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Everything posted by andre2

  1. 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..!)
  2. 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!!
  3. 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 (?)
  4. 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........
  5. 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....)
  6. 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 ! (?)
  7. Hi, witch tripod you prefer for the pst ? The Coronado ASZ mount or the orion mini EQ? Thanks.
  8. Hi, do you think the 12 mm televue radian wold be a great eyepiece for a solar scope( coronado pst) to improve the contrast. ( compere to a celestron 12 mm plossl and a 10 mm ethos is too expensif and big) thanks.
  9. Hi, i need a decent mount for the coronado pst solarscope. The scope is small and relatieve light ( about 2kg) does the fine adustments works good to keep the sun centered for a while? Is this mount easy to set up? ( sorry if someone find it a " stupid" question but i just like to know for sure .) thanks!
  10. Thanks! The zoom was excellent with the small scope! i can zoom all the way in and out to the proms! i Will order also a 15 mm eyepiece , and nothing more.
  11. Hi, may i say a last thing to share with you: i discover that almost every thing that has to do with solarscopes is addicting: The small scopes, the big scopes, the medium scopes, the pressure tuners, tilt tuners , double stack filters even the handy build in sol Finder of the pst is sometimes adicting.- i think i will end up with the double stack becource i Will just want to see more surface detail, the biggest " coin" of the pst is i think the small blocking filter, but its Okey.i hope that the double stack is still bright enough ( i hope about 60 percent of THE brightness of the singlestack, thus 40 percent less bright ) i have heard that it also Will make the space arround the disk darker witch i hope it Will let the sun looks better execpt the promences. Thanks!
  12. Hi, i have a PST for aboud nine months. A nice small scope! It give nice contrastly and clear fews and decent manification for it size. I looking forward to double stack the thing. Do someone who have the double stack can sure me if it is worth? Can you see also the so called " surface grandulation" better when stacked? Will i not Be dissepoitnted ? ( can you see full disk? Will the fews not to dark?). Thanks! ( i know it add also a 3D effect. Witch is a nice bonus if the stack works Okey at last)
  13. Hi, does the solarmax double stack REALLY works fine on the PST for visually use? I know that the fews are dimmer as the proms, (i think THE sun should be still bright anough and the stronger contrast you even be able to zoom in more) BUT i heard someting about a small sweetspot when you add the second filter..... So becource of this i am a bit Affrait to add the stack later. Thanks!
  14. Tanks john! I Will go for this one. A salesman in belgum use also a " no brand " planetery zoom with also 40-53 degree with the same scope. The skywatcher version has a little wider: 40-60 degree. But i think i Will go for the first one. ( i hope in the feature they make also a special " alpha-H zoom" that wold be great!)
  15. Hi, i want to buy a lunt/ lunt close zoom eyepiece. But i love to few at the 21.5 mm settings first for fast full disk few with the PST and then zoom in. But are these zooms not so good in the lower settings?? If not i skip it and go for the baader mark 4 zoom or the pentax XF but these Will cost me more... Thanks!!
  16. Hi, Will the planetery zoom 7.2-21.5 lunt clones also works Well in the 21.5-14 mm range? I love to view the sun in lower power first. Thanks annyways for all the advice. I think now that all these are good for the pst. I Will choose one of those three; planetery lunt clone- pentax FX or the baader mark 8-24 mm.
  17. Hi i believe now that the pentax XF zoom is great for altha-H. for a 60 mm alpha-H scope But the pst has only 40 mm Aperture so, i wonder if iTS also works Well in the 6.5- 9.8 mm range? If so, then iTS a must have. Other wise a 11 mm televue and a 25 mm Sirius super plossl ( for fast full disk) is maby a better choice.....? Thanks ! Witch you prefer for THE PST ofcource?
  18. Hi, i have a PST . And have three eyepiece/zoom on my mind: the lunt clone zoom planetery (€138) - televue 11 & 15 mm plossl eyepiece (€190) or the pentax XF 19.5-6.5 zoom (€319 - WEX dond ship to holland) ( i think (?) that you Will loss a lot sharpness if you zoom all the way in -the pst has only 40 mm apenture - and i have heard that the lunt zoom/ clone are not so good in the low power range....? ..) witch one of these 3 you prefer for the PST? Thanks !!
  19. Update. Hi WEX dond ship to holland at this moment. So, maby i Will skip the pentax zoom and go for the cheeper planetery lunt clone or for the cheeper baader zoom (€100 cheeper) or even for the 15 & 11 mm televue plossel eyepiece.... I Will think aboud it.
  20. Update. Try to adjust the tuning wheel slightly to the left or right, while you put the scope in the right position and at the right momend and a bit pations.( maby the position of the sun, seeing eye get used to the wavelenght play also a role but dont know for sure) Good luck to recieve full disk! André from holland.
  21. Hi i had use my PST a few times and i notice that it is ofthen (?) diffucult to few all the features without to have move the trypod all the time ( full disk fewing. If i see a filement to the left , move the trypod, then a prom at the right is gone. And so on. So, is this normal fenomen for the PST? Or has it to to with someting? What do you think? I want to do full disk ( sometimes if allow) without to move the trypod here and there. Thanks for the tip/ sugesstions!! ( i hope also not have to think to buy a other, bigger scope...i just buy the pst and manny people love it)
  22. Hi, i want to buy a good zoom for my coronado pst. Is the pentax xf €319 is worth the money? Or are the lunt clones/ celestron seben clones/ baader mark 4 almost as good? Thanks!!
  23. Hi, l want to buy a zoom eyepiece for my pst. ( and dond want to use normal eyepieses annymore i have the 9 mm X-CEL) i cant buy a planetery zoom 7.2-21.5 ( a lunt zoom clone) for just €135. But i can also go for the pentax XF zoom €319 . Do you think the pentax is worth the money for my coronado pst only? Thanks for the advice!
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