Lunt 60mm Pressure-Tuned f/8.3 Solar Telescope w/ 2" Feathertouch & B1200Now introducing the Lunt Solar Systems LS60/Ha H-Alpha Telescope! Good news for beginners and mid-level observers, this a refractor-based system starts off with a precision aligned singlet chromatical lens with a 60mm aperture with a focal length of 500mm. Inside this custom-made refractor, you'll find an internal etalon with pressure tune adjustment which allows for a maximum of <0.75 Angstrom bandpass. You'll get a sharp, crisp ~4.5mm image over a larger area through its 12mm blocking filter, revealing excellent details on both the solar surface, limb edge, flares, and prominences. The front singlet lens reduces half of the stray light of an achromat and it fully eliminates the possibility of an on-axis coma, astigmatism, de-centering aberrations. It provides with the matched collimation lens set a full spherical corrected flat-field. We're talking about a professional level quality solar telescope at an affordable price!
But there's more than just a pretty view... You can achieve coarse focus adjustment with a slide tube, and then fine adjustments to focus are accomplished via the included dual-speed Feathertouch focuser with 1.5" travel and 10:1 reduction. Its clamshell mount is compatible with most tripods and mounting holes are all part of the Lunt Solar Telescope System... Right down to the stylized white pearl paint with anodized black trim and included a foam-lined hard case!
Lunt Solar Systems creates their line of h-alpha solar telescopes in Tuscon, Arizona. They have put together a group of experienced solar enthusiasts who are looking forward to energizing the hobby with a continued commitment to advancing technologies, pride in quality, and the highest level of customer care. These are names you'll recognize, including Andrew Lunt with 20 years of optical design, Markus Ludes with his extensive knowledge of telescope design, Manny Serrano as a design engineer and Brian Stevens assembling, repairing and troubleshooting etalon systems. And newly designed etalon systems are what it's all about... Some of their new products will range from an entry-level 50mm etalon filter through to a 160mm Lunt Solar Telescope System using different components... One that's less thermally sensitive and far less prone to de-contacting.
Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa Hydrogen-Alpha Telescope Features
- New, patented etalon technology and different components.
- Given to less thermal disturbances and decontacting.
- Stylized pearl white paint with black anodized trim.
- Clamshell mount, 10:1 Feathertouch focuser with 1.5" travel and padded hard case included!
- Full warranty from Lunt Solar Systems.
|Emission Line||H Alpha|
|Warranty||5 Year Warranty|
I searched for a solar scope for quite a while before making a final decision to purchase this model. Although I do not have the double stack, I have never felt the need to add it. This scope with the pressure tuner will give you hours of high def visual images. I can't wait to attach my CCD to photograph some of these incredible images. This scope will not leave you wishing for anything more and it won't break the bank at the same time. The precision fabrication of this piece of equipment is quite impressive, you won't be disappointed and it should be the first and last solar scope that you will ever need to invest in.