Lunt or Quark?

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Lunt or Quark?

Post by 39N84W » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:08 pm

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?
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Re: Lunt or Quark?

Post by Brendan » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:32 pm

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.
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Re: Lunt or Quark?

Post by 39N84W » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:56 pm

I'm happy to wait the ten or so minutes for warm up time.

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Re: Lunt or Quark?

Post by Montana » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:59 am

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?

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Re: Lunt or Quark?

Post by marktownley » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:51 pm

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.
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