Coronado

Coronado brand hydrogen-alpha solar filters and telescopes are produced by Meade Instruments Corporation. The Coronado PST, or Personal Solar Telescope, is the most cost effective way to observe the sun in hydrogen-alpha wavelength. The larger aperture SolarMax II and III telescopes reveal a wealth of surface detail and are ideal for both visual and photographic use.

  • Coronado Personal Solar Telescope
  • Coronado Personal Solar Telescope

  • The Coronado Personal Solar Telescope was Coronado's attempt to allow everyone to experience the Sun in Hydrogen Alpha wavelength. read more...
  • Our price: $699.00

  • SolarMax II 60 Telescope with BF10
  • SolarMax II 60 Telescope with BF10

  • Coronado SolarMax II 60mm Hydrogen-Alpha wavelength solar telescope with RichView system, <0.7 angstrom bandpass and BF10 blocking filter. read more...
  • Our price: $1499.00

  • SolarMax II 60 Telescope with BF15
  • SolarMax II 60 Telescope with BF15

  • Coronado SolarMax II 60mm Hydrogen-Alpha wavelength solar telescope with RichView system, <0.7 angstrom bandpass and BF15 blocking filter. read more...
  • Our price: $1649.00

  • SolarMax II 60mm Double Stack with BF10
  • SolarMax II 60mm Double Stack with BF10

  • Coronado SolarMax II 60mm Hydrogen-Alpha solar telescope with 0.5 angstrom bandpass reveals greater surface detail than the basic 0.7 angstrom model. read more...
  • Our price: $2299.00

  • SolarMax II 60mm Double Stack with BF15
  • SolarMax II 60mm Double Stack with BF15

  • The SolarMax II 60mm Double Stack Solar Telescope with BF15 with < 0.5 andgstrom bandpass provides a wider maximum true field and stunning surface detail. read more...
  • Our price: $2499.00

  • SolarMax II 90 Telescope with BF15
  • SolarMax II 90 Telescope with BF15

  • The incredible Coronado SolarMax 90 series are among the largest H-alpha telescope ever to be mass-produced and will reveal a wealth of surface detail. read more...
  • Our price: $3599.00

  • SolarMax II 90 Telescope with BF30
  • SolarMax II 90 Telescope with BF30

  • The Coronado SolarMax 90 with BF30 blocking filter provides a maximum true field of over two degrees. read more...
  • Our price: $4399.00

  • SolarMax II 90mm Double Stack with BF15
  • SolarMax II 90mm Double Stack with BF15

  • The Coronado SolarMax 90 Double Stack Hydrogen-Alpha telescope reveals an incredible level of detail on the solar disk. read more...
  • Our price: $5999.00

  • SolarMax II 90mm Double Stack with BF30
  • SolarMax II 90mm Double Stack with BF30

  • The Coronado SolarMax 90 Double Stack Solara telescope with BF30 blocking filter is the ultimate tool for observing or photographing the sun. read more...
  • Our price: $6799.00

Coronado Telescopes

Amateur astronomers can learn much about distant stars by studying our own source of light. Obviously, specialized equipment is necessary to observe the sun properly, including solar telescopes. These special-purpose telescopes  isolate specific wavelengths of light that correspond with specific quantum events in the solar atmosphere. Coronado specializes in the most common of these, the hydrogen-alpha wavelength..

Hydrogen-Alpha Filters

Hydrogen-Alpha filters only allow one specific wavelength of light, 656.3nm, to reach a viewer’s eyes. This wavelength, which appears as a deep red color, is the wavelength emitted by hydrogen atoms. Since the sun is made up of mostly hydrogen atoms, this allows the viewer to visualize the sun quite well, blocking all but 0.001% of incoming light.

Meade Coronado Products

Produced by Meade Instruments Corporation, Coronado brand hydrogen-alpha solar filters and telescopes provide an excellent viewing experience for solar observers. In fact, the name Coronado is now practically synonymous with quality hydrogen-alpha solar telescopes and filters. Of their current models, Meade Coronado telescopes on the market today include:

  • Coronado PST: Coronado’s groundbreaking model, the Coronado Personal Solar Telescope, or Coronado PST, introduced thousands to solar observation, launching the model to its current place as the most popular telescope in the world. Today, the Coronado Personal Solar Telescope is still the most cost-effective way to observe the sun available.
  • Coronado SolarMax: Coronado manufactures larger hydrogen-alpha solar telescopes on top of their personal models. Most notable among these is the SolarMax series. These specialized telescopes allow the viewer to see even more surface details on the sun than the personal model. On top of the improved viewing ability, the Coronado SolarMax telescopes come with a patented filter tuning system to allow for more accurate and easy filter tuning.

At Skies Unlimited, we offer Meade Coronado products, including the Coronado PST and SolarMax telescopes. We also offer the expertise and knowledge you need to get the most out of these incredible solar viewing products.

Coronado and Skies Unlimited

Since 2004, we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing quality expertise and products to amateur astronomers, making astronomy more accessible to all. If you have a question about any of our products, including the Coronado line from Meade, speak with one of our team members on the phone or at our location in Pottstown, Pa., to get the information you need.

Whether you’re just starting out or have years of experience in astronomy, Skies Unlimited can help you accomplish more with advice backed by years of personal and professional experience in the astronomy field. Call us today or visit us to speak with a staff member and order your own Coronado solar filter or telescope.


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