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    Quote Originally Posted by dilapo View Post
    Nice set-up, Andrey

    Thanks for posting all the images.

    Here's a shot of the sun today using my HP Projector scope conversion. The new triple sunspot group (unnumbered)... that just "popped-out" ... was easily visible, however AR 2735 was extremely difficult to see (I'm not 100% sure it was even visible) because of the glare and I couldn't get it to show up on the image. I'll need to rig a sunshade:

    https://app.box.com/s/tax0gdjspe5n30iys2hxdfwbcx5nbjbg

    ...and a shot of my sun projector setup:

    https://app.box.com/s/vk5d57dr4jmjswwz4dr0cubfa1jfbmp9]

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    Default Re: My solar projection setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Thanks Jim! Nice shots! Did you stop down your scope for them?
    I did stop down the 70mm scope to 42mm. I had a beautiful, very clear sunny day and the sun was was already high in the sky ... a little too much sun for the full aperture.
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    Nice setup Andrey! One question; is there a solar filter on the objective? If not, does heat build up inside the OTA? Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by burris View Post
    Nice setup Andrey! One question; is there a solar filter on the objective? If not, does heat build up inside the OTA? Bill
    Thanks Bill! No filter. I had concerns to, but the whole setup stays cool, at least to the touch. I have covered the black objective cap which came with the scope with white cardboard. I keep the lens covered when setting the scope, etc and open it just for observation.
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    Very cool Andrey. The forecast here is suddenly sunshine for Saturday and Sunday. Hope the weather holds for you as well.
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    Hopefully your skies are clear today Bigzmey, AR2736 is just off the limb and should give some nice views for the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helicon64 View Post
    Very cool Andrey. The forecast here is suddenly sunshine for Saturday and Sunday. Hope the weather holds for you as well.
    Hope it stays clear for you up in the Bay Area Michael. Kind of cloudy right now down here in Temecula. Bill
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    Thanks folks! We had a mix of sun and clouds today, but I did manage to catch AR2736 on the way out. First, I spotted the darkest component close to the rim, then I added 2x barlow to the train to bump the power and managed to resolve two fainter components. I shared the views with wife and son, and they had no problem spotting it to. I really like the simplicity and effectiveness of the setup.

    The image did not come out on the phone too well, but you can see it. Consider it my first AP

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