Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Blog area has moved...

Hi to all.

I wanted to put a post up to remind everyone that the new blog can now be located on the Lunt Solar website at

Please update your links.

The link can also be found on the left hand side of the Lunt Solar main page under "blog and community"

All the blogs from this area have been migrated over..

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Image thru Un-obstructed LS75F

Savio was kind enough to send in an image taken thru one of the special edition single stack LS75F's.
The image was taken via one of David Leong's 15 year old students, and although the filter had only just arrived, the initial shots are very good. I am looking forward to seeing just how good these images will get after a little practive with the filter..
The image was taken the the Lunt 75F mounted on a TMB 80-480 with 2X Barlow, and a DMK21AU04.AS
Unfortunately we sold out of these special edition 75s. There has been many querries for doublestacking the several we sold, and from people who have recently heard about the filters and were looking for availability..
Lunt Solar will be offering limited edition filters throughout the year. These filters will be announced in the upcoming community area of the website (coming next week). Our next special will certainly be a popular one. But, once their gone, their are gone.. At this time there are no plans to release the LS75F Un-obstructed as a standard product and we are not accepting orders for future limited runs ;)
I will be updating the status on the much anticipated LS152T later this week...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Inside Tucson Business Article

Inside Tucson Business Magazine is a local business oriented weekly publication in Tucson.

They recently came out for an interview and a chance to look thru some of the Lunt Solar scopes. Here is the beginning of the article.....

"Of all the beauty in nature that people take notice of in a day, the largest thing in our solar system may be the most ignored: the sun.

Mothers have always warned their children not to look directly into the sun – and for good reason.
In all of its massive power and size the light given off by the huge burning ball of gas is enough to cause serious eye damage.

For those who don’t want listen to their moms’ advice, Lunt Solar Systems is happy to oblige......."

To read the entire article click here:

Image courtesy of Eduard Garcia..

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The One Thousand Dollar Giveaway!!!

The small contest we were running was closed at the end of 2009.
Thanks to everyone who submitted some great stories and images!!
We will be announcing the top winners over the next week or so, and will be including their submissions in this blog.
All recipients of the Lunt Gift Cards will be contacted via e-mail after their submissions have been posted..
Check back to see is your entry was chosen...
And PLEASE.. Keep the stories, event, and images coming in. We really look forward to receiving them.

Hola from PERU!! (Part 2)

So I live in small town outside Pucallpa Peru called San Jose.

There are probably 500 families that live in the town.
Here is a picture of our house.
It is a 3 bedroom with a tin roof.

The fruit trees that surround it have fruit almost all year. It is wonderful until a piece lands on the roof. BOOM !!! and you jump out of your skin.
We have gotten used to it and now I really like the sound when it rains.

See You at NEAF April 17th & 18th

Just a quick heads up that we will be attending the 2010 NEAF Astronomy Show on April 17th & 18th.

We invite everyone to attend this premier event where we will be displaying and demo'ing our latest Solar Products and Accessories.

For more information visit:

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Image by Eduard Garcia-Ribera

This image is one a few that were sent in by Eduard Garcia-Ribera a few days ago.

Our thanks goes out to Eduard for providing excellent images taken thru an LS100T.

Many may recognize this active region of just a short while ago. We certainly hope that the images will continue to be sent in as the Sun becomes more and more active..

To see more images by Eduard and/or to submit your own images for our photo gallery please visit the Lunt Solar Image Gallery at

We look forward to, and really appreciate, these amazing contributions... Thanks!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Nice Lift Off Today

We're back in the office !!!

I hope everyone had a chance to view the Sun at would be about 2:30 thru 3:30PM (Arizona Time).

A very nice prominence has been evolving all day, swirling and changing shapes. I have been testing since early this morning and have really enjoyed watching the transformations. I suspect that this is a precursor to an active region that is going to be rotating around in the next day or so :)

At about 3:oopm, it lifted off the surface and continued to move further and further away. I was amazed at how far it was from the Sun's surface, and yet was still very bright.

Upon setting up an LS60T/PT, I was able to see why.

An extremely thin tail was still "feeding" the cloud from the surface. By rotating the PT, you could actually follow the tail from the surface of the Sun thru the sky and into the suspended cloud of gas.

At 3:30pm I noted that the tail had broken, and as you would suspect, the gas cooled quickly.

It is certainly a reminder of the "good old days" that are quickly coming back, and we are all looking forward to the decade of 2010 which will be better known as the decade of Solar Maximum..

Lots of blogs to get entered. I am just finishing up the Community Area of the new site and will be importing the current blogs into the new format.

Some very exciting news is brewing for the solar enthusiast, so keep posted to the news and events section which will now be updated every few days..