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#1 gustavo_sanchez

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 06:11 PM

Ok, I think I'm lost in the Quark dimension. I was about to pull the trigger with one of the Daystar 60 Scout scopes to start imaging, but it's because it seems like a quick and dirty approach to start with solar imaging. However, it feels like something missing. I already have a nice short refractor (Orion 85mm ED-X2) that seems usable for solar imaging. Can anyone please explain which Quark model should I use with my scope, and with which setup, additional filters/adapters, etc?. I would like to get the full solar disk, but if it's not possible, then it's ok.

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 06:46 PM

You want a Quark Original.  It is designed to work with scope operating at f/4 to f/8, so you are good to go with your scope.  You will almost get a full disk visually, but you will need a focal reducer to image a full disk.  For visual, all you need is a 25 or 32 Plossl.  I do not image, so others will need to chime in regarding further details.

 

From what I understand, the Scout is not ideal for imaging because of the marginal helical focuser.




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