Solarscope Project

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Solarscope Project

Post by solarscope180 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:20 am

This is a solarscope that I have been working on for the past few months. I uses a 180mm f12 lens and can use a PST mod 2 filter or a SHG that I built for it. It is a stationary horiz. scope fed by a heliostat 2 mirror system.
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Re: Solarscope Project

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Re: Solarscope Project

Post by Peter Williams » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:44 am

I'm frequently surprised and in awe of the things people on these forums build and modify.
Very cool stuff.
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Re: Solarscope Project

Post by Merlin66 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:07 am

Geee,
The PST Stage 2 mod looks VERY similar to mine - I use the Borg #7315 focuser.....
The spectroscope looks very neat...are you using a 1200 or 2400 grating?
What do you use for the slit plate?
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Post by swisswalter » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:24 am

wow that looks good. welcome o that wonderful site, have sun, fun and mod the [hot place] out of it
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Post by marktownley » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:33 am

Cool stuff! Welcome and keep us updated!
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Re: Solarscope Project

Post by solarscope180 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:35 pm

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I use a 1200 l/mm grating and a homemade adjustable slit. Using a xenon lamp I was able to obtain several emission lines but I need a different camera for the scope and SHG. For some reason I am unable to add more photos. The previous post shows a view of the heliostat that I built for the scope.

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Re: Solarscope Project

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Re: Solarscope Project

Post by solarscope180 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:46 pm

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Post by swisswalter » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:14 pm

Hi Ralph


fine additions of pics
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Post by marktownley » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:38 pm

A cool piece of kit!
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Re: Solarscope Project

Post by solarscope180 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:34 pm

Thanks
I now need to build the observatory to house it.

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Re: Solarscope Project

Post by solarscope180 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:23 pm

I have finally installed the solar scope in an observatory and have done the preliminary installation of a coelostat to feed the solar image to the scope.
I am still waiting on the correct sync. motor to drive the primary mirror at the correct rate.

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Re: Solarscope Project

Post by Valery » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:33 pm

Too bad that the caelostat were build on so massive concrete. In a hot summer day this concrete plate
will produce amssive air turbulence. Images will be auful.

The rails and the pir should be mounted on the grass ground.

The best what you can do to exclude the massive turbulence is to cove the concrete by a wood
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Re: Solarscope Project

Post by solarscope180 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:47 pm

Valery

I agree with your remarks. The pad was poured for the heliostat system which was housed in a sky shed POD which covered the pad. I plan to cover the concrete with foam insulation.
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Post by marktownley » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:40 am

Wow, that looks cool!
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Re: Solarscope Project

Post by Derek Klepp » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:52 am

I look foward to your results. A great project

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