Baader / Solar Spectrum Telecompressor 0.7x

Frankenscope? Let's see it!***be advised that NOTHING in this forum has been safety tested and you are reading and using these posts at your own peril. blah, blah, blah... dont mess around with your eyesight when it comes to solar astronomy. Use appropriate filtration at all times...
fjabet
Im an EXPERT!
Im an EXPERT!
Posts: 255
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:27 pm

Re: Baader / Solar Spectrum Telecompressor 0.7x

Post by fjabet » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:46 am

As Walter said, interferences are very surface spacing dependent. Maybe try to tweak a bit the distance if you have some freedom there, but I guess you tried everything :)
I envy you being able to use a lathe !
Looking for professional reports about telescopes ?

http://www.airylab.fr/AirylabUS/index.p ... &Itemid=57

User avatar
marktownley
Librarian
Librarian
Posts: 24536
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:27 pm
Location: Brierley Hills, UK
Contact:

Re: Baader / Solar Spectrum Telecompressor 0.7x

Post by marktownley » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:22 am

I won't give up on it just yet, just haven't had clear skies for long enough to try exhaustive testing of the options, with all the adapters etc and the compressor itself it represents an outlay of several hundred euros which i'm not about to file away in my box of spares.

I wouldn't call myself an expert on the lathe, I want to learn how to turn threads on things, then the world of modding would really open up to me, at the moment it is just very basic stuff, turning down etc...
Image
http://brierleyhillsolar.blogspot.co.uk/
Solar images, a collection of all the most up to date live solar data on the web, imaging & processing tutorials - please take a look!

User avatar
marktownley
Librarian
Librarian
Posts: 24536
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:27 pm
Location: Brierley Hills, UK
Contact:

Re: Baader / Solar Spectrum Telecompressor 0.7x

Post by marktownley » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:24 am

Bit of good news, borrowed a Teleskop Service tilt adapter off Mike, tilting it does work. Takes a while to get it just right, but the effort seems worth it, much more evenly illuminated field of view, particularly towards the edges, and also sharper in the corners than the el-cheapo reducer I have been using. Hope to get some pictures up before too long...
Image
http://brierleyhillsolar.blogspot.co.uk/
Solar images, a collection of all the most up to date live solar data on the web, imaging & processing tutorials - please take a look!

User avatar
swisswalter
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Posts: 17951
Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:28 am
Location: Switzerland
Contact:

Re: Baader / Solar Spectrum Telecompressor 0.7x

Post by swisswalter » Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:14 am

Hi Mark

very good news. My tilt adapter pics up dust, so that may be stopped ;)
Only stardust in the wind, some fine and some less fine scopes, filters and adapters as well. Switzerland 47 N, 9 E, in the heart of EUROPE :)

from 7 am - 7 pm http://www.nanosys.ch

from 7.01 pm - 6.59 am http://www.wastronomiko.com some times vice versa ;)

User avatar
Keramos
The Sun?
The Sun?
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon May 16, 2016 6:29 pm
Location: Warwickshire

Re: Baader / Solar Spectrum Telecompressor 0.7x

Post by Keramos » Mon May 16, 2016 7:11 pm

Hi Mark,

Just wondering, did you manage to get the tele compressor working with a Quark?

User avatar
Keramos
The Sun?
The Sun?
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon May 16, 2016 6:29 pm
Location: Warwickshire

Re: Baader / Solar Spectrum Telecompressor 0.7x

Post by Keramos » Mon May 16, 2016 8:22 pm

Hi Mark,

I was searching the internet for a reducer so that I can use with a quark and I came across this thread.

Did you manage to get the telecompressor fitted and working with quark?

Would it be possible to post a pic so that I can get an idea of what your set up looks like?

Thanks in advance,

Ps: I intend to use it with skywatcher 80ED + quark and with ASI174MM

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests