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Viv
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Reged: 06/03/11

Loc: Tabuk , Saudi Arabia
Lunt LS60 PT new
      #5655538 - 02/01/13 03:37 AM

Gday All

My first venture into solar apart from a white light filter i made awhile back, which is nice, but i have been longing for a HA scope after peering thru a PST last Sept.

So i decided on a PT Lunt 60mm single as my affordable scope and have just had my first Sun ( ? )with it, through my Panoptic 24 ( i bought this back to use with my ETX 125 )
an X-Cel 9mm and also my 6mm Delos.

I had a very enjoyable time (a bit too cloudy now) for about 30 mins or so. I bought the scope in Oz and lovingly carried her all the way back to Tabuk where i work.

So now i have decided that work get's in the way for solar viewing and sleeping get's in the way for admiring heavenly bodies !!!

I look forward to all the wonderful sight's the sun is going to show me.Somehow i have to find time for my bird photography as well.Life is so very nice and the beauty of nature never cease's to amaze me.

Viv


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rockethead26
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Re: Lunt LS60 PT new [Re: Viv]
      #5655714 - 02/01/13 07:58 AM

Congrats on a fine scope. It took me years to finally decide to get a solar scope, but I'm glad I did. The only flaw in my thinking was this:

How many times have I seen beautifully clear skies during the day, only to cloud up at night and suck the wind out of a planned observing session. I thought, I'll get a solar scope to take advantage of those clear days. Hmmm, I've had the scope for about 2 months and it's seen the sun 4 times. Now I've cursed the daytime skies as well.


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jkaiser
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Reged: 01/07/13

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Re: Lunt LS60 PT new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5656227 - 02/01/13 12:04 PM

Thats the curse for you.
I have the curse right now, I purchased a Zhumell Z10 and a celestron XLT102 and both arrived last week and we have had rain and snow and cloudy skies for the past week havent ried either of them yet....Its the curse...lol.


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Aquarist
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Reged: 08/27/12

Loc: Illinois
Re: Lunt LS60 PT new [Re: jkaiser]
      #5656546 - 02/01/13 03:04 PM

Congrats on the scope! I would guess that you will have slightly more clear days than perfect nights. I love both the night sky and the sun!! Enjoy.

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PEterW
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Reged: 01/02/06

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Re: Lunt LS60 PT new [Re: Aquarist]
      #5656705 - 02/01/13 04:34 PM

Great news, great scope. You may want to try adding a camera to the back....

All the best, spread the solar observing bug!

Peter


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Viv
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Reged: 06/03/11

Loc: Tabuk , Saudi Arabia
Re: Lunt LS60 PT new [Re: PEterW]
      #5658931 - 02/02/13 09:07 PM

Thankyou all and yes i am thinking of a camera a bit later.I'll get the 60D on to it soon.

Pretty cloudy here at the moment, days and night's, but it will clear up soon enough i hope.

Kind Regards...Viv


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Matt Wastell
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Re: Lunt LS60 PT new [Re: Viv]
      #5658974 - 02/02/13 09:47 PM

Conrats on that super scope - a reckon a Ha 60mm scope is a must have!

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Viv
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Reged: 06/03/11

Loc: Tabuk , Saudi Arabia
Re: Lunt LS60 PT [Re: Matt Wastell]
      #5659738 - 02/03/13 11:06 AM

Gday Matt and thankyou

Nice pic's you have

Viv


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