The Lunt 60mm Solar Telescope provides the basic essentials perfect for a first time introduction to solar observing, while also offering the newest technology for fine tuning (choose etalon tuning method in Tuner step), allowing basic research of the Sun’s disk and some surface details.
The excitement of viewing our Star 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.
True Doppler Tuning (Pressure 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 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: Tilt Tune or Internal Pressure Tune (Choose from Options in Tuner step)
Aperture: 60 mm
Focal Length: 500 mm
F Ratio: F8.3
Bandpass: <0.70 Angstroms @ 656.28 nm
Focuser: 2″ Crayford with 10:1 fine adjustment or 2″ Feather Touch with 10:1 (Choose from Options in Focuser step)
Blocking Filter: B600 or B1200 (Choose from Options in Blocking Filter step)
Mounting: Integrated clamshell style with 1/4-20 tapped base
Storage: Aluminum finished hard case with fitted foam
Weight: 6.0 lbs