Originally Posted by j.gardavsky Originally Posted by ParkerM Just to be sure, I already have a Baader solar film filter that gives me a white image when looking at the Sun, if I add a Baader Solar Continuity IR UV cut filter I can get more detail in my images? I have a 130 SLT if that makes any difference. After my first Solar viewing I was kind of disappointed with getting just a big white blob and researched into it only to find out I was way outta my budget range with some of the equipment I saw. Thanks in advance. Baader used to have an
Originally Posted by Lowjiber I have a 120mm (f/9) refractor permanently set up for solar observing and white light photography. I had Kendrick build a solar film (Baader) filter using a ring that uses three nylon screws as shown on this page... Solar Filters - Sun Finder, Baader Astro Solar Film and R-60 Aluminum Rings
I've had no issues with movement of the filter, but can't argue with Thousand Oaks' logic of felt being better.
Of the options you mentioned, I'd opt for the film version
Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander In evaluating competing theories it is vitally important to avoid having one's personal emotions color the picture. Best is to take a humble posture of letting Nature tell us via experiment which alternatives are not-false.
Dr H is feeling the despair of no lab evidence for DM even though only one of the alternatives has been searched for and even then not exhaustively. So there is no experimental justification for fatigue at no results for WIMPs. The parameter space for WIMPs has
Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander in another thread i made a dry joke about discussing a mod to an Orion ST80 for solar observing. i had the upcoming eclipse in mind.
so i buy the logic that thumb screws might not be as stable as friction fit full aperture filters. thus i'm thinking of a thousand oaks glass filter Solar Filters
OR perhaps a Lunt Herschel wedge Lunt Solar 1.25" White Light Solar Wedge # LS1.25HW
but not both
Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander so there was a mixup... the KK orthos were not to be had as a complete setso i consoled myself with ordering an SV ED80A instead. after the shipping notice for the SV arrived OF COURSE there's an email saying that the missing KKs were now in stock. the KK orthos arrived Dec 30. the SV ED80A will arrive Jan 3.
so at least it's daytime acceptance testing time. i got the whole set of 8 from 25 down to 4mm to replace eps that are now residing with my daughter.