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rockethead26
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Had to do something on Black Friday! New Lunt :<) new
      #5535260 - 11/23/12 11:04 AM

Just ordered from OPT:

Lunt LS60Ha/PT/B1200/Crayford / Sol Searcher / Dovetail

and a

Star Guy Porta II w/ Wooden Tripod for Grab n Go

It will be an early Christmas here! Thanks to all those who helped answer some of my questions here while I was deciding what to buy.


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GooglyEyes
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Reged: 11/29/11

Loc: Colorado
Re: Had to do something on Black Friday! New Lunt :<) new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5535560 - 11/23/12 01:49 PM


You're gonna love it!



Mar


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raylal
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 04/19/10

Loc: Cornwall, Ont., Canada
Re: Had to do something on Black Friday! New Lunt :<) new [Re: GooglyEyes]
      #5535790 - 11/23/12 03:59 PM

You will enjoy it immensely. Have they got one in stock?

Ray


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rockethead26
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Re: Had to do something on Black Friday! New Lunt :<) new [Re: raylal]
      #5535811 - 11/23/12 04:10 PM

Mar and Ray,

Thanks, and I'm sure I will. I've wanted a solar scope for a very long time, but could never come up with the $$ at the right time. Finally!!!

Yes, when I called OPT, Mike said that they had it in stock. It's the only place I could find that does.


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aposunwatch
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Reged: 11/15/12

Loc: Naperville, IL
Re: Had to do something on Black Friday! New Lunt :<) new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5535853 - 11/23/12 04:57 PM

dont wanna scare you, but dont be shocked if it shows up to your door with finger prints all over it, and tube shrapnel on the blocking filter.

OPT likes to deliver floor models for a fast sale, and
Lunt doesnt know how to use a vacuum.

<Perhaps a bad experience thats only happened to me, but it did happen >


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rockethead26
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Re: Had to do something on Black Friday! New Lunt :<) new [Re: aposunwatch]
      #5535862 - 11/23/12 05:04 PM

If they pull that one on me, that will be the last time I buy anything from them. For now though, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

How long ago did that happen to you? Maybe Lunt has figured out how to deliver a clean telescope.


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aposunwatch
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Reged: 11/15/12

Loc: Naperville, IL
Re: Had to do something on Black Friday! New Lunt :<) new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5535885 - 11/23/12 05:16 PM

exactly one year ago from today. I did the same thing you did. Black friday scope, except this was a gift for my nephew.

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rockethead26
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Re: Had to do something on Black Friday! New Lunt :<) new [Re: aposunwatch]
      #5536195 - 11/23/12 08:16 PM

Seems to be the proper thing to do!

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bill1234
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Reged: 04/21/11

Loc: NJ, USA
Re: Had to do something on Black Friday! New Lunt :<) new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5536414 - 11/23/12 10:54 PM

no regret

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GooglyEyes
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Reged: 11/29/11

Loc: Colorado
Re: Had to do something on Black Friday! New Lunt :<) new [Re: bill1234]
      #5537100 - 11/24/12 11:38 AM


I purchased the same model from OPT recently. It arrived in perfect condition. No fingerprints, no dust, no tube shrapnel... pristine.

The only issue I had was this horrible grinding noise from the focuser, when I turned the focusing knob. Which turned out to be the fine-focus knob grinding against the coarse-focus knob, and easily fixed by moving the fine-focus knob out a teensy bit(thanks Rikki).

Hopefully, you'll get a pristine model as well.

Mar


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Bill Cowles
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Loc: Utah
Re: Had to do something on Black Friday! New Lunt :<) [Re: rockethead26]
      #5537117 - 11/24/12 11:47 AM



Bill


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Perigny270
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Reged: 10/23/11

Loc: Temiscaming, Quebec
Re: Had to do something on Black Friday! New Lunt :<) new [Re: Bill Cowles]
      #5537837 - 11/24/12 08:56 PM

Nice kit! Tell us about it when you get it.

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rockethead26
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Re: Had to do something on Black Friday! New Lunt :<) new [Re: Perigny270]
      #5537973 - 11/24/12 10:33 PM

I'll follow up after I receive it. Hasn't shipped yet.

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