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March 24th 2012
The LS230T are shipping.
Stephen Ramsden’s Corner
Image of the week
Here is the Solar Image of the Week.
Thanks to: Howard
Lunt Solar CaK Filter
A very nice image from Florida.
Real Time Images: The Very Latest from SOHO
Lunt Solar Home Page
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Lunt Solar Chat Forum
Open discussion forum regarding Solar equipment. A great place to ask questions.
Buy & Sell Surplus & Used Telescope Equipment.
We have a NEW and IMPROVED classifieds section in process. Buy and sell surplus and used items.
Lunt Solar Image Gallery
Visit this link to enter our image gallery area. View images by product.
Lunt Solar Systems will be attending NEAF 2012.
Use the links below to browse our selection of products
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 :)
Spring is right around the corner (at least I hope it is).
Lunt now offer a few shirts and hats that will keep you cool (looking) and covered while Solar observing.
The Lunt baseball cap is a “one size fits all”…
The Lunt Polo Shirt is available in several sizes for both Men and Women.
Available in M, L, XL, & XXL.
The color is grey and sports the Lunt logo.
Product: LS/shirt (please specify size)
Price: (M thru XL): US$19.95
Price: (XXL): US$21.95
The dark Grey Tank Top is definately a favorite with the women.
Available in M & L.
Product: LS/tanktop (please specify size)
The Lunt Solar Hat will keep your head covered and prevent Sunburn while observing.
UV protectant material with small pocket and clip to prevent being blown off in the wind.
Cool ventilated design.
Neck flap to keep your neck protected while looking thru the eyepiece.
One size fits all….
Lunt will be expanding our line of Solar Merchandise over the next few months. Check back to see all the Solar “cool” products that we will be making available at great prices..