Coronado PST Double Stacked Personal Solar Telescope - <0.5Å Bandpass
The Coronado Personal Solar Telescope (PST) is a Coronado innovation. The world's most popular telescope to observe the Sun. This 40mm diameter highly portable dedicated solar telescope features completely internal non-removable and student safe solar filtering optics. The Double Stacked PST model features <0.5 hydrogen-alpha (Ha) bandpass for enhanced views of the Sun showing incredible surface and edge details like Sun spots and solar flares. 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.
At first, it would seem as if owning a telescope that is designed upon observation of only one object is a waste. You'd be wrong and Coronado has gone through enormous efforts to show this. Because the Sun emits so much radiation and light, no telescope designed for night time observing is equipped to handle this. In fact, these telescopes could be damaged by the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays. Worse yet, so will your eyes! The Sun is our very nearest star and observing the Sun opens an entirely new world of astronomy that you can enjoy, during the day making solar observing both a family friendly hobby and a great way to get more out of your astronomy hobby during long summer days. You can witness eclipses and transits, live!
The Coronado PST solar telescope is equipped to view the Sun with security and safety in mind. Unlike other solar telescopes which use regular optics in conjunction with solar filters, the Coronado PST solar telescope has all its optics, both internal and external, solar oriented. Similar to the SolarMax II 90 and SolarMax II 60 telescopes, this is the ultimate for those solar sun lovers! Astronomers on the ground can now see the sun's solar disk in detail. Thanks to Coronado!
The image to the left was taken by Kevin LeGore. The Coronado PST was used in addition to a DMK 51 CCD Camera by the Imaging Source. It clearly shows the sun spots and surface fluctuations. While the time at this was taken there were no solar flares, if there ever are some (solar maximum is coming up!), then they would clearly be seen.
Designed for safe observing, the Coronado PST is built to withstand the instense heat that builds up while observing the Sun. The PST is equipped with optics oriented towards the H-alpha which produces a yellow-orange colored image that we perceive as the natural color of the Sun. In addition, Coronado has implemented a 30mm internal etalon primary blocking filter as well has a fine focuser.
|Name||Coronado - PST Personal Solar Telescope - Double Stacked (<0.5A)|
|Custom Stock Status||In Stock|
|In The Box||Coronado PST 40mm Solar Telescope 40mm Secondary Filter 18mm Eyepiece|
|Telescope Aperture||3" and Under|
In the Box
40mm Secondary Filter