The New Lunt 80 mm Universal Telescope is a powerhouse modular telescope, taking one of Lunt Solar Systems most popular sized telescopes and making it even more functional! At 80mm Aperture, with a FPL53 Doublet Lens, the 80 mm Universal Telescope is a precision aligned ED refractor that is made to impress whether you are chasing the Sun’s active regions or sifting through the stars of the milky way.

In Hydrogen Alpha configuration single stack mode, the 80 mm Universal Telescope provides excellent viewing prowess at <.65 Å bandpass with Lunt’s renowned Doppler True Tuning (pressure tuned) system. But don’t sleep on its capabilities simply because the Sun goes down!

And after sunset, let the stars and planets shine! Conversion from hydrogen alpha mode has never been easier: Remove the hydrogen alpha module (and attached pressure tuner) from your telescope optical tube assembly (OTA), and replace with the focuser of your choice.

Configuring your telescope

Blocking filter Options

The Lunt 80 mm Universal Telescope is supplied with the customers choice of blocking filter (a component between the focuser and the eyepiece that is used in solar viewing).

The size of the blocking filter determines the size of the field you can see, and for large camera sensors, a small blocking filter may result in vignetting, meaning the corners of the sensor will not receive the required quantity of light.

  • 12mm in a 2″ diagonal or straight-through tube configuration
  • 18mm in a 2″ diagonal or straight-through tube configuration

Focuser Options

The Lunt 130MT Modular telescope is currently supplied wth a 2″ Rack and Pinion focuser.

Feather Touch focusers are also available but due to the long lead times these are shipped separately. Contact Sidereal Trading if you equire a Feature Touch focuser.

Optional Extras (sold separately)

Double Stack filter module

The Double Stack module narrows the bandpass for solar viewing from <0.65 Angstroms to <0.45 Angstroms. This enables you to see significantly sharper details on the sun and in the corona.

White light solar wedge

The white light (or Herschel) wedge is an optical method of passing all frequencies of light but attenuating (dimming) them, so the sun’s image is safe to view (with a Hydrogen Alpha filter). Most of the light is not sent towards the observer, but downwards to the bottom of the diagonal. This can make the diagonal hot to the touch.

Polarising filter for white light

A Polarising Filter will help control the brightness of the Sun’s image when using a Lunt White Light Wedge visually.

Calcium K wedge

A Calcium K wedge enables the viewer to observe the sun through an entirely different wavelength of light – near ultraviolet. This is especially suited to a camera as the human eye is not very sensitive to this frequency.

Other Optional Accessories:

Lunt 80 mm Telescope Specifications

Telescope Type Universal Day and Night
Universal Capabilities H-alpha, CaK, White Light, Lunar, Planetary, Deep Space, Terrestrial.
Aperture 80 mm Native
Objective Type Professional Grade ED Doublet
Objective Material FPL53
Objective Coating Ion Assist Broadband AR
Focal Ratio F/7
Focal Length 560 mm
Focuser Options Dual Speed Lunt Crayford, Dual Speed Rack and Pinion, or Dual Speed Feather Touch
Mounting CNC Mounting Rings and Vixen Style Dovetail
Storage Aluminium Finished Hard Case with Fitted Foam
H-alpha Etalon Type Modular
Etalon Wavelength 656.28 nm
Etalon Bandpass <0.65 Å Single Stack, <0.45 Å Double Stack
Etalon Material UV Grade Fused Silica
Telescope Weight 9.25lbs
Etalon Tuning Doppler True Barometric Pressure Tuning
Doppler Shifting Instant
Blocking Filter Size 12 mm, 18 mm Diagonal (Straight Through also available)
Blocking Filter Bandpass 2.2 Å
Sun Finder TeleVue Sol Searcher compatible
CaK* Filter Type Rear Mount CaK Diagonal
Filter Sizes 12 mm, 18 mm, Diagonal and Straight Through
Filter Wavelength 393.4 nm
Filter Bandpass 2.2 Å
White Light* Filter Type Front Mount Film Filter, Rear Mount White Light Wedge
Filter Bandpass Broadband White Light. AR/UV Blocking
Theoretical Max Magnification 140 x

Package includes:

  • Lunt 80 mm Universal Day & Night OTA
  • Ring set assembly (with dovetail & Red Dot Sun Finder handle)
  • Hard case with custom foam insert

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    Lunt 80mm Universal Day and Night Telescope

    SKU: N/A

    $10,059.00$10,955.00

    Lead time 8 to 12 week

    The New Lunt 80 mm Universal Telescope is a powerhouse modular telescope, taking one of Lunt Solar Systems most popular sized telescopes and making it even more functional! At 80mm Aperture, with a FPL53 Doublet Lens, the 80 mm Universal Telescope is a precision aligned ED refractor that is made to impress whether you are chasing the Sun’s active regions or sifting through the stars of the milky way.

