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    Re: Davis MK III Index Error
    From: Greg Rudzinski
    Date: 2015 May 11, 15:56 -0700

    Herman,

    High clouds can work in a pinch if the edges are sharp. Try and find some Mylar Solar film. Taping this film to the sight tube will work for direct Sun observation. I recommend Thousand Oaks Optical film.  If the index mirror shades on the MK 3 can be removed and taped in front of the sight tube then there will be enough shading for index error by Sun.

    Greg Rudzinski

    From: Herman Dekker
    Date: 2015 May 11, 03:36 -0700

    Hello Brad, with the Davis MKIII it is not possible to look direct to the sun. The horizon shades are too light, I used last night Venus, that works, but is not useable if I want to use the sun. So perhaps high cloud with sharp edge. Hopefully not to many clouds that hide the sun.
    Regards,

    HermanD

       
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