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- Bundle of the Coronado PST with Celestron Alt-Az Tripod to provide for grab and go solar and eclipse observing
- 40mm f/10 H-alpha telescope - 400mm focal length
- Internal non-removable filtering optics for safe solar viewing
- 1.0 angstrom hydrogen-alpha (Ha) bandpass
- 18mm Coronado Plossl eyepiece
- Celestron Heavy Duty Alt-Az Tripod
The Personal Solar Telescope (P.S.T.) is a Coronado innovation. The world's most popular telescope to observe the Sun. This 40mm diameter highly portable dedicated solar telescope features completely internal non-removable and student safe solar filtering optics with a 1.0 angstrom hydrogen-alpha (Ha) bandpass for great surface detail. The P.S.T. 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 P.S.T. 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 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, with Kellner 20mm eyepiece. Tripod not included.
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 - see stock number PSTC.
Open up a whole new world of astronomy with the Coronado P.S.T.
FIVE YEAR FACTORY WARRANTY
|Series||Personal Solar Telescopes (P.S.T.)|
|Assembled Product Weight||3.2 lbs.|
|Viewfinder||Built-In Sol Ranger™|
|# of Elements||1|
Celestron Heavy Duty Alt-Az Tripod
- A heavy-duty alt-azimuth mount for use with binoculars, spotting scopes or telescopes
- Adjustable aluminum legs provide a minimum height of 32” and a maximum height of 45”
- A sliding 1/4”-20 mounting bolt lets you adjust the balance point of your equipment for optimum stability
- Make slight adjustments to altitude and azimuth with intuitive slow motion handles
- Weigh capacity of approximately 10 lbs
The Celestron Heavy-Duty Alt-Azimuth Tripod is really useful when you want to do hand’s-free viewing through giant binoculars or a spotting scope. It is also a nice match for small to medium-sized telescopes, like the Celestron C90 or C5.
The aluminum legs of the Celestron Heavy-Duty Alt-Az Tripod are fully adjustable to best match the height you require. Minimum height is 32 inches, and the maximum extended height is 45 inches. A center brace stabilizes the legs in place when the tripod is open, and a metal accessory tray is fitted to the center of the brace, or spreader bars, allowing you to store a few accessories close at hand.
The alt-azimuth tripod head is made of metal and is controlled in two ways. To make large adjustments in altitude, simply grab the mount and move it to the desired location. A friction clutch installed in the head will hold it in position. Large movements in azimuth can be achieved by loosening the azimuth lock and then manually moving the mount. It can spin 360º with the lock disengaged. Small movements are best made by turning the slow motion control handles. They work great for following objects as they move across the night sky.
Equipment is mounted on the alt-az tripod head by a 1/4”- 20 thread mounting bolt that is captured in the mounting plate. The mounting bolt is free to slide along a slot cut in the mounting plate, allowing the user to adjust the forward and aft location of the telescope, spotting scope, binocular mount adapter, or camera. The purpose here is to keep your equipment centered over the tripod as best you can. Refractor telescopes and cameras with long lenses will be less stable if they sit too far forward, so the ability to make adjustments to the balance point is a nice option.