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The Sun is our Star!
.......and as you would expect, our Star is hot, bright, dynamic, and sometimes quite violent.
At 93 million miles away, we are ideally placed at a point where the Sun provides just enough warmth and energy essential to our living planet, Earth.
At only 93 million miles, the Sun is close enough for us to view it's surface thru a relatively inexpensive scope from the comfort and relative safety (Sunscreen please) of our backyards on a clear and warm day.
What! Astronomy during the day? Lunt Solar wants to show you how.
These look like eruptions from the edge of the Solar disk. Prominences can be small spikey looking details, or large cloud-like detail with fine feather-like features.
They are, in fact, ionized Hydrogen-alpha emissions being projected from the linb.
Prominences are anchored to the Sun's surface in the Mesosphere, and extend outward into the Sun's Troposhere.
They typically measure many earth diameters.
These are strin-like features on the surface of the Sun.
At high resultion they take on a 3D effect due to the coller aspect of the suspended filament contrasted against the bright, hotter Sun.
They are actually prominences being viewed against the surface.
A Spicule is a dynamic jet of gas about 500km long.
They move outward at about 20km/second thru the Chromosphere.
Father Angelo Secchi of the Vatican Observatory discovered them in 1877.
The Chromosphere is entirely composed of Spicules. These features can be seen as "fur"around the edge of the disk.
There's definately stuff to look at :)
We are proud to announce our newest and largest dedicated Hydrogen-alpha
The LS230THa/PT (pressure tuned) is a complete and dedicated Hydrogen-alpha
Soon to become the largest aperture Solar Telescope currently available, the
LS230THa/PT will provide the highest level of performance ever produced in a
A precision aligned refractor with a fully un-obstructed 230mm Aperture.
The 100% unobstructed system will perform to the highest level at both low
and high magnifications. Utilizing advanced hi-contrast coatings and the new
Doppler True Pressure Tuning system the user will be able to experience an
un-paralleled level of visual and imaging performance.
The system is designed as a dedicated Hydrogen-alpha telescope. Unlike its
smaller LS152THa the system is not modular.
Customer Solar Images:
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- Optical Aperture: 230mm (Unobstructed)
- Etalon: Internal <0.7 Angstrom
- Tuning: Internal Pressure Tune (Doppler True Tuning)
- Focal Length: 1610mm
- F Ratio: 7
- Focuser: 2″ Starlight Instruments Feather Touch
- Mounting: Rings with 12″ Losmandy style plate and carrying handle
- Weight: 70 lbs (estimated)
Required Blocking Filter:
- B3400 straight thru installed in the focuser standard
Included Accessories: (see “accessories”)
- Eyepiece: Lunt Zoom Eyepiece
- Mounting: 12″ Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate
- Eyepieces: Additional Lunt Eyepieces Available (see “eyepieces”)
The LS230HaT/PT is available in only one variation
* Standard system with B3400 internal blocking filter and standard 2″
Feather touch focuser