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Coronado Personal Solar Telescope
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  • 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 Angstrom 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 it to you. By zeroing in on the far end of the Sun's visible 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.

Designed and Manufactured in North America.

With the PST you will witness eruptions in the solar atmosphere called flares and the dramatic streamers known as prominences that shoot out from the Sun's edge. You'll also 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 all the action occurs. A bandpass of less than 1.0 Angstrom allows the viewing of surface features and activity that get washed out with wider-bandpass filters.

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 over several minutes time! Get a Meade Coronado Personal Solar telescope today and get in on the action!

Features a 40mm diameter dedicated Ha optical system with 30mm internal etalon primary blocking filter and incorporated focuser and bandpass fine adjustment controls and built in solar viewfinder. 400mm focal length, f/10 focal ratio, and includes an 18mm Plössl eyepiece. Tripod not included.

The gold CEMAX eyepieces can also be purchased separately. 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.

Mounting options include use on a standard photo tripod (scope is threaded for a standard camera 1/4-20 mounting bolt), Infinity AZS, or the Meade DSM mount with computerized Autostar and GoTo technology. A custom hard case is available separately.

Coronado assures that all solar filters and solar telescopes are tested at specialized labs that are accredited to verify compliance with the ISO 12312-2 safety specifications for solar viewing.


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.


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
    Plossl 18.0mm (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
    15.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    3.0 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    3.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    3.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Built in Sun-Finder to help center the sun
  • Other features
    Bandpass of <1.0 Angstrom for high contrast views, Weights only 3-lbs, and attaches to photo tripods, Contrast tuning adjustment ring
  • Warranty
    Five year
  • T-max Tuner
Solar telescope

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. 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. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

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: $20.00
3 Day Delivery: $35.00
2 Day Delivery: $35.00
Next Day Delivery: $50.00


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