Saturday 1 August 2015

AR12391 in Ha 30th July

I finally got round to finishing a mod off I started some time ago, sorting out the objective on my Meade 127mm refractor.  I have it stopped down to 125mm and is sporting a Beloptik Tri-band ERF internally to cut back energy levels so I can use it with the Daystar Quark safely.  These are the first images from it and have to say i'm pretty pleased.  I have a nice range of focal lengths and apertures I can use now depending on seeing to go all the way from full disk to hi-res closeups like this.  The Baader solar telecompressor was used to reduce the image scale back a bit.  This is slightly off band but still a nice result I think.