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Meade Coronado 40mm f/10 0.5 Angstrom Personal Solar Telescope
Condition: Brand New in Original Packaging
- Designed for solar viewing
- Aperture of 40mm
- Focal length of 400mm
- Focal ratio of f/10
- 0.5 Angstrom Hydrogen-Alpha Bandpass
- Easy to Use Built in Solar Viewfinder
- H-Alpha Optical System
- Highly Portable and Accessible to Amateurs
- Comes with Kellner 20mm Eyepiece
The Meade Coronado 40mm Telescope brings you an incredible breakthrough in solar observation. You can zero in on the most precise wavelength of light for each area on either side of the hydrogen-alpha (H-a) line for the highest contrast views of active regions, flares, filaments and other surface features. This very high quality 90mm personal solar observatory features an 400mm focal length and f/10 focal ratio for incredible reach. The Personal Solar Telescope (PST) offers amateur astronomers the chance to closely observe Earth's nearest star in a way only professional scientists could do before.
Superior Solar Observing
This awesome solar observatory features a sub 0.5 angstrom bandpass. Used around the world by serious solar enthusiasts and professional research facilities alike for observation of surface detail on the Sun in hydrogen-alpha (H-a) light. Powerful but very portable, this high resolution Solar Telescope offers dedicated visual observation of the Sun as well as high quality imaging.
The PST is the world's most popular solar observation telescope. That popularity comes from its performance combined with high portability and the superior 0.5 Angstrom bandpass that provides more surface detail. The PST shows the edge of the sun's prominences, as well as filaments and other details on the sun's surface, in high detail. What used to be the sole dominion of professional astronomers is a technology now available to amateurs thanks to the PST.
Coronado's PST shows the sun's details in brilliant, distinctive red hydrogen-alpha (Ha) light. The PST has an easy to use, built in solar viewfinder and uses a 40mm diameter dedicated Ha optical system with 40mm external tunable etalon, 30mm internal etalon primary blocking filter and incorporated focuser and bandpass fine adjustment controls. The PST's focal length is 400mm, with an f/10 focal ratio, and it includes a Kellner 20mm eyepiece.
What's in the Box
- Meade Coronado 0.5 Angstrom 40mm f/10 H-Alpha Personal Solar Telescope (OTA Only)
- Kellner 20mm Eyepiece
- Aperture: 40mm/1.6"
- Focal Length: 400mm/15.7"
- Focal Ratio: f/10
- Bandwidth: Hydrogen-alpha
- Bandpass: <1.0 ?
- Etalon Filter: 40mm, external - tunable
- Blocking: 30mm/1.2", internal etalon
- Thermal Stability: -0.005?/C
- Eyepiece Barrel Diameter: 1.25"
- Finderscope: Built-in solar viewfinder
- Mount: 1/4"-20 tripod mount
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