The Sun's got a lot going on, and the Meade Coronado Personal Solar Telescope with Case will show you. By zeroing in on the far red end of the Sun's light spectrum ? the hydrogen-alpha line at 656.3nm to be exact - the PST reveals a star roiling 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 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 Angstrom allows 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° diagonal prism. (Other 1.25" 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. A custom, foam-lined carrying case is included.
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 w/Case today and get in on the action.
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.