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Lunt LS60MT and Double Stack

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:39 pm
by SimonM
Hi All,

I have not been so active here for about six months.

I asked some questions about the Lunt Solar scopes and made up my mind to order an LS60MT with B1200, the 60mm Double Stack and the Lunt 7.2-21.5mm zoom EP. That was back in February and the lead time quoted was about 10 weeks. The lead time was (in fact) quite a bit longer.

I'm now getting excited because the scope and double stack have been made and shipped - arrival in the UK is imminent.

I know it's not a requirement for the scope and double stack to be "matched", but I wanted them to be made and tested "in the sun" by the kind folks at Lunt Solar Systems (Faye, Benjamin, Brandon, David etc.) together before shipment so that there are few surprises. :hamster:

Simon

Re: Lunt LS60MT and Double Stack

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:35 pm
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Sounds like you are about to get a very nice present from Lunt, especially as you have requested the DS and scope to be tested together at source.

Hopefully no amount of shipment delays for your delivery and well done on your decision.

Although you will have the modular 60,
I have had the LS60THaFT/B1200 as the LUNT 60mm Hydrogen-Alpha/FeatherTouch/B1200-Blocking-Filter and its' Double Stack,
plus the LS60TCak/B1200/FT LUNT 60mm Calcium-K/BF1200/FeatherTouch SolarScope - all ordered and delivered together in May 2010.
As well as a 558211/LS1.25HW LUNT 31.7mm Hershel-wedge in 2017.
No problems experienced over those times.

Don't be surprised that as soon as you are ready and set-up to enjoy your new pressies, that the Sun will be clouded-out for a while..!*!*!*

Happy Days ahead.

Terry

Re: Lunt LS60MT and Double Stack

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:27 am
by marktownley
I think the lead time will be worth it with the checks prior to arrival Simon, keep us updated how you get on with it.

Re: Lunt LS60MT and Double Stack

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:02 am
by SimonM
EGRAY_OBSERVATORY wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:35 pm Sounds like you are about to get a very nice present from Lunt, especially as you have requested the DS and scope to be tested together at source.

LS60TCak/B1200/FT LUNT 60mm Calcium-K/BF1200/FeatherTouch SolarScope - all ordered and delivered together in May 2010.
As well as a 558211/LS1.25HW LUNT 31.7mm Hershel-wedge in 2017.
No problems experienced over those times.
I didn't opt for a Calcium filter as that is primarily (only) for imaging and my first use is for visual - it does leave the door open for "future expansion" (and expense)! I already have the Baader CoolCeramic Herschel Wedge for white light solar views - to use with my Esprit 100 and now the Lunt scope. The wedge has additional ND filters for photographic use - which I've not needed (so far). For me, going HA, is already a big step up from only doing white light.

Simon

Re: Lunt LS60MT and Double Stack

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:41 am
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Thanks Simon for that and I only added the CaK unit, as another that has confirmed the reliability of many years issue.

With your additional wedge - much the same here and anticipate using it along with the Sodium Quark in the new obsy soon.
Excellent on your Esprit 100, where I have recently got my new Esprit 80 and both are excellent scopes.

Best wishes
Terry