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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:12 pm 
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I have the setup in the photograph.

Quark daystar Ha, 72mm Ed

1. Would you expect to see granulation and detail on the sun visually, see photo 2, NOT mine.

2. If so what am I doing wrong as all I ever see is a plain sun no detail

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:14 pm 
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All I see is

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:29 pm 
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A quick Google suggests you need the "Sodium D" model of the Daystar Quark to see granulation - but I'm no expert :?

https://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk/day ... ilter.html

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:08 pm 
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Brian wrote:
A quick Google suggests you need the "Sodium D" model of the Daystar Quark to see granulation - but I'm no expert :?

https://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk/day ... ilter.html

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I'm sure Simon (widescreen centre, known him for 30 years) would love me to spend another £1000, spent £12k with him last year :) :)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:33 pm 
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I don't think you need to worry too much.
What you are seeing is a typically quiet Sun. I was also looking at our Star recently and also noticed a lack of fine detail through my Coronado PST.

You can also try adjusting the tuning device. And eyepiece to see whether this makes any difference.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:14 pm 
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Sorry this response is a bit late.
I can only speak from limited experience using my old Coronado PST & a little less ancient 60mm Coronado SolarMax 2. I personally only rely on visual telescopic solar observing casually and preparing for imaging. My 60mm SolarMax provides a significantl brighter Sun than the smaller aperture PST. I image using a relatively cheap Optistar PL-131m (m for monochrome) video camera. I think Opticstar do not make the 131c Colour video anymore (?). BUT the monochrome is more sensitive than the colour & has an unusually larger sensor (although only CMOS not CCD) than most reasonably priced videos. As a result I can get the whole disk of the Sun on the Video sensor using the SolarMax. In fact I only video the Sun using a basic fixed photographic tripod, NOT a driven mount. But I can get 20 second video clips, each video clip being stacked into individual images of the Sun using Registax Version 5 software.
I don't claim my images are the best quality but my set up is easier to use than more sophisticated equipment. I suspect if I had more sophisticated tackle I would probably image the Sun less often.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:53 am 
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Cliff wrote:
Skyhawk
Sorry this response is a bit late.
I can only speak from limited experience using my old Coronado PST & a little less ancient 60mm Coronado SolarMax 2. I personally only rely on visual telescopic solar observing casually and preparing for imaging. My 60mm SolarMax provides a significantl brighter Sun than the smaller aperture PST. I image using a relatively cheap Optistar PL-131m (m for monochrome) video camera. I think Opticstar do not make the 131c Colour video anymore (?). BUT the monochrome is more sensitive than the colour & has an unusually larger sensor (although only CMOS not CCD) than most reasonably priced videos. As a result I can get the whole disk of the Sun on the Video sensor using the SolarMax. In fact I only video the Sun using a basic fixed photographic tripod, NOT a driven mount. But I can get 20 second video clips, each video clip being stacked into individual images of the Sun using Registax Version 5 software.
I don't claim my images are the best quality but my set up is easier to use than more sophisticated equipment. I suspect if I had more sophisticated tackle I would probably image the Sun less often.
Best wishes from Cliff



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