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    Default My "new" white light Rig



    Haven't view the sun in a log time, not counting the Eclipse last year. Always used my C90 and with its narrow Fov was always a pain to get the sun in the fov. So I now have my new-to-me ST80 with 2" focuser and I thought man that would be great for quick peeking the sun in the winter. Wide view easier to find the sun and all that. Well I finally got Sky Safari for Android 6 PRO, and I thought if I got a good cell phone holder I could mount it on my ST80's rings. So I got a Titanium Cayar MC1 from Amazon - already had the twin side 1/4" screw. So today I lined it up the best I could on a tall tree using the camera to "plate solve" the tree and guess what! The sun was right in the center of a 32mm EP. Took all of about 10 seconds. I pretty much know exactly where Polaris is from this spot in my yard, told SS to find Polaris and move the fluid head (501 HD video) and sure enough looks like right on.

    I normally just scan with binoculars for quick peeks in the winter, however will leave this setup and be ready for looking into sucker holes for interesting things in SS. Good expenditure of $14.00
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    Default Re: My "new" white light Rig

    I use a 127mm Mak and DSLR for full disc shots. I have used some webcam type solutions for close-ups but the Sun is so quiet I just use my PST instead.
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