The new Coronado PST has arrived!

I recently ordered a Coronado PST and has arrived.What a incredible little 40mm scope this is .Being only 15 inches long it is extremely sturdy being made of aluminum it is going to serve my purpose very nicely.Arriving by UPS (United parecel Service) I tore into the box like a child at Christmas.I was so excited I couldnt wait to give it a test drive.So grabbing the camera tripod I quickly set the tripod and away I went.My first reaction was of sheer disbelief.A stunning image of our sun with a obvious solar prominence on the eastern limb and a solar filament shaped like a horseshoe in the area of the new sunspot formation.With a bit of tweaking of the tuner,I was able to bring out some granulation on the surface.

Having mounted the scope on a tripod,I had a bit of trouble keeping the sun centered in the eye piece.Not because of the suns drift across the sky but,because the scope was a bit heavy for tripod.If weather permits ,I am going to attempt to piggyback it on my big scope and catch some shots which I will be sharing very soon.



7 Responses to “The new Coronado PST has arrived!”

  1. I am jealous. Please post pics as you have a chance.

  2. I will 🙂
    I am having a few issues with focusing.The focus on the PST is very limited and am having probs getting detail using the LPI.This a new learning curve that I WILL over come…lol!.

  3. Jealous??? I’m more than jealous! Just to let you know… mom and baby are doing great… hope you are too! I’m just trying to prepare for the New England cold!

  4. You can add a Baader Astrosolar Safety Film Solar Filter Cell to your lager telescope and piggyback your PST ton top. This way you can monitor the Photosphere as well as the Chromosphere.

    • Hi Matt,I have a Orion white light filter that I have yet to use with the PST.Once the clouds break and I figure out how to get decent images with the PST I will definitely be monitoring both areas of the sun.

  5. G.H.REES expose the fraud of Nibiru and Planet-X

    Illuminati Sino-Zionists Columbia and the THUNDERS OF ZEUS

    NASA (petrified with terror) observes the Fleet of the Dragonians and Andromedians

    Frauds of the Extra-cosmic Logos and Hebrew Pseudoscience criticized by Hellenic Unified Science

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