Excerpt: I received the Coronado PST as a gift from my wife. I was blown away by the initial viewing of the sun. Solid flares are easy to view and filaments can be seen. Given my experience with visible light telescopes, I purchased an inexpensive CCD Camera specifically for astro viewing.
Excerpt: One might think that there are endless features to see in a given viewing time. Ufortunately, with the 40mm lens, with the 20 mm optic gives a nice view of teentire sun, but little elxe. If careful, one can indeed see some features, but they are extremely small - at least for me they were.
Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is myfirst solar telescope. I have a very old (1979) Celestron C8, so I am familiar with basic uses. I recently was at a daytime sky watching "party" and saw somwe very sophisticated scopes and great views of the sun. I decided to put my toe in the water. I do not regret it.
Pros: Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Well Made
Excerpt: I ordered this PST as a Christmas present for myself. B&H shipped earlier than expected and unit arrived ahead of schedule.When I finally got to use the scope on CHristmas day, I was floored by what I saw.
Pros: Accurate, Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I've been a nighttime amateur astronomer and telescope builder for over 50 years. I occasionally projected the sun onto paper to observe something interesting like the Venus transit. But when a friend allowed me to look at the Sun through his PST I was overwhelmed.
Pros: Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: the scope works well. great detial from the solar flares and the surface. As with any scope it pays to have a few extra quality eye pieces. i am using a 10mm eye piece from another scope i own and am getting good detail and clarity with it.
Pros: Easy To Use, Great Optics, Widely Compatible Adapter
Excerpt: Well packaged from factory. I saved $80 by NOT buying the factory hard case but went to Harbor Freight and buying a 22" stainless steel tool box and trimmed the excess foam from the factory packing. Fit perfectly. Stellar photography is easy. Prominences are amazing easy to view.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Padding, Great Optics, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This telescope provides excellent views of the Sun and its features. Given it is the low-end of the Coronado line of solar telescopes, it's performance is amazingly excellent. It is also very easy to use.
Pros: Affordable, Easy To Use, Strong Construction, Widely Compatible Adapter