Outreach eyepiece for H alpha

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Outreach eyepiece for H alpha

Post by twinship » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:13 pm

I've been using a Coronado 60mm SMII, double stacked, for outreach events. I usually view with a Baader zoom eyepiece. This is fine for me, but (as is normally the case) it is difficult for first time viewers to find the sun, particularly children, even at lowest magnification (28mm I think). I hate for kids, in particular, to miss the Ha experience--is anyone using an eyepiece that's easier for novice viewers? Thanks!

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Re: Outreach eyepiece for H alpha

Post by swisswalter » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:52 am

in such a case I use a 32 mm plössl
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Re: Outreach eyepiece for H alpha

Post by marktownley » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:48 am

Try something with better eye relief...
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Re: Outreach eyepiece for H alpha

Post by Bill Edelen » Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:05 pm

This is what I do for people having a hard time... When standing in front of scope look at eyepiece,you/they will see a red dot on eyepiece (the sun).Have them follow the dot with there eye as they move there head in, to look into eyepiece.

Follow the red dot.....

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Re: Outreach eyepiece for H alpha

Post by marktownley » Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:41 pm

I would have thought an eyepiece in the region of 12-15mm focal length would complement this scope quite well.
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