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Amateur spectrohelioscopes - information wanted

Post by Merlin66 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:40 pm

I've been commissioned to write a book on amateur spectrohelioscopes and if you have built (or started to build) a SHS or SHG I would be interested in including details of your instrument.
(I already have Fred on board!)
Full recognition of any/ all submissions would be made in the book.

Please let me know if you are interested.
kind regards,

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Post by p_zetner » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:20 am

Hi Ken.

I'd be interested.

Cheers.
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Post by thesmiths » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:54 am

Hi Ken,

I have a a few different models that I could describe for your book.

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Post by swisswalter » Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:30 am

Hi ken

that is an interesting project
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Post by Merlin66 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:58 am

A long overdue labour of love....
Fred has tried very hard over the past few decades to maintain the interest in SHG. With the advent of CCD's in the early 2000's the ball game changed dramatically.
IMHO it's never been easier to get into SHG's and the support software just gets better and better.
In ten years time I think the current commercial solar filter suppliers will be out of business.

Guys,
Please drop me an email to maintain the contact and I'll confirm the arrangements. Thanks!
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Post by swisswalter » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:34 pm

Merlin66 wrote: In ten years time I think the current commercial solar filter suppliers will be out of business.
Hi Ken

that is a real challenge that you are anouncing
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Post by highfnum » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:15 pm

"With the advent of CCD's in the early 2000's the ball game changed dramatically."
This one line is why I am building a SHG when I first saw results with such a simple setup I was shocked
I have Fred Vieo book from 1991 and its wonderful
But image synthesis hardware was a bit daunting
reverting back to a scope and a spectroscope and a web cam allows for a smaller device
and off loading the image work to a computer is just easier

If I can help count me in
right now more help is flowing my way.

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Post by Wah » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:44 am

What can I submit for my SHG? :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Post by ham » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:36 pm

l also have difficulty for making image synthesis hardware, until now is just thinking for this project.

Although Fred Veio's book mentioned some idea, but I can't find some key components to make the demo.

Now l have the diy spectroscope here and use Wah!! supplied software to process the avi file.

May I join in?

Cheers
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Post by swisswalter » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:32 pm

Hi Neville

welcome to that wonderful site. Have fun in the sun and mod as much as you can
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Post by solarscope180 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:52 pm

I am in the process of installing a solar telescope with spectroscope that will be fed by a coelostat. I would also be interested in contributing to your book.

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Post by Merlin66 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:32 pm

Neville/ Ralph,
Thanks for the interest in the project.
I'm collating information at the moment to determine what I can include...
Drop me an email to keep in touch while this process continues. (kenm(dot)Harrison(at)gmail(dot)com)
It would be good obviously to include as many amateur examples as possible.
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Post by DSobserver » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:31 pm

email send ;)

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Post by Merlin66 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:18 pm

I've tried to make contact with all the members who have shown interest....
If you've been missed, I apologise.
Just send me an email for further details.
Ken
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Post by ham » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:10 am

Hi Ken,

Email sent.

Regards
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Post by Merlin66 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:43 am

Ham,
Received, thanks!
If there are any other interested contributors, please drop me an email to get things started.
(Still trying to contact Douglas -Thesmiths......)
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