    In Hydrogen Alpha configuration single stack mode, the 80 mm Universal Telescope provides excellent viewing prowess at <.65 Å bandpass with Lunt’s renowned Doppler True Tuning (pressure tuned) system. But don’t sleep on its capabilities simply because the Sun goes down!

    And after sunset, let the stars and planets shine! Conversion from hydrogen alpha mode has never been easier: Remove the hydrogen alpha module (and attached pressure tuner) from your telescope optical tube assembly (OTA), and replace with the focuser of your choice.

    Configuring your telescope

    Blocking filter Options

    The Lunt 80 mm Universal Telescope is supplied with the customers choice of blocking filter (a component between the focuser and the eyepiece that is used in solar viewing).

    The size of the blocking filter determines the size of the field you can see, and for large camera sensors, a small blocking filter may result in vignetting, meaning the corners of the sensor will not receive the required quantity of light.

    • 12mm in a 2″ diagonal or straight-through tube configuration
    • 18mm in a 2″ diagonal or straight-through tube configuration

    Focuser Options

    The Lunt 130MT Modular telescope is currently supplied wth a 2″ Rack and Pinion focuser.

    Feather Touch focusers are also available but due to the long lead times these are shipped separately. Contact Sidereal Trading if you equire a Feature Touch focuser.

    Optional Extras (sold separately)

    Double Stack filter module

    The Double Stack module narrows the bandpass for solar viewing from <0.65 Angstroms to <0.45 Angstroms. This enables you to see significantly sharper details on the sun and in the corona.

    White light solar wedge

    The white light (or Herschel) wedge is an optical method of passing all frequencies of light but attenuating (dimming) them, so the sun’s image is safe to view (with a Hydrogen Alpha filter). Most of the light is not sent towards the observer, but downwards to the bottom of the diagonal. This can make the diagonal hot to the touch.

    Polarising filter for white light

    A Polarising Filter will help control the brightness of the Sun’s image when using a Lunt White Light Wedge visually.

    Calcium K wedge

    A Calcium K wedge enables the viewer to observe the sun through an entirely different wavelength of light – near ultraviolet. This is especially suited to a camera as the human eye is not very sensitive to this frequency.

    Other Optional Accessories:

    Lunt 80 mm Telescope Specifications

    Telescope Type Universal Day and Night
    Universal Capabilities H-alpha, CaK, White Light, Lunar, Planetary, Deep Space, Terrestrial.
    Aperture 80 mm Native
    Objective Type Professional Grade ED Doublet
    Objective Material FPL53
    Objective Coating Ion Assist Broadband AR
    Focal Ratio F/7
    Focal Length 560 mm
    Focuser Options Dual Speed Lunt Crayford, Dual Speed Rack and Pinion, or Dual Speed Feather Touch
    Mounting CNC Mounting Rings and Vixen Style Dovetail
    Storage Aluminium Finished Hard Case with Fitted Foam
    H-alpha Etalon Type Modular
    Etalon Wavelength 656.28 nm
    Etalon Bandpass <0.65 Å Single Stack, <0.45 Å Double Stack
    Etalon Material UV Grade Fused Silica
    Telescope Weight 9.25lbs
    Etalon Tuning Doppler True Barometric Pressure Tuning
    Doppler Shifting Instant
    Blocking Filter Size 12 mm, 18 mm Diagonal (Straight Through also available)
    Blocking Filter Bandpass 2.2 Å
    Sun Finder TeleVue Sol Searcher compatible
    CaK* Filter Type Rear Mount CaK Diagonal
    Filter Sizes 12 mm, 18 mm, Diagonal and Straight Through
    Filter Wavelength 393.4 nm
    Filter Bandpass 2.2 Å
    White Light* Filter Type Front Mount Film Filter, Rear Mount White Light Wedge
    Filter Bandpass Broadband White Light. AR/UV Blocking
    Theoretical Max Magnification 140 x

    Package includes:

    • Lunt 80 mm Universal Day & Night OTA
    • Ring set assembly (with dovetail & Red Dot Sun Finder handle)
    • Hard case with custom foam insert

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    Optional Products

      Need Expert Advice?

      Visual Astronomy, Astrophotography, Microscopy and Macro Photography can be a little complicated sometimes as there are a lot of options. If you'd like to check something before you purchase just let us know and we'd be happy to help!

      Enquire now or call us (03) 9042 2293