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Coronado 40mm f/10 1.0Å Personal Solar Telescope



The 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 completly 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. 

Study of the solar disk is now within the reach of the amateur astronomer. The PST represents the same technology and quality that goes into a SolarMax series telescope available to the new solar astronomer at the cost of some single premium eyepieces. 
Features a 40mm diameter dedicated Ha optical system with 30mm internal etalon primary blocking filter and incorporated focuser and bandpass fine adjustment controls and built in solar viewfinder. 400mm focal length, f/10 focal ratio, with Kellner eyepiece. Tripod not included. 
Mounting options include use on a standard photo tripod (scope is threaded for a standard camera 1/4-20 mounting bolt), use of a Coronado Malta table top tripod (sold separately) or the Meade DSM mount with computerized Autostar and GoTo technology. A custom hard case is additionally available separately- see stock number PSTC. Open up a whole new world of astronomy with the Coronado PST.



Optical Performance

40mm aperture

f/10 focal ratio

400mm focal length

Simple focusing ring with 1.25" eyepiece holder

Eyepiece set at 90° to optical tube puts head in a comfortable viewing position when aimed at or near the zenith


Solar Blocking

30mm internal tunable etalon

1Å bandpass

Built-in blocking filter

Tuning ring allows for Doppler compensation to improve contrast and highlight specific areas/zones

Tuned for the hydrogen-alpha bandwidth with improved contrast for viewing prominences, filaments, and surface details


Included Eyepiece

1.25" diameter barrel

20mm focal length yields 20x magnification

Fold-down rubber eyecup for use with or without eyewear



Mount and tripod required

1/4"-20 mount for using conventional photo, video, or field tripod




SPECIFICATIONS Aperture: 40 mm Focal Length: 400 mm Focal Ratio: f/10 Bandwidth: Hydrogen-alpha Bandpass: <1.0 Å Etalon Filter: 30 mm, internal Blocking: 4 mm, internal Eyepiece Barrel Diameter: 1.25" Finderscope: Built-in solar viewfinder Mount: 1/4"-20 tripod mount

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