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Bepis

Are the Baader 7nm Ha, 8.5nm Oiii and 8nm Sii parfocal

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As title stated, are they parfocal? Really don't want to refocus everything I switch filters...

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Physically, yes they are. However, your 'scope might not be parfocal between sulphur and oxygen.

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I find them pretty close.  some nights there seems to be nothing between them, but other nights there seems to be a difference which I could not fathom out, but I have now come to the conclusion that temperature might make them vary on some nights but not others.  This is testing them all out at the start of imaging.

Carole 

 

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On 28/10/2019 at 00:15, DaveS said:

Physically, yes they are. However, your 'scope might not be parfocal between sulphur and oxygen.

Agreed. With decent filters the non-parfocality comes from the optics.

Olly

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I must admit I tend to refocus between filter swaps anyway.  The optics on my Esprit 100 seem to be spot-on though and I don't see much of a difference between narrowband OIII and Ha to date.  Would the same apply to RGB, do folks think?  As the OP says, it would save a lot of time.  I've not tried out pure LRGB unbinned with the new scope yet - and given the UK south-east autumn weather, it may be a while.... 

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On 27/10/2019 at 21:58, Bepis said:

As title stated, are they parfocal? Really don't want to refocus everything I switch filters...

As above, they might be but its unlikely your scope is so I would not worry too much about it. 

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