Solar filter adaptor for ED80
Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:06 AM
Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:49 AM
Thats an excellent solution, very professional looking indeed.
Have you thought about anodising it BLACK maybe?
I have seen another amateur astronomers site somewhere on the internet where he uses clothing dyes to colour aluminium parts etc...
If I find it, I'll add the link here.
Very nice solution though Dave.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:16 AM
Thanks Neil. I kind of like the 2-tone look myself though!
Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:23 AM
Great idea there mate! I would love to image our nearest star in HA but find the costs of a decent Solar Scope prohibitive, what sort of images are you getting with this set up Dave?
Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:50 PM
See the "HA Sun" post from yesterday. I also have a bunch of Sun stuff on my flickr page I picked up the solar filter several years ago and it cost me about 1/2 the price of a similar aperture dedicated solar scope to just convert the refractor I already had.
Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:20 PM
What an excellent idea! it looks fantastic and has saved a fortune. I know your friend machined it but its still your idea and specs You guys could start making them as a little side line, I would go for red anodized myself
Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:25 PM
Too much of a "niche" market for him. But perhaps you would be up to the task? There would definitely be interest!. I like the red anodized suggestion!
Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:12 PM
If only I had a lathe or even space for lathe Dave:( I used to be a machinist lathe setter/programmer as well so I can use them. I wouldn't mind a little side line:)