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Home Telescopes Coronado Solar Telescopes Coronado Personal Solar Telescope & Case
The Personal Solar Telescope (PST) is the world's most popular telescope to observe the Sun. This 40mm diameter highly portable dedicated solar telescope features an excellent 1.0 Angstrom bandpass for amazing surface detail. Study of the solar disk is now within the reach of the amateur astronomer. The PST will show you the dynamic, ever changing prominences at the edge of the Sun as well as filaments and other surface details in amazing detail, all in the brilliant and distinctive red color of hydrogen-alpha light. Study of the solar disk is now within the reach of the amateur astronomer. The PST represents the same technology and quality that goes into a SolarMax series telescope available to the new solar astronomer at the cost of some single premium eyepieces. 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, with eyepiece. Tripod not included. Mounting options include use on a standard photo tripod (scope is threaded for a standard camera 1/4-20 mounting bolt), use of a Coronado Malta table top tripod (sold separately). Supplied complete with a hard case with die cut foam for transport and storage.
The PST represents the same technology and quality that goes into a SolarMax series telescope, but with a few unique design characteristics that allow us to offer it for less than some premium eyepieces. The PST will show you prominences, active regions, filaments, as well as other surface details. At <1.0 angstrom, this latest version has superior durable lens coatings designed for increased contrast. Specifications:Objective focal length 400 mmClear Aperture 40 mmWavelength of Operation 656.3 nm (H-alpha)Nominal Spectral Bandwidth of Operation <1.0ABlocking Efficiency 10-5 Internal optical re-focusing provides compatibility with most 1.25" eyepieces.Built in Sun finder fully multi-coated doubletbottom thread 1/4-20 for standard fit to any photographic tripodDimensions of Main Body 15" L x 2.1" W x 3" H Weight 3lbs 20mm Kellner Eyepiece included with PST ScopeHard case with die cut foam