New Solar Scope LS80MTB1800C - unboxing!

Living in Cyprus, there is plenty of sun (except at the moment, the weathers been really bad this winter). I had originally tried my first solar attempts using a white light Astrozap filter on both a Bresser AR90/500 and on a Celestron Edge 11.

Detail levels through those setups were low, probably due to the white light filter and also using a one shot colour camera.

So, I decided to treat myself to a proper solar scope.

The one I got was the Lunt LS80MTB1800C, which is;

  • 80mm aperture, ED, FPL53 glass

  • 560mm focal length

  • Crayford Focuser

  • Single Stack Pressure Tuned Etalon

  • B1800 blocking filter, with 1.25" eyepiece/camera holder and T2 threads

  • Solar finder built into carry handle

To accompany the scope, I also purchased an ASI174mm planetary mono camera.

The scope is modular (MT in model name), and this means that I can remove all the solar elements, and replace with an optional focuser. I purchased the optional Crayford focus version. This converts the scope to a night scope.

So looking forward to getting this up and running.

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