the old way the hard way

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the old way the hard way

Post by highfnum » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:17 pm

I bet you no one has tried this since the days of queen Victoria

I became Wah!'s merge program

tried to build image based on my view thru slit
my mind picked of gap correctly but put a slope on right with is not correct
Ha! you try it
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Post by Spectral Joe » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:32 pm

"I bet you no one has tried this since the days of queen Victoria"

You lose, I do it on a regular basis, and with equipment from the period.
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Observing the Sun with complex optical systems since 1966, and still haven't burned, melted or damaged anything.
Not blind yet, either!
Light pollution? I only observe the Sun, magnitude -26.74. Pollute that!

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Post by highfnum » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:34 pm

Ok
Where is drawing

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Post by highfnum » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:48 pm

Nice spectroscope
How old?

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Post by Montana » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:51 am

Wow! that is a fantastic drawing, well done :bow :bow :bow
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Post by Spectral Joe » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:23 pm

Got me there, I don't do drawings, just visually observe. The instrument is a Wm. Gaertner & Co. L4020 from 1905.
Observing the Sun with complex optical systems since 1966, and still haven't burned, melted or damaged anything.
Not blind yet, either!
Light pollution? I only observe the Sun, magnitude -26.74. Pollute that!

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Post by highfnum » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:42 pm

Very cool
Wouldn't mind taking a peak thru it

Prism I assume?

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Post by marktownley » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:05 am

Cool sketch John, cool equipment Joe!
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