Coronado SolarMax II 60 RichView Solar Telescope with BF10
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Coronado SolarMax II 60 RichView Solar Telescope with BF10Coronado SolarMax II 60 RichView Solar Telescope with BF10Coronado SolarMax II 60 RichView Solar Telescope with BF10
Coronado SolarMax II 60 RichView Solar Telescope with BF10Coronado SolarMax II 60 RichView Solar Telescope with BF10Coronado SolarMax II 60 RichView Solar Telescope with BF10

Coronado SolarMax II 60 RichView Solar Telescope with BF10

£2,198.00
  (2 Reviews)
✓ 2 year warranty

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About this product

Model:  coro_sm_ii_bf10_60
Part Number:  SMT60-10

Coronado SolarMax II 60 RichView Solar Telescope w/BF10

The Coronado SolarMax II 60 is designed to do much more than merely show you sunspots, as an ordinary white light solar filter can. The SolarMax II 60 will reveal the ever-changing tapestry of prominences leaping off the edges of the solar disk, the explosive upheavals of flares on the face of the Sun, and the subtle mottling of granulation across the face of this nearest of stars in gorgeous detail. The solar filter has a <0.7 angstrom bandpass, centred on the 6562.8 angstrom H-Alpha line. The sub-angstrom passband width gives you an ideal balance of prominence and surface detail alike. The filter is thermally stable, so the SolarMax II 60 will not drift off the H-Alpha line as the filter heats up during use. The 10mm clear aperture of the blocking filter built into the star diagonal of the SolarMax II 60 is designed to provide full disk views of the Sun for visual use and imaging.

Designed and Manufactured in North America.

The Meade Coronado SolarMax II represents a breakthrough in solar observing with the RichView tuning assembly. This patented system allows direct tuning of the primary filter etalon. You can tune for the highest contrast views of active regions, flares, filaments, and other surface detail, or quickly and easily re-tune for prominences on the solar limb. The stunning bright red views through a Coronado Ha telescope display astounding surface and limb detail especially when the Sun is in an active phase.

This very high quality 60mm Solar Telescope acts as a personal solar observatory featuring a 400mm focal length and f/6.6 focal with a 10mm blocking filter with sub 0.7 angstrom bandwidth filtering. Includes mounting rings with ¼-20 tapped holes, Cemax 25mm eyepiece, Sol Ranger solar finder and carry case. Weight is 6 pounds. Dovetail rail, mount, and tripod required (sold separately).

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

Warning:

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

FEATURES

  • Fully integrated 60mm 
  • f/6.6 H-alpha telescope - 400mm focal length
  • 10mm blocking filter
  • Sol Ranger Viewfinder
  • RichView tuning system
  • <0.7Å Bandpass
  • Five-year manufacturers warranty

Solar Max Series Features

Specifications

Optical Design Refractor
Optical Diameter 60mm
Focal Length 400mm
Focal Ratio F/6.6
Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Eyepieces Cemax 25.0mm
Mag with Inc Eyepieces 16x
Resolving Power 1.9arc*sec
Lowest Useful Magnification 9x
Highest Useful Magnification 120x
Optical Quality Diffraction Limited
Finderscope Sol Ranger
Diagonal Degrees 1.25" 90° Blocking Filter BF10
T-Max Tuner No
Additional Accessories
Other features <0.7 angstrom
Mount Tube No Mount
Warranty 5 Years

 

Customer reviews

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Amazing scope !
08 May 2024  | 

Pulled out the focusing tube . Just turned the etalon adjuster , focuser and nearly fell off my chair . The views of the surface and proms were astounding. Just bright and clear . Iíve used a 35mm Lunt for years , but the aperture increase blew my socks next door . Iím purely visual and enjoy spending hours at the narrow end .
Brilliant service from FLO ! And well done Coronado !


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Easier to use than expected
23 April 2024  | 

After seeing photographs of the sun in hydrogen-alpha on TV as a schoolboy many years ago, I had a yearning to make observations like this myself. When I was in the lucky position of having more cash available than expected very recently, I decided I was in a position to try it - one of the great advantages of solar observation is that it isn't spoilt by light pollution. After an enquiry to FLO regarding the relative merits of the smaller 40mm PST and the SolMax model, I bought the more expensive version, as having a brighter image and more detail. Setting up was straightforward, once the sun was in the field of view. The finder is actually just a pinhole projecting onto a diffusing screen, so a bit of trial and error is needed to know when the sun is in the field of the eyepiece. Nevertheless, once the sun was located, it was clear from the start that the optics were working. Prominences and detail on the disc were both clear once focus was correctly set; adjusting the etalon to allow for the Doppler effect, as the instructions explained, showed prominences becoming brighter as the disc detail faded and vice versa. Some reviews I'd seen of the PST version mentioned the image being somewhat dim at high magnification. This isn't the case with the SolarMax. If anything, it can be a bit too bright, and might benefit from a moon filter. The 25mm eyepiece only gives 16x; you'll definitely need something more powerful to make the most of the telescope, but I was surprised at how much can be seen even at this magnification. The optimum seems to be around 40-60x, although the weather recently hasn't been helpful for extensive testing. Mechanically, there are no serious faults. I felt that the fine focusing is a bit too fine, as it isn't always easy to see when the best point has been passed; it's smooth, but quite heavy, so this aspect could be better. It's difficult to give a rating to such a specialised instrument; the focusing could be better; the instructions could also be more detailed, but optically, it does what it claims, and I've had no problems seeing the features it's intended to show. As it's held a tube ring, it works well on an equatorial mount. It's up to the buyer to weigh whether the cost is justifiable, but personally, I don't regret the purchase.

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