80mm PST finally complete

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80mm PST finally complete

Postby folk » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:30 pm

The view was wonderful, dull, as the disc is blank, but wonderful...no astigmatism, clear and high resolution...the two very small proms (one small loop) were clearer then I had ever seen before, both at the CCD, and at the eyepiece

Loved it

The scope is a WO80 Zenithstar II ST
The ERF is a Baader C-ERF
The PST part is the etalon only
The adapters from Ambermile UK and a standard AE AC307 SCT adapter
The blocking filter is a currently on loan BF10 (pending purchase), but the standard BF5 works just fine as well

This mod will totally invalidate your warranty, and should only be performed if you truly know what you are doing, as observing the Sun incorrectly is very very dangerous. do not attempt this mod unless you really are confident in the procedures involved. This for me has been over a year in progress, researching and checking various options.




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RE: 80mm PST finally complete

Postby psychobilly » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:30 pm

Nice one NickH

So we'll be seeing some more amazing images over the next few months...?

Billy...



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RE: 80mm PST finally complete

Postby folk » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:30 pm

If the Sun plays ball...hopefully yes..


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RE: 80mm PST finally complete

Postby mrkrigdon » Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:30 am

HI Nick' Nice one good luck with the scope.Mark
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RE: 80mm PST finally complete

Postby skye at night » Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:16 pm

Hello,

Was it a redundant or damaged wo80? as it is an expensive piece of kit to dedicate to solar use only!

Can we see an image soon?

Steve

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RE: 80mm PST finally complete

Postby psychobilly » Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:23 pm

But when you look at the price of a "60"mm solar scope...

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Billy..


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RE: 80mm PST finally complete

Postby folk » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:56 pm

Exactly....The WO80 cost me £200 s/H and is perfect, and an still be used for night sky, meaning as a travelling setup, this is now perfect..(China 2009 !). Th ewhole setup came in a shade under £600, as I got the PST in the USA for around £200


First light was last week, the view was very very good, very detailed surface with no astigamtism, and nice views of two very small proms...but there is nothing much on the Sun toi image right now, since then, still nothing on the solar surface, and appalling weather. Needless to say, as soon as I get some images I will post them.

80mm 0.7A scope (the etalon I now have is tested at 0.7A, from my old PST), for £600..

Tidy package too!






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