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Lunt LS60THa Solar Telescope – Pressure-Tuned
I have had this scope for well over a year now. Can say it is a solid unit, built to withstand public outreach events and personal sun viewings. My most used scope. Amazing views of sunspots, prominence, filaments, and granulation. The sun is always changing and never boring. Well worth every penny paid. Pressures stay relatively constant, with only a slight loss, after hours viewing in the hot sun. Only have single stack, but wished I had purchased the double stack version. Could have saved some money, as opposed to getting the double stack later. Only had one recent problem, which was a quick fix, with one phone call to Lunt. Noticed the B600 diagonal's first green filter had something growing on it, causing some viewing blockage. Attempted to clean it and was unable. Called the helpful people at Lunt. They shipped out a replacement green filter glass. Easy to put in. The humid Florida environment was causing a slight deterioration of the coating on the glass. Glad to have a five year warranty. My Astronomy Club is going to purchase two new Lunt sun scopes, of this type, for more public outreach events. I thank the Lunt company for designing such a wonderful piece of equipment. Scott (Florida).
- sawmann55View Product
White Light Solar Wedges
This is an extremely well made instrument that makes solar observing in white-light a new experience. My recent comparisons with high-end films and glass filters have proven to me that solar detail through the wedge is superior. I was concerned about heat issues, but when observing with a 4" refractor for an hour or more, the red disk never became too hot for comfort. The Lunt Herschel Wedge has brought quality sunspot observing back into my daily routine.
- Forrest LockhartView Product
White Light Solar Wedges
I use the 1.25 version with my trusty old TeleVue Genesis 100mm f/5. I had found that glass and film filters have terrible wavefront - hence poor resolution. The Lunt Wedge provides wonderful res both visually and for imagery (using the Lunt Solar Camera). At f/5 this combo comfortably captures the entire solar disc. With a 2x barlow I get great detail on sun spots and even granulation. For visual I use the Lunt Zoom eyepiece + single polarizer rotated for max extinction. For CCD I use a 13% ND in series with a Zumell #56 Green at f/5 and go to 25% ND at f/10. The green filter is to block residual chromatic /NIR of the APO refractor. Used in this way the resolution is wonderful and exposures are very short. Although the Genesis incorporates an aft refractive cluster, no damage has occurred aiming it at the sun for hundreds of imaging sessions.
- Thomas DeyView Product