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#1 icecreamcat

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 07:27 PM

We will have about 20  skybender 2.0's delivered in a few weeks now that it is fall. (right on schedual with my previous anouncement) 

 

There will be blue ones,  red ones and gold ones.  (anodized)   (We determined that everyone likes flashy looking, colorful objects better.)

 

There will also be a 2" model  ,  (this is a huge leap forward from the 1.25" model, specifically made for those massive 1" imaging sensors on 3" focusers)

 

 

Third anouncement.

 

     The very first  generation Skybender filter,  version 1.0, has officially been confirmed for release and ready for delivery.

 

 

 

private message me for more details or reservations!

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 07:40 PM

Yeeaaaahaaaaa!  Check out theeeeese babies.  Fresh out of the color bath my friends!

 

 

Enjoy the eyecandy.   If you want to reserve one,  Now is the time.  (send a private message)

 

When this limited supply is gone, there will be several months to pass before the next shipment is ready.  (it will be 2015)

 

 

This is the first, astronomy interface optical tilt system of its kind .   (helical pindriven tilt system invented by Apollo Lasky)

 

Not to be confused with coronado, lunt, or daystar parts.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 11:14 PM

This animation provides details on the functional operation of Skybender systems that simple words cannot accomplish.

 

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 09:51 AM

Is there a link where I can see more?

 

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 02:09 PM

Could you make the outside color reflect the color that the filter is passing?

 

where do I find out more technical information on your filter?



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Posted 31 October 2014 - 06:52 PM

Could you make the outside color reflect the color that the filter is passing?

 

where do I find out more technical information on your filter?

 

Is there a link where I can see more?

 

Paul

 

 

Yes the outside color can reflect the transmission of the filtered spectrum you decide to use.   If you had a red housing, you could dedicate that entirely to hydrogen alpha.

 

Blue housing could be for calcium k-line

 

yellow for sodium,  and so forth. 

 

 

Technical information of the filter will be revealed soon after some more tests,  There will be lots of filters to choose.   It is how they are utilized, which seperates them from the rest.

 

 

The website is still being voted on for design.   But you can see the parked space at www.amplelight.com  , there will be no information posted until final decisions are made.

 

 

 

Skybender systems are not only for solar use,  They are originally designed for standalone experimentation with deep space astrophotography. Especially when aided with HDR technology.

 

Adding The ability to cycle through extremely narrowband / high transmission fraunhofer lines with a few twists of the helical drive is quite an upgrade to any imaging system.  The aerospace industry has used this method of imaging for many years in the purely scientific sense.

 

 

Skybender brings the phyiscal ability of "optical x-axis" to all amateur telescopes.  This allowes direct tuning, and direct control of wavelengths at specific f/ ratios.

 

 

 

More information soon!


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 03:32 PM

The day some of you have been waiting for is almost here!

 

The Skybender website www.amplelight.com is just about ready for taking orders.  (thanksgiving day?)

 

You will be able to purchase products directly from the cart system, using paypal, credit, or debit.  

 

  We may have several promotional units placed on ebay.com auction site to open more than one channel of availability.

 

 

Your questions, comments, and negative thoughts are always welcome.  These aid the development process, and allow problem areas to be fixed.  Please visit the website and let us know if you enjoy the layout, or dislike it.

 

We are far from perfectionist's.




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