Telescopes and Telescope Accessories from Celestron, Meade, iOptron, Zhumell and More at Telescopes.com
1-800-303-5873
GUEST#   0
Telescopes Super Sale

Coronado SolarMax II 60 Double Stack Solar Telescope with RichView Tuning

Item# MEAD411
 
3.0

(1 Rating)

Customer Q & A
1. Model Type:

Price:

$2,499.00

List Price: $2499.00
Free Shipping with Economy Service
or to get it as soon as Nov. 17th with FedEx 1 Day when you buy today

View All Shipping Options

with FedEx 1 Day when you buy today

View All Shipping Options

Qty
Add To Cart
Details & Dimensions
Guarantee & Returns
  • All new redesigned SolarMax II
  • Double Stacked
  • Features precision RichView Tuning System
  • <.5A and <.7A Bandwidth
  • Clamshell mounting ring

What's Included?

Cemax Eyepiece, Travel Case, Sol Ranger finder

Description

Meade announces an incredible breakthrough in solar observing with the introduction of the revolutionary RichView™ tuning method, built into every new Coronado SolarMax II. Now you can zero in on the most precise wavelength of light for each area on either side of the hydrogen-alpha (Ha) band for the highest contrast views of active regions, flares, filaments and other surface features - or quickly retune for spectacular images of prominences on the solar limb. No other commercially available Ha telescope provides the tuning range and accuracy of the SolarMax II.

 

The patented RichView™ tuning method works by directly tuning the etalon, the heart of the Coronado Ha filter system, which gives you greater tuning range and detail than that found on other solar telescopes.

 

Solar activity has increased dramatically over the last year. Don't miss out on what experts say could be the best solar maximum in many years.

 

Coronado by Meade SolarMax II 60mm Solar Telescope with RichView system. This double stacked unit excels at observation of solar surface detail with a .5 angstrom bandpass. Features two fully tunable H-alpha etalon filters, one internal and one external.

 

Used around the world by serious solar enthusiasts and professional research facilities alike for observation of surface detail and prominences on the Sun in hydrogen-alpha (Ha) light. Powerful but very portable, this high resolution Solar Telescope offers dedicated visual observation of the Sun as well as high quality imaging.

 

The new Meade Coronado SolarMax II represents a breakthrough in solar observing with the new and revolutionary new RichView tuning assembly. This patented system allows direct tuning of the primary filter etalon. No other commercially available Ha telescope can provide the tuning range and accuracy of the SolarMax II. Now 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. The sun is now heading for Solar Maximum, when activity will be at it's best. Don't miss out!!

 

This very high quality 60mm personal solar observatory features an 400mm focal length, f/6.6 focal ratio. Includes mounting rings, Cemax 25mm eyepiece, Sol Ranger solar finder and carry case. Weight is 8 pounds.

Shipping Restrictions:
Only ships in contiguous USA.

Dimensions & Specifications

Warranty

5 Year

Brand

Coronado

User Level

For the Enthusiast , For the Expert

Options

Model Type: 15mm Blocking Filter

Coronado SolarMax II 60 Double Stack Solar Telescope with RichView Tuning
Coronado SolarMax II 90 Solar Telescope with RichView Tuning
$3,599.00
Coronado SolarMax II 90 Solar Telescope with RichView Tuning
Coronado SolarMax II 60 Solar Telescope with RichView Tuning
$1,299.00
Coronado SolarMax II 60 Solar Telescope with RichView Tuning
Coronado PST - Personal Solar Telescope 1A Bandwidth
$699.00
Coronado PST - Personal Solar Telescope 1A Bandwidth
iOptron Solar 60 Telescope with Solar Filter and Electronic Eyepiece
$353.00
iOptron Solar 60 Telescope with Solar Filter and Electronic Eyepiece

The Perfect Accessories

Customer Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Coronado SolarMax II 60 Double Stack Solar Telescope with RichView Tuning
 
3.0

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to top

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Works nicely

By J

from San Jose

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Difficult To Focus
  • Poor instructionsmanual

Best Uses

  • Solar observation only

Comments about Coronado SolarMax II 60 Double Stack Solar Telescope with RichView Tuning:

Once you figure out how to use the scope it works nicely. I'd recommend to Meade to improve the manual to make it easier to get started. the current version is very rudementary. The scope comes with one eyepiece but you might invest into a better one with a bit shorter focal length. I use the scope for photograhy too and was a bit disapointed that prime focus photography with a Canon EOS camera is not possible, the inward travel of the focuser is insufficient. After some experimenting I found that using a 2x barlow lens fixes this problem. Eyepiece projection photography works too. However with eyepiece projection light intensity got quite low and high ISO settings and longer exposer times >1/100sec are needed. Overall, it is a nice project to learn how to handle this special scope technology and it leads interesting results. Once you figure it out it is a 4-5 rating but due to lack of good documentation I give it a 3.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Displaying review 1

Back to top

Customer Q & A

Ask a Question  

Have a question about this product? Ask a Product Expert! The answer will be emailed to you and then posted here.

Satisfaction Guaranteed
1-800-303-5873
GUEST#   0
Hayneedle, Inc., Internet Shopping, Omaha, NE
Telescopes.com is a Hayneedle Inc. store. Copyright 2007 - 2014 , Hayneedle Inc., all rights reserved.