Old school sun observation

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Old school sun observation

Post by pedro » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:26 pm

Old school sun observation

Check out two extremely rare pieces of equipment for observing the Sun:

1- Clave' Helioscope (triple-prism erector)
2- Clave' Pentaprism (90º Helisoscopic pentaprism )

Available from Clave' (Paris) in the seventies (images from my private collection).

Imageclave_catalogue_MOSAIC by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Imageclave_catalogue-10 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Imageclave_catalogue-12 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr~~

ImageCLAVE_solarwedge_20170601-03 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

ImageCLAVE_solarwedge_20170601-01 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

ImageCLAVE_solar_wedge_20171216-05 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

ImageCLAVE_solar_wedge_20171216-04 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

ImageHelioscope_Clave_20190718-29 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

ImageHelioscope_Clave_20190718-27 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

ImageHelioscope_Clave_20190718-27 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

ImageHelioscope_Clave_20190718-22 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

ImageHelioscope_Clave_20190718-20 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

ImageHelioscope_Clave_20190718-19 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

ImageHelioscope_Clave_20190718-17 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

ImageHelioscope_Clave_20190718-15 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

ImageHelioscope_Clave_20190718-10 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr
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Re: Old school sun observation

Post by AndiesHandyHandies » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:58 pm

Very nice.

I use a 25mm Clave' on my Vixen VMC110 mod.

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Re: Old school sun observation

Post by marktownley » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:33 am

Interesting bits of kit Pedro!


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Re: Old school sun observation

Post by pedro » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:23 am

Thanks guys

I tried to use the Helioscope but I need more back focus and a special adapter.



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Re: Old school sun observation

Post by Montana » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:44 pm

Very nice Pedro, I have no idea what they are :)

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Re: Old school sun observation

Post by pedro » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:14 pm

Thanks Alexandra

These two Clave' acc are similar to Herschel Wedges.

The Pentaprism has a fitted X2 barlow and a neutral density filter and the Heliscope has 3 prisms in-line producing 5 reflexions



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Post by MAURITS » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:16 am

It looks special Pedro.


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Re: Old school sun observation

Post by Valery » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:39 pm

Nice equipment!

Many many years ago I have used Zeiss pentaprism with 6" Zeiss apochromat in the local public observatory.


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Re: Old school sun observation

Post by pedro » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:42 am

Thanks Valery and Maurits

I like to collect and use this old school solar observing acc



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Post by MapleRidge » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:52 pm

Great collection of equipment Pedro :bow

They are all new to me, thanks for explaining them!

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Re: Old school sun observation

Post by pedro » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:31 pm

Check out a few images of vintage Clave' solar scopes and wedges

Clave' Pentaprism (90º Helisoscopic pentaprism)
Clave' 66mm F/15 achromatic reflector

Imageclave_solar_observation_20191026-013 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Imageclave_solar_observation_20191026-017 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Clave' Helioscope (triple-prism erector)

Imageclave_solar_observation_20191026-010 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

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Post by marktownley » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:11 am

You have a fine collection Pedro!


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Re: Old school sun observation

Post by Carbon60 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:17 am

Indeed you have, Pedro. Museum pieces.....

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