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Lunt or Quark?

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:08 pm
by 39N84W
Well I'm hooked. My PST is fun but I want more! Especially a better focuser.
My main interest is live imaging/outreach. I use an ASI 178mm.
I was thinking of a pressure tuned Lunt 60, but now I'm considering a Quark. I already have a 71mm f6 zenithstar doublet for this setup.
Having not used either of these I'm keen to learn the difference between them. Which one would you buy and why?
Nick

Re: Lunt or Quark?

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:32 pm
by Brendan
Doing outreach I would go for the Lunt, waiting to come on band takes time with the quark, you are instantly observing with the Lunt.

Re: Lunt or Quark?

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:56 pm
by 39N84W
I'm happy to wait the ten or so minutes for warm up time.

Re: Lunt or Quark?

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:59 am
by Montana
The choice is yours really, each have there own pluses and minuses, you have to make that decision for yourself. But what about a Solarscope, they are very good too and so is the Coronado version. Have you looked at them all?

Alexandra

Re: Lunt or Quark?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:51 pm
by marktownley
Hi there, I think I would keep the PST as its great for full disk overviews and get the Quark as with that 70mm you will get some excellent views of the proms as we head towards solar minimum.

Re: Lunt or Quark?

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:14 am
by MalVeauX
Get the Lunt if you're interested in full disc field of view at lower resolution.

Get the Quark if you're interested in looking at individual features, such as a big prom, or a big sunspot, in high resolution.

Very best,