Lunt 60mm H-alpha Telescope Crayford Focuser & BF1200 Blocking Filter LS60THa-B1200C
The Lunt LS60THa/B1200C H-alpha solar telescope enables visual observation and imaging the sun in Hydrogen Alpha light. The 60mm objective provides significantly more resolution than 50mm models, allowing more detail to be seen.
This package includes the larger B1200 Blocking Filter, which is better for imaging because it reduces vignetting (darkening) at the edges of the field. This is an optical tube only package, however you can select accessories from the associated product list below.
Summer Special Offer with Altair Sabre Mount and accessories: We are offering some Altair Astro Accessories with this package at a reduced price, including the Altair Sabre Mount, Altair TMS dovetail bar, and Altair Lightwave fixed and zoom eyepieces. Please view the thumbnail images for examples of a similar package (the pictures are of the deluxe version of this telescope). Please call for details between 10am & 4pm and talk to us for a complete package price.
60mm of unobstructed aperture provides a very detailed view of "surface" details, and solar prominences. Imaging of these features at the higher resolution afforded by the larger 60mm aperture brings out amazing detail. The Blocking filter B1200 reduces vignetting for imaging compared to the BF600. The star diagonal in which the blocking filter is installed, has a standard 1.25" push-fiit eyepiece adapter, and a T2 (M42) camera adapter. Fine adjustment is achieved with a Crayford style focuser, which includes a 10:1 ratio dual speed focusing knob for precise focusing.
Recommended accessories: You'll need a 180mm Vixen-format dovetail bar to mount the telescope, and we'd recommend the Altair 180mm TMS Vixen-format dovetail bar because it's long enough for better balancing of the telescope, and what's more, you can attach the famous Altair light-weight 120mm guide scope rings directly to the dovetail bar, taking advantage of the full Altair TMS system if you want to mount the scope side-by-side with another scope, for precise pointing accuracy.
The Lunt Hydrogen Alpha Solar telescopes up to 60mm aperture are the perfect companion to the iOptron Cube PRO or Cube-A ultra-portable GOTO mounts for very fast and convenient setup in the field. For larger Lunt telescopes we'd recommend the iOptron Minitower v2. All iOptron mounts enable "one star alignment" on the sun (of course!) allowing for many hours of accurate solar tracking.
We recommend the Altair Lightwave Long Eye Relief eyepieces with this telescope which offer good contrast and eye relief with a high rubber eyecup to reduce external light intrusion on a sunny day.
Optical Tube, Aperture: 60mm, Focal length: 500 mm
Transport Case & tube ring.
Bandwidth: internal Etalon with <0.75 Angstrom
Tuning: tiltable Etalon
Blocking Filter: B1200 with 1.25" and T2 connection
Focuser: Crayford-style with 10:1 reduction
Weight: 2.9 kg
Length: 39 cm