PST First Light

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PST First Light

Postby Cloud hater » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:25 pm

Hi All,

I have just had my first play with my new PST and all i can say is wow!

Having only previously looked at the sun in white light i found the difference profound especially when the proms popped into view, there was a massive one which looked very impressive. I was also very pleased to see the granulated surface texture.

I dont generally do much visual work these days but i found it difficult to take my eye away from the eyepiece as the Sun was just too captivating.

I attempted to take some images but i was beaten by time, technology and my own lack of preparedness. I couldnt get my DSLR to focus no matter what combination of empty/full Barlow i tried so i switched to the Dion cam. I couldnt get properly focused with this either but that was down to my own incompetence as i had only secured the dovetail bar with one bolt which i had not tightened properly as i could not find an imperial Allan Key (just done some ebaying so this wont happen again - Allan key set and Whitworth bolts are ordered) so the movement while focussing was impossible.......

I was not too disapointed with the imaging mess as it was the first time i had tried it and nothing goes well first time and just looking through it pretty much blew me away.

I cant recommend having a look through a PST highly enough as i have only previously seen the Sun like this on here and TV which simply is not the same.

Thanks for reading.

Any tips greatfully recieved!!

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