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Quark and suitable scope

Post by axlefoley » Fri May 08, 2015 10:16 am

I have my Quark mounted on a TS 50mm Doublet APO Refractor 50/330mm f/6.6 - Day/Night Scope and I'm getting awesome full disc views with 40mm eyepiece.

I'm wanting to increase the aperture to 80mm and thinking this scope (below) would work, it's 80/400 F5 but unsure if I will still get a full disc.

http://www.opticstar-ccd.com/Run/AS/AS- ... _10_1_1_53

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Re: Quark and suitable scope

Post by marktownley » Sat May 09, 2015 7:44 am

I use an 80mm f7.5 skywatcher, and the views are awesome. No, you can't get full disk anymore but the increased aperture means you're much more interested in the closer views rather than the overviews...

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Re: Quark and suitable scope

Post by axlefoley » Sat May 09, 2015 12:54 pm

Thanks Mark.
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Re: Quark and suitable scope

Post by axlefoley » Tue May 12, 2015 9:24 pm

Got this back from Daystar just now.

Alan,

Jen Winter - Owner here.

Glad to see the filter is working well.
That scope should work just perfectly for you to pass full disc.
I think we will try to get one in ourselves because the 80mm F/5 just about perfectly fits the focal length for best viewing.

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Re: Quark and suitable scope

Post by Marcello » Wed May 13, 2015 10:45 am

Hi Alan,
with my 80/480 and the Quark I can view the full disc with a 40mm Plossl, just up to the border, so a little bit difficult.
Play in the sunshine, we're gonna get over !!

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Post by swisswalter » Wed May 13, 2015 7:38 pm

Hi Alan

you have a good set for full disk's , no hunt for the closeups ;)
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Re: Quark and suitable scope

Post by axlefoley » Tue May 19, 2015 11:10 am

The 80/400 Opticstar turned up today so I quickly stuffed the Quark on it but couldn't get focus so I added a extension tube still no focus so added another ex tube still no focus.

Might take a bit of time tomorrow and not be in such a hurry.

The scope looks awesome.

Pics will come when I get it sorted.
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Post by swisswalter » Wed May 20, 2015 4:13 am

Hi Alan

good news. Looking forward to the pics
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Post by axlefoley » Wed May 20, 2015 8:48 am

First photo is the 50/330 scope and i watered and fertilised it and blow me down it grew to twice it's size over night.
2nd and 3rd is the new 80/400 f5 scope and the view is awesome.
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Post by GUS » Wed May 20, 2015 9:34 am

Nice set up Alan, how's the issue with the Coronado coming along.

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Re: Quark and suitable scope

Post by axlefoley » Wed May 20, 2015 9:47 am

GUS wrote:Nice set up Alan, how's the issue with the Coronado coming along.
Thanks Gus, really good news about the SM90 and all thanks to Gary Pierson at Anacortes.

After 18 months Meade has supplied me with a new SM90, at present it is sitting in Gary's office waiting to post it to Ken ( Merlin66 ) in Melbourne to test it and refit it to my scope but he is in Ireland on holidays at the moment.

When I finally get it back in my hands I will tell the whole story from the day I purchased it.
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Re: Quark and suitable scope

Post by GUS » Wed May 20, 2015 10:12 am

Great news Alan, glad it's being sorted out for you.

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Re: Quark and suitable scope

Post by marktownley » Wed May 20, 2015 5:58 pm

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Re: Quark and suitable scope

Post by swisswalter » Thu May 21, 2015 4:14 am

Hi Alan

very nice toys
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 :)

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Re: Quark and suitable scope

Post by axlefoley » Thu May 21, 2015 8:59 am

Thanks Mark & Walter, can't wait for my new SM90 to be posted to Ken who will test it then send it on to me.
I am going to upgrade the postage insurance from America to Australia so if anything goes wrong it will be fully covered.
Postage has cost me a fortune for the faulty SM90 they sent me 18 months ago so another $150 - $200 for full cover I think is a good investment.
Kens going to do me a Bresser 100/1000 PST mod if he ever gets back from holidays.
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