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Coronado SolarMax II 60 RichView with 5mm Blocking Filter
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Expected Ship Date: 10/31/2014

  • Coronado Solar Telescopes are used around the world by serious solar enthusiasts and professional research facilities alike
  • Specialized solar telescope allows safe observation of surface detail and prominences on the Sun in dynamic hydrogen-alpha (Ha) light
  • You can tune for the highest contrast views of active regions, flares, filaments, and other surface detail, or quickly and easily re-tune for prominences on the solar limb
  • Powerful but very portable, this high resolution Solar Telescope offers dedicated visual observation of the Sun as well as high quality imaging
  • SolarMax II 60 includes mounting rings, Cemax 25mm eyepiece, Sol Ranger solar finder and carry case


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Item #  52088
Mfg Model #  SMT 60-5

The Coronado by Meade SolarMax II 60mm Solar Telescope with RichView system includes 5mm Blocking Filter, 60mm diameter Solar Telescope with sub 0.7 angstrom bandwidth filtering for observation of surface detail and prominences on the Sun in hydrogen-alpha (Ha) light.

The Coronado SolarMax II 60 is designed to do much more than merely show you sunspots, as an ordinary white light solar filter can. The SolarMax II 60 will reveal in gorgeous detail the ever-changing tapestry of prominences leaping off the edges of the solar disk, explosive upheavals of flares on the face of the Sun, and the subtle mottling of granulation across the face of this nearest of stars.

The 5mm clear aperture of the blocking filter portion of H-alpha system built into the SolarMax II 60 star diagonal is designed to provide full disk single eyepiece views of the Sun primarily for visual use. The 10mm blocking filter versions of this scope is better suited for binoviewer use and for imagers who need a wider illuminated field for use with cameras needing a long back focus.

The new Meade Coronado SolarMax II represents a breakthrough in solar observing with the new and revolutionary RichView tuning assembly. This patented system allows direct tuning of the primary filter etalon. No other commercially available Ha telescope can provide the tuning range and accuracy of the SolarMax II. Now you can tune for the highest contrast views of active regions, flares, filaments, and other surface detail, or quickly and easily re-tune for prominences on the solar limb. The stunning bright red views through a Coronado Ha telescope display astounding surface and limb detail especially when the Sun is in an active phase.

This very high quality 60mm Solar Telescope acts as a personal solar observatory featuring a 400mm focal length and f/6.6 focal ratio with a 5mm blocking filter with sub 0.7 angstrom bandwidth filtering. Includes mounting rings, Cemax 25mm eyepiece, Sol Ranger solar finder and carry case. Weight is 6 pounds. Tripod and mount required. (sold separately)

Warranty

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.

Warning

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

  • Best for viewing
    Solar
  • User level
    Expert
  • Optical design
    Refractor
  • Optical diameter
    60mm
  • Focal length
    400mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/6.6
  • Glass material
    Crown/Flint
  • Resolving power
    1.90arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    8x
  • Highest useful magnification
    120x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    120x
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    Reflex sight
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 90° Etalon Star
  • Mount type
    Optical Tube without Mount
  • Weight, fully assembled
    6.0 lbs.
  • Other features
    <0.7 Angstrom bandwidth, BF5 blocking filter
  • Warranty
    One year
Cemax 25mm eyepiece
Sol Ranger solar finder
Mounting rings
Carry case

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