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by Bastelhannes
Fri Dec 02, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: ASTRO IIDC User Group
Topic: Am I the only one using ASTRO IIDC on SolarChat?
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Am I the only one using ASTRO IIDC on SolarChat?

I never tried it so far. What are it's advantages? Th eonly information I found so far is very very old...
by Bastelhannes
Fri Dec 02, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Coffee under the stars ?
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Coffee under the stars ?

I love it: the idea and the picture itself.

Maybe i should look for a 12VDC coffee maker...
by Bastelhannes
Thu Dec 01, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Design of SHG
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Design of SHG

Hi Rainer, it is the optical kit from Shelyak. We intended to sell it for interested customers. But because I left the shop suddenly my colleague pressed me the parcel with some kits into my hands. It is just a design for myself to prove if it is possible to motorize the "easy" setup. I us...
by Bastelhannes
Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Design of SHG
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Design of SHG

Yes, in both axis: collimator lens and focusing lens. Also teh grating is motorized
by Bastelhannes
Wed Nov 30, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Design of SHG
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Design of SHG

Because I cancelled my cooperation with the astronomy dealer (some Sol'Ex kits were laying around therefore), the weather is depressing and I always wanted to have a high resolution motorized SHG: I played around in Fusion360... SolKat.jpg I am printing it over the next days. It is like a mixture of...
by Bastelhannes
Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: They arrived eventually
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: They arrived eventually

I figured it out as well; Laura, thank you very much for the hint.

Genika works with Basler, not Touptek. Difficult then.

Firecapture... wow... Basler is supported, but does not run... seems to be a common problem when I look into the support forum.

Looks like we are stuck to the familiar sensors.
by Bastelhannes
Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: They arrived eventually
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: They arrived eventually

Robin decided against Basler with future version 4.1, therefore I have no hope that even Pylon 6.1.3 (yes, it works) will work in the future.

I never tried Genika Astro. Because it's licence is bounded to three cameras and I am testing a lot of cameras, it is not compatible to my requirements.
by Bastelhannes
Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: They arrived eventually
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: They arrived eventually

Okay, they do not work. Sharpcap does not support Basler anymore.....
by Bastelhannes
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: waiting for sun
Replies: 24
Views: 286

Break

Hi folks, I am taking a break from public and from solar astronomy. Working in this business has shown terrible things to me. It feels like people are creating their own reality and insult the others. Corporations are nothing worth. I am starting to lose my belief in myself and therefore need to get...
by Bastelhannes
Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: waiting for sun
Replies: 24
Views: 286

Re: waiting for sun

and printed:

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by Bastelhannes
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: waiting for sun
Replies: 24
Views: 286

Re: waiting for sun

This was the post I meant: https://solarchatforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=37829 Did you do some more modifications since that time? Aaaah, yes, There are the pics. No modification so far, but... I am currently adapting your slit into the solex, Douglas. Here the design of the new holder... Slit.jpg
by Bastelhannes
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: waiting for sun
Replies: 24
Views: 286

Re: waiting for sun

Here one, maybe i did not get the focus...
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by Bastelhannes
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: waiting for sun
Replies: 24
Views: 286

Re: waiting for sun

I am not sure, if i ever posted pics. I am trying so many telescopes...

LEt me make some pictures as soon as the sun appears...
by Bastelhannes
Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: waiting for sun
Replies: 24
Views: 286

Re: waiting for sun

Ehm? Why is it a step forward? I am confused. I thought the french guys already did a lot before me?

The fluid to remove the coating is sodium hyperchloride soluted in water...
by Bastelhannes
Thu Nov 17, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: waiting for sun
Replies: 24
Views: 286

Re: waiting for sun

Yes, i did it by myself. I need to look waht kind of fluid i used.. it was easily available.

I will come back to you... let me hunt something to eat first.
by Bastelhannes
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: waiting for sun
Replies: 24
Views: 286

Re: waiting for sun

The results are very nice with the decoated mirror. But.. (a big but) .. I never compared the results with a different setup with same seeing conditions. Maybe i put some aluminum foil back on the mirror to replace the missing coating. Then i just pull it off to compare it without. Sorry, just being...
by Bastelhannes
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: waiting for sun
Replies: 24
Views: 286

Re: waiting for sun

I actually saw some sunshine today. :cool: BUT! It was 4C/40F and blowing a 20m/s {45mph] SE gale! :cry: I never saw that amazing AR3140 spot group. Not even once! :( ZWO and Touptek announced cameras with IMX990 or IMX991 sensors. They are claiming it would be possible to see through the clouds. F...
by Bastelhannes
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: waiting for sun
Replies: 24
Views: 286

Re: waiting for sun

Dennis wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:30 pm Interesting setup, does this uncoated newton work well for h-alpha imaging? Are both mirrors uncoated or just the main?
I decoated just the main mirror, this is enough. It works like a charm, at least for the SHG (spectroheliograph).
by Bastelhannes
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: waiting for sun
Replies: 24
Views: 286

Re: waiting for sun

No.. not a laser.. we are close to an old airport. I am still trying to abuse the microwave oven. Until now I got at least some crispy doves... quite tasty.
by Bastelhannes
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: They arrived eventually
Replies: 9
Views: 308

They arrived eventually

Just only after a few months waiting the new cameras for tets arrived:

IMX334 and IMX545, both mono.
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As soon as I can test them I will post the results.
by Bastelhannes
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: waiting for sun
Replies: 24
Views: 286

Re: waiting for sun

Thi sis my grabngo setup for SHG... and to fool around...
by Bastelhannes
Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: waiting for sun
Replies: 24
Views: 286

waiting for sun

Sigh.. waiting for sun... Maybe it helps a bit to point the scope to the position of the sun. Maybe the clouds will disappear. But as you can see.. the balcony is wet. I was just trying the new setup: Sol'ex, ASI178MM, NEAF-Focuser, Mele §Q mini PC, self printed solar finder and a decoated Skywatche...
by Bastelhannes
Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: UVEX4 by the "NicePeople"
Replies: 1
Views: 151

UVEX4 by the "NicePeople"

Hi folks, Due to the bad weather and being sick at home I just want to share you a very cool project, which the "NicePeople" (Jean-Luc Martin, Alain Lopez, Pierre Dubreuil, Stéphane Ubaud, Christian Buil) have created. Christian was the inventor of my beloved Sol'ex spectroheliograph. Here...
by Bastelhannes
Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: CaK spectroheliogram 220929
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: CaK spectroheliogram 220929

Great ! I love it!
by Bastelhannes
Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: DIY Solar Scintillation Seeing Monitor with FC support
Replies: 127
Views: 53181

Re: DIY Solar Scintillation Seeing Monitor with FC support

I would like to build/use one, but I could never get me to like FC. Don't get me wrong, it is a nice program. But it's like a partner, you do not fell in love with everyone you meet in the pub (oh, what a nightmare).