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#1 dtran1968

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:42 PM

Decided to make this post to see what everyone else Solar Scope set up like. Here are my Solarmax III that I just received yesterday and not use yet due to weather. I plan to do some Solar imaging with my Sony A7ii and Celestron Skyris 132M.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:14 PM

My humble DS PST...simple, but excellent solar scope for everyday use...

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:32 PM

IMG_1083.JPG Please never look at the sun directly without proper filtration.waytogo.gif‚Äč 

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#4 BYoesle

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:01 PM

Two threads regarding this topic are already in existence. Perhaps the moderators can combine and make these a sticky or put them into the "Best of Solar Threads."

 

https://www.cloudyni...ur-solar-setup/

 

https://www.cloudyni...-of-your-scope/



#5 dtran1968

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:35 PM

Thanks Bob for the link. Let hope moderators can combine these and pinned on the forum



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:22 PM

Cak and Ha PSTs and Orion ST80 for white light viewing.

 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:36 PM

Lunt LS60THa/B1200, Williams Optics Zenithstar SD66 APO w/Thousand oaks solar filter on the Vixen GPDX mount made goto with parts salvaged off a Celestron ASGT... and don't miss my home built solar finder.

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:36 AM

Love this setup!!

The sol searcher is fantastic!!

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#9 dtran1968

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:20 AM

Lunt LS60THa/B1200, Williams Optics Zenithstar SD66 APO w/Thousand oaks solar filter on the Vixen GPDX mount made goto with parts salvaged off a Celestron ASGT... and don't miss my home built solar finder.

This give me an idea to use my Stellarvue SV70ED and the white light filter with my Solarmax III. Thanks



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:33 PM

All my solar gear.

ExploreScientific ER102 with Quark Chromo -Lunt LS50F DS

Grab and go Lunt LS50F front mounted on PST

Wollensak D127mm FL700mm achromat , 3D printed OTA with Quark-Lunt LS50F DS

Wollensak D153 F8 achromat, 3D printed truss tube OTA Quark-PST DS

 

More to come soon ;-)

 

Frank

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#11 FTRN

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:34 PM

Grab and go PST with Lunt LS50F front mounted

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:40 PM

Wollensak D127mm f700mm achromat from Surplus Shed, 3D printed OTA , Quark Chromo-Lunt LS50F double stack

 

and the largest so far ...

 

the Wollensak D153mm f1200mm achromat (also from Surplus Shed), 3D printed hexagonal truss tube, Quark Chromo- PST DS, internal Baader 110mm D-ERF, AiryLab SSM, MoonLite 2" refractor focuser, ZWOASI174MM camera. The Lunt LS50F Ha etalon was repaired after de-contact when this picture was taken.

 

My Flickr album with H-alpha images can be seen here : https://www.flickr.c...157671493224702

 

Frank

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#13 FTRN

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:48 PM

There is one more I've forgotten :-)

 

Wollensak D127mm f1200mm achromat (Surplus Shed) with PST mod

 

Frank

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