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    Clouded Out - nice shots, the sun is fun as it always changes even now.

    Check out my solar shots https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmpade...57671414780174

    also my other albums at Jeff Padell?s albums | Flickr

    as well at http://www.solarhead.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Cartwright SASS View Post
    Clouded Out - nice shots, the sun is fun as it always changes even now.

    Check out my solar shots https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmpade...57671414780174

    also my other albums at Jeff Padell?s albums | Flickr

    as well at http://www.solarhead.net
    Totally amazing solar shots. Which telescope(s) do you use the Quark with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clouded Out View Post
    Totally amazing solar shots. Which telescope(s) do you use the Quark with?
    I had a chance to look at your solarhead.net and Jeff Padell albums; really impressed! If I can get an image or two like that I will be pleased. Brilliant work, Ben !
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    I use several different scopes all on my Skywatcher EQ6-R

    Orion ST80 f/5
    Stellarvue SV80 f/6
    Celestron XLT102 f/6.3
    Skywatcher ED100 f/9
    Celestron XLT120 f/8.3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Cartwright SASS View Post
    Since you have the 70mm, I would recommend the Quark Chromosphere as well as a UV/IR (about $40) for the front of the diagonal. For the Camera the ASI174mm is the one to get, if you have the money get the cooled version but the regular is find just the possibility of noise.
    I had a look at the OVL UV/IR 1.25 inch filter. I was wondering if this would block the H-alpha wavelength ? I suppose it shouldn't as you recommend it. Is this essential for imaging or only for visual ? I wonder what the risk of a breakdown in the Quark filter (e.g. power supply fails) on the risk to your eyes blinded or damage to the camera sensor ??
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    Lowjiber or Tillibobs or Daystar can correct me but I am pretty sure that the power to the Quark is just to tune it on band and that it still is safe to use if there is no power, often I unplug while breaking down and the EP if using one or the camera are not toasted, but lets all check with Daystar.

    The UV/IR I use is to reflect some of the light back up the tube to reduce the intensity of the light going into the Quark, which is why above 150mm they recommend a front ERF
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Cartwright SASS View Post
    Lowjiber or Tillibobs or Daystar can correct me but I am pretty sure that the power to the Quark is just to tune it on band and that it still is safe to use if there is no power, often I unplug while breaking down and the EP if using one or the camera are not toasted, but lets all check with Daystar.

    The UV/IR I use is to reflect some of the light back up the tube to reduce the intensity of the light going into the Quark, which is why above 150mm they recommend a front ERF
    Hi Ben, I contacted Daystar and, of course, you are right about safety of the Quark and power supply issues.
    Something else has come up. The Quark goes into my 1.25 inch diagonal but the Quark does not feel very secure or tight. I think its more stable with 2 inch diagonals.

    I will test my current setup after some adhoc stabilisation methods, and see if visual or imaging is working. If I can't get things to work, then:
    a). Adapt the 1.25 inch holder tube into a 2 inch eyepiece holder. Any adaptors advised for this?
    b). Buy a new 2 inch dielectric diagonal and 2 inch uv/ir filter.

    This hobby eats up money like crazy...!! Still, they say the Quark is very cheap for solar work !! (compared to the real stuff!!)

    Thanks Ben.
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