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Everything posted by andre2

  1. Hi, i buy the seben zoom for an Alpha- h scope. Its a good eyepiece, but not great. ( i think) Maby i will buy one more zoom such as the vixen 8-24 or the pentax xf 19.5=6.5 both has lanthanium glass so i aspect they are noticeble better. the big question is , if lanthanium glass really do make you see details better....??? i am still not convinced enough! Thanks for the tip.
  2. Hi, i like to know if the SM 40 is worth for the PST and i also like to know what the highest usefull manification is when stacked . ( i dond care about the proms mutch as i can use the single for that- ofcource the SM 60 solartelescope is better, but that will cost me too mutch and i like the portabillity of the pst) thanks!!
  3. Hi, i see them in camera shops in UK. But they all dond ship to holland i think. So i most save a little more to want( one of ) the best zoom for Alpha-H.
  4. Hi, is the differences between the pentax XF 6.5- 19.5 . and the cheeper seben 8=24 (€61) zoom RAELLY noticeble better in the pentax,-for solarviewing Coronado pst = or is the seben zoom as good as the pentax? Thanks.
  5. I think i go for the seben super zoom 8-24 mm for my PST.( €61 plus FREE shipping) i have heard somewere that its mutch better then the lunt zoom. I dond believe that, but i think its decent enough for me.......(?) if the zoom dissepoint me then i will go for a APM 10 mm short eyepiece with a bigger eye relief then the plossls. Thanks.
  6. hi , i realize now that iT would be not really nesseserry to upgrade if do only visual. Onless you want use a binoviewer and imaging. I think i also find the right 2 new eyepieces now for the PST: 11mm TV plossl and a 20 mm vixen NPL .becource my zoom got broken and the eyepieces open a new world: they are more fun and relax to look through and the fews are never too dimm. The only real advange of the zoom was to zoom closer in at the prommences .....but it get broken.
  7. I think i go for the 11mm TV plossl and ( i skip the 15mm i dond love the size of the sun) and an 20mm skywatcher plossl for to beginning with “ relax viewing”. My zoom get broken = mayby i buy one NExt year ( €79) togheter with a double stack sm 40. I go eyepiece now = there is no hurry -and they got not broken fast. They are also light weight and i think they maby also slightly more fun to look through.
  8. Hi, my orbinar zoom got broken today. I think that dust comes inside the zoom and while zoom in someting get wrong( i think). should i buy one again for my PST solar telescope or should i save Some money for the better build pentax XF 6.5=19.5 zoom? Thanks!!
  9. Hi, this what i belive ( a self anwser) : a upgrade to a pentax FX zoom is not really nessessery this zoom is also heavyer then my previous zoom and mutch expensive (€319 vs €54) The double stack would works just fine up to 12mm, the fews would be dimmer, but still decent brightness enough with higher contrast, so that you can see more and sharper details. The 3D effect should be cool. The downside is that iT need more work to adjust/tune, then single stack. “ that is what i think”.
  10. Looks like the double stack is really worth if you OWN a pst. My guess that a 12 mm eyepiece should works just fine with the 40mm stack. That alone will be make the double stack a “ welcome kit”? Ooh yea i forget the 3D effect.i think it will be cool for the first time fewing. I am beginning to save....and hope that i will love the double stack as i love the single stack for what it is. Thanks!
  11. Hi, “ merlin66 “ i will keep on use the pst for what iT is, but i when i have the money for the SM 60 2 or lunt tilt tune 60. Do you think that its worth to upgrade ? Or do you have another tip? Thanks!!
  12. Update. Today at 8.00 u in the morning i tested the zoom again. This time i saw 2 Middle size proms at 21.5 mm so i take a try to zoom al the way in to 7.2mm. Now i found the fews “ good enough” ! For brightness 6.5 pointes for the prommences 6.8 pointes.withoud have to use the focus! Not bad and decent enough for me. ( at 7.2mm!) sometimes the “seeing” is playing a bit with me i guess. This is i think i my concution now. A cheep but decent zoom works verry well for the PST. Zoom in en out to the proms if the seeing allow. For surfice detail the zoom will do iT from 21.5 up to 11 i think. ( maby exception for verry good seeing and activity of the sun) i think the 11 mm TV is nice, but iT cant zoom at the proms -witch is a strong point of the PST =and the fews of surface detail would be mutch better either i think. The only thing thats on my mind now is if the pentax XF 6.5 = 19.5mm ZOOM EYEPIECE would be noticable better then the lunt zoom clones and cheeper seben zooms? Thanks! ( if not still happy with the zoom= now my ideas of a double stack upgrade comes together in the right direction: 1.0 A for proms and 0.5A for surface detail..and up to 12 mm should maby also here be enough mag for the double stack pst...) what do you think of all this?
