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Pressure Tuning vs Tilt Tuning

Pressure Tuning vs Tilt Tuning

There are two tuning methods that Lunt uses to build our Solar Telescopes. Pressure tuning vs Tilt tuning. They both have advantages and disadvantages. This video will help you decide which method is right for you. Transcript There are a couple of ways to tune an H-Alpha telescope. Lunt Solar offers two ways. We have…

Why Double Stack

Why Double Stack?

There are advantages and disadvantages to adding another filter to your solar telescope.  This is called double stacking.  This video will help you to decide whether you want to double stack your telescope or not. Transcript The 152 along with the LS100 and the LS80 all utilize the DSII unit. What a DSII is a…

Components of a Lunt Solar Telescope

There are a number of choices when buying a Solar Telescope. Double Stacking, what focuser to get, what blocking filter to buy. This video will show you what the different parts of a solar telescope are and where they go. Transcript Hi, I’m Faye Roman, your Lunt customer service representative. I wanted to talk a…

Replacing a Blue Glass Filter

Replacing a Blue Glass Filter

If you have owned your scope for a few years and find that the image that you are seeing isn’t as sharp and it use to be, you may need to replace the blue glass filter.  This video will walk you through the steps of replacing your filter and restore your sharp views of the…

Replacing the Pressure Tuner O Rings

Replacing the Pressure Tuner O-Rings

One of the maintenance issues you may experience with your Lunt solar telescope is a change to where you screw down your presser tuner knob. The pressure tuner consist of a knob with a piston underneath.  On the piston are two rubber o-rings. Over time, in some locations, the o-rings will harden and allow air…

2017 North American Solar Eclipse

SIU has dorm rooms available for 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Still in need of lodgings for the 2017 total solar eclipse?  Southern Illinois University has you covered.  Located in Carbondale IL, SIU has the following packages still available for those that want to witness Nasa Edge and Lunt Solar Systems put on an amazing Live Megacast of this celestial event. Packages Include: Lodging, food and…

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Tucson Annual Astronomy Festival

The Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association will be hosting an annual Astronomy Festival on Astronomy Day this Saturday April 29, 2017 from Noon – 9 PM at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park (River & Alvernon).  There will be 3 Lunt Solar Telescopes available to look through in the afternoon and about 10 scopes in the evening.  Check out…

Are You Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017?

Are You Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017?

In all things of nature there is something marvelous. Aristotle For those of you who might not have heard, the US will take a front seat for the celestial event of the century!  On August 21st, beginning in the northern Pacific, a Total Solar Eclipse will be visible within a narrow corridor crossing the USA from…

Countdown to Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

Countdown to Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

The Countdown Is On… Are You Ready? On August 21st, beginning in the northern Pacific, a Total Solar Eclipse will be visible within a narrow corridor crossing the USA from west to east through parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. This Celestial Event is…

2017 North American Solar Eclipse

Mark Your Calendars: Solar Eclipse 2017

Our friends over at B&H put together everything you need to know about the North American Total Solar Eclipse in August 2017. At Lunt Solar Systems, we have already started preparing for this event, and are eager to share it with all of you. Check out their article, Mark Your Calendars: North American Solar Eclipse…

Lunt Solar Filters are NOT centrally obstructed...

Lunt Solar Filters are NOT centrally obstructed…

Lunt Solar do not use central obstruction sun filters for telescopes.. Here are a few reasons why. The challenge to early etalon sun filter making was to figure out how to re-produce a ultra high precision flat on a mass production scale. Typically etalon sun filters required a clear aperture for laser and imaging work….

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