This is the first light of the APO tube I just bought, and put into the lunchbreak-heliobservatory: ASI 178MM (cooled), Baader K-Line Filter 1.25″ (double stacked), TS-Optics 76/342 TS76EDPH, mountpusher, EQ3-mod

I really like the design of the tube, how short it is, though its focal length needs either an expansion tube or the flattener, which I figured wouldn’t be a good fit for the Sun.

The tiny additions I put onto the tube: the focuser and the cardboard adapter for the ND3.8 filter I already have for the MC102/1300.

It was a really nice surprise to see the Sun in much more detail, than through the Canon EF 200mm f2.8L II USM

 

staring at the Sun…

staring at the Sun…

a bit overexposed

a bit overexposed

the OTA and the extension

the OTA and the extension

the cooled camera. Also, cooled ASI178MM, first light, as it is a new camera of the old model I know

the cooled camera. Also, cooled ASI178MM, first light, as it is a new camera of the old model I know

cooled is cool

cooled is cool

the fine focuser, no touch

the fine focuser, no touch

a remarkable little DC motor

a remarkable little DC motor

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