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DRT

A nice sunny day but not much action - 10/5/18

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I've got the Baader Wedge & Evo 150 out today alongside the Lunt 50 Ha. There really isn't much going on in white light at all but there is a lovely prominence at around 9 o'clock on the disk right now in Ha.

I really do miss having some big sunspots to look at :sad: 

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It has been a good opportunity to try our my new Lunt HDC 9mm in the Ha scope. It looks rather splendid and the view is fantastic! ?

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Yep! Tried some WL action earlier, but just a big snooker ball up there at the moment, so switched to Venus instead. Got some images, but seeing with the heat was real unsteady. 

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I have a couple of noticeable black floaters so never a blank disc for me.  ?

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Well done Derek. I haven't looked at the Sun for ages as disappointing without sunspots. 

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Your setup looks excellent Derek, shame the sun isn’t playing ball!

Can I guess that perhaps a 150ED might be replacing the f8 sooner or later? Would be a fabulous option I think.

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29 minutes ago, Stu said:

Your setup looks excellent Derek, shame the sun isn’t playing ball!

Can I guess that perhaps a 150ED might be replacing the f8 sooner or later? Would be a fabulous option I think.

How did you know? ?

APM 152 ED incoming from Deutschland :grin:

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4 minutes ago, DRT said:

How did you know? ?

APM 152 ED incoming from Deutschland :grin:

Ah, APM, I was suspecting Skywatcher but APM will be very nice indeed :). I would love to follow suit at some stage!

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10 minutes ago, DRT said:

APM 152 ED incoming from Deutschland

Didn't you once have the AA152 Derek ? be interesting to see how the APM152 compares as when I looked at one it appeared to be the same scope with a different objective.

Dave

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4 minutes ago, Davey-T said:

Didn't you once have the AA152 Derek ? be interesting to see how the APM152 compares as when I looked at one it appeared to be the same scope with a different objective.

Dave

I still have the AA152, Dave. It’s an F6 Achromat and is the lens for my Quark. 

The APM 152 is an F8 Apo - if only there were some planets in the sky it would kill them! ?

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...and I have just agreed to buy a Tak FC-100 DF as a more portable option ?

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