C-7 Home Page
Products & Services
1 December 2010 Lunt Products Welcomed to Company Seven.
The new SUNoculars and SUNocular-Mini binoculars were introduced by Lunt Solar Systems. These provide the user with a compact, convenient, and affordable means of safely observing aspects the Sun including Sun Spot activity (magnetic storms) or Planetary Transits. These were developed specifically with the impending Total Solar Eclipse of August 2017 in mind where millions of people across much of the USA will be able to observe this rare even.
Above: Lunt SUNocular solar binoculars shown at Company Seven, note the opaque solar filter elements over the objective lenses (79,574 bytes).
While the innovative SUNocular does at first glance appear similar to a conventional central focus roof-prism binocular however, the SUNoculars incorporate glass solar filter elements that so reduce the amount of light passing through that these are suitable solely for examining intensely bright objects such as the Sun. These filters are an integral component that cannot be removed (or lost) this the SUNocular cannot be employed for the observation of terrestrial objects. The light from the Sun is reduced to a comfortable 10⁻⁵ (0.00001 or 1/100,000th %) transmission, while any ultra-violet and infrared components of that light are completely and safely blocked.
The full size SUNocular is so compact and useful that Company Seven is stocking this, ordering the small 6x SUNocular-Mini only by request. This article profiles the SUNocular 8x model.
In 2010 Lunt Solar Systems of Tucson, Arizona and Company Seven agreed to offering their Hydrogen-Alpha Solar Filters and Solar Telescopes sold at Company Seven. This choice makes Company Seven most likely to be the only showroom environment in the Americas where one can visit to see DayStar, Lunt, Solarscope Ltd., Solar Spectrum, and other top line solar observing and imaging products routinely on display in the United States (if not all the Americas), while also meeting with highly competent experienced sales representatives.
Furthermore, in keeping with our Solar Saturday's social gatherings, our customers and visitors will have opportunities to see look through Lunt THå 60mm, THå 80mm, and occasionally larger aperture double stack systems at work outside our Laurel, Maryland showroom. Each of our Lunt solar telescopes can be configured for either 0.7Å or 0.5Å bandpass operation, so they are quite versatile. As we become better acquainted with the Lunt products we intend to dedicate more effort to host illustrated articles explaining these rarely seen systems at Company7.com. Of course we will invite feedback and additional images of the Sun from our Lunt customers too!
Above: Solar Observing Saturdays outside
Click on image to see enlarged view (219,009 byes).
Contents Copyright 2010-2016 Company Seven - All Rights Reserved