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#1 Jaimo!

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 07:50 PM

Notice the rain and wet streets.

 

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 07:58 PM

Notice the rain and wet streets.

 

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Did it get damaged ? If not .......... ! The box sure doesn’t look wet ?


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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:01 PM

Did it get damaged ? If not .......... ! The box sure doesn’t look wet ?

The porch is covered...  I don't know why you would think it is damaged.   The joke is the skies are cloudy when you get new gear.  foreheadslap.gif


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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:03 PM

The porch is covered...  I don't know why you would think it is damaged.   The joke is the skies are cloudy when you get new gear.  foreheadslap.gif

Sorry it went right over my head, lol ! Again ! Your emoji explains it, lol !   PS: Its my age, good enough excuse, lol !


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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:04 PM

Someone needs to figure out how to sell telescopes to the crop farmers, when there is a drought occurring.

Then buy them back after the rainfall, with the delta being the cost to bring rain.


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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:10 PM

I ended up getting a new Coronado SolarMax III 70mm...  I know, I've read all the reviews, both here on CN and across the web, and know the Lunt is the cream of the crop.

 

But, I am not as serious about Solar Observing as other aspects in this hobby, typically as I work most of the day.  But, my work gives small bonuses for miscellaneous things throughout the year which can be exchanged for gift cards (but none for Astronomy shops), so I had a little over a grand in Amazon gift cards, so the price was right.  It is still a very nice upgrade from my Coronado SolarMax 40.  (Note the link was added after the sale)

 

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:13 PM

It was gorgeous and sunny the day my PST arrived and I've had clear skies at seven total solar eclipses. If you want clear skies, bring me alonggrin.gif

Cheers,

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:14 PM

What a great looking telescope!


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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:19 PM

It was gorgeous and sunny the day my PST arrived and I've had clear skies at seven total solar eclipses. If you want clear skies, bring me alonggrin.gif

Cheers,

Bill

 

7 total solars? bow.gif that's incredible. I'm looking forward to 2023 / 2024.


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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:22 PM

Mine (60-mm) was left on the stoop, too, in 2005.  It was scheduled to arrive on August 29th, the day Katrina swept over us.  it was a few days late.

 

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM

That was a HUGE storm...  We have just constant light rain for the next few days.

 

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:38 PM

That was a HUGE storm...  We have just constant light rain for the next few days.

 

Jaimo!

We've been getting some rain lately, too.  With all the attention New Orleans received (and rightly so), people may forget that Katrina made landfall in Bilioxi, and swept right up through the state of Mississippi and over Hattiesburg.  

 

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:41 PM

Jim, I'm just glad you're here to post.

 

40mm vs. 60mm

 

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:49 PM

When the weather clears up and you have an opportunity to use your new solar scope, definitely let us all know how it goes. Especially if you have something favorable to say. Sometimes I worry that the solar forum becomes a pro-Lunt echo chamber (and I say that as a proud owner of Lunt's products). It would be nice to have a counterpoint to the prevailing opinions.


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Posted 12 April 2021 - 12:39 PM

Congratulations on the new scope. Looks like the new scope curse didn’t wait for the next day to bombard your skies with rain and cloud but instead it followed your package home! Please share photos of you happen to take pics with it. I know some are more visual than imagers.



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Posted 12 April 2021 - 01:48 PM

I plan on imaging...  But for "Planetary" the conversion is easy to go back and fourth.   Just need to decide on which camera, it considering my ASI290MM guide camera as I can pseudo color after the acquisition, is there really a need to do RGB, or color for that matter?


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Posted 12 April 2021 - 02:02 PM

I plan on imaging...  But for "Planetary" the conversion is easy to go back and fourth.   Just need to decide on which camera, it considering my ASI290MM guide camera as I can pseudo color after the acquisition, is there really a need to do RGB, or color for that matter?

Guide cameras are good start as that what I started with before buying a dedicated one. In my opinion, I think mono gives better resolution and contrast. I tried with a 224MC (b/c I already used it for planetary) and details and resolution was a bit lost. Here's one I took with the 290MM. Please note that this was my FIRST solar image I've ever captured and process and def not from an experienced person. I used the Lunt 60THa with this ASI 290mm mini guide camera. I have since used a ASI174MM.

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 07:46 PM

That's a good looking scope.  It should be in a box that is in a plastic wrap so it should be pretty protected.  :)



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Posted 15 April 2021 - 01:10 AM

Congrats with the solar scope and first image.




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