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#1 sojourneyer

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 06:37 PM

Anyone know anything about this scope? Type of glass, etc

 

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 07:06 PM

Anyone know anything about this scope? Type of glass, etc

 

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Actually I have one of these and I have found it to be a very serviceable scope. I believe based on past research by others here on CN the Lunt 80mm is an FPL-51 type doublet.

 

Comes with a sweet case.



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Posted 27 June 2020 - 07:12 PM

I was thinking FPL-51

It is a heavy scope for its size. What do  you primarily use it for?

 

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 09:09 PM

I use it for both night and HA solar viewing. 

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 09:13 PM

it looks nice gjanke. I see you have the focuser tilted at 12 Oclock. Any reason for that?



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Posted 27 June 2020 - 10:26 PM

No. I was trying different mounts and that was the orientation it ended up in on that mount. Fact is that mount was a poor candidate for that setup. It ended up best suited on my Televue telepod.

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 01:59 PM

Anyone know anything about this scope? Type of glass, etc

 

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I have one. I believe the glass is HFK61.

The scope splits the Epsilon Lyra, shows Jupiter's GRS, and shadow transits. I'd rate the optics in mine as diffraction limited, maybe a tad better.

I use it mostly for a quick look in the back yard during winter months.  Although I took it on a family vacation once to a dark sky location, and had a great low power view of the North American Nebula, and both sides of the Veil.


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