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Offline swashy

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PST90 Stage 2 Modification Video
« on: 21:42:51, 02 July, 2014 »
PST 90mm Stage 2 Modification video by UKAI's Simon Metcalfe (nomis elfactem) shot at Gravity Stonehenge 2014




(Si will probably hate me for posting this - but I think it will be very useful for anyone getting into their solar stuff)  -Sorry Si!   :butt:
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Re: PST90 Stage 2 Modification Video
« Reply #1 on: 22:15:18, 02 July, 2014 »
:clap:  well done Si, & Ade for the production

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Re: PST90 Stage 2 Modification Video
« Reply #2 on: 09:29:34, 03 July, 2014 »
All public information films shoudl include a bottle of Crabbies. I'd of taken far more notice of the green cross man if he was necking from a bottle!

Nice one Si and Ade

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Re: PST90 Stage 2 Modification Video
« Reply #3 on: 10:40:07, 03 July, 2014 »
Caught red-handed Chris !!

I don't hate you Ade.... I just have the same aversion that everyone else does about hearing my own dulcet tones (with a considerable number of "errrms")  :hurt:

...and can I just point out that in the final "pose" I was taking the p*ss by sticking my chest out like some strutting robin (I was going to say another bird but it would have just laid (hehe - he said "laid") me open to another years worth of abuse  :laugh: :urock:

On a serious note though - if anyone watching this wants more detail just drop me a line  :thumbup:

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Re: PST90 Stage 2 Modification Video
« Reply #4 on: 23:36:29, 15 July, 2014 »
100+ views so far on youtube Simon!  8)
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Re: PST90 Stage 2 Modification Video
« Reply #5 on: 07:59:49, 16 July, 2014 »
How scary is that ????
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Re: PST90 Stage 2 Modification Video
« Reply #6 on: 13:54:32, 16 July, 2014 »
99 of those are Si himself  :rofl:

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Re: PST90 Stage 2 Modification Video
« Reply #7 on: 21:33:12, 18 July, 2014 »
True  :tease:

At least it's in focus  :laugh: :-*

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Re: PST90 Stage 2 Modification Video
« Reply #8 on: 22:02:21, 18 July, 2014 »
oooooo.... he had to say it.... he had to say it


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Re: PST90 Stage 2 Modification Video
« Reply #9 on: 01:45:54, 28 February, 2015 »
600+ views - We should do more of this stuff
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Re: PST90 Stage 2 Modification Video
« Reply #10 on: 15:46:08, 01 March, 2015 »
We should plan a couple for Kelling and maybe we could do one at the Eclipse Chase?

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Re: PST90 Stage 2 Modification Video
« Reply #11 on: 15:02:50, 21 March, 2015 »
great video for people considering this mod
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Re: PST90 Stage 2 Modification Video
« Reply #12 on: 13:29:00, 22 March, 2015 »
Would this mod work with an f/11 90mm Vixen achro?  I have this OTA and it is otherwise doing nothing, thinking maybe I could buy a cheap PST and use it to convert to a larger solar scope. Who sells a suitable 90mm ERF?

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Re: PST90 Stage 2 Modification Video
« Reply #13 on: 01:01:24, 24 March, 2015 »
The short answer is Yes Chris... in fact that's the scope Nick Howes originally used to do his mod.  The f/10 bit comes from the fact that the collimation lenses at the front (and back) of the etalon are set to f/10 therefore require near parallel light from an f/10 donor scope (appropriately placed in the light cone) but an f-setting either side will work fine !!

You can get the 90mm ERF from Baader (Telescope services sell them http://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p3246_Baader-D-ERF-90mm-Energy-Rejection-Filter---Solar-Observation.html)

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Re: PST90 Stage 2 Modification Video
« Reply #14 on: 02:13:28, 24 March, 2015 »
Thanks Simon, I shall delve deeper into this project!

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