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DayStar Gemini Quark Solar Filter Eyepiece - DSZ4G

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DayStar Gemini Quark Solar Filter Eyepiece

This DayStar Solar Filter Eyepiece is made to work with refracting telescopes, particularly those with focal ratios of f/4 to f/8.

The Gemini Quark combines the functions of the narrow Chromosphere Quark and the wide Prominences Quark into one! With both of these in the same housing unit, there is no need for equipment swapping or refocusing.

How to Use the Gemini Quark

To use the Gemini, all you have to do is push the slider arm to either side. Moving to one side will show the broad-stroked prominences that have a wider bandpass, and the other side will show the higher contrasts that come with the narrow bandpass.

Gemini Specifications

  • Elements: 2 Fabry Perot Etalon elements
  • Etalons: Pair of Narrower (<0.5Å FWHM) and Wider (>0.6Å FWHM), Independently Tuneable
  • Eyepiece Compatibility: Male combo 1.25" or 2.0" Combo Eyepiece Snouts and Standard 1.25" Female Eyepiece Drawtube Output
  • USB Compatibility: USB power, 5v 2.0amp
  • Wing Shifting: Two tuning knobs allow wing shifting +/- 0.5Å with detents at every 0.1Å
  • Barlow: Integrated, fully baffled 2 element telecentric 4.2X, optimized for 656nm
  • Filter: Integrated 12mm blocking filter, 22mm clear filter aperture
  • Refracting Telescope Compatibility: f/4 - f/8 refractors with full disk viewing possible on refractors up to about 450mm in focal length, though it has no aperture limitations and can be used on larger refractors for higher magnification views.