WOW,,,I can see the sun in Ha with my own eyes,for the first time.
25 December 2012
Summary: WOW,,,,Thats the first thing i can say.For years i have being observing the sun with a regular film filter,,and was great but i wanted to move to an other level,Searched for reveiws,saved the money and finaly i decided to make my move,,The Coronado PST,was my choise.And again..WOW..My heart stoped for a few seconds,once i finaly got it focused and centered,,The veiw is just amaizing.
Coronado pst solar telescope NOT WORTH MORE THAN 300$
10 December 2010
Summary: I just got a coronado pst telescope, the 1angstrom version After many years of desire, and anticipation, I have concluded that this telescope is not anywhere near worth the 500$ it retails for. Con1: Through the eyepiece, Prominences are not visible when the sun is centered perfectly in the eyepiece, and will only appear when you are looking at an off centered image that only shows half an image. Con2: The price.
Summary: I bought the pst after a long wait and without looking throught it before: so expectations were high. They were met: the view is definitely exciting. Flares, prominenses and granulation are a wonderful sight. The only negative point is that you can't push very far the magnification. 5mm eyepiece is the max I found of some use (and after all didn't showed anything more than my 8mm). Nevertheless, webcam shooting works great also if finding the focus is a pain.
Summary: Nothing quite like this for the money. Stunning views of the sun and easy to use although it does help if you are familiar with telescopes in the first place to get the alignment and focus right. I had been using a regular refractor telescope with a Baader Solar Filter which shows you sun spots and the some surface detail (but not much). You really need one of there guys to view solar flares and prominences. They truly are a wonder to behold.
Summary: I have read many of the reviews here and to be honest even though i never bought mine here, i have had it out to view the Sun with at every opportunity. It isnt going to give you the magazine views you see in the astro mags. But if you have never seen prominences or solar flares before, this is the telescope for you. It is pricey, but an investment.
Summary: I was almost put off buying one of these fantastic scopes because of the one star rating from the other daft review which isn't actually about the product itself (or anything worthwhile for that matter). I took the plunge and bought one of these mainly on the strength of the images that are available on youtube and google. I can honestly say that the scope more than lives up to these.
Summary: The Amazon ad. for the PST does not state: 1. Whether there is an eyepiece included, 2. IF there IS an included eyepiece what is the magnification ??? 3. If a CEMAX eyepiece at around GBP 80 has to be purchased as well, the the whole PST is not worth considering. Too costly.