RE: [Coronado_PST] Re: Viewing with the Solar Rig


May 1, 2005

 


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#2452 May 1, 2005

Interesting.







I had a PST mounted piggybacked on a Meade DS80 with Baader filters. I had

been using glass filters (Identiview) previously but switched to Baader. I

noticed a distinct loss in detail with the Baader vs. the Identiview

(glass). I now have the PST mounted piggybacked on an AR5. I made another

full aperture Baader filter for it to compare with the full aperture glass

(Identiview). Again, the detail in the glass was better and I was able to

push the magnification higher with the glass vs. the Baader film.







Not that the Baader is not good - great bargain for diy filters. But I have

always found the glass (even though twice the price or more) gave better the

detail of surface granulation and sunspot detail.







Warp







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From: Coronado_PST@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Coronado_PST@yahoogroups.com] On

Behalf Of gstrumol

Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 10:01 AM

To: Coronado_PST@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [Coronado_PST] Viewing with the Solar Rig







This morning we got an unexpected clear sky so I took out my Solar

Rig for some viewing. The Rig consists of an Apex 90mm Mak with a

Baader solar film filter for white light, and a PST for hydrogen

alpha viewing. Both are mounted on an Orion Tritech tripod with a

special plate (designed by me) that holds both of them on either

side of the tripod head. Both are lowered so their CGs are in line

with the Alt rotation axis, resulting in a stable system that I can

point at any altitude and it will remain there without any knob

tension!



Today there is a large sunspot group nearly dead center which can be

easily seen naked eye with a filter! With the Rig it was viewing

pleasure. On the left-hand side, in white light I was able to easily

view the group at over 100x. I used to use a glass filter and could

only go up to about 50x, but this Baader material is fantastic. I

could easily go over 100x and see considerable detail in the umbra

and penumbra regions. I never knew there were so many spots in and

around a large group, and the detail of the umbra and fine lines in

the penumbra!



On the right was the PST at 40x. Wow! I'm always amazed at the

detail visible in this little scope. There were a few prominences,

and even a detached one, but the detail around the umbra of the

central sunspot was amazing. That, and the surface granularity

(spicules) provided a facinating contrast to the white light view.

The beauty of the Rig is that I can go from one to the other

effortlessly by just a small movement of my head!



If you get a chance to view the sun today take it!



Gary













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#2455 May 1, 2005

Hi Warp, I'm not trying to argue or anything but I just wanted to point out that I have also not had any luck with glass filters (Orion) on my XT8 and several refractors throughout the years. I switched to baader exclusively now and the views are incredible with much improved detail visible compared to the glass. Kendrick sells baader filters already made so you don't have to do it yourself either.



Garry

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#2459 May 1, 2005

How did you piggyback the PST on the AR5?



Thanks.

--- In Coronado_PST@yahoogroups.com, "Warp" warpcorp@s...> wrote:

> Interesting.

>

>

>

> I had a PST mounted piggybacked on a Meade DS80 with Baader

filters. I had

> been using glass filters (Identiview) previously but switched to

Baader. I

> noticed a distinct loss in detail with the Baader vs. the

Identiview

> (glass). I now have the PST mounted piggybacked on an AR5. I

made another

> full aperture Baader filter for it to compare with the full

aperture glass

> (Identiview). Again, the detail in the glass was better and I was

able to

> push the magnification higher with the glass vs. the Baader film.

>

>

>

> Not that the Baader is not good - great bargain for diy filters.

But I have

> always found the glass (even though twice the price or more) gave

better the

> detail of surface granulation and sunspot detail.

>

>

>

> Warp

>

>

>

> _____

>

> From: Coronado_PST@yahoogroups.com

[mailto:Coronado_PST@yahoogroups.com] On

> Behalf Of gstrumol

> Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 10:01 AM

> To: Coronado_PST@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: [Coronado_PST] Viewing with the Solar Rig

>

>

>

> This morning we got an unexpected clear sky so I took out my Solar

> Rig for some viewing. The Rig consists of an Apex 90mm Mak with a

> Baader solar film filter for white light, and a PST for hydrogen

> alpha viewing. Both are mounted on an Orion Tritech tripod with a

> special plate (designed by me) that holds both of them on either

> side of the tripod head. Both are lowered so their CGs are in line

> with the Alt rotation axis, resulting in a stable system that I

can

> point at any altitude and it will remain there without any knob

> tension!

>

> Today there is a large sunspot group nearly dead center which can

be

> easily seen naked eye with a filter! With the Rig it was viewing

> pleasure. On the left-hand side, in white light I was able to

easily

> view the group at over 100x. I used to use a glass filter and

could

> only go up to about 50x, but this Baader material is fantastic. I

> could easily go over 100x and see considerable detail in the umbra

> and penumbra regions. I never knew there were so many spots in and

> around a large group, and the detail of the umbra and fine lines

in

> the penumbra!

>

> On the right was the PST at 40x. Wow! I'm always amazed at the

> detail visible in this little scope. There were a few prominences,

> and even a detached one, but the detail around the umbra of the

> central sunspot was amazing. That, and the surface granularity

> (spicules) provided a facinating contrast to the white light view.

