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Say hello to my big fat solar LASS


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Well I finally done it !!. I modded my Lunt LS60T. Its now a Celestronically enhanced 152mm solar scope.

I've been modding scopes with my pst for a few months and have aquired a few fracs to mod. A few weeks ago I picked up a Celestron C6-R refractor, and had a desire to combine it with my LS60T to create a solar monster. I had read about these LASSes ( Large Aperture Single Stack ) on another well known solar forum, and really wanted to build one for myself.

So here she is, in all her glory.

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I had to build a cradle to support the Lunt and devise a method of aligning the optical path, so I mounted the Lunt in guidescope rings for fully adjustable collimation.

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Other views of the Lunt

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This big girl weighs in at 31lbs and is 60" tall when fully assembled, and YES, she is riding on a CG5-GT. :eek: And it slewed and tracked the sun for 4 hours without complaining. :p

I'll post the first light pics in the solar imaging section.

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