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by Starry Jack
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: PowerMate or Barlow for H-Alpha Video
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: PowerMate or Barlow for H-Alpha Video

Great and interesting explanation Simon.

I never considered binning the sun since I equate binning with decreasing exposure on do objects.
by Starry Jack
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: PowerMate or Barlow for H-Alpha Video
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: PowerMate or Barlow for H-Alpha Video

Mark and Rainier, It's the physics and the math which confuses me so I get lost in marketing hype. I appreciate the insight. If the primary difference is for visual then I can consider I rarely am visual. If my camera limits me then that's another issue. I neli3ve it was you , Mark, who turned me on...
by Starry Jack
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: PowerMate or Barlow for H-Alpha Video
Replies: 7
Views: 115

PowerMate or Barlow for H-Alpha Video

I want higher mag for my DSO, Lunar and H-Alpha work (and whitelight too). I have: - 80mm Orion ED f7.5 - 152mm acrho Explore Scientific f6.5 - Quark - ASI 174mm for Solar and Lunar - Mallincam DSC10c for DSO I RARELY do visual anymore. So... -Should I consider PowerMate or Barlow -If PowerMate, is ...
by Starry Jack
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: Etalon (Pre-Meade) and like new BF5 for $99 Each
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Etalon (Pre-Meade) and like new BF5 for $99 Each

I'm parting out my PST Stage 2 Mod. $99 gets you my Coronado (pre-Meade) Etalon #95471 (and the attractive portion of the original gold tube which I adhered to the Etalon as a nosepiece into a 2" focuser). The Glasspath is already sold. If you'd like the extension tube you are welcome to it (it also...
by Starry Jack
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2" or 1.25" Solar Continuum Filter
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: 2" or 1.25" Solar Continuum Filter

camera is alllllll clean
by Starry Jack
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2" or 1.25" Solar Continuum Filter
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: 2" or 1.25" Solar Continuum Filter

Thanks, all! I"m convinced! Sadly my first spin was less than enthralling, but I'll keep at it. I have the Baader Photo Solar film (3.8) and the Solar Continuum. I'll bet tomorrow it will pop into amazing! I did see the one larger and 3 smaller sunspots. Oh and of course, my camera dropped out of th...
by Starry Jack
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2" or 1.25" Solar Continuum Filter
Replies: 9
Views: 122

2" or 1.25" Solar Continuum Filter

My Debbie gave me a Solar Continuum filter and Photo Solar Film for Christmas.

Do I need the 1.25" or 2" filter? I can utilize either format, but don't want to vignette in white light imaging.

-152mm f6.5 refractor
-80mm f7.5 ED refractor
-ASI174 camera

Thanks,
Jack
by Starry Jack
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 11Dec - That Long Filament & Surrounding (New images added 12 Dec)
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: 11Dec - That Long Filament & Surrounding (New images added 12 Dec)

I add a focal reducer on my refractor rigs up at the camera successfully to widen the field.

Jacj
by Starry Jack
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Some images from the 17th of December 2020.
Replies: 11
Views: 138

Re: Some images from the 17th of December 2020.

Crystal clear on all features.
by Starry Jack
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Forum Support Issues
Topic: Members please respond to this email question
Replies: 20
Views: 564

Re: Members please respond to this email question

Yesterday another good example...several days came all bunched up.
by Starry Jack
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Forum Support Issues
Topic: Members please respond to this email question
Replies: 20
Views: 564

Re: Members please respond to this email question

And I am happy to help test.
by Starry Jack
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Forum Support Issues
Topic: Members please respond to this email question
Replies: 20
Views: 564

Re: Members please respond to this email question

I receive updates to forums and watched threads. But recently delivery has been spotty and I can go for several days without an email.

Jack
by Starry Jack
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: First Post and Personal Achievement
Replies: 21
Views: 373

Re: First Post and Personal Achievement

I’d be thrilled with that image!
by Starry Jack
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: animated GIFS
Replies: 15
Views: 269

Re: animated GIFS

Great presentation
by Starry Jack
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: NO LONGER FOR SALE: PST Stage 2 Mod f6.5 & f10 For Sale Again
Replies: 0
Views: 267

NO LONGER FOR SALE: PST Stage 2 Mod f6.5 & f10 For Sale Again

NOTE 1/2/2021: I'm parting this unit out but leaving the ad up for reference. I've created a new ad for the components. :) Jack *********************************************************** I'm relisting my PST Stage 2 Mod which works on both an f6.5 and f10 system. I'm pleased with the results but am...
by Starry Jack
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Video Compare: 152mm f6.5 PST 2 vs. Quark
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Video Compare: 152mm f6.5 PST 2 vs. Quark

After years, I finally got my PST Stage 2 Mod to work and it's on my f6.5 scope (just in time to sell the Mod). I've created a <5min video comparing the PST Mod with my Quark. Both are using the 152mm f6/5 achromat with some sample images below. https://youtu.be/6V3GPGZm4ns Thumbnail.jpg WITH PST MO...
by Starry Jack
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A lot going on
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: A lot going on

Really sharp!
by Starry Jack
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Nov. 26, 2020 AR 2786 and 2785
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Nov. 26, 2020 AR 2786 and 2785

Glorious
by Starry Jack
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Another Zoom Session ?
Replies: 24
Views: 473

Re: Another Zoom Session ?

I"m in. The last time worked well for me. If the sun is out members can also broadcast by sharing their screen. Since I will be in my observatory during the call that is easy.

Jack
by Starry Jack
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Artistic AR/Sunspot...PST Stage 2 Mod 152mm f6.5
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Artistic AR/Sunspot...PST Stage 2 Mod 152mm f6.5

Ranier,
Like this?
Hi Jack,

Very good. Just mirror it in the vertical and rotate 90° CCW :-)
12_08_01 152mm Aries DERF PST Mod UVIR ASI1744ap2035 as3 to imppg cropped.png rotated.jpg
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