values seem very close to yours, 29mm in fact for the 40mm TeleVue.
Michael