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by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark Combo at low focal lengths
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Quark Combo at low focal lengths

Yippee!
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark Combo at low focal lengths
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Quark Combo at low focal lengths

Agreed. Thank you.
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark Combo at low focal lengths
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Quark Combo at low focal lengths

Hahahahahahaha! You've noticed that have you? It's a disease I tell you, a disease!!!

That is very sage advice.
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark Combo at low focal lengths
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Quark Combo at low focal lengths

With my f6.5 achromat and Aeties D-ERF Daystar recommends I use the quark classic with the 4.2x Barlow. But that much magnification scares me a bit. How about I get the quark combo and a 2.5x powermate and or also a 5x powermate for flexibility. Or I could use a focal reducer for the classic. Does t...
by Starry Jack
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: I think I'm done modding..will I like the Quark?
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: I think I'm done modding..will I like the Quark?

I don't know officially what the seeing is. I could eat a quark combo and and a 2x powermate. 5he manager at Daystar suggested seeing would be fine at f32 but my experience leads me to think that the 4x built-in is a lit of power. I don't want to be pound wise and penny foolish and I wanted to save ...
by Starry Jack
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: I think I'm done modding..will I like the Quark?
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: I think I'm done modding..will I like the Quark?

Perfect. I know it is completely subjective but I'm thinking a quark and a medium level monochrome camera I will be at peace. I'm sure you know the 'I can build this!' syndrome, but I I have gotten tired. As Soo as the check comes in ai will order. Cheers, Jack. BTW, Mark, whenever I see your name I...
by Starry Jack
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: I think I'm done modding..will I like the Quark?
Replies: 4
Views: 114

I think I'm done modding..will I like the Quark?

After 30 years of home built telescopes and mods of a billion kinds, I think my wife and I want me to get somethingy working out of the box. My last attempt at the PST STAGE 2 Mod was simply a wreck as I have poked and prodded my poor unsuspecting equipment until nothing can possibly line up critica...
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Planning my first PST mod and need some help
Replies: 43
Views: 1039

Re: Planning my first PST mod and need some help

What make is your AR152?
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Look where I've placed my PST Mod Focus
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Look where I've placed my PST Mod Focus

Mark,
That makes all the sense in the world and I don’t understand why I did not grasp that fact until now. I can’t wait to make the change soon. You may have opened up a new direction for me when this works.

Respectfully,
Jack
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Look where I've placed my PST Mod Focus
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Look where I've placed my PST Mod Focus

With these images, where should I be placing my PST Mod? SCOPE: 152mm with PST Stage 2 with 5mm BF Stock eyepiece holder. 1:7 Glasspath right in front of the etalon. I have placed the ruler on a consistent spot on the mount. The Sun comes to focus at 210mm. When I place the PST Mod body into the foc...
by Starry Jack
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Camera recommendation < $500
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Camera recommendation < $500

Thanks, Mark. I am absolutely looking for a monochrome camera.
by Starry Jack
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Camera recommendation < $500
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Camera recommendation < $500

Related question,
My wife is getting tired of me building things and my last PST mod is not behaving too well so that is why I thought I would try the quark route. I have not purchased it yet though. Would it make more sense to get a nicer camera and a BF 10 or BF 15 and finish the mod correctly??
by Starry Jack
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Camera recommendation < $500
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Camera recommendation < $500

Thank you Mark!
Interestingly if I have that sensor and USB3 but it is color. I also have the basset silar film but have frankly forgotten how I used it successfully before but it is a great reminder for me!

Jack
by Starry Jack
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Location of Gasspath
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Location of Gasspath

Thank you, Mark
by Starry Jack
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Camera recommendation < $500
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Camera recommendation < $500

What camera in the $500 range do you like for the equipment below? SCOPES: Explore Scientific 152mm f6.5 native (2” or 1/25” eyepiece holder) Nexstar 4SE Maksutov f13 native (1.25” eyepiece holder) H-ALPHA PST Stage 2 (original BF eyepiece holder) with 1:7 Baader glasspath for f11 native, f17-f22 Ba...
by Starry Jack
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Location of Gasspath
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Location of Gasspath

Does the distance of the glass path from the front of the etalon matter? I have a Baader 1:7 glasspath snug in front of the etalon in a 152mm f6.5 stage two mod (using the original blocking filter).

Thanks,
Jack
by Starry Jack
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: PST control box replacement various versions
Replies: 13
Views: 307

Re: PST control box replacement

Outstanding. Thank you for the ruler photo.
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Wednesday Sunshine 3rd July
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: Wednesday Sunshine 3rd July

I love that solar transit!!!
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: PST control box replacement various versions
Replies: 13
Views: 307

Re: PST control box replacement

Phil, It's hard for me to tell but is this a straight stock PST or a double stack? And it looks like you are using the original front ERF and lens rather than doing a mate to a donor scope? Also what is the distance from the rear of the etalon to the blocking filter itself (the actual BF not just th...
by Starry Jack
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: PST control box replacement various versions
Replies: 13
Views: 307

Re: PST control box replacement

Something is wrong with my rig. I'd Love to have your quality. i never got that in either Stage 1 or 2.
by Starry Jack
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Tuesday Morning Sunshine - 2nd July
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Tuesday Morning Sunshine - 2nd July

Love the DS photos particularly. Beautiful patterns revealed.
by Starry Jack
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Etalon tuning suddenly too easy
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Etalon tuning suddenly too easy

I'm nervous that my old etalon (early model PST) Is suddenly moving a little too easily. It used to have much more stickiness but now for most of it's range of motion it is fairly fluid. I can still see the changes in tuning, but it is difficult to determine if the relatively poor performance of my ...
by Starry Jack
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: ISS Transit
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: ISS Transit

Thank you for the referral to CalSky. I found a solar transits by Mercury on Nivember 11, 2019 and I have added it to my calendar and am making plans now!!

At some time I hope you publish your workflow.