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    All kidding aside, last year (????) I read in (I think) Sky & Telescope a review of both the Solarmax 60 and 90. The author initially thought he's end up using the 90 a lot more but it turned out to be much to his surprise the opposite because the 60 was much smaller in length and weight and much more portable than the 90..........
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    That is just too cool....er hot? Congratulations on a marvelous piece of equipment. I really would like to get my hands on an H-Alpha filter of some sort. Coronado sets the bar & if I ever get a windfall of funds, the $699 PST is very high on my list.
    Sincerely- Jealous in Indy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AbbN View Post
    All kidding aside, last year (????) I read in (I think) Sky & Telescope a review of both the Solarmax 60 and 90. The author initially thought he's end up using the 90 a lot more but it turned out to be much to his surprise the opposite because the 60 was much smaller in length and weight and much more portable than the 90..........
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    I have had my SM 60 for about a year now , I added the second etalon shortly after purchase . My 60 is all I will ever want for solar and has never left me wanting for anything more . It is very versatile for imaging and takes high magnification very well in my opinion . On some occasions I have successfully barlow'd the ES 4.7 that you highly recommend .

    My SM 60 will be with me to the end !
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    Mike, I don't know if my PST will be with me "till the end" like your SM 60 but that ES 4.7mm 82° turn the PST into a much different beast. I haven't tried it nor thought to try it with my Orion Shorty plus, but now that you mentioned it......hmmmm......and of course now that I want to try it, the sky is now extremely cloudy and it was cloudless 30 minutes ago!!!! The cloud gods must have known your post was coming
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    Quote Originally Posted by MG877 View Post
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    I have had my SM 60 for about a year now , I added the second etalon shortly after purchase . My 60 is all I will ever want for solar and has never left me wanting for anything more . It is very versatile for imaging and takes high magnification very well in my opinion . On some occasions I have successfully barlow'd the ES 4.7 that you highly recommend .

    My SM 60 will be with me to the end !
    What a coincidence Mike, all I ever want is 'your' 60 too.
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    Here is another image from May 10 -
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    Quote Originally Posted by TILLIBOBS View Post
    Bill, you're going to need a new Coronado, the one you got 3 weeks ago must be worn out already. lol.
    Too much light through the filter? Is that what wears it out Keith. If that's it then it is just going to get worn out.
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    Hello Bill. Wow, I almost missed your great introduction and very nice solar image. Some really good details in the prominences. Thanks for sharing your great capture, and keep up the good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makuser View Post
    Hello Bill. Wow, I almost missed your great introduction and very nice solar image. Some really good details in the prominences. Thanks for sharing your great capture, and keep up the good work.
    Thanks Marshall. I'm working at it and getting a heck of a sun tan at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olddogg60 View Post
    Too much light through the filter? Is that what wears it out Keith. If that's it then it is just going to get worn out.
    Don't worry Bill you are double stacked now ...... might slow down the process
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