When my Lunt telescope arrived, it was February and not a lot of sunny days in Seattle. But, the skies parted and the sun was out. I was finally able to go outside with the Lunt on the tripod and try it out. The Sol-Searcher made it very easy to point at the sun.
I followed the instructions to focus first before pressure tuning. But the focusing just didn’t seem to work. I then noticed that the rubber band was slipping and not turning anything. I then remember a screw that was in the box so got that. It turns out to be a focus lock screw. I used that move the helical style focuser but never got it to focus. I tried pressure tuning but nothing really changed the appearance of the sun and no details. It was cool to see the sun but not what I was expecting.
I gave up and looked closer at the telescope that night. I noticed a line on the focuser but it was under the telescope. I then realized the clamshell could be rotated so that made more sense to have the line visible from above.
In the process of figuring out how everything screwed together, I realized the the blocking filter didn’t have to be pushed all the way into the focuser before locking it in place.
I will test that next time the sun is out.