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Daystar Instruments Camera Quarks

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Daystar Instruments CAMERA QUARK!

Turns ordinary Nikon and Canon style SLR lenses into a Hydrogen Alpha Solar Telescope.

It can be used with a camera or an eyepiece or any Quark/telescope industry accessories.

Use zoom features of camera lenses to explore wide field to high power views without changing set-up or telescope configuration.

This new, Daystar Instruments CAMERA QUARK  turns ordinary Nikon and Canon SLR lenses into Hydrogen Alpha Solar Telescopes. Owners can view using their SLR or DSLR camera or an eyepiece.  Camera QUARK accepts all of the universal QUARK accessories so it may be used as a telescope with an eyepiece. Plus, use zoom features of your camera lens to explore wide field to high power views without changing set-up or telescope configuration.

The patent pending QUARK contains a custom Daystar Instruments 4.2X telecentric barlow teleconverter lens fully optimized in coatings and optical design specifically for the Hydrogen Alpha wavelength. This highly specialized telecentric lens offers superior field flatness.

The fully optimized design eliminates the need for any adapters.  It's all combined in one lightweight device. Quark can now operate all day with optional small, palm-sized,battery pack.


Specifications: Daystar Instruments Camera Quarks


  •     Nikon or Canon style bayonet mount for snap-lock mounting to selected lens type.
  •     Comes standard with corresponding Nikon or Canon style camera body adapter.
  •     Requires USB power, 5v 1.5amp.
  •     Includes reversable combination lens foot with 1/4-20 tripod holes and standard Vixen style dovetail mount for telescope mounts.
  •     Includes 90-240VAC wall adapter with international plug adapters.
  •     Includes additional focal extender spacer ring to ensure compatability with a wide variety of lenses.
  •     Tuning knob allows wing shifting +/- 0.5__ with detents at every 0.1__
  •     LED indicator for power, warming, ready, fault.
  •     5 year warranty,
  •     Optional 8-hour battery pack available.
  •     Integrated, fully baffled telecentric 4.2X teleconverter (barlow) optimized for 656nm
  •     Full disk viewing possible on lenses up to ~450mm focal length lenses
  •     Ships in convenient Twist-Case for safe, dust-free storage.
  •     Daystar recommends use of red, orange or yellow colored glass lens front filters such as Cokin, Hoya brand, etc or similar on lenses above 80mm in aperture.
  •     (diagonal mirror and eyepiece optional)
  •     Focus and clearances not guaranteed for 100% of Nikon or Canon style lenses.
  •     Does not support auto-focus or electronic aperture control. No electronic pass-through.
  •     Camera body and lens not included


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What's in the Box: Daystar Instruments Camera Quarks

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