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Coronado Instruments 70mm SolarMax III


Price: $2,299.00


  • Manufacturer: Coronado Instruments
  • UPC: 709942998320
  • MPN: 324003
  • SKU: 324003
  • Availability: Ships from Warehouse

*Is ONLY to the LOWER 48.
Not Alaska/Hawaii/ PR/Guam/Thailand, etc


The SolarMax III (SMIII) is a 70mm F/5.7 refractor equipped with 60mm external hydrogen – alpha (H-α) filters. Available in both single-stacked (<0.7Å) and double-stacked (<0.5Å) bandpasses and either 10mm or 15mm blocking filters. What makes the SMIII standout?

The SMIII 70mm has a new two-speed rack & pinion focuser which creates a more user-friendly interaction with the telescope. The two-speed, 2” focuser has both coarse and fine focus controls allowing the user to get a more precise focus, critical for both solar imaging and visual observing.

Additionally, the SMIII 70mm includes only external “True” H-α etalon filters giving higher contrast views and sharper features compared with models using smaller internal H-α etalon designs. Experience darker backgrounds, sharper features, and higher contrast with the new SolarMax III series telescope.

RichView Tuning

The SMIII 70mm also includes Coronado’s patented RichView™ tuning allowing direct tuning of the primary etalon filter. The patented RichView™ tuning technology provides additional tuning range and an overall better way of adjusting the filters bandpass. No other commercially available H-α telescope can provide the tuning range and accuracy of the new SolarMax III telescope. Now you can tune for the highest contrast views of your favorite solar features without sacrificing image quality.

Double-Stack Option

Double Stacked models (<0.5Å bandpass) include two “True” external etalon filters. One etalon filter equipped with our patented RichView tuner and second etalon with tip-tilt tuning using Coronado’s T-Max tuner. Whether you are focusing on the solar edge or surface features in the chromosphere, the SolarMax III 70mm is the solar scope for you. Since both etalon filters are now external to the telescope, you can easily remove both filters and rear blocking filter diagonal to use the scope as a normal refractor for night time astronomy. It’s like having two scopes in one!

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Series SolarMax III Solar Telescopes
Clear Aperture 70mm
Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Focal Length 400mm
Focal Ratio 5.7
Viewfinder Sol Ranger™
Eyepiece(s) CEMAX 18mm, 1.25"
Focuser Mechanism 2" Rack and Pinion with 10:1 fine adjustment
Diagonal 90 Degree Diagonal with Solar Filters
Dovetail Vixen-Style
Assembled Product Dimensions 16.3" L x 5.9" W x 4.92" (329mm x 150mm x 125mm)- No Hard Case
Assembled Product Weight 7.6 lbs.

 



#324003 Single Etalon w/BF10 Blocking Filter
#324005 Single Etalon w/BF15 Blocking Filter ( +$100.00 )
#324004 Double-Stack Etalon w/BF10 Blocking Filter ( +$700.00 )
#324006 Double-Stack Etalon w/BF15 Blocking Filter ( +$900.00 )






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