Lunt LS152THa Solar Telescope

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Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
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  • 152 mm f/6 dedicated h-alpha telescope for professional results!
  • Internal etalon allows a <0.65 Angstrom bandpass.
  • True Doppler pressure tuning system for precision tuning adjustments.
  • The LS152THa includes a 2″ Starlight Instruments Feather Touch Focuser, Lunt Zoom eyepiece, aluminum case, mounting rings & dovetail and your choice of blocking filter.

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152MM H-ALPHA TILT TUNED SOLAR TELESCOPE

Walkthrough of the Lunt 152mm H-Alpha Tilt-Tuned Solar Telescope. Learn about the telescope and which options are right for you for:

  • Blocking Filters
  • Focusers
  • Sol-Searcher
  • Dovetail Mount
  • Eyepieces

All Lunt Solar Telescopes require a blocking filter.

Which blocking filter is right for you?

  • B1200 – for visual use
  • B1800 – for larger field of view and imaging applications
  • B3400 – for larger field of view and imaging applications with larger sensors
  • No Blocking Filter Warning – only choose this package if you already have a Lunt Solar Systems blocking filter at your disposal.  All Lunt Solar Systems h-alpha telescopes require a Lunt Blocking Filter!

Images taken through a Lunt LS152THa Solar Telescope

Lunt LS152THa Solar Telescope

The Lunt LS152THa is currently the largest solar telescope available, and is sure to provide the most stunning balance of resolution and performance.

The 100% unobstructed system will perform to the highest level at both low and high magnifications. Utilizing both advanced high-contrast coatings, and the new Doppler True Pressure Tuning system, the user will be able to experience crisp, sharp, high magnification visual images, as well as utilize this system for high end digital processes.

True Doppler Tuning

True Doppler Tuning allows for a shift into and away from the user. Adding a 3D like component to the viewing experience. While it has minimal effect on proms due to their location at the edge of the disk, it does have an effect on filaments and active regions on the surface.

While looking at a filament at the center of the Sun, the user has the ability to Doppler shift from the base of the filament to the tip, following the filament through it’s structure toward you and away from you, allowing for enhanced visual and imaging capability for the observer as well as a research tool for the avid hobbyist. The pressure tuning system provides an order of magnitude more precision to the tuning of the desired features.

This system has an optional, interchangeable, CaK module allowing for the research of multiple wave lengths thru the same platform. You can also convert the LS152THa for nighttime viewing with a special backing plate & focuser kit.

The Lunt Solar Systems LS152THa Solar Telescope is perfect for the Intermediate to Advanced User.

Package Features

  • Advanced Narrow Band Hydrogen-alpha dedicated system.
  • A refractor-based system with a 152 mm front objective.
  • An unobstructed internal HD Etalon with the Pressure Tuner allows for <0.65 Angstrom bandpass, providing slightly higher surface detail without the loss of edge detail.
  • The system includes the mounting rings and dovetail, a Lunt Zoom Eyepiece, dust caps, and is delivered in an aluminum reinforced case.

LS152THa Specifications: (single stacked)

  • Type: Single Interference HD Etalon
  • Optical Aperture: 152 mm
  • Etalon: Internal <0.65 Angstrom @ 656 nm
  • Tuning: Internal Pressure Tune (Doppler True Tuning)
  • Focal Length: 900 mm
  • F Ratio: f/6
  • Focuser: 2″ Starlight Feather Touch Focuser
  • Blocking Filter: B1200 Diagonal, B1800 Diagonal, or B3400 Straight-Thru (choose from packages listed below)
  • Color: Pearl White with Black and Red accents
  • Storage: Aluminum finished hard case with fitted foam
  • Weight: 30 lb

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Additional information

Weight 77 lbs
Dimensions 42 x 20 x 24 in
LS152THa

B1200 Package – with 12mm Blocking Filter Diagonal, B1800 Package – with 18mm Blocking Filter Diagonal, B3400 Package – with 34mm Straight-Thru Blocking Filter, LS152T/BP&F – Backing Plate and Focuser for LS152T, LS152TCaK/B1200 – 12mm CaK Herschel Wedge Style Blocking Filter with Focuser and Backing Plate. Specifically for the LS152T., LS152TCaKMD – CaK Module for LS152T Scope, No Blocking Filter – See Warnings for this Choice

4 reviews for Lunt LS152THa Solar Telescope

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Larry Alvarez

    This is one of the best imaging scopes I’ve used in the past 15 years for h-alpha close up images. The tri-band adaptability of the design makes it configurable to what ever view you are in the mood for. It delivers enough resolve and detail to show you the most tiny features on the Sun and gives you that “Wow” feeling every time you look through it. Its a pretty stout scope that requires a heavy duty mount but if you’re looking into a first class trip to the Sun this is definitely the only way to fly. The close up images this scope delivers are second to none, rich with action and packed with high resolution.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bob Schilling

    When I discussed buying a second etalon (DSII) for my Lunt 152, I thought that the views could not be that much more intoxicating than the <.65 Angstrom views of the single stack version. I could not have been more wrong. In fact, since getting the DSII, I have only used the scope in the single etalon mode x1 and will likely very rarely ever use it in that configuration. The double-stack 152 is sooooo much fun that I view our closest star as often as time and weather will permit. I loved my double -stack 60, liked my double stacked 80, but adore my double-stacked 152. Highly recommended.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    T. Connolly

    My buddy, and I love our new Lunt LS152 solar-scope. It is an incredible scope with amazing optics…First light was amazing. The views were spectacular. It was nice to have my own 152 so I could zoom in on the limb and see the spicules with my own eyes. It was incredible, the details and brightness of the disk. With the camera I could easily view this with the Lunt 60 but with my bare eyes, I cannot resolve this fine detail. I shared the views with my neighbors, friends and will be bringing the scope to 4 day Astrophotography workshop I am instructing in two weeks at the Adirondack Public Observatory. (I blocked out a block during the day to each solar imaging and will be running the 152 as the imaging platform.) I also am an advisory board member at the Adirondack Public Observatory (www.adirondackpublicobservatory.org) and I will be bringing this setup to many outreach events. In addition, I attend NEAF every year and will be getting in on the Solar Party action and share the views with the 152.

    I am an avid solar imager and post many images on my “Connolly Astronomy” Facebook page (www.facebook.com/connollyastronomy). I always tag Lunt’s Facebook page in my posts when I use your equipment so look out for more exciting photos!

    I am definitely not a stranger to Lunt. I have the Lunt LS60, double stacked with a LS50, a Lunt Engineering 80mm, Lunt Engineering 102mm and a Lunt Ca-K B1200 module.

    I attached several images of first light and the first image I captured with the scope. I used the LS152 with a 2.5x powermate and an ASI174mm camera.

    You can see the huge smile on my face and I haven’t stopped smiling. I can’t wait to receive the double stack and Ca-k module for the 152!

    Thanks a lot!
    T.Connolly

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Goldendale Observatory, WA

    “The solar telescope has opened up a whole new viewing sector to the observatory. Viewing is no longer limited to night only..”

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    DSII/LS152T – Internal Double Stack Module for LS152THa

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    • Add it yourself to your own LS152THa, no trip back to the factory required!

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