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by Cometeer
Tue May 21, 2024 8:34 pm
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: WTB: Lunt 50-60mm THa or Etalon
Replies: 0
Views: 637

WTB: Lunt 50-60mm THa or Etalon

Looking to purchase a Lunt 50THa or 60THa. I would also be open to a 50FHa or 60FHa etalon. Please let me know what you have. Thank you


Located in California, United States.
by Cometeer
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: LS50c on a Tak?
Replies: 9
Views: 4462

Re: LS50c on a Tak?

Thank you Mark. I spoke with Lunt and they confirmed it has M80x1 threads.
by Cometeer
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: LS50c on a Tak?
Replies: 9
Views: 4462

Re: LS50c on a Tak?

Thanks again Mark! That's exactly what I was looking for.

Do you find that you need more backfocus when using the AT60ED in solar mode than when using it for nighttime mode?

If you recall, could you confirm if the LS50c etalon has M80x1 threads?
by Cometeer
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: LS50c on a Tak?
Replies: 9
Views: 4462

Re: LS50c on a Tak?

Hiya, I use one on my ED60 f6 scope, I had to have a cell manufactured though to attach it. I would aim to have the etalon as close to the objective as possible as this reduces any tilting moment depending on how you attach it. Most of my recent full disks were taken with the Lunt50 etalon https://...
by Cometeer
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: LS50c on a Tak?
Replies: 9
Views: 4462

LS50c on a Tak?

Hello all, I have a LS50c filter (the red one) that I use to double stack my LS50 scope. I was wondering if I could screw this onto my Tak refractor and use a B600 blocking filter to get a single stack scope? Based on my reading from the Lunt website, it seems that the LS50c module was designed only...
by Cometeer
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Baader Zoom with LS50
Replies: 0
Views: 10241

Baader Zoom with LS50

With a $18 eyepiece holder, I was able to get a Baader zoom working with my Lunt LS50 with some extra in-travel left to boot. You can see my thread either on Cloudynights: http://www.cloudynights.com/topic/546655-baader-zoom-with-ls50/ or Stargazer's Lounge: https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/275398...
by Cometeer
Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: pressure tuner issue
Replies: 2
Views: 3564

Re: pressure tuner issue

This is a somewhat common problem with pressure tuners. See this thread . Usually the case is that the tuning system requires more grease on the threads or the o-rings need to be replaced. Call Lunt, they'll send you the replacement o-ring and grease. My club replaces the o-rings every few years on ...
by Cometeer
Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Focuser upgrade for my Lunt LS50 H-Alpha Scope
Replies: 21
Views: 14332

Re: Focuser upgrade for my Lunt LS50 H-Alpha Scope

Didn't know that the Feathertouch was shorter than the stock helical. I'm going to go with the Feathetouch since it has more backfocus and that extra 2mm of in travel is pretty crucial to me.
by Cometeer
Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Focuser upgrade for my Lunt LS50 H-Alpha Scope
Replies: 21
Views: 14332

Re: Focuser upgrade for my Lunt LS50 H-Alpha Scope

saguaro wrote:Great news! I wonder if the Feathertouch focuser allows the same or more inward focus travel as the stock helical focuser. Guess I'll have to ask Lunt.
Let me know what they say.
by Cometeer
Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Focuser upgrade for my Lunt LS50 H-Alpha Scope
Replies: 21
Views: 14332

Re: Focuser upgrade for my Lunt LS50 H-Alpha Scope

As for the Moonlite: (quote) "There is no room to make it have any shorter profile in a crayford design. Sorry, we would if we could- but the design will not allow it. We gave it a little over .4" of travel and the same exact racked in profile as the stock focuser. Price for the new Moonli...
by Cometeer
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Focuser upgrade for my Lunt LS50 H-Alpha Scope
Replies: 21
Views: 14332

Re: Focuser upgrade for my Lunt LS50 H-Alpha Scope

If any one is interested, Lunt is releasing a faethertouch for the LS50: https://luntsolarsystems.com/product/1- ... focuser-2/

Unfortunately it's only single speed. Moonlite will be releasing one too in around the next month and that one will be dual speed.
by Cometeer
Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Shield
Replies: 13
Views: 2047

Re: Solar Shield

Montana wrote:I'm just warning you, if it is windy it will wobble your scope no end ;)
Alexandra
Very true. Was slightly windy today and did notice slight vibrations. Nothing bad enough to warrant removing it for visual, but for AP it's a no go.
by Cometeer
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Shield
Replies: 13
Views: 2047

Re: Solar Shield

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by Cometeer
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Shield
Replies: 13
Views: 2047

Solar Shield

Looking for DIY ideas for sun/solar shields you use when observing. Pictures would be appreciated! Thank you.