  13. Hi, l love do do Some “ close up” prommences fews with the pst! Its verry cool to zoom ( €50 zoom) in as close to the proms then you can also see better detail of the proms But, the last times i notice when i zoom in between 9mm up to 7.2mm the proms get pritty blurry.( also in fairly good seeings). Is there a single eyepiece witch can improve the fews , especially for close up prommences fews for the PST. ( or most i somehow deal with it or go for a bigger apenture? Witch also can be strange becource the PST in theorie can use up to 80X usefull magnification, especially for the proms:::::? ). Thanks for your tip! ( i know that for surfice detail up to 12 or 11mm is good enough for me)
  14. Update. I think i will stick with the zoom. I belive that there is no eyepiece there wich can improve the zoom at higher powers. The best thing to do is i think, to have pations at better seeings , buy a scope with bigger apeture or just LERN how to deal with it.( you can let your eyes get used to the less sharp fews, do smome thing with the movement of your eye with the zoom and so on. So that you sill get a decend fews of the proms at higher powers.)
  15. Hi, i find a vixen LVW 8 mm in Holland .maby i go for that eyepiece espacially for close up prommences views in good situations? Of courc i already have a desent zoom, but i want to close my eyepiece colection with this one.the only downside maby is that this eyepiece is a little big and heavy....compere the the other ones. Thanks!
  16. Thanks! I have a feeling that maby the pentax XF is better for astronomics, and the vixen a bit better for solar(?) thanks! but the XF is small and light thats why i was curious also, i thought that iT was the brother of the PENTAX XF 6.5-19.5 zoom witch seem a Great “eyepiece” for solar. And i was also intent to use the eyepiece especially for “close up” views for the prommences in better seeings and the 12mm Plössl and 17 mm Plössl for surfice detail and grandulation. That was the plan. but iT seems that strange enough not mutch people use / have the XF for solar?? Thanks! ( i have PST)
  17. You are all right that a 11 mm will be enough decent power for surfce detail in fairly good seeing . In medium seeing 15=18mm (?). however, for prommences when they have a relatieve big and interesting shape ( and show enough contrast) in this situation i discover thats its verry rewarding to ZOOM IN arroud 8.5 mm and sometimes even brutally up to 7.2mm. And this is why i was thinking that i can close my eyepiece collection with 12 and 17 mm for surfice detail ( and proms) and a lets say a 8.5 mm pentax XF 60 degree for the “closer up” proms. Then i have a decent cheep zoom and the lighter weight eyepieces to my colection. Thats why i ASK if the pentax xF 8.5 mm is worth to close my eyepiece colection = especially if the fews ( prommences) through the XF 8.5 pentax would be noticeble better then the 60 dollar lunt clone zoom at the same setting!? Thanks again !
  18. Hi, is the pentax XF 8.5 mm 60 degree a good eyepiece for SOLAR viewing. Thanks.
  19. Thanks chris. I guess i most lern how to “deal” with the seeings or special moments of The Sun. Try to add other eyepiece makes NO sense if you are right. (Even not to my cheep but good zoom..!)
  20. Hi, i have the coronado pst and a simple planetery zoom the zoom is good but i would also like to have a normal eyepiece with relatieve hige/ medium mag to my collection. Now the interesting question: will a relatieve “ good “ eyepiece such as the ES 8.8 82 degree or the pentax XF 8.5 mm would Really improve the fews then when i use the zoom at the same settings? ( i ASK this at another site but with strange answers so i think the people there “ dond know”.i also ASK this becource i beginning like the fews at 9mm to 7.2 mm setting more and more becource The Sun is then “comforteble big” but ofthen the fews are blurry also in fairly good seeing i think, so i wonder if one of the eyepiece i suggest will improve the fews of the zoom setting? thanks for the tip!!
  21. So, can anyone tell me now witch is the best 60 mm scope ; solarmax 2 60 = lunt tilt tune 60 - or the lunt pressure tuned etalon 60? ( or is this still a “ personal” question? Will Some have regrets if they go for a lunt, while others if they go for the solarmax 2? Or are they all good?) its only for visual thanks! Sorry for this difficult question (?)
  22. The PST vs lunt 50 thing: when i went to a store to see the lunt 50 and the pst , i found the pst looks pretty good and light weight , then i looked to the lunt the lunt looked like a tank, bigger and Well build with nice red and white accents .I though o my good....( the lunt blind my eye for a moment with iTS PT etalon) god thanks the pst was also looking good and with iTS built in solar finder. I was going with the pst becource i ask mr s ramsden a few days befor witch of the two is best for the money ( espesially in holland) he say: "i prefer the fews through the pst." i have it and i think at this moment to save money for the stack. Instead go messing my mind with Aperture and other things.....or not? Thanks! ( other wise i maby had save for the scope witch had blind my eyes first who knows.....) let my say one more thing aboud this, that MABY even the fews Through both scopes are verry different and that some prefer the lunt others the pst and so on........
  23. Hi, i have the coronado pst solartelescope i have order the coronado AZS lightweight mount. But when i discover this mount, i thought "Ups". Maby i had to buy this one instead.If the coronado mount not impress me , maby its worth to upgrade to the AZ pronto ? Thanks!! ( my feelings say that the pronto is at last more comfortable to use, becource there is more space arround to do tracking and the cables are maby also a bit longer- it also have that extra tube to make the tripod higher witch the AZS dond have... I Will see....)
  24. I think you are right. I have a cheep foto tripod it hold it ( the pst is not so heavy ) but when there is a little wind, it Will make the tripod ( and head) shake witch is verry frustrating . And maby a slowmortion control or a electonic move control would be also welcome ! (?)
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