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#1 rockethead26

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

Of course I got it set up just in time for the sunset, but at least I got some pretty pictures. It's arrived with a new Sky Guy Porta II on wooden legs. Looks like it will be a nice sturdy unit.

Hopefully I'll get a chance to do a little sun watching tomorrow. I need to convert my Baader zoom back to a 1 1/4" barrel tonight. Also, I think I'll read the manual. :bigshock:

Here it is:

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Lunt Solar Scope_2 by JCole2008, on Flickr

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#2 bob71741

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:14 PM

Looks nice! be sure to position the blocking filter out of the drawtube about one to one an a half inches so you can achieve focus.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

Ah, thanks for the tip, Bob. I was just getting ready to read the manual.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

I think the most common mistake on a new lunt is not pulling the blocking filter out. Loosen the 2 screws right after your focuser and let the blocking filter slide back an inch or 2.

Oh, and make sure you remove the lens cap, i've had that problem more than I'd like to admit to.

I love my lunt LS60, i'm sure you'll be very happy with yours.

Clear skies,
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

Thanks, Jim. The position of the blocking filter seems to be a common mistake.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:21 PM

Jim.

Hours of pleasure. Congratulation for your new toy.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:08 PM

You'll love it!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

Thanks, guys! Looks like clouds moving in tomorrow. It was perfectly clear all day today. How about that!

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:42 AM

Looks great! Have fun.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:39 AM

Thanks, guys! Looks like clouds moving in tomorrow. It was perfectly clear all day today. How about that!

I have northeast IN covered, just got a DS 2000 mount for my PST. Cloudy today and rain tomorrow forecast.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:22 AM

Thanks, Matt!!!

Les,

Oh yeah, we're screwed! Too much new astro gear here in Indiana. I'm hoping for at least a sucker hole or two today.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:06 PM

First Light!

Windy, cloudy with sucker holes still plugged by high, thin clouds. Hey, there's shadows on the ground, had to look.

Surface detail sucks, but nice prominences at 2,3,5,6 and 7 o'clock. The ones at 5 and 6 o'clock are very nice!

I think I'm gonna like this. I really need my binoviewer (on the way from Denk) which will make this much easier. I also need to make a cardboard sunblock to mount on the tube.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:50 PM

<< I really need my binoviewer >>

Start saving up for the doubler piece. Once you install that, you'll never take it off. It makes that much difference. Congrats on your new scope!

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

Start saving up for the doubler piece. Once you install that, you'll never take it off. It makes that much difference. Congrats on your new scope!


What exactly is "the doubler piece"?

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

Also called a double stack, it reduces the bandpass to 5 angstroms.

See here

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:08 AM

Also called a double stack, it reduces the bandpass to 5 angstroms.


Actually you're off by a factor of 10. It reduces it to 0.5 angstrom (0.05nm) or less.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:53 AM

Very nice! Mine has been loads of fun. :cool:

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:28 AM

Dang those decimal points. You are correct, thank you. You can write that mistake off to a solar newbie.

Also called a double stack, it reduces the bandpass to 5 angstroms.


Actually you're off by a factor of 10. It reduces it to 0.5 angstrom (0.05nm) or less.



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:30 AM

Very nice! Mine has been loads of fun. :cool:


Thanks. Looks like today will finally be another good one after all the rain.






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