Excerpt: I have no undisclosed interest in Coronado or its products and I purchased this item via normal channels. All included pictures are my property. My first view of the sun through a hydrogen alpha filter probably occurred during a science education conference held annually in New York. A Celestron C8 with a Daystar filter was setup on a sidewalk so passers by could take a peek at the sun.
Conclusion: The Coronado PST is an impressive instrument priced within reach of the amateur astronomer. It can provide detailed whole disc views of the sun, revealing prominences, flares, sunspots, plague, filaments and “orange peel” surface detail. The PST is well built, easy to use, extremely portable and versatile. It won’t give you the super close ups of sunspots that a larger scope will, but it is surprising just how much detail can be clearly seen with this scope.