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How's The Quark Holding Up?

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#1 taseng

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 12:11 PM

It's been out for a while now, how's it holding up?

Thanks

Tad



#2 Astrojensen

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 12:21 PM

Mine still works great. I'm the third owner and it was one of the first ones out. 

 

 

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#3 hopskipson

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 05:17 PM

Have mine for a year and a half. Works fine and gives decent views and nice images.



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 08:45 AM

Mine was overheating ,made a reflective shield. Now it comes on band.
Still in the process of changing bands differences are subtle if looking through EP during process
If I switch bands and walk away for a few . then I seem to notice more of a change. Promos look great
Chromo is a bit more disciplined
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Posted 16 August 2019 - 04:58 PM

I've had mine since April 2014. Still great!love it!

#6 marktownley

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 03:15 PM

Mine are working fine.

 

It is the USB power connection that is the weakest link that will come back and bite Daystar in years to come...



#7 taseng

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 03:49 PM

Thanks

When it came out I was thinking that since it works by heating an element it may not last very long. 



#8 Spikey131

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 07:49 PM

I bought one that was a store demo, so probably an early model. Works great!

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Posted Yesterday, 03:16 PM

Hi, thinking of asking Santa to bring me one for Christmas. Would use it mainly with my astrotech 115 mm f7 edt. Should I bother buying a focal reducer for that telescope? I would mostly be using this for visual, maybe some pictures through my Canon EOS. Is there anything else I would need for this setup it would be riding on a Losmandy G11 mount. I also have a Istar 6" f12 to try it in. So let me know what you guys think.



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Posted Yesterday, 04:32 PM

Hi, thinking of asking Santa to bring me one for Christmas. Would use it mainly with my astrotech 115 mm f7 edt. Should I bother buying a focal reducer for that telescope? I would mostly be using this for visual, maybe some pictures through my Canon EOS. Is there anything else I would need for this setup it would be riding on a Losmandy G11 mount. I also have a Istar 6" f12 to try it in. So let me know what you guys think.

Don't forget a IR/UV cut filter as an energy rejection filter.  Some long focal length eyepieces as well.  A focal reducer will be handy if you get into imaging although using a dslr is not ideally suited for H-alpha.



#11 RickV

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Posted Yesterday, 07:09 PM

I've had my used Quark Chromosphere since end of February 2019... hard to believe how much use I got out of it in the last 6 months!  LOTS!

No issues yet.

 

Best,

Rick




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