The Meade Coronado SolarMax II 60mm Telescope with RichView is a complete dedicated telescope offers 60mm diameter, 400mm focal length (f6.6) optics with sub 0.7 angstrom bandwidth filtering for observation of surface detail and prominences on the Sun in hydrogen-alpha (Ha) light. Dismount the solar scope and mount your favorite nighttime scope using the included telescope industry dovetail and the LX80 GOTO system will fill your needs, day or night.
Coronado Solar Telescopes are used around the world by serious solar enthusiasts and professional research facilities alike for observation