Coronado SolarMax II 60 60mm f/6.6 H-alpha Double-Stack Solar Telescope (15mm Blocking, OTA Only)

Coronado 60mm SolarMax II Double Stack Solar Telescope Kit (15mm Blocking Filter)

Coronado 60mm SolarMax II Double Stack Solar Telescope Kit (15mm Blocking Filter)

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Coronado 60mm SolarMax II Double Stack Solar Telescope Kit (15mm Blocking Filter)

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Coronado SolarMax II 60 60mm f/6.6 H-alpha Double-Stack Solar Telescope (15mm Blocking, OTA Only) Sky-Watcher Sky-Watcher AllView Mount Losmandy V-Series Dovetail Plate (4") Coronado 60mm SolarMax II Double Stack Solar Telescope Kit (15mm Blocking Filter)

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  • 60mm Solar Viewing Refractor
  • 400mm Focal Length, f/6.6 Focal Ratio
  • Double-Stacked Filter System
  • 15mm Blocking Filter
  • RichView Tuning Assembly
  • 0.5 Angstrom Bandpass
  • Sky-Watcher AllView Mount
  • Motorized Computer-Guided Go-To Mount
  • 42,900 Object Database Hand Controller
  • Adjustable-Height Steel Tripod
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  • 1Description

B&H assembled the 60mm SolarMax II Double Stack Solar Telescope Kit to give users a complete observation platform with which to safely view the Sun. The kit includes the Coronado SolarMax II 60mm Double Stack Solar Solar Telescope and the Sky-Watcher AllView computer-controlled motorized mount.

  • Coronado SolarMax II 60 60mm f/6.6 H-alpha Double-Stack Solar Telescope (15mm Blocking, OTA Only)

    Coronado's versatile SolarMax II 60 60mm f/6.6 H-alpha Double-Stack Solar Telescope is calibrated for the hydrogen-alpha wavelength, and comes equipped with their RichView tuning system. This system allows direct adjustment of the primary etalon filter enabling it to be tuned up or down from the 6562.8Å wavelength for highlighting specific zones of the chromosphere and to compensate for Doppler shift that can pull prominences and other features off-band and affect views. Tuning areas of concentration back on-band, allows for higher-contrast views of prominences on the solar limb.

    Its primary internal etalon provides a bandpass of 0.7Å which will reveal prominences in high contrast. Prominences generally appear larger with this size filter than in narrower bandwidths. This version of the SolarMax II comes with a secondary etalon that fits on the front of the OTA and narrows the bandpass to 0.5 Angstroms. At this bandpass, surface contrast is improved versus wider bandpasses. This ability to change the bandpass allows users to see more areas of the Sun than with a single-etalon solar scope. Complementing the etalon filters is a rear 90° 15mm blocking filter. This secondary filter further isolates the H-alpha wavelength for better views. While a smaller blocking filter would suffice, Coronado includes this larger option to allow the use of eyepieces with larger field-stop diameters to be used without vignetting occurring, as might be seen with smaller filters, which would interfere with the field of view

    The SolarMax II is offered here without a mount or tripod, but comes with a wide clamshell mounting ring that is outfitted with a 1/4"-20 socket for attachment onto many photo/video/field tripods or on piggyback rigs, or an optional Vixen-style dovetail plate is available for use with conventional alt-az, EQ, or motorized telescope mounts.

    Optics
    • 60mm aperture
    • f/6.6 focal ratio
    • 400mm focal length
    • Refractor-style lens configuration
    Solar Filter
    • Designed for viewing in the hydrogen-alpha wavelength (6562.8Å)
    • Versatile etalon configurations enables easy viewing of both surface detail and prominences
    • Internal primary etalon blocking filter provides a 0.7Å bandpass
    • Narrower 0.5Å bandpass when using included front secondary etalon
    • Rear 15mm diagonal secondary blocking filter allows for the use of eyepieces with larger field stop diameters without vignetting in the field of view
    • Proprietary RichView tuning system enablesthe internal etalon to be tuned for Doppler compensation or to highlight specific zones
    • Thermal Stability: 0.005Å/°C
    Included Cemax Eyepiece
    • 1.25" diameter barrel
    • 25mm focal length yields 16x
    • 52° field of view
    • Fold-down rubber eyecup for use with or without eyewear
    • Designed specifically for use at H-alpha wavelengths
    • 20mm eye relief
    Use and Handling
    • 1.25" diameter drawtube
    • Helical focuser with easy-to-use focus collar
    • Sol Range solar viewfinder enables safe aiming of the OTA at the Sun
    • Included carrying case keeps OTA safe during transportation and storage
    Mounting
    • Mount and tripod required
    • Mounting ring allows the relative position of the OTA to the mount to be adjusted for comfort and limit obstruction
    • Clamshell mounting ring with 1/4"-20 mount for using photo/video/field tripods or piggyback rigs
    • Optional Vixen-style dovetail plate available for use with conventional telescope mounts
    UPC: 709942996265
  • Sky-Watcher Sky-Watcher AllView Mount

    The Sky-Watcher AllView Mount from Celestron is a multi-purpose mount designed to be used as an altazimuth go-to computerized astronomical mount (using an optional telescope optical tube), a motorized platform for taking panoramic photographs, a stable platform for panning while taking time lapse video or still images, and a motorized base for smooth panning video.

