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Clumpybug
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Solar Viewing with H-alpha filter new
      #5485814 - 10/23/12 06:22 PM

WHILE USING A SAFE SOLAR FILTER, can you also use a H-alpha filter to get cool views and images of the swirling surface? I was looking at this H-alpha filter from Astronomik, and it says "The Astronomik 6nm H-Alpha filter may NOT be used for solar observation." Do they mean that using this filter alone without a proper solar filter will not keep you from burning a whole in your face? Or do they mean that it won't work at all for solar viewing.

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PiotrM
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Re: Solar Viewing with H-alpha filter new [Re: Clumpybug]
      #5485843 - 10/23/12 06:45 PM

It wont work at all - you won't get anything like you would get in much narrower solar H-alpha scope.

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GooglyEyes
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Re: Solar Viewing with H-alpha filter new [Re: PiotrM]
      #5485957 - 10/23/12 08:03 PM

What Piotr said. You need a special filter (Etalon) to see the very narrow band of the hydrogen-alpha spectrum needed to see any details on the sun.

One from Lunt:

http://www.luntsolarsystems.com/

Or a Coronado Solarmax series telescope:

http://www.meade.com/product_pages/coronado/scopes/solarmaxii_60.php

Or a Daystar solar filter:

http://www.daystarfilters.com/

There are others, but these are probably the most common.

Mar

Edited by GooglyEyes (10/23/12 08:05 PM)


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Clumpybug
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Re: Solar Viewing with H-alpha filter [Re: GooglyEyes]
      #5486315 - 10/24/12 12:25 AM

Oh, my. Pricey!

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