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R Botero
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Re: Solar observing with classic refracting telescopes [Re: terraclarke]
      #5677073 - 02/13/13 06:32 AM

Hi Terra

Very nice. Thank you for posting all this. I am having an adaptor made to fit my 60mm double-stacked (0.5A) Coronado etalon to the front cell of my 75mm Polarex. It should be ready within the next couple of weeks - just in time for the sun to start clearing the roof of my house at all daylight hours...!
I use a Baader Herschel wedge also but plan to keep it attached to my 6" AP instead of the Polarex. I'm very much looking forward to the native f/20 solar views on the Polarex!! Imagine adding a barlow to that...let's not get too excited there's the seeing to take into account...

Roberto


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Re: Solar observing with classic refracting telescopes new [Re: R Botero]
      #5677512 - 02/13/13 11:38 AM

Do not forget the ARMY used multiple mirrors to focus the suns rays to melt steel. I would never use a scope without a solar filter on the front. I looks at it like being one photon away from having the sun come out the back of my head.

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