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    Lunt Solar Systems LS35THa 35mm <0.75A H-Alpha Telescope Specifications...

    Since I am tired of trying to compete with the light pollution, and want to also try solar viewing and photography I was wondering if this is good start?

    I have found some reviews of the LS35THalpha and it seems its a great scope, better than the PST.

    For about $499 plus shipping, I am thinking of getting this in the near future - any information on the ability to get good focus with a DSLR and or a webcam/ccd?

    Currently I cannot afford the $2000+ LUNT or Coronado 60mm systems.





    • Aperture: 35mm Unobstructed Front Mounted Etalon
    • Band Pass: <0.75 Angstroms
    • Focal Length: 207mm
    • Blocking Filter: 4mm; Full Disk Image up to 400mm Focal
    • 1.25" helical focuser , all normal 1.25" eyepieces can be used
    • Biggest tube diameter = 62,00 mm
    • Main tube diameter 55,5 mm
    • Tube length without blocking filter : 340 mm
    • Tube length with blocking filter : 415 mm
    • Weight without holder 1800 grams
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    Gus,

    With my very limited knowledge of solar scopes (don't have one, have viewed through a few.) I discovered that they are completely different in capabilities. (kinda' like telescopes on steroids!) By viewing the different options etc it is one of those things that "seeing is believing!". Personally I would want to physically see the results of the different types before I laid out the cash. The Lunt's and Coronado's I have viewed through were stunning! However I couldn't begin to tell you which options those had.

    We have a few user here so will be interested in what they have and recommend.
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    This review might be of use ?

    http://www.stephenramsden.com/solara...a%20review.pdf

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    Thanks guys,
    yes that was one I read Pete thanks for posting that many will find it useful although it doesn't compare it with bigger scopes, or double stacked ones.

    One review from OptCorp:
    Fun Scope
    Fun, easy to use and highly portable solar scope. Huge prominance visible the first time I used it. Filaments, plage and orange peel effect easily viewable. In my opinion, this scope delivers an image that is clearer and easier to view than the competitors comparable model which I tried out before purchasing the Lunt. The helical focuser is exceptionally smooth. Sol Searcher finder is a nice addition.
    In hindsight, I should have just purchased the basic model. The 10mm eyepiece that comes with the deluxe is ok, but nothing special. The adjustable rings aren't necessary unless you're buying 2 for binoviewing. The deluxe model includes a short dovetail, but not long enough for balancing the scope for dSLR imaging. As it is, the LS35THa is very lightweight. I am using a Scopestuff EQD6 dovetail and 2-1/4 socket cap screws that allow for a great range of balancing on my EQ mount.
    The only cons would be no case at this price range, although the shipping box is ok for transporting. Sometimes the diagonal wants to come unscrewed where it fits into the scope and needs retightening.
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