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One of the best cameras for Ha solar. With a 1/2" chip and large pixels, I used to fit the entire disc with lunt 35. I can still do a full disk with a quark using my TS 60ED and a reducer on the camera nose. This camera does not suffer from Newton's rings so saves a lot of time which is otherwise wasted in setting up a tilt adjuster.
Boxed with the cable, probably i have the disc as well, but not sure where in my astro dump it is. Software is available from the website though.
the prominences of the previous days on limb of the sun now are visible as filaments on the solar disc itself. Lacking amazing prominences on the limb, I hsve been concentrating on sketching the filaments this time. Compared with my previous sketches they moved from the right towards the middle. Note that my sketches are usually left-right-flipped due to the telescope's mirror.
So here's the result:
Telescope: Lunt LS 50 THa B600 PT
Eyepiece: Celestron X-cel 10mm
Date & Time: June 7th, 2019 / 1000-1030 CEST
Location: home terrace, Dusseldorf region, Germany
Technique: reddish and black Koh-i-Noor soft pastels and pastel pens on light-grey Hahnemühle Ingres mould-made pastel paper
Clear and sunny skies!
I had bought this in the hope that i will do astro trips more often. Hasn't happened and i use my avx at home. So this is not finding much use.
An extremely portable setup, the mount with weight and tripod leg spreader fits in a shoe box. The stock nuts have been replaced by winged nuts for easy grip in the dark.
One of the tripod's legs suffered a slight damage, but I've taped it well and does not affect its performance.
I will include the computer connecting cable as well as polemaster adapter.
You can read its review here:
Will prefer pickup from London as the postage may be tricky due to the tripod
I have used my Star Adventurer for a while now and is very satisfaid with it. But it could be improved and I have installed an angled viewfinder to the polar telescope, rebuilt the wedge, etc.
But there is also the tripod, the one I have now is stable but very big, nothing that I could take with me when traveling. All photagraphy tripods I have looked at that is maximum 0.5 meter long folded look a bit weak or are very expensive. Now I have bought an used Manfrotto model 144, very stable but too long folded. This weekend I cut off the legs to make it shorter. I don't need very high tripod now when using the angled viewfinder.
Here is my tripod project:
I've made a serial connection with my pc and my Virtuoso and i'm trying to send commands to my mount via Matlab without passing trough a Synscan controller but I'm not sure if it is do-able. I found the communication protocol of the Synscan (attached). Can I use it to send the same commands on a serial port directly connected to my mount ?
SkyWatcher instruction user Manual SynScan Serial Communication Protocol.pdf