White Light Solar Dob?

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White Light Solar Dob?

Post by colinsk » Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:59 am

Dobson described a solar dob made from uncoated mirrors. As anyone used or built one?
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Re: White Light Solar Dob?

Post by colinsk » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:37 am

Thank you! I had not seen that.

It is nice that it eliminates the obstruction. I wonder if you AR coated the first mirror for H-alpha if you could make an obstruction free mirror based h-alpha scope? In LASERs we have mirrors HR and AR coated for different frequencies simultaneous often.
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Re: White Light Solar Dob?

Post by Photonist » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:33 pm

Hi,

These uncoated mirror Newtonians are not actually on Dobsonian mounts, but interesting anyhow. Sorry, if I’m a bit out of topic.

I have been planning to build something in this Art Whipple truss rod style using a 200-250 mm mirror (only for imaging). Let’s see…

If I only could get it light enough for my mount. What do you think of the design? The field stop could be a good idea.

http://tinyurl.com/8863u3w
http://tinyurl.com/d52joxr

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Re: White Light Solar Dob?

Post by colinsk » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:55 am

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Re: White Light Solar Dob?

Post by colinsk » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:05 am

Why not un-aluminize the secondary? Then we get 5% of 5%. That is .25%. Much better. Then we use a ND3 to 4 filter and we are visual. Hmmm....
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Re: White Light Solar Dob?

Post by Photonist » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:02 pm

Hi,

Yes, I also wondered about his secondary as there is certainly enough light if using an unaluminized one. I haven’t even considered an aluminized secondary.

Interesting that he had no reflection problems due to the white mirror cell.

I wonder if a bit cheaper quality mirrors would do (Whipple used 1/20 λ)?

Viljo

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