> The beauty of the Rig is that I can go from one to the other

> effortlessly by just a small movement of my head!

>

> If you get a chance to view the sun today take it!

>

> Gary

>

>

>

>

>

>

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>

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#2460 May 1, 2005

-Just came in from a session with a 94mm Brandon f7 APO with an 8mm

Brandon Ortho and a 1000Oaks type II white light filter..you are so

right great group wish I had my Double stacked PST hey OPT lets get

cracking allready!!!!







-- In Coronado_PST@yahoogroups.com, "gstrumol" gstrumol@f...> wrote: > This morning we got an unexpected clear sky so I took out my Solar

> Rig for some viewing. The Rig consists of an Apex 90mm Mak with a

> Baader solar film filter for white light, and a PST for hydrogen

> alpha viewing. Both are mounted on an Orion Tritech tripod with a

> special plate (designed by me) that holds both of them on either

> side of the tripod head. Both are lowered so their CGs are in line

> with the Alt rotation axis, resulting in a stable system that I can

> point at any altitude and it will remain there without any knob

> tension!

>

> Today there is a large sunspot group nearly dead center which can

be > easily seen naked eye with a filter! With the Rig it was viewing

> pleasure. On the left-hand side, in white light I was able to

easily > view the group at over 100x. I used to use a glass filter and could

> only go up to about 50x, but this Baader material is fantastic. I

> could easily go over 100x and see considerable detail in the umbra

> and penumbra regions. I never knew there were so many spots in and

> around a large group, and the detail of the umbra and fine lines in

> the penumbra!

>

> On the right was the PST at 40x. Wow! I'm always amazed at the

> detail visible in this little scope. There were a few prominences,

> and even a detached one, but the detail around the umbra of the

> central sunspot was amazing. That, and the surface granularity

> (spicules) provided a facinating contrast to the white light view.

> The beauty of the Rig is that I can go from one to the other

> effortlessly by just a small movement of my head!

>

> If you get a chance to view the sun today take it!

>

> Gary



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#2462 May 1, 2005

You can see pics of the setup with the DS80 in the WarpsCorp folder. On the

AR5, I just mounted an extra shoe for the finder rings to slip into.







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From: Coronado_PST@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Coronado_PST@yahoogroups.com] On

Behalf Of noromanoff

Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 4:07 PM

To: Coronado_PST@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [Coronado_PST] Re: Viewing with the Solar Rig







How did you piggyback the PST on the AR5?



Thanks.

--- In Coronado_PST@yahoogroups.com, "Warp" warpcorp@s...> wrote:

> Interesting.

>

>

>

> I had a PST mounted piggybacked on a Meade DS80 with Baader

filters. I had

> been using glass filters (Identiview) previously but switched to

Baader. I

> noticed a distinct loss in detail with the Baader vs. the

Identiview

> (glass). I now have the PST mounted piggybacked on an AR5. I

made another

> full aperture Baader filter for it to compare with the full

aperture glass

> (Identiview). Again, the detail in the glass was better and I was

able to

> push the magnification higher with the glass vs. the Baader film.

>

>

>

> Not that the Baader is not good - great bargain for diy filters.

But I have

> always found the glass (even though twice the price or more) gave

better the

> detail of surface granulation and sunspot detail.

>

>

>

> Warp

>

>

>

> _____

>

> From: Coronado_PST@yahoogroups.com

[mailto:Coronado_PST@yahoogroups.com] On

> Behalf Of gstrumol

> Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 10:01 AM

> To: Coronado_PST@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: [Coronado_PST] Viewing with the Solar Rig

>

>

>

> This morning we got an unexpected clear sky so I took out my Solar

> Rig for some viewing. The Rig consists of an Apex 90mm Mak with a

> Baader solar film filter for white light, and a PST for hydrogen

> alpha viewing. Both are mounted on an Orion Tritech tripod with a

> special plate (designed by me) that holds both of them on either

> side of the tripod head. Both are lowered so their CGs are in line

> with the Alt rotation axis, resulting in a stable system that I

can

> point at any altitude and it will remain there without any knob

> tension!

>

> Today there is a large sunspot group nearly dead center which can

be

> easily seen naked eye with a filter! With the Rig it was viewing

> pleasure. On the left-hand side, in white light I was able to

easily

> view the group at over 100x. I used to use a glass filter and

could

> only go up to about 50x, but this Baader material is fantastic. I

> could easily go over 100x and see considerable detail in the umbra

> and penumbra regions. I never knew there were so many spots in and

> around a large group, and the detail of the umbra and fine lines

in

> the penumbra!

>

> On the right was the PST at 40x. Wow! I'm always amazed at the

> detail visible in this little scope. There were a few prominences,

> and even a detached one, but the detail around the umbra of the

> central sunspot was amazing. That, and the surface granularity

> (spicules) provided a facinating contrast to the white light view.

> The beauty of the Rig is that I can go from one to the other

> effortlessly by just a small movement of my head!

>

> If you get a chance to view the sun today take it!

>

> Gary

>

>

>

>

>

>

> _____

>

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