Lunt 60mm H-alpha Telescope Feathertouch Focuser & BF1200 Blocking Filter LS60THa-B1200C
A deluxe version of the Lunt 60mm solar telescope for viewing and imaging the sun in Hydrogen Alpha light.
The aperture alone is a significant upgrade from the 50mm models, with significantly more detail being visible wether you're using a camera or eyepiece.
What's more, you get the pressure tuning system, the famous made-in-USA Starlight Feathertouch focuser, and the large BF1200 blocking filter which is ideal for both visual observing and imaging.
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 an example of a similar package. Please call for for a complete package price.
This "Deluxe" version of the Lunt 60mm Solar Telescope is an optical tube only package, which includes the following upgrades as opposed to the standard version of this telescope:
a) The Starlight Feathertouch focuser, which is smoother and more precise than the traditional Crayford focuser.
b) 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.
c) The Pressure Tuning system, which is an improvement on the tilt-etalon both in performance and tuning consistency.
The large 60mm 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 precise pointing accuracy on your equatorial mount.
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: Pressure Tuned Etalon
Blocking Filter: B1200 with 1.25" and T2 connection
Focuser: Starlight Feathertouch focuser with 10:1 reduction
Weight: 2.9 kg
Length: 39 cm
(Dovetail plate is not included, we recommend the Altair TMS 1.75" format 180mm dovetail plate).
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