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Coronado Personal Solar Telescope 0.5A

Coronado Personal Solar Telescope 0.5A

Once a year, Sky and Telescope magazine reviews new product introductions and through its rigorous evaluation process, identifies 25 items worthy of its prestigious "HOT Product 2011" award. Meade is proud to announce that our Coronado PST - Double Stack was chosen to receive this award. The fact that the PST was the only solar observation product chosen this year makes the award even more special. Sky and Telescope summarizes its review by stating that the double-stacked PST is "...in a class by it self..." Its optical performance is better than "... telescopes costing significantly more money".

The 0.5A 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.

Objective focal length 400 mm
Clear Aperture 40 mm
Wavelength of Operation 656.3 nm (H-alpha)
Nominal Spectral Bandwidth of Operation <0.5A
Blocking Efficiency 10-5
Internal optical re-focusing provides compatibility with most 1.25" eyepieces.
Built in Sun finder
fully multi-coated doublet
bottom thread 1/4-20 for standard fit to any photographic tripod
Dimensions of Main Body 15" L x 2.1" W x 3" H Weight 3lbs
20mm Kellner Eyepiece included with PST Scope

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Coronado Personal Solar Telescope 0.5A


Price: 1,449.00

Including VAT and Warranty ✔

This dedicated Double stacked Coronado PST Solar telescope with 0.5A bandpass is another step toward our goal of making it possible for everyone to "experience the Sun our way." View flares and prominences in real time with this superb sub angstrom and safe Ha Solar telescope.

Sub angstrom H-A systems have long been cost prohibitive for the amateur. Designs other than the Coronado are difficult to use because of temperature and F-Ratio requirements. Not only does this PST have a bandpass of <0.5 angstrom revealing even more surface detail, but it is also thermally stable and requires no more time to operate than putting in a eyepiece and adjusting the focus.

Coronado PST - Double-Stack chosen as a Sky and Telescope 25 HOT Products 2011

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