I have a solarmax double stacked 60mm scope . My question is by removing both etalons
and converting it to a refractor as advertised can i insert my daystar quark chrom version
in the diagonal . I want to be on the safe side and dont want to damage the scope or my eyes
Clear skies Peter
If it's a Solarmax and Solarmax 3 series, the etalons are external and so unthreading them off the front of the base OTA will result in a basic achromatic doublet without filters. Of course you take the blocking filter diagonal out of the focuser too. You can then use it for any purpose you normally would use a basic refractor for. You can then put a standard diagonal in the focuser and use whatever you want. The Solarmax 3 series has a good crayford focuser (unlike the other series' having a terrible helical focuser).
If you have a Solarmax 2 series, the internal etalon cannot be removed, so the scope cannot be used for anything but HA.
It will help a lot to know which version you have. Or simply show a picture of it.