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Solarmax 60 vs 40?

Started by cdculbertson, 06/02/2002 05:47PM
Posted 06/02/2002 05:47PM Opening Post
Ok, time to take the plunge into the H alpha arena. I have been wanting to do this since looking through Coronado filters at the last couple of star parties that I have attended, and am now able to do it.

My question is, is there a really big difference between the Solarmax 40 and 60...other than the obvious 20mm? I am planning on the 60, but was wondering if the difference is worth paying twice as much for? My gut tells me yes, since it is < .7 angstrom as well as the aperture difference, but I am wondering if anyone has actually been able to compare? This will be going on a TMB 100 f/8, FWIW.

Also, as to the waiting times...I was told on the phone a couple of days ago that the current delivery time for a Solamax 60 is about two months. Does this sound realistic?

Thanks in advance,
Doug
Midway, FL