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Coronado SolarMax III 70 Solar Scope with BF10
$2,699.99
3 easy payments of $900.00
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Expected Ship Date: 11/05/2022

  • Fully integrated 70mm f/5.7 H-alpha telescope - 400mm focal length
  • Includes Coronado's patented RichView tuning system
  • Sol Ranger Viewfinder
  • 10mm blocking filter and <0.7 bandpass
  • Black and silver hard carry case (dimensions: 27.8" x 10.12" x10.2")


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Item #  57000
Mfg Model #  324003

This Coronado 70mm F/5.7 refractor is equipped with a single stack 60mm external hydrogen - alpha (H-α) filter at <0.7 bandpass and a 10mm blocking filter. What makes the SM3 standout? Read on!

Designed and Manufactured in North America.

The SM3 70mm has a new two-speed rack & pinion focuser. This 2" focuser has both coarse and fine focus controls allowing the user to get a more precise focus, critical for both solar imaging and visual observing.

Additionally, the SM3 70mm includes an external "True" H-α etalon filter giving higher contrast views and sharper features compared with models using smaller internal H-α etalon designs. Experience darker backgrounds, sharper features, and higher contrast with the new SolarMax III series telescope.

The SM3 70mm also includes Coronado's patented RichView tuning allowing direct tuning of the primary etalon filter. The patented RichView tuning technology provides additional tuning range and an overall better way of adjusting the filters bandpass. Now you can tune for the highest contrast views of your favorite solar features without sacrificing image quality.

Whether you are focusing on the solar edge or surface features in the chromosphere, the SolarMax III 70mm is the solar scope for you. Since the etalon filter is now external to the telescope, you can easily remove both the filter and and the rear blocking filter diagonal to use the scope as a normal refractor for night time astronomy. It's like having two scopes in one!

The new Coronado 70mm SolarMax III telescope with enhanced rack & pinion focuser and large external etalon is now the perfect way to view the Sun! The SM3 70mm comes with an included 18mm CEMAX eyepiece, Sol Ranger Solar Finder, Vixen-style dovetail mounting rail, and an all-new black and gold Aluminum Hard Carry Case (Dimensions: 26.5" x 8.66" x 8.66"). This very high quality 70mm solar telescope features an 400mm focal length, f/5.7 focal ratio, and 10mm blocking filter.

CAUTION: Never look at the Sun, either directly or through a telescope, without a professionally made protective solar filter installed that completely covers the front of the instrument, or permanent eye damage could result.

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for five years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.

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  • Best for viewing
    Solar
  • User level
    Advanced
  • Optical design
    Refractor
  • Optical diameter
    70mm
  • Focal length
    400mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/5.7
  • Coatings
    Fully multi-coated
  • Eyepieces
    Cemax 18.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    22x
  • Resolving power
    1.65arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    10x
  • Highest useful magnification
    140x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    140x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    11.9
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    Sol Ranger
  • Focuser
    2" dual-speed Rack-and-pinion
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 90° Blocking Filter Blocking Filter
  • Mount type
    Optical Tube without Mount
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Length of optical tube
    16.3 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    7.6 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Vixen style dovetail bar, Black and gold hard carry case
  • Other features
    <0.7 angtrom bandpass, Dual-speed focuser
  • Warranty
    Five year
  • T-max Tuner
    Yes

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

Standard Delivery to Canada: $75.00
3 Day Delivery: $140.00
2 Day Delivery: $140.00
Next Day Delivery: $160.00

SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS APPLY FOR THIS PRODUCT

This product is available to ship Standard delivery US except for delivery to Alaska and Hawaii. Delivery is not available to US territories/protectorates or APO/DPO/FPO addresses. Delivery is available to Canada.

Returns

The Return Policy & Procedure for this product is different than Orion's standard return policy. Click here to learn more.

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