Coronado PST - Double-Stack chosen as a Sky and Telescope "25 HOT Products" for 2011!
Once a year, Sky and Telescope magazine reviews new product introductions and through its rigorous evaluation process, identifies 25 items worthy of its prestigious "HOT Product" award. Meade is proud to announce that their Coronado PST - Double Stack was chosen to receive this award in 2011. The fact that the PST was the only solar observation product chosen this year makes the award even more special. Sky and Telescope summarizes its review by stating that the double-stacked PST is "...in a class by it self..." Its optical performance is better than "... telescopes costing significantly more money".
"Since its introduction in 2004, Coronado's PST (short for Personal Solar Telescope) has been recognized as the most cost-effective way to view the Sun in hydrogen-alpha light. But the view gets even better when you "stack" a second etalon filter in front of the PST's objective, narrowing the passband to approximately 0.5 angstrom. The only H-alpha views we've seen that are better are with telescopes costing significantly more money. That puts the double-stack PST in a class by itself, and that, in our opinion, makes it a Hot Product."
The Personal Solar Telescope (PST) is a Coronado innovation. The world's most popular telescope to observe the Sun. This 40mm diameter highly portable dedicated solar telescope features completly internal non-removable and student safe solar filtering optics with a 0.5 angstrom hydrogen-alpha (Ha) bandpass for great surface detail. The PST will show you the dynamic, ever changing prominences at the edge of the Sun as well as filaments and other surface details in amazing detail, all in the brilliant and distinctive red color of hydrogen-alpha light.
Study of the solar disk is now within the reach of the amateur astronomer. The PST represents the same technology and quality that goes into a SolarMax series telescope available to the new solar astronomer at the cost of some single premium eyepieces.
Features a 40mm diameter dedicated Ha optical system with dual etalons combined in a double stack configuration (20mm internal, 40mm external) which provides a very narrow
Mounting options include use on a standard photo tripod (scope is threaded for a standard camera 1/4-20 mounting bolt), use of a Coronado Malta table top tripod (sold separately) or the Meade DSM mount (sold separately) with computerized Autostar and GoTo technology. Open up a whole new world of astronomy with the Coronado PST.
- 40mm aperture
- Dedicated Ha telescope with full aperture 40mm external tunable double stacked dual etalons
- 20mm Kellner eyepiece
- 400mm FL
- 0.5A bandwidth
Product carries five year factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).