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Lunt Solar Systems: Equipment Essentials by Observation Type

Lunt Solar Systems: Equipment Essentials by Observation Type

LUNT Solar Systems is a reputable American manufacturer of high quality Dedicated Solar Telescopes, Universal Telescopes (for both Day/Night use), Solar Filters and accessories, which allow you to embark on a journey of Solar, Celestial, and/or Terrestrial viewing.

Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or a curious beginner, it's essential to ensure that you have the required equipment - for Safety purposes.

The following guide indicates the specific Lunt equipment that is either required, recommended and/or optional for different viewing types, whether it be Solar viewing (Hydrogen-Alpha, Calcium-K, and White Light), Celestial viewing, or Terrestrial viewing. 

Viewing Type: Hydrogen-Alpha (H-Alpha)

Viewing Type: Hydrogen-Alpha (H-Alpha) - Image of the Sun

Hydrogen-Alpha (H-Alpha) Equipment Essentials

Required

Recommended

Accessories

Lunt Universal Day & Night OTA

Sol Searcher (standard on some Lunt OTAs)

Lunt H-alpha Double Stack Module

Lunt H-alpha Module

Lunt Zoom Eyepiece

Lunt PC1: Computer Controlled Pressure Tuning

Lunt Blocking Filter

Tracking Mount

Barlow Lens

Standard Eyepiece

BinoViewer

Dovetail

Mount

 

Viewing Type: Calcium-K (CaK)

Viewing Type: Calcium-K (CaK) - Image of the Sun

Calcium-K (CaK) Equipment Essentials

Required

Recommended

Accessories

Lunt Universal Day & Night OTA

Sol Searcher (standard on some Lunt OTAs)

Barlow Lens

Lunt CaK Rear Module

Lunt Zoom Eyepiece

BinoViewer

Standard Eyepiece

Tracking Mount

Dovetail

Mount

 

Viewing Type: White Light

Viewing Type: White Light - Image of the Sun

White Light Equipment Essentials

Required

Recommended

Accessories

Lunt Universal Day & Night OTA

Sol Searcher (standard on some Lunt OTAs)

Barlow Lens

Front Mount or Rear Mount White Light Filter or Wedge

Lunt Zoom Eyepiece

BinoViewer

Polarizing Filter

Tracking Mount

Standard Star Diagonal (If using front mount filter)

Standard Eyepiece

Dovetail

Mount

 

Viewing Type: Lunar, Planetary, Deep Space

Viewing Type: Lunar, Planetary, Deep Space - Image of the Moon
Viewing Type: Lunar, Planetary, Deep Space - Nebulae Image

Lunar, Planetary, Deep Space Equipment Essentials

Required

Recommended

Accessories

Lunt Universal Day & Night OTA

Red Dot Finder

Coma Corrector (for larger OTAs)

Standard Star Diagonal

Go-To Mount

Light Pollution Filter

Standard Eyepiece

Lunt Zoom Eyepiece

BinoViewer

Dovetail

Mount

 

Viewing Type: Terrestrial

Viewing Type: Terrestrial - Birding Image
Viewing Type: Terrestrial - Deer Image

Terrestrial Equipment Essentials

Required

Recommended

Accessories

Lunt Universal Day & Night OTA

Lunt Zoom Eyepiece

Standard Image Erecting Diagonal (45 degree recommended)

BinoViewer

Standard Eyepiece

Dovetail

Manual Mount

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