The LS50THa from Lunt Solar Systems is a 50mm, unobstructed, pressure-tuned, dedicated Hydrogen-alpha telescope with a bandpass of <0.75 A.
The excitement of viewing our Star through a dedicated solar telescope is sure to provide many many hours of visual enjoyment and educational insights. This package is fully upgradeable at any time without ever having to go back to the factory. As the Sun becomes increasingly more active, you will appreciate that the instrument can grow right along with it.
The Lunt LS50THa Solar Telescope, complete with a Pressure Tuner, provides the basic essentials perfect for a first time introduction to solar observing, while also including the newest technology for fine tuning, allowing basic research of the Sun’s disk and some surface details.
True Doppler Tuning (Pressure Tuning) allows for a shift into and away from the user, adding a 3D-like component to the viewing experience. While it has minimal effect on proms due to their being at the edge of the disk, it does have an effect on filaments and active regions on the surface. 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, following the filament through it’s structure toward you and away from you, allowing for enhanced visual and imaging capability for the observer as well as a research tool for the avid hobbyist. The pressure tuning system provides an order of magnitude more precision to the tuning of the desired features.
LS50THa Package Features:
- A Narrow Band Hydrogen-alpha Dedicated System
- A refractor-based system with a 50 mm front objective
- An internal Etalon with a pressure tuner allows for <0.75 Angstrom bandpass
- The system includes the clamshell with threaded holes for mounting and dust caps
Specifications (Single Stacked):
- Type: Single Interference Etalon
- Tuning: Internal Pressure Tune (Doppler True Tuning)
- Aperture: 50mm
- Focal Length: 350mm
- F Ratio: F/7
- Bandpass: <0.75 Angstroms @ 656 nm
- Focuser: 1.25" Helical Focuser
- Mounting: Integrated clamshell style with 1/4-20 tapped base
- Color: Pearl White with Black and Red accents
- Diagonal: B400 Blocking Filter
- Skill level: Beginner on up
- Weight: 4lbs-8oz
Jun 28, 2015
Compact,Strong Construction,Lightweight,Easy to UseCons: Comments:
I work at a planetarium in a museum of natural history and we purchased this scope to complement our white light filter solar telescope.
The views we got were nothing short of stunning. We could clearly see prominences, filaments on the surface of the sun and details that just can't be seen with a white light solar scope.
There is a bit of a learning curve but that's to be expected whenever we acquire a new piece of equipment.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comApr 13, 2015
Excellent Ha scopePros:
Lightweight,Quality Lenses,Strong Construction,Accurate,Easy to Use,CompactCons: Comments:
This is an excellent mode for observing the sun in Ha. Easy to view surface details and prominces. I was surprised by the views this telescope provided. I am not disappointed by this purchase. Was well packaged and arrive shortly after purchase.
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