Brand: Coronado Telescope

Coronado Personal Solar Telescope (PST)

709942995015

Brand: Coronado Telescope

Coronado Personal Solar Telescope (PST)

709942995015

The Personal Solar Telescope is a legendary little scope. It's only 40mm of aperture, and still one of the best ways to get some great hydrogen-alpha views or images of the sun.
  • Specialized "H-alpha" solar telescope safely reveals dramatic prominences, flares, filaments, granularity, plages, and other solar phenomena
  • The Meade/Coronado PST is the most affordable hydrogen-alpha solar telescope on the market
  • Internal etalon filter transmits only hydrogen-alpha light (656.3nm), with a bandpass of <1.0 Angstrom for great solar views
  • Internal blocking filters reject all unwanted and harmful radiation, for completely safe viewing

Weighs only 3 lbs., so requires only a small telescope mount or sturdy camera tripod for support

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Why we love the Coronado Personal Solar Telescope (PST)

This is a great 40mm solar telescope. It will delivery beautiful views of our local star in stunning h-alpha. This etalon is tuned to focus on hydrogen, the most abundant element of our sun, and to limit any other light. What that means is that you'll get gorgeous views of the surface of the sun, along with any flares and prominences. If you want to get a little more out of it, you can add a second etalon and double stack this to see even more detail on the surface of the sun. We've had some success using this scope to image, but we think of it as more of a visual scope.

Product Description

The Sun's got a lot going on, and the Meade Coronado Personal Solar Telescope will show it to you. By zeroing in on the far end of the Sun's visible light spectrum - the hydrogen-alpha line at 656.3nm to be exact - the PST reveals a star rolling with violent, ever-changing activity. Best of all, the PST's innovative design allows H-alpha solar viewing for a breakthrough price.

With the PST you will witness eruptions in the solar atmosphere called flares and the dramatic streamers known as prominences that shoot out from the Sun's edge. You'll also see a solar disk mottled with granularity and dark, snaking filaments. Active regions containing migrating sunspots and bright, irregularly shaped plages add to the incredible detail. This compact 40mm f/10 refractor houses a special filter called an etalon, which transmits only the primary wavelength of light emitted by hydrogen (656.3nm) in the solar chromosphere, where all the action occurs. A bandpass of less than 1.0 Angstrom allows the viewing of surface features and activity that get washed out with wider-bandpass filters.

The telescope is just 15" long and weighs only 3 lbs., so it needs only a small telescope mount or a sturdy camera tripod for support. A 1/4" -20 mounting socket under the scope's rear housing provides the attachment point.

The PST will show you how dynamic our nearest star really is, with some surface phenomena changing over several minutes time! Get a Meade Coronado Personal Solar telescope today and get in on the action!

Features a 40mm diameter dedicated Ha optical system with 30mm internal etalon primary blocking filter and incorporated focuser and bandpass fine adjustment controls and built in solar viewfinder. 400mm focal length, f/10 focal ratio, and includes an 18mm Plössl eyepiece. Tripod not included.

The gold CEMAX eyepieces can also be purchased separately. A focusing knob keeps the image sharp and a tuning collar allows the contrast to be adjusted on selected surface details. A clever Sun-finder window near the eyepiece provides a safe way to aim the telescope.

Mounting options include use on a standard photo tripod (scope is threaded for a standard camera 1/4-20 mounting bolt), Infinity AZS, or the Meade DSM mount with computerized Autostar and GOTO technology. A custom hard case is available separately.

Warranty note: Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for five years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.

What can I see with a Coronado Personal Solar Telescope (PST)?

Here are some simulated views of common objects. Results with your telescope will vary with viewing conditions, obrits, equipment and more.

Jupiter with

18mm Eyepiece - 22x Magnification

(Included with This Telescope)

Jupiter with

10mm Eyepiece - 40x Magnification

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Jupiter with

5mm Eyepiece - 80x Magnification

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Moon with 18mm Eyepiece

22x Magnification

(Included with This Telescope)

Moon with 10mm Eyepiece

40x Magnification

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Moon with 5mm Eyepiece

80x Magnification

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Andromeda with 36mm Eyepiece

11x Magnification

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Andromeda with 18mm Eyepiece

22x Magnification

(Included with This Telescope)

Andromeda with 10mm Eyepiece

40x Magnification

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Specifications

Best for viewing Solar
User level Intermediate
Optical design Refractor
Optical diameter 40mm
Focal length 400mm
Focal rati f/10.0
Glass material
Crown / Flint
Eyepieces Plossl 18.0mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces 22x
Resolving power 2.90*sec
Lowest useful magnification 6x
Highest useful magnification 80x
Highest theoretical magnification 80x
Limiting stellar magnitude 10.7
Optical quality Diffraction limited
Finder scope None
Focuser Internal
Mount type Optical Tube without Mount
Latitude range
9-72
Tube material Aluminum
Length of optical tube
15.0 in.
Weight, optical tube 3.0 lbs.
T-max tuner No
Additional included accessories
  • Built in Sun-Finder to help center the sun
Other features
  • Bandpass of <1.0 Angstrom for high contrast views
  • Weights only 3-lbs
  • Attaches to photo tripods
  • Contrast tuning adjustment ring
Warranty Five year

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Coronado PST

Excellent scope, deliver was amazingly fast! Great people to deal with. Great job.

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