Attempted CaK homebrew

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Attempted CaK homebrew

Post by smerral » Sat May 26, 2012 5:08 pm

Attempted, because it doesn't appear to have worked. My intention was to remove the diagonal from the Lunt B600 Cak module and substitute the 394DF15 filter for the blocking filter, thereby ending up with a straight through module. I was under the impression that this works for the CaK PST. But the image is far too bright for the webcam which suggests the new filter is not acting as a blocker, and where I can see detail on the limb the CaK details appear to be missing. Am I missing something? Or is there some way the Lunt BF is different from the PST one?
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Celestron Nexstar 8SE.
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Re: Attempted CaK homebrew

Post by marktownley » Sat May 26, 2012 5:32 pm

I was shooting Cak today at 1/2500sec - it is pretty bright - does the webcam go that 'quick'?
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Re: Attempted CaK homebrew

Post by smerral » Sat May 26, 2012 5:38 pm

Ummm, I'm not sure Mark. I think I'll have to wait until my DMK arrives before I can really judge it.
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Double stack PST, Lunt CaK B600, Daystar Quark Chromosphere
with Altair Astro 102 ED f.7 Refractor.
Celestron Nexstar 8SE.
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Re: Attempted CaK homebrew

Post by smerral » Sat May 26, 2012 6:01 pm

Well apparently the spc900 does 1/10,000 sec - so that's not the problem. I've noticed that the filter coating does not go all the way to the edge. Could stray light be the problem?
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Caithness, Scotland.
Double stack PST, Lunt CaK B600, Daystar Quark Chromosphere
with Altair Astro 102 ED f.7 Refractor.
Celestron Nexstar 8SE.
DMK31AU03, ZWOASI120MM.

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Re: Attempted CaK homebrew

Post by smerral » Sat May 26, 2012 10:19 pm

Hi Joe,

I think those diagrams explain it. The crucial filter I have tried to replace is the one at the eyepiece end of the diagonal; I can see now that this is actually two filters, one of which is the crucial narrowband one. So it's not going to work.

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Caithness, Scotland.
Double stack PST, Lunt CaK B600, Daystar Quark Chromosphere
with Altair Astro 102 ED f.7 Refractor.
Celestron Nexstar 8SE.
DMK31AU03, ZWOASI120MM.

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