The Lunt LS80MT Modular Telescope Advanced Package:
LS80MT Modular Telescope:
Lunt brings you their LS80MT -a powerhouse modular telescope- taking one of their most popular sized telescopes and making it even more functional! At the 80 mm aperture, with an added Doublet Lens (FPL53), the LS80MT is a precision aligned ED refractor that is made to impress. In Hydrogen-alpha (H-a) configuration single stack mode, the LS80MT provides excellent viewing at <.7angstroms bandpass with Lunt’s Doppler True Tuning (pressure tuned) system. But don't sleep on its capabilities simply because the Sun goes down!
LS80MT Nighttime Telescope:
Included as standard with the FPL53 Doublet Lens, the LS80MT transforms from a fully fledged H-a Telescope into a night-time sky or day-time terrestrial telescope in only moments. Remove your H-a module, (or modules if you are double stacked), and place on the backing-plate and focuser (optional/available in packages). The Ultimate in transportability, the LS80MT is big enough to impress even the most seasoned astronomer, while maintaining a size appropriate to carry on a plane while traveling.
With this Modular Telescope line up, versatility is the name of the game; and the LS80MT is able to be used with all of Lunt's popular wavelengths (Hydrogen-alpha, White Light, Calcium K), you will never have a shortage of viewing possibilities. And at 80 mm, it is the perfect size for less than perfect viewing during Hydrogen-alpha configuration, making it a popular and perfect choice for inner city applications.
True Doppler Tuning:
Importantly, True Doppler Tuning allows for a shift into and away from the user, adding a 3-D like component to the viewing experience. It has minimal effect on solar prominences - due to their location at the edge of the disk - but it does have an effect on filaments, and likewise the active regions on our Sun's surface. Also 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. In this way you can follow the filament through its structure toward you and away from you. Amazingly, this allows for enhanced visual and imaging observations as well as a research tool. In addition, this pressure tuning system provides an order of magnitude more precision to the tuning of the desired features.
LS80MT Advanced Package Specifications:
- Modular Telescope: LS80MT with B1800 Blocking Filter.
- Optical Aperture: 80 mm.
- Etalon: Internal <0.65 Angstrom.
- Tuning: Internal Pressure Tune (Doppler True Tuning).
- Focal Length: 560.
- Focal Ratio: f/7.
- Storage: Aluminum finished hard case with fitted foam.
- Weight: 9.25-pounds.
This Modular Telescope Advanced Package includes:
- Modular telescope.
- 2-inch diagonal.
- 1.25-inch 45-degree diagonal.
- Backing plate and focuser.
- 2-inch white light wedge.
- B1200 blocking filter.
- Zoom eyepiece.
- 2 to 1.25-inch adapter.
- Red dot handle and mounting ring assembly.
- 6-inch dovetail plate.