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Coronado PST - H-Alpha Personal Solar Telescope

B&H # COPST Mfr # PST
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You Pay: $599.00
Product Highlights
  • <1.0 Å Viewing System
  • 40mm Solar Telescope
  • 400mm f/10.0
  • 20mm 1.25" Eyepiece
  • Made in the USA

The PST or Personal Solar Telescope from Coronado provides stunning H-Alpha viewing of the sun - you can gaze for hours on end at the active red ball; from day to day it will perpetually offer an ever-changing array of prominences, active regions, filaments, as well as other surface details.

The PST is a 400mm f/10 solar viewing refractor with a 40mm objective. It's fitted with an H-Alpha solar viewing filter, and the thermally-stable system is tuned to <1.0 Å. Operating the PST is as easy as installing the eyepiece and focusing - within seconds you're ready to gaze in wide wonderment at the beauty, enormity, and intensity of the Sun's subtle (and some not-so-subtle) intricacies.

The PST features the same technology and quality that goes into a SolarMax telescope. However, at <1.0 Å it cannot reveal as much surface detail as the <0.7 Å SolarMax telescopes and filters. However - the PST certainly does offer well detailed solar viewing, it is extremely easy to set up and transport, and it does so with a very manageable price tag.

Standard 1/4"-20 tripod mount
20 mm 1.25" Kellner eyepiece included
Dedicated 400 mm f/10 <1.0 Å H-Alpha solar telescope reveals prominences, filaments, flares, surface details
Aperture - Objective Diameter 40 mm / 30 mm internal etalon
Focal Length 400 mm
Focal Ratio F/10
Bandwidth <1.0 Å
Thermal Stability 0.005 Å/°C
Safety Blocking >10-5 from EUV/IR
Finderscope None
Length 15.0" / 38.1 cm
Weight 3.11 lb / 1.41 kg
Coronado PST - H-Alpha Personal Solar Telescope
  • 20 mm 1.25" Kellner Eyepiece
  • Push-On Front & Rear Caps
  • Limited 5 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    CoronadoPST - H-Alpha Personal Solar Telescope
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Casual/ recreational (3)
          • Was this a gift?:
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        4.0

        Excellent H-alpha Solar Telescope

        By eightbits

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Easy To Use
        • Strong Construction
        • Widely Compatible Adapter

        Cons

        • Light
        • Subpar stock eyepiece

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Coronado PST - H-Alpha Personal Solar Telescope:

        This telescope provides excellent views of the Sun and its features. Given it is the low-end of the Coronado line of solar telescopes, it's performance is amazingly excellent. It is also very easy to use.

        The only cons for this telescope are:

        1) It is very small and light so it tends to wobble a bit while focusing and tuning which can make it annoying to do either. Additionally, significant wind can also cause wobbling even when not focusing and tuning. Given a good mount, this effect can be reduced quite a bit.

        2) The 20mm eyepiece that comes with it is adequate, but not the ideal eyepice for this telescope. Meade makes a 12mm eyepiece for their Coronado line that is superb for this scope. They don't need to include the 12mm eyepiece, but I wish they had bundled a better eyepiece with this scope. Even their 18mm eyepiece is significantly better than the 20mm that comes with it.

        Overall, I think this is an excellent scope for looking at the Sun. If you are just interested in being able to sneak a peek every once in a while, this is the right scope for you. If you are serious about studying the sun, you may want to consider one of their higher-end Coronado series scopes.

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        5.0

        High Quality

        By Al

        from northern NJ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Optics
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Bright Conditions

          Comments about Coronado PST - H-Alpha Personal Solar Telescope:

          Great little scope to look at the sun. Good constuction and easy to use.

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          5.0

          Looking for Icarus

          By Samnomad

          from Reno, Nevada

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Optics
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bright Conditions

            Comments about Coronado PST - H-Alpha Personal Solar Telescope:

            Now I can see sunspots with my own 'scope and prominences (at the edge of the sun). It is just in time to show the transit of Venus to the grandkids.
            The viewfinder is handy, but I have to point a little off center to actually see the sun. The sun is comfortably bright to my eyes, but too much for my cameras. I tried 2 USB microscope cameras and a Lumix camera. All overexposed. (Try manual exposure?)
            The price is great for what you get!

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