First Light ED80 / Lunt50 Frankenscope

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First Light ED80 / Lunt50 Frankenscope

Post by Macavity » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:38 pm

After previous experiments with a stopped-down ST120 / Lunt50
Frankenscope, decided to try the lighter & better(?) ED80 OTA. ;)

:!: N.B. As ever, only attempt to modify solar scopes as per the
*Modifications* forum and noting remarks on eyeball safety etc. :arrow:

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Setup can STILL be used (fairly easily) as native Lunt 50 (or WL)!

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And here's the first image via the ED80; (+ Baader 90mm ERF)
2x Barlow; f/1200mm; into a 3.75 mu pixel Chameleon Cam:
Processed via ImPPG to give "inverted" disk + normal proms. :)

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(Another Brit enjoying the (infrequent) Sun... while it lasts!) :mrgreen:

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Re: First Light ED80 / Lunt50 Frankenscope

Post by ffellah » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:34 pm

This last one is a brilliant shot of the prominences ! Very nice processing also....

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Re: First Light ED80 / Lunt50 Frankenscope

Post by marktownley » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:52 pm

That came out well! Try sharpening at a smaller radius with the full disk.
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Re: First Light ED80 / Lunt50 Frankenscope

Post by Macavity » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:01 am

Thanks Franco and Mark. Indeed (Mark) I should "tighten up" on processing.
But I feel I am (finally!) happy enough with the hardware. I guess we have
a fair while until the next Solar Max! :| I Enjoy your BLOG, by the way...

In similar *ersatz* (lol) vein, I took a 1hr sequence of 1min ON : 4min OFF
videos for a Prom animation. (Must write a MACRO for that!). Amazed just
how much the seeing varied... So only raw AS!2 sharpening OP for now: :roll:

Still, get the impression of an interesting "twister thing" going on here?! :cool:

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As ever, thanks (notably) for the *scope modding* ideas of SC forumites! :)

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Re: First Light ED80 / Lunt50 Frankenscope

Post by Bruce Girrell » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:46 pm

Looks like it's working well
Great detail on the proms, especially the animation

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Post by eroel » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:53 pm

Very nice session.
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Re: First Light ED80 / Lunt50 Frankenscope

Post by rsfoto » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:00 pm

Looks very good in band
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Post by Montana » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:54 pm

Terrific shots! but the prom animation is the winner, very enjoyable movie :bow :hamster:
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Re: First Light ED80 / Lunt50 Frankenscope

Post by Carbon60 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:39 pm

Nice set of images and animation.

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