Lunt Solar 60mm H-Alpha Telescope - B1200 - Pressure Tuner - Crayford Focuser

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Lunt Solar 60mm H-Alpha Telescope - B1200 - Pressure Tuner - Crayford Focuser
Item # LS-60THA/B12CP
  • The Lunt Solar Systems LS60Tha Hydrogen-Alpha Telescope comes with a precision aligned 60mm singlet lens.
  • Internal pressure tune etalon system that allows a maximum of <0.75 Angstrom bandpass.
  • The Lunt 60mm H-Alpha Telescope has a focal length of 500mm, and includes includes a 12mm blocking filter that provides a ~4.5mm solar image.
  • The LS60THa/B1200C includes a 2" dual speed 10:1 Crayford-style focuser, a clam shell mounting ring, and a foam-lined case.


Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa Hydrogen-Alpha Telescope

Now introducing the Lunt Solar Systems LS60/Ha H-Alpha Telescope! Good new for beginners and mid-level observers, this a refractor-based system starts off with a precision aligned singlet chromatical lens with a 60mm aperture with a focal length of 500mm. Inside this custom-made refractor, you'll find an internal etalon with pressure tune adjustment which allows for a maximum of <0.75 Angstrom bandpass. You'll get a sharp, crisp ~4.5mm image over a larger area through its 12mm blocking filter, revealing excellent details on both the solar surface, limb edge, flares and prominences. The front singlet lens reduces half of the stray light of an achromat and it fully eliminates the possibility of an on axis coma, astigmatism, de-centering aberrations. It provides with the matched collimation lens set a full spherical corrected flat-field .We're talking about a professional level quality solar telescope at an affordable price!

But there's more than just a pretty view... You can achieve coarse focus adjustment with a slide tube, and then fine adjustments to focus are accomplished via the included dual-speed Crayford style focuser with 10:1 reduction. Its clam shell mount is compatible with most tripods and mounting holes are all part of the Lunt Solar Telescope System.... Right down to the stylized white pearl paint with anodized black trim and included foam lined hard case!

Lunt Solar Systems creates their line of h-alpha solar telescopes in Tuscon, Arizona. They have have put together a group of experienced solar enthusiasts who are looking forward to energizing the hobby with a continued commitment to advancing technologies, pride in quality, and the highest level of customer care. These are names you'll recognize, including Andrew Lunt with 20 years of optical design, Markus Ludes with his extensive knowledge of telescope design, Manny Serrano as a design engineer and Brian Stevens assembling, repairing and troubleshooting etalon systems. And newly designed etalon systems are what it's all about.... Some of their new products will range from an entry level 50mm etalon filter through to a 160mm Lunt Solar Telescope System using different components... One that's less thermally sensitive and far less prone to de-contacting.

Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa Hydrogen-Alpha Telescope Features

  • New, patented etalon technology and different components.
  • Given to less thermal disturbances and decontacting.
  • Stylized pearl white paint with black anodized trim.
  • Clamshell mount, 10:1 Crayford focuser and padded hard case included!
  • Full warranty from Lunt Solar Systems.
Lunt Solar Systems Product Number: 60THA/B12CP

Image shows optional eyepiece.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Solar Instrument Type Telescope
Aperture 51mm - 70mm
Emission Line H-Alpha
Manufacturer Lunt Solar
Warranty 5 Year Warranty
Blocking or ERF Aperture 12mm
Bandwidth <0.70 Angstroms @ 656 nm
Telescope Focal Length 500mm
Telescope Focal Ratio f/8.3
Optical Tube Weight 8.8 lb

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

I just purchased this beautiful and affordable little scope from OPT. It's very well made and the views are truly awesome, even though it's not double stacked. I'm using my Canon 5D for imaging and it's very easy to connect directly to the diagonal. I could tell the moment I opened the included hard case that this would be a keeper. I've also been in touch a couple of times with the people at Lunt over in AZ and they were great to deal with.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Tim / (Posted on 7/20/2012)
Included Items

Included Items

  • LS60 Ha Telescope with 12mm Blocking Filter and Pressure Tuner
  • Clam Shell with mounting holes, accepts Tele Vue SolSearcher Finder (sold separately)
  • 2" Crayford Focuser
  • Reinforced case with foam
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

What size eyepiece does this use? Also, if I'm reading this right, the diagonal is the filter, correct? A separate diagonal is not required, or am I incorrect?
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