    It comes with a multi-purpose mounting bracket for attaching an optical tube, still camera, or video camera. Dual optical encoders make sure that the mount never loses position even when moved by hand. It is supported by a sturdy stainless steel tripod with an accessory tray. The hand controller accesses a database of 42,900 astronomical objects. An electronic shutter release cable for most Canon DSLR cameras is included while other optional cables are available for alternate cameras.

    Not only can the Sky-Watcher AllView Mount be used as a computer controlled telescope mount, it can also be used as a motorized tripod for photography or video recording as well. The AllView mount and the panoramic functionality of the SynScan AZ hand controller work together as a panoramic controlled mount and head. There are three methods for shooting panoramic images - Easy Pano Mode, Preset Pano Mode and Time Lapse Mode. The AZ GOTO MODE provides extensive computerized go-to functionality to assist in finding and enjoying the treasures of the night sky. The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,900 objects.

    The SynScan AZ hand control has three ports on its bottom edge. The hand control cable has a RJ-45 with 8 connecting pins on one end and a RJ-12 connector with 6 pins on the opposite end. The center port on the bottom of the hand control is used for RS-232 communications between the SynScan AZ and a computer or other device. The DC power port allows independent use of the SynScan AZ hand control for users who wish to browse the database or update the firmware without connecting to the optical device.

    Leveling bubble provided on the mount's base to check the mount's level
    Mounting bracket can be configured to hold a camera in landscape or portrait orientation
    ¼-20 mounting screw on the Landscape Mounting Plate to attach camera, camcorder or telescope optical tube
    Dual-Encoder design on both axes of the mount means that the mount will not lose its alignment or positional information on either axis, even if the scope is moved by hand
    Requires 12 Volts DC, or 8 - 16 Volts with an optional AC adapter or ten AA alkaline batteries in the built-in battery compartment
    Mounting bracket assembly includes Dovetail Bar, Guiding Rail, Landscape Mounting Plate and Portrait Mounting Plate
    Time Lapse Mode permits a series of still images over a long period of time while the mount slowly pans
    Video coursing feature allows video with a constant slewing speed from one point to another
    Hand control has a dual-line, 16-character display that is backlit for comfortable viewing
    Three methods to align the SynScan AZ - Brightest Star alignment, 2-Star alignment and Daytime alignment
    SynScan AZ provides a Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) function to further improve accuracy
    SynScan AZ database with over 42,900 celestial objects includes complete Messier, NGC, IC SAO catalogues and 25 user defined objects and is flash upgradeable
    The Tour presents highlights of what is in the sky at that moment presenting the brightest and most beautiful objects
    Slew Speeds: 1000x, 800x, 600x, 400x, 200x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1x
    Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
    Tracking Modes: Dual Axis Tracking
    Dovetail Compatible: accepts "Vixen-style" dovetail
    Go-To Pointing Accuracy: up to 5 arc min
    UPC: 050234201506
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  • 1Description
  • Coronado SolarMax II 60 60mm f/6.6 H-alpha Double-Stack Solar Telescope (15mm Blocking, OTA Only)
    Aperture 60 mm
    Focal Length 400 mm
    Focal Ratio f/6.6
    Bandwidth Hydrogen-alpha, 6562.8 Å
    Single-etalon: <0.7 Å
    Double-stacked etalons: <0.5 Å
    Thermal Stability 0.005 Å/°C
    Blocking 15 mm
    Finderscope Sol Ranger
    Mount Clamshell ring with 1/4"-20 mount
    Length 16.75" / 42.5 cm
    Weight 6.0 lb/ 2.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.1 x 11.7 x 10.5"
  • Sky-Watcher Sky-Watcher AllView Mount
    Mount Type Altazimuth
    Load Capacity 9 lb / 4.1 kg
    Motor DC Servo Motors
    GO-TO Capability Yes
    Altitude / Latitude Adjustment Yes
    Polar Axis Scope Alignment method: brightest star, 2-star and daytime
    Includes Tripod/Pier Adjustable height, steel tripod legs
    Power Source 8V to 15V DC 1Amp
    Weight 21 lb / 9.53 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 44.0 x 14.5 x 11.0"

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