Coronado PST - Personal Solar Telescope with Case
The PST is the latest innovation from Coronado. This "little" telescope is another step toward our goal of making it possible for everyone to, "Experience the Sun our way."
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 the PST have a bandpass of <1.0 angstrom but it is also thermally stable and requires no more time to operate than putting in a eyepiece and adjusting the focus.
The 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 - at <1.0 angstrom it will not reveal as much surface detail as the SolarMax series telescope and filters but it certainly doesn't disappoint.
"To be honest I was not expecting too much, bearing in mind the cost and diminutive nature of the scope, I finally set up in the late afternoon. Alignment of the scope is a breeze using the inbuilt sun finder, as I looked through the eyepiece I could see a red sun with a small sunspot but no prominences or H-A detail and then decided to try the "tuner", as I rotated the ring the view changed, prominences popped into view! With a little further "tweaking" filaments, faculae, and "orange peel" surface came into view in incredible detail! Absolutely brilliant!"- Mr. N. Longshaw, U.K.
The PST is made from milled aluminium, not plastic! The P.S.T. comes with a built in Sol Ranger for easy alignment, a 20mm Kellner eyepiece, and a re-usable box with dye cut foam for safe storage. Optional accessories include a hard travel case, MALTA tabletop mount, CEMAX series eyepieces, and SolarMax 40 for double stacking and narrowing the bandpass. To add a SolarMax 40 you will require the T-Max 40 for attaching the unit directly to the PST.
"I purchased a PST a couple of months ago. After reading some comments on adding the SolarMax 40 I purchased one and attached it to the PST. There is only one word to describe the view. WOW - Keep up the good work!!!" - Mr. Rankin, Florida.
- Objective focal length 400 mm
- Clear Aperture 40 mm
- Wavelength of Operation 656.3 nm (H-alpha)
- Nominal Spectral Bandwidth of Operation <1.0A
- Blocking Efficiency 10¯5
- Internal optical re-focusing mechanism provides compatibility
with most conventional eyepiece lenses
- Built in Sun finder
- fully multi-coated doublet
- bottom thread 1/4-20 for standard fit to any photographic tripod
- Advantage: telescope body does not have moving or extending parts
- Objective threaded to take SolarMax40 and create <0.6A telescope
- Approximate Dimensions of Main Body 15L x 2.1W x 3H inches, Weight~3lbs
- 20mm Kellner Eyepiece included with PST Scope
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.
Dimensions & Specifications
Objective Lens Size Code
Telescope Accessories Series
PST Personal Solar Telescope
For the Enthusiast
For the Expert
12 Years & Up
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5-year limited manufacturer's warranty
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