Coronado PST Double Stack - 0.5A H-Alpha Solar Telescope

Coronado PST Double Stack - 0.5A H-Alpha Solar Telescope
Item # CI-0.5PST
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  • Aperture: 40mm
  • Focal Ratio: F/10
  • Focal Length: 400mm
  • Solar Wavelength: 0.5 Angstrom H-Alpha


The double stacked Personal Solar Telescope (PST) from Coronado Solar is one of the most accessible options available for H-Alpha solar viewing and imaging. This model of PST has been designed from the ground up with the goal of creating a telescope fully optimized to be the ideal instrument for H-alpha bandwidth solar astronomy, and it shows on every level of performance. The double stack model, as suggested by its name, uses a double stacked 0,5 angstrom bandpass h-alpha solar filter as an integrated component of its optics. The PST shows prominence and solar surface details with a stunning level of clarity and sharpness, and features a built in solar viewfinder as well as a 40mm external tunable Etalon, a 20mm Kellner eyepiece, an integrated focuser, and bandpass fine adjustment controls.

Coronado Product Number: 0.5PST
Additional Information

Additional Information

UPC Code 709942995121
Solar Instrument Type Telescope
Aperture 35mm - 50mm
Emission Line H-Alpha
Manufacturer Coronado
Warranty 5 Year Warranty
Blocking or ERF Aperture 30mm
Bandwidth <0.5 Å
Telescope Focal Length 400mm
Telescope Focal Ratio f/10
Solar Finder Included? Yes
Tuner Included? Yes
Length of Optical Tube Not provided by manufacturer
Optical Tube Weight Not provided by manufacturer
Included Items

Included Items

  • Coronado PST Solar Telescope
  • SolarMax PSM40 Double-Stack Filter with T-Max Tuner
  • BF-5 Internal Blocking Filter
  • 20mm Kellner Eyepiece
  • Reuseable box with dye-cut foam (retain foam for future use in hard scope case)
  • Manufacturer's Five Year Limited Warranty
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Is it possible to use a Tele-vue powermate 2.5x attached to a DSLR camera with the proper T-ring and adaptor inserted in the barrel where you would put a regular eyepiece for imaging?
Is it possible to use a binocular viewer directly with this PST? If not, is there a special adaptor available that would allow using a binocular viewer? And still reach prime focus?
Can you attach a dove tail mount and put it on an equatorial mount?
Can you do imaging with this scope and a DSLR camera? Is there enough focusing range? I have a Canon T-3 rebel and T-ring adaptors for a variety of scopes.
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