Coronado - PST Personal Solar Telescope - <1A

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The Coronado PST personal solar telescope is equipped to view the sun with security and safety in mind and is a full fledged compact h-alpha dedicated solar telescope. The result is high surface detail and a brilliant red-orange colored view of the Sun. Due to the small form factor of this 40mm solar telescope, it's exceptionally portable making it a great travel option for solar eclipses, transits and other solar phenomena.

SKU: COR-PST
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Product Description

Coronado PST Personal Solar Telescope (<1.0Å )

The Personal Solar Telescope or PST by Coronado was a revolutionary way to observe the Sun at its introduction and remains the most popular compact solar telescope. This Coronado 40mm diameter highly portable dedicated solar telescope features completely internal non-removable and student safe solar filtering optics with a 1.0 angstrom hydrogen-alpha (Ha) bandpass for great surface detail. 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.  Especially well suited for travel thanks to its all-inclusive design, the Coronado PST is an ideal grab and go solar observing telescope for solar eclipses and solar transits. 

Coronado PST solar telescope DMK 51 Monochrome CCD Imaging Source

 

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 very likely could be damaged by the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays. Worse yet, so will your eyes! Given all that, a telescope that can look at the sun seems like a great luxury that every astronomer should have the experience of using. Just because telescopes have a common perception of night time stargazing doesn't mean they're all like that!

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.

You may think how a solar telescope can look at the sun and not overheat. Coronado has taken enormous considerations in maintaining a safe thermal stability. This PST telescope has a thermal stability of <1.0Å.

 

The PST is equipped with optics oriented towards the H-alpha. In addition, Coronado has implemented a 30mm internal etalon primary blocking filter as well as a fine focuser.

Specifications

Name Coronado - PST Personal Solar Telescope - <1A
Manufacturer Coronado
Model COR-PST
UPC 709942995015
In The Box Coronado 40mm Personal Solar Telescope 18mm Eyepiece
Telescope Aperture 3" and Under
Aperture 40mm
Bandwidth <1.0
Focal Length 400mm
Focal Ratio f/10

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The Coronado PST is a great, compact telescope to get started with solar observing. The internal solar view finder makes quick work of finding the sun. It includes an 18mm eyepiece, but adding the 12mm CEMAX would an excellent addition when buying. I'm looking forward to many years of solar viewing with the PST! (Posted on 3/6/2017)
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I bought this PST and much enjoyed the optical quality, construction and finish of the parts. The focus is easy and the images of the sun are very beautiful. The contrast is much better with the CEMAX eyepieces. I recommend the purchase. The PST pays every penny invested in it!
Eu comprei este PST e gostei muito da qualidade ótica, construção e acabamento das peças. A focalização é fácil e as imagens do Sol são muito belas. O contraste é muito melhor com as oculares CEMAX. Recomendo a compra. O PST paga cada centavo investido nele! (Posted on 12/3/2016) (Posted on 12/12/2016)
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I bought this PST and much enjoyed the optical quality, construction and finish of the parts. The focus is easy and the images of the sun are very beautiful. The contrast is much better with the CEMAX eyepieces. I recommend the purchase. The PST pays every penny invested in it!
Eu comprei este PST e gostei muito da qualidade ótica, construção e acabamento das peças. A focalização é fácil e as imagens do Sol são muito belas. O contraste é muito melhor com as oculares CEMAX. Recomendo a compra. O PST paga cada centavo investido nele! (Posted on 12/3/2016)
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Coronado 40mm Personal Solar Telescope
18mm Eyepiece

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