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Lunt Adapter Plates

Lunt Adapter Plates

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Adapter Plates: The adapter plate serves as the intermediary between your telescope and the solar filter, ensuring a secure and light-tight connection. Given the diversity in telescope designs and sizes, a one-size-fits-all approach does not apply. This is where the necessity for precise measurements comes into play. The adapter plate must be manufactured to match the exact diameter of your telescope’s front end or dew shield. This precision ensures that the solar filter is perfectly centered and secured, eliminating any chance of light leakage.

How to Take Precise Measurements

  1. Identify the Measurement Points: For most telescopes, you'll measure the outer diameter of the telescope's front end or the dew shield. This is where the adapter plate will be attached.

  2. Use the Right Tools: A flexible measuring tape or a caliper is ideal for obtaining an accurate measurement. These tools can conform to the telescope’s shape and provide a precise diameter reading.

  3. Measure in Millimeters: Precision is key, so it's best to measure in millimeters. This level of detail ensures the adapter plate will be manufactured to the exact specifications required for a secure fit.

  4. Double-Check Your Measurements: To avoid any errors, measure at least twice. It’s a simple step that can save a lot of time and ensure your equipment is correctly fitted.

Ordering Your Custom Adapter Plate

When you’re ready to order your custom adapter plate, be prepared to provide the precise measurements you’ve taken. Most manufacturers or specialized retailers will request this information during the ordering process. Clearly indicate the exact diameter of your telescope’s front end or dew shield in millimeters. This detail allows the manufacturer to create an adapter plate that fits your telescope perfectly, ensuring a safe and effective solar observation setup.

The Value of Customization

Investing the time to take precise measurements and customize your solar observation equipment pays off by enhancing the overall experience. Not only does it maximize the safety and functionality of your setup, but it also ensures that you get the most out of your solar viewing sessions. Observing the sun’s dynamic surface and events like solar flares and prominences becomes a seamless and awe-inspiring experience with the right, perfectly fitted equipment.

In summary, the journey into solar observation is one of precision and preparation. By taking accurate measurements and customizing your setup with the right solar filter and adapter plate, you embark on a safe and spectacular astronomical adventure.

Ordering and Manufacturing

When ordering a custom adapter plate, providing the exact measurements of your telescope is crucial for a perfect fit. The manufacturing time of 2 to 3 weeks mentioned reflects the custom nature of these components. Planning ahead, especially if you're aiming to observe specific solar events, is essential due to this lead time.

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Sizes Available

LUNT Adapter-Plate LS50/60FHa for up to 80mmØ
LUNT Adapter-Plate LS50/60FHa to 81 - 100mm Ø
LUNT Adapter-Plate LS50/60FHa to 101 - 120mm Ø
LUNT Adapter-Plate LS50/60FHa to 121 - 140mm Ø
LUNT Adapter-Plate LS50/60FHa to 141 - 160mm Ø
LUNT Adapter-Plate LS50/60FHa to 161 - 180mm Ø
LUNT Adapter-Plate LS50/60FHa to 181 - 200mm Ø
LUNT Adapter-Plate LS50/60FHa to 201 - 225mm Ø
LUNT Adapter-Plate LS50/60FHa to 226 - 250mm Ø
LUNT Adapter-Plate LS100FHa for up to 120mm Ø
LUNT Adapter-Plate LS100FHa to 121 - 140mm Ø
LUNT Adapter-Plate LS100FHa to 141 - 160mm Ø
LUNT Adapter-Plate LS100FHa to 161 - 180mm Ø
LUNT Adapter-Plate LS100FHa to 181 - 200mm Ø
LUNT Adapter-Plate LS100FHa to 201 - 225mm Ø
LUNT Adapter-Plate LS100FHa to 226 - 250mm Ø
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