DayStar T scanner TS-1??

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DayStar T scanner TS-1??

Post by Merlin66 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:24 am

Anyone still using this obsolete TS-1 Daystar H alpha filter?
If so, what are the issues????
Let me know,
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Re: DayStar T scanner TS-1??

Post by mdwmark » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:57 am

Well I know of a few that are used. I converted them to a TEC controlled ovens so they will work all year long.
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Re: DayStar T scanner TS-1??

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Re: DayStar T scanner TS-1??

Post by Valery » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:52 pm

mdwmark wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:57 am
Well I know of a few that are used. I converted them to a TEC controlled ovens so they will work all year long.
Mark
What is the cost of such an upgrade?
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Re: DayStar T scanner TS-1??

Post by Merlin66 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:57 am

I don’t know about the ION update costs, but Daystar quoted >$850 for blocking and trimmer replacement- No guarantee
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Re: DayStar T scanner TS-1??

Post by TheSkyBurner » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:23 am

mdwmark wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:57 am
Well I know of a few that are used. I converted them to a TEC controlled ovens so they will work all year long.
Mark
how hot would you have to cook a lunt or coronado etalon to get a controllable wing shift?

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Re: DayStar T scanner TS-1??

Post by mdwmark » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:28 am

HI group,
The cost of converting the TS-1 to TEC is not that much. But I like to check them out first to make sure the etalon is still good.
If you are in Europe they will be ship through Baader Planetarium. So you can contact them about shipping.
In the US they would go through Alpine Astro.
The blockers are usually in the $600 range with an 5 year warranty.
The one disadvantage with the TS-1 is that the peak could be on band at 5-10C. So if you are where there is a lot of humidity. You may only be able get the bandpass closer to Ha then use the tilt to bring it on band. You don't want to have dew forming on the back of the filter because the temperature is to low.The standard minimum setting on the control chip is 15C.
If we need to go lower then 15C. I would use the B-1 controller instead.
I am using a new high efficiency TEC controllers that are rated at 4 and 6 amp depending on the power needed.
So if you have one you want look at, the only cost for checking it out is the cost of the shipping.
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Re: DayStar T scanner TS-1??

Post by Merlin66 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:30 am

Mark,
I’m in Australia.
Can you confirm the size and design of the filter tilting screw?
I’ve just received it - it looks promising and is mounted on a 2” diagonal bur the tilt screw is missing.....
Looks like a 3/16” thread??
Appreciate any input.
Ken
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