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rockethead26
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New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new
      #5547564 - 11/30/12 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.

Here it is:


Lunt Solar Scope_2 by JCole2008, on Flickr


Lunt Solar Scope_1 by JCole2008, on Flickr


Lunt Solar Scope_4 by JCole2008, on Flickr


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bob71741
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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5547614 - 11/30/12 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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rockethead26
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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new [Re: bob71741]
      #5547616 - 11/30/12 06:15 PM

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

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jerwin
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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5547622 - 11/30/12 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,
Jim


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rockethead26
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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new [Re: jerwin]
      #5547624 - 11/30/12 06:19 PM

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

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Andrev
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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new [Re: jerwin]
      #5547626 - 11/30/12 06:21 PM

Jim.

Hours of pleasure. Congratulation for your new toy.

Andre.


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rigel123
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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5547796 - 11/30/12 08:08 PM

You'll love it!

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rockethead26
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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new [Re: rigel123]
      #5547805 - 11/30/12 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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Matt Wastell
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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5548181 - 12/01/12 01:42 AM

Looks great! Have fun.

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btb
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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5548476 - 12/01/12 09:39 AM

Quote:

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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rockethead26
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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new [Re: btb]
      #5548531 - 12/01/12 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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rockethead26
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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5548671 - 12/01/12 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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Chucky
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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon [Re: rockethead26]
      #5548926 - 12/01/12 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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Rocketlawnchair
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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new [Re: Chucky]
      #5566126 - 12/11/12 03:15 PM

Quote:

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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rockethead26
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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new [Re: Rocketlawnchair]
      #5566190 - 12/11/12 04:01 PM

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

See here


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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5566881 - 12/12/12 01:08 AM

Quote:

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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Scott in NCAdministrator
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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new [Re: frolinmod]
      #5566912 - 12/12/12 01:53 AM

Very nice! Mine has been loads of fun.

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rockethead26
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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new [Re: frolinmod]
      #5567034 - 12/12/12 06:28 AM

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

Quote:

Quote:

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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rockethead26
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Re: New Lunt Arrived this Afternoon new [Re: Scott in NC]
      #5567036 - 12/12/12 06:30 AM

Quote:

Very nice! Mine has been loads of fun.




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


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