PST stage 4. The X-truder

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Re: PST stage 4. The X-truder

Post by TheSkyBurner » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:17 am

I do not know why I did not do this on day 1 :)

Cage up to the entire rear, and also cage up the objective side a bit.

This will be Rock solid now and will never break again.
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Re: PST stage 4. The X-truder

Post by TheSkyBurner » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:27 pm

Did some more updates on this , moved a couple lenses around and cleand all the optical surfaces. Got rid of the majority of the dust. Now Nothing but rain for the last 5 days! I have decided to remove one of the 81045 mirrors to replace with a baader clicklock. I may replace both of them with clicklock because the part is consistently available and has a amazing tolerance.

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Post by TheSkyBurner » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:07 am

Ok now I have total control over the second pst objective as a refocus lens since i removed the golden tube. I will be able to setup the focuser properly now.

Using the cheapest extension mod, 52mm - 46mm step down plus a 52mm - 52mm male male adaption I can pretty much put this where ever I want now for various reduction/magnification.
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Post by marktownley » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:59 am

Interesting to see how this develops!
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Re: PST stage 4. The X-truder

Post by TheSkyBurner » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:55 pm

Got my first light solar images today!

it will never be "perfect" because nothing ever is, but now you see that it works. THere is great hope.

Keep in mind sunlight is being pumped into two pst objectives from the primary 100mm F/5.5 objective

Going to change the lens positions a couple more times to get an idea of the system functionality. Then will finalize it..

I do not have a collimator so I am just doing all alignment by eyeball. Each picture is a stack of 200 frames out of a 500 frame capture.

There are still a couple dust spots on one of the lenses, but I am very happy so far with this result.

More images coming soon!

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Re: PST stage 4. The X-truder

Post by marktownley » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:41 pm

That's impressive! Looks like you were drifting rather than tracking?
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Re: PST stage 4. The X-truder

Post by TheSkyBurner » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:09 am

Thought i would put this here. . This is an example of what I see before processing. IF you look closely and manage to focus on certain areas there are two filaments visible


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