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Orion Telescopes
Meade Coronado Personal Solar Telescope
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Expected Ship Date: 11/28/2015

  • Specialized "H-alpha" solar telescope safely reveals dramatic prominences, flares, filaments, granularity, plages, and other solar phenomena
  • The Meade/Coronado PST is the most affordable hydrogen-alpha solar telescope on the market
  • Internal etalon filter transmits only hydrogen-alpha light (656.3nm), with a bandpass of <1.0 Angstorm for great solar views
  • Internal blocking filters reject all unwanted and harmful radiation, for completely safe viewing
  • Weighs only 3 lbs., so requires only a small telescope mount or sturdy camera tripod for support

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Item #  52134
Mfg Model #  PST

The Sun's got a lot going on, and the Meade Coronado Personal Solar Telescope will show you. By zeroing in on far end of the Sun's light spectrum - the hydrogen-alpha line at 656.3nm to be exact - the PST reveals a star rolling with violent, ever-changing activity. Best of all, the PST's innovative design allows H-alpha solar viewing for a breakthrough price.

With the PST you will witness sudden eruptions in the solar atmosphere called flares and the dramatic streamers known as prominences that shoot out from the Sun's edge. You'll see a solar disk mottled with granularity and dark, snaking filaments. Active regions containing migrating sunspots and bright, irregularly shaped plages add to the incredible detail.This compact 40mm f/10 refractor houses a special filter called an etalon, which transmits only the primary wavelength of light emitted by hydrogen (656.3nm) in the solar chromosphere, where the action is.A bandpass of less than 1.0 Angstorm allows the visibility of surface features and activity that get washed out in wider-bandpass "white light" solar filters. Internal blocking filters reject all unwanted and harmful radiation, for completely safe viewing.

The supplied 20mm (20x) Kellner telescope eyepiece (1.25") provides a full-disk view of the Sun through the permanent 90 degree diagonal prism. (Other 1.25mm eyepieces can be used for additional magnification options.) A focusing knob keeps the image sharp and a tuning collar allows the contrast to be adjusted on selected surface details. A clever Sun-finder window near the eyepiece provides a safe way to aim the telescope.

The telescope is just 15" long and weighs only 3 lbs., so it needs only a small telescope mount or a sturdy camera tripod for support. A 1/4" -20 mounting socket under the scope's rear housing provides the attachment point.

The PST will show you how dynamic our nearest star really is, with some surface phenomena changing from one minute to the next! Get a Meade Coronado Personal Solar telescope today and get in the action.

Case not included.


This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.


Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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  • Best for viewing
  • User level
  • Optical design
  • Optical diameter
  • Focal length
  • Focal ratio
  • Glass material
  • Eyepieces
    Kellner 20.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
  • Resolving power
  • Lowest useful magnification
  • Highest useful magnification
  • Highest theoretical magnification
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
  • Focuser
  • Mount type
    Optical Tube without Mount
  • Latitude range
  • Tube material
  • Tripod material
  • Length of optical tube
    17.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    3.0 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    3.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    3.0 lbs.
  • Other features
    Bandwidth less than 1.0 Angstrom
  • Warranty
    One year
Solar telescope

When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $0.00
3 Day Delivery: $69.00
2 Day Delivery: $69.00
Next Day Delivery: $104.00


This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states, APO/DPO/FPO addresses and US territories/protectorates. Delivery is not available to Canada.

With the Coronado PST-Ba will I be able to use my Orion eyepieces with it? And will I be able to see the solar Flairs around the suns edges and what's the shipping with the solar shield you sell to mesa, AZ 85205
Dear William, You can use your Orion Eyepeices or pretty much any eyepieces with you Coronado PST-Ba. Yes, absolutely, you will be able to solar flares. Our website has a shipping calculator on every product page so visitors do not have to add product to the cart in order to learn the shipping costs. The shipping calculator is just above the button where it says  'Estimate Shipping". Just enter in your zip and the most update to date shipping costs will be available for you. Thank you for writing.

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