This is our best telescope for either Solar or Nighttime viewing. Easily change from daytime viewing (through etalons) to nighttime viewing (without etalons) in minutes!
Truly the most versatile Telescope on Earth.
The Lunt 130MT joins the Lunt Solar Systems New Modular Telescope line up, allowing you to enjoy the full range of Astronomical Observation with only one telescope.
With a high quality 130mm Triplet APO Objective (FPL 51), the Lunt 130mm MT is the largest commercially available MT system and is guaranteed to impress in any configuration and provide stunningly sharp and high contrast images.
In the Solar configurations enjoy H-alpha, Calcium-k, and White Light visual and imaging with a high quality that Lunt Solar Systems is known for.
The 130mm Triplet APO will be fully appreciated when you quickly and easily reconfigure the system to view and image Night (Moon, Planets, Galaxies) and Terrestrial objects.
Featuring Best in Class Resolution and Professional Grade Optics Configuration
- 130mm Triplet APO Refractor, Ohara FPL51
- > 9mm Image Size
- <.65a Bandpass (Single Stack)
- <.45a Bandpass (Double Stack)
- Use with: CaK and White Light Filters
- 910mm Focal Length
- 34” Overall Length
- Lead Time: 7-10 days Lead Time
All Lunt LS130MT solar telescopes require a blocking filter for Day use.
Which blocking filter is right for you?
- B1200 – for visual use
- B1800 – for larger field of view and imaging applications
- B3400 – for larger field of view and imaging applications with larger sensors
The B1200 and B1800 Diagonals can be ordered in standard (diagonal) or straight-thru. If you don’t designate which type you want in the notes field of check out, the default order will be for standard.
LS130MT Solar Telescope
The Lunt LS130MT solar telescope is a complete solar telescope. This refractor-based system has a precision-aligned triplet ED lens with a 130 mm aperture. Furthermore, the focal length is 910 mm, for an f/ratio of 7. Additionally, the coarse focus adjustment is made via a slide tube. While focusing is achieved with a high precision 2″ Starlight Feather Touch focuser with 10:1 reduction as standard equipment. Most importantly, an internal etalon with tune adjustment allows for a <0.65 Angstrom bandpass.
LFPT Internal Double Stack Module
Double stacking provides a truly enhanced, high definition view of the Sun’s surface details. It lowers the bandpass of the system from <0.65 Angstroms to <0.45 Angstroms. This will significantly make the surface features on the Sun “pop”! The Lunt LS130MT can be internally double-stacked at the time of purchase or anytime thereafter. The LS130MT does not need to be returned to the factory for double-stacking.You can purchase the LS130MT single stack telescope and subsequently, add the DSII internal double stack module to make it a double stack unit later. This will make it more affordable to purchase our best solar telescope and still have room for upgrades. Once you upgrade your Lunt LS130MT with the LFPT internal double stack module, you will be able to see the finer details on the Sun that were not previously visible.
LS130MT Nighttime Telescope
This is our best telescope for either Solar or Nighttime viewing. Easily change from daytime viewing (through etalons) to nighttime viewing (without etalons) in minutes! This scope gives you the best of both worlds. You’ll see granular details of the Sun and the best nighttime views without visual anomalies we have made. Now you can use one telescope for all your celestial viewing!
True Doppler Tuning
Importantly, True Doppler Tuning allows for a shift into and away from the user, adding a 3-D like component to the viewing experience. To be sure, it has minimal effect on proms due to their location at the edge of the disk, but it does have an effect on filaments and likewise the active regions on the surface. Also while looking at a filament at the center of the Sun, the user has the ability to Doppler shift from the base of the filament to the tip. In this way following the filament through it’s structure toward you and away from you. Amazingly, this allowing for enhanced visual and imaging capability for the observer as well as a research tool for the avid hobbyist. In addition the pressure tuning system provides an order of magnitude more precision to the tuning of the desired features.
LS130MT Solar Telescope Specifications: (single stacked)
- Optical Aperture: 130 mm
- Etalon: Internal <0.65 Angstrom (<0.45a Double Stacked)
- Tuning: Internal Pressure Tune (Doppler True Tuning)
- Focal Length: 910 mm
- F Ratio: F/7
- B1200, B1800 or B3400 Blocking Filter
- Focuser: 2″ Feather-Touch focuser with 10:1 reduction (2″ travel)
- Mounting Rings & Dovetail (9.5″)
- Includes: Tele-Vue Sol Searcher
- Tube length with blocking filter: 32″
- Storage: Aluminum finished hard case with fitted foam
- Weight: 25 lb
- Backing Plate & Focuser
- Sun Finder: Televue Sol Searcher
- Double Stack Module
- CaK Filter
- White Light Filter
The Lunt LS130MT is available for order today.
Estimated Lead Time : ~7-10 days
Latest solar news from NASA
Single Stack w/B1200 Diagonal Blocking Filter, Single Stack w/B1800 Diagonal Blocking Filter, Single Stack w/B3400 Straight-Thru Blocking Filter, Double Stack w/B1200 Diagonal Blocking Filter, Double Stack w/ B1800 Diagonal Blocking Filter, Double Stack w/B3400 Straight-Thru Blocking Filter
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