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Solar visual dilemma.

Post by BertUK » Thu May 02, 2019 6:27 am

Ive owned a couple of solar scopes in the past,a lunt 60mm pt bf1200 and a solarmax 2 60 ds.
I enjoyed the views through both scopes although the lunt gave a more even field of detail and was slightly bigger.
Im now thinking of buying a quark to put on a refractor of whatever size is needed to get bigger views but of similar quality,what size refractor would work best for this and which version of quark would i need to see surface details and proms.i also own a mak 180 pro and a lunt 152 ed apo if any of these would suit.
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Re: Solar visual dilemma.

Post by skyhawk » Thu May 02, 2019 8:52 am

Daystar state that you DO NOT need a front of scope ERF UP TO 150mm therefore you would need one on the 152.

You have to get the specific daystar for the Mak NOT the Quark used on Refractors, https://optcorp.com/products/daystar-co ... here-model


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Re: Solar visual dilemma.

Post by BertUK » Thu May 02, 2019 10:34 am

Thanks for the reply,i was aware of this but it still doesnt answer my question.im wanting to know what i would need paired with a quark to get similar quality views as the lunt 60mm,preferably full disc viewing?



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Re: Solar visual dilemma.

Post by marktownley » Thu May 02, 2019 2:32 pm

Full disk viewing with a quark you are looking at a scope with a focal length of 400mm or less with a 32mm eyepiece. Given this is likely to be with a scope of 70mm or less for full disk viewing with a quark you're unlikely to get any benefit over the scopes you used already, indeed I would say your DS60 would probably give a superior full disk view than with a quark and 400mm fl scope.


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Re: Solar visual dilemma.

Post by BertUK » Thu May 02, 2019 4:58 pm

Are the close up views as sharp as the lunt or coronado views?



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Post by marktownley » Fri May 03, 2019 6:24 am

Your 152 will work great with a Quark, if the seeing allows the views will be as sharp.


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Re: Solar visual dilemma.

Post by skyhawk » Sat May 04, 2019 2:14 pm

Having to buy that blocking filter for the 150 will be expensive


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