Takahashi FS-102 II NSV
127mm ED APO
Reconstructed 120mm f/5 Travel Scope
Siebert Elite 2" Binos
Baader MkV Binos
Denk II Binos
Quote:Well, I did try without the Solar Continuum filter briefly yesterday but the image seemed a bit to bright for me.Will try again today. I actually like a bit brighter image, but it may have been to bright.Will try the SC again though I need to give it a fair shake.
Dave Jessie Outreach Events
Quote:I also really don't like the continuum filter... I'm not into the green sun. I also don't use a polarizer. Instead, I use an extra ND filter to darken the image.
United Optics 130 Triplet Refractor - SkyWatcher 102 F5 Refractor & SM90 / BF15 - Orion 120mm F5 Refractor & Baader Herschel Wedge - AZ -EQ6 GT mount & SkyWatcher Alt-Az mount - QSI 683 CCD & Grasshopper 3 2.8mp (674) - 3 Nikon cameras & 1 Canon - To many Nikon lenses - EP's 2 x ES 6.7's, - 2 x ES 8.8's, - 2 x ES 11's, - 2 x ES 16's - 2 x Denk 21's, - 2 x Brandon 24's, - 2 x RKE 28's - 1 x Nagler 12m, - 1 x ES 30 - Denk 27 Bino
Matt in Oz Takahashi Mewlon 210 F11.5 = 2415mm Takahashi TSA120 F7.5 (out on loan) = 900mm Takahashi FC76CSV F7.5 = 570m Takahashi FS60CB F5.9 = 355mm
Quote:Thanks Matt in Oz (where in Oz) I have the P version so I will try that.Alan
Quote:So, not conclusive yet and I will give the SC more time, but in two sessions using the SC fitler, I don't think I have yet matched the detail I was seeing with the Baader film, but with the 3.0 ND was indeed showing at least as good a contrast, though perhaps to bright to really know if it will improve over the Baader Film.I had my doubts abou the effectiveness of the SC. It is a very norrow bandpass fitler and the sun is a full spectrum source. I think the SC robs energy from some delicate structure making it more difficult to see.
Roberto Botero Kent, UK
Quote:Maybe in the future I will try it with binos.
Quote:As the seeing improved, to the point where no ripples were seen on the limb, the OD3.0+0.9 gave the best detail in the umbra and particularly the penumbra.