SolarMaxII 150mm Mod

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SolarMaxII 150mm Mod

Post by Aleksey Polyakov » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:13 am

Hi! I do not know much English, I write through the Google translator, sorry if something is not clear. 2 years ago, I became the owner of Coronado SM-2 and since then thinking about how to make it better.
Lens Coronado 60mm 1 / 6.6, I have found the right characteristics telescope, Explore Scientific 152mm f / 6.5. To protect etalon, I bought ERF filter 135mm, which set inside the pipe. A little work with metal and telescope started working.
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Re: SolarMaxII 150mm Mod

Post by marktownley » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:22 am

Very good!
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Re: SolarMaxII 150mm Mod

Post by GUS » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:28 am

Welcome to the site Aleksey, fantastic captures and a great mod.

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Post by Carbon60 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:44 am

Scope's looking good. Welcome to the site, Aleksey.

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Re: SolarMaxII 150mm Mod

Post by Rybak » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:16 pm

Hi Aleksey!
Good job, wonderful pics.
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Post by Aleksey Polyakov » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:15 pm

Thanks friends! I am happy to be with you on this forum!
A couple of photos.
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Post by marktownley » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:47 pm

Good additions, it's a tidy looking mod!
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Re: SolarMaxII 150mm Mod

Post by mami813 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:48 pm

Hi Aleksey!
Show Full Disk sun?
I wonder it is.

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Post by Aleksey Polyakov » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:01 pm

mami813 wrote:Hi Aleksey!
Show Full Disk sun?
I wonder it is.
Hi! I shot only small areas of the Sun. Visually looks very cool, especially in binoviewer.

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Post by Derek Klepp » Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:03 am

Welcome Aleksey what a great result from a successful mod.

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Post by DSobserver » Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:31 pm

Really interesting mod'!

thanks to share it!

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Post by Aleksey Polyakov » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:02 pm

Hello friends! Today, the sun shot, the camera ASI174MM
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Post by PEterW » Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:50 pm

Amazing detail!

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Re: SolarMaxII 150mm Mod

Post by KD0NPT-Astro » Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:16 am

That is working real nice Aleksey!

I am considering a similar project but instead would be using a ES AR127/F6.5. From what I can see of Aleksey's mod he fitted a properly size ERF at the objective and then scavenged a 60mm SM2 etalon and BF for coupling at the tail piece flange. Is there anything else that I may be overlooking?

In my case I hope to use a 2" Moonlite focuser and flange at the tailpiece but at this point am not sure whether I will end up obtaining a PST or SM-2 depending on availability.

You folks are doing some interesting work and results with these mods and I have enjoyed spending this weekend going through these threads.

Your counsel appreciated.

Thanks,
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