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Orion Telescopes
Meade Coronado Personal Solar Telescope (PST) with Case
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  • Affordable "H-alpha" solar telescope reveals dramatic prominences and other surface phenomena on the Sun
  • Integrated etalon filter transmits only hydrogen-alpha light, with a bandpass of <1.0 Angstrom
  • Witness solar activity that gets washed out in standard white light solar filters
  • Internal blocking filters reject all unwanted and harmful radiation, for completely safe viewing
  • Solar telescope includes a 20mm (20x) 1.25" Kellner eyepiece and foam-lined carrying case

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Item #  09628
Mfg Model #  PSTCP

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 with 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.

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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.
  • Additional included accessories
    Foam lined carrying case
  • Other features
    Bandwidth less than 1.0 Angstrom
  • Warranty
    One year



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. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $0.00


This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states. Delivery is not available to APO/DPO/FPO addresses, US territories/protectorates or Canada. 3 Day, 2nd Day and Next Day delivery is not available.


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

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