The 50mm aperture Solar Telescope from Lunt Solar Systems is a full 50mm, unobstructed, pressure-tuned, dedicated Hydrogen-alpha telescope with a bandpass of <0.75 A.
The basic configuration of the 50mm Solar Telescope is as follows:
- 50mm Solar Telescope Optical Tube Assembly
- Doppler True Pressure Tuning
- 4mm Diagonal Blocking Filter
- Lunt 1.25″ Non-Rotating Helical Focuser
- Integrated Clam Shell with 1/4-20 Mounting Holes
- Shipped in Custom Foam and Standard Cardboard Container
Additional Upgrades and Accessories are available at additional cost.
The price shown for an upgrade is the value of that upgrade over the base product and not the price of the upgrade product if purchased seperately.
The excitement of viewing our Star (The Sun) through a dedicated solar telescope is sure to provide many many hours of visual enjoyment and educational insights.
This package is fully upgradeable at any time without ever having to go back to the factory. As the Sun becomes increasingly more active you will appreciate that the instrument can grow right along with it.
The Lunt 50mm Aperture Solar Telescope, complete with a Pressure Tuner provides the basic essentials perfect for a first time introduction to solar observing, while also including the newest technology for fine tuning, allowing basic research of the Sun’s disk and some surface details.
True Doppler Tuning (Pressure Tuning standard) allows for a Doppler 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 being 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.
Specifications: (single stacked)
Type: Single Interference Etalon
Tuning: Internal Pressure Tune
Aperture: 50 mm
Focal Length: 350 mm
F Ratio: F7
Bandpass: <0.75 Angstroms @ 656.28 nm
Focuser: Helical Focuser or Feather Touch Focuser (Choose from Options in Focuser step)
Blocking Filter: B400 or B600 (Choose from Options in Blocking Filter step)
Mounting: Integrated clamshell style with 1/4-20 tapped base