Lunt Solar White Light Herschel Wedge - 2"
The White Light Solar Herschel 2-Inch Wedge by Lunt Solar Systems:
The Lunt Wedge is designed to replace the standard diagonal at the rear end of your refracting telescope. Unlike front mounted filters the Wedge transmits a safe level of full spectrum light providing true white light views.
The Lunt Wedge contains a fully integrated heat trap. The heat is allowed to pass thru the prism and is directed to the rear end of the Wedge. At the rear of the Wedge you will note a red disk. This disk serves to absorb the heat and prevent internal reflection of the residual light. The fins act to pull cooler air thru the rear part of the system as the heat sink heats up. This convection will keep the heat sink from getting too hot.
2-inch barrel for professional Solar-Photography and White Light Solar Observation. Polarizing Filter Sets are optional. For photo-visual use we recommend 1 pc ND 3.0 (Included) and optional 2-inch Polarizing Set
Lunt White Light Solar Herschel Wedge Includes:
- 2-Inch Lunt White Light Solar Wedge
- 2-Inch ND3 Pre-installed Filter
- Metal Carrying Case
- Die Cut Foam with room for Accessories
OPT Product Number: LS-2HW
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I'm concerned about use of a Herschel Wedge damaging the sub-diameter lens set in my TeleVue NP-101. Is this a risk? Forrest
According to Lunt, while it is safe to use a Herschel wedge with an NP-101 or other Petzval design for short periods at a time (10-15 min), they do not recommend it due to the amount of heat it puts through the rear elements. You would want to use a more
How much does the wedge weigh?
According to the manufacturer, this wedge is 1.6 pounds.
Hi can you tell me what the diameter of this dew shield is please and if you can ship this to the UK
The OD is just under 208mm, The ID is slightly smaller - around 204mm +/-. We can ship this to the UK via USPS or UPS. If you place the item in the cart, it gives you the option to enter your country and post code to estimate shipping amounts.
Is the Herschel wedge safe to use on the skywatcher 6inch refractor?
Yes it is designed for refractors 6" and less.
Can this be used for lunar observing and if so how?
No, this can only be used for solar observing - though if you have clear skies on August 21, 2017, you will be able to use this to see the moon pass in front of the sun during the eclipse.