Coronado Solar Max II 60 mm modification for big aperture?

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Coronado Solar Max II 60 mm modification for big aperture?

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Hello everybody!
If you know I bought TS 152/f5.9 and want best find modification for my new telescope!

Lunt 50 have 20mm etalon and want f7 not good but better pst stage 1 or 2 modification!
Pst etalon have 20mm too and want f10.

What can you say about Coronado Solar Max II 60 mm etalon for modofication because etalon have 35mm and F6.6??


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Yes, should work nicely. Try it!


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It worked very nice with Istar 127mm F5.5


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Pablito wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:57 pm It worked very nice with Istar 127mm F5.5
Do you have example photo?


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Re: Coronado Solar Max II 60 mm modification for big aperture?

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marktownley wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:56 pm Yes, should work nicely. Try it!
Coronado Solar Max II 60 have douplet lens???? :?


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Yes, a doublet


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marktownley wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:43 am Yes, a doublet
Because am scary after my single lens Lunt 60T ha :cat


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OlegLviv wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:17 pm
Pablito wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:57 pm It worked very nice with Istar 127mm F5.5
Do you have example photo?
Sure.
Firts one shows the refractor without etalon.
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Wow! love it!


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Re: Coronado Solar Max II 60 mm modification for big aperture?

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Pablito wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 12:53 pm
OlegLviv wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:17 pm
Pablito wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:57 pm It worked very nice with Istar 127mm F5.5
Do you have example photo?
Sure.
Firts one shows the refractor without etalon.

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Istar2.jpg
Thank you!
Which modification better?


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OlegLviv wrote: Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:22 am
Which modification better?
What do you mean?


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Re: Coronado Solar Max II 60 mm modification for big aperture?

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Pablito wrote: Wed Dec 07, 2022 9:36 am
OlegLviv wrote: Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:22 am
Which modification better?
What do you mean?
I mean about better Angstreme and better field sweet spot!
Please if you have attach photos.


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Re: Coronado Solar Max II 60 mm modification for big aperture?

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I no longer have this telescope but as far as I remember sweet spot was still fine and the view was very detailed.

I already have a plan to make another modification using Istar 127mm F8 objective, Lunt LS100 DSII and PST etalon as double stack.


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Re: Coronado Solar Max II 60 mm modification for big aperture?

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Im glad hear about new modification!


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Re: Coronado Solar Max II 60 mm modification for big aperture?

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OlegLviv wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:16 am 1589aa464d6be591af07b935d1164eec.jpg
marktownley wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:56 pm Yes, should work nicely. Try it!
Coronado Solar Max II 60 have douplet lens???? :?

Yep. Looks very familiar. I have one of these.


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