Quark images 20-05-20

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Quark images 20-05-20

Post by RodAstro » Thu May 21, 2020 9:33 am

Just a couple of pictures from yesterday 20th taken with my 6" f15 and ss60-ds Quark unit using a Pixco focal reducer before the Quark and ASI174 camera.
Lovely day and thank goodness I was in the observatory out of the sun, One of the big benefits of the Coude system is the eyepiece is always in the shade.
I spent most of the day trying configurations of Quark telecentrics and combos both promince and chromoshear ones, very interesting.
Not that much difference in quality between the three units I used just found setup was more fussy than I expected, Quarks are not just plug and play to get the best out of them.
Thanks to Andrew for letting me test his two Quarks after I removed the very locked in locking screws for him.

I am getting better with the ASI174 just need to improve my processing now.

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Re: Quark images 20-05-20

Post by JochenM » Thu May 21, 2020 10:18 am

Very nice result, Rod.

And a bit of tinkering with things, I think we all love that ;)



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Re: Quark images 20-05-20

Post by Starry Jack » Thu May 21, 2020 1:08 pm

Very nice results!


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Re: Quark images 20-05-20

Post by yltansg » Thu May 21, 2020 1:48 pm

Great looking proms and the close-up on the AR!!

Looking forward to more great images.

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Re: Quark images 20-05-20

Post by DeepSolar64 » Thu May 21, 2020 5:36 pm

Very nice!


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Re: Quark images 20-05-20

Post by marktownley » Thu May 21, 2020 7:23 pm

These work really well Rod!


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Re: Quark images 20-05-20

Post by RodAstro » Thu May 21, 2020 8:39 pm

Thanks everyone for all your positive comments.

Yes JochenM love tinkering I have just been machining up some bits from one of my bits boxes to make a X/Y adjuster to maneuver the camera chip to the best part of the etalon.
Love it :P

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Re: Quark images 20-05-20

Post by Montana » Fri May 22, 2020 7:36 am

These are super :bow :hamster: the middle prom looks like a man lifting his arms up to the heavens

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Re: Quark images 20-05-20

Post by RodAstro » Fri May 22, 2020 8:17 am

Hi Alexandra
I see that
Hope he has a good factor 50+ protection on otherwise he is going to get burnt :lol:

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