Two grab & go catadioptric solar scopes (WL & Ha)

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Two grab & go catadioptric solar scopes (WL & Ha)

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Re: Two grab & go catadioptric solar scopes (WL & Ha)

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WoW. These look really portable. I wonder how the little 60mm acuter does against the average 60mm f12 to f15 achromat?


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Re: Two grab & go catadioptric solar scopes (WL & Ha)

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Yet more scopes, Pedro :lol:

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Thanks James and Stu

these two scopes are not new. The Acuter 60mm F/12.5 is a great instrument. Optically it is very good and it also very cheap. The Meade 2045 is one of the first instrument I used with CCD cameras back in the 90's


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nice!


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These look good Pedro, and you seem to have a bottomless storage trunk to keep pulling scopes from :lol:

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Looks very portable Pedro, do you have Ha images too from these little scope?


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Nice scopes thanks Pedro


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Thanks again guys

I have only observed with these tow telescopes. The Acuter scope performs well with the SM60/BF15 (good contrast)


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