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Set your calendar for the Transit of Mercury! Mercury, for the first time in almost 3 years, will transit our Sun on Monday, November 11th, 2019! Mercury will cross between the Earth and the Sun at just the exact moment to give all of us here on Earth an infrequent occurrence. Given our [...]
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  Now that your new Lunt Solar Telescope has arrived, it’s time to get moving and viewing! However, where to start? This blog will go through all the necessary thing to do to view with your new Lunt Solar Telescope. Unpacking First things first- inspect the shipping box! All new Lunt [...]
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(continued from part 2) FWHM At the FWHM, or the 42.5%T point: The bandpass is measured in a single system at 0.7A. In DS system the bandpass is the multiplication of the 2 interference filters, 0.7A x 0.7A = 0.49A. To be specific: The new width of the Etalon T curve is moved by a multiple of the [...]
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continued from part 1 Uniformity of the etalon plates To continue where I left off in my last post, this widening of the BP from center to edge can be caused uniformity of the etalon plates, over-attenuation of the etalon via excessive tilting, differential heating (i.e., edge heating a solid [...]
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It is often stated that once you look through a Double Stacked Solar Telescope, you don't ever want to go back to Single Stack.  However, what is Double Stack and what are the benefits of having a Double Stacked system? There has been significant chatter on Lunt Social Media and e-mail lately [...]
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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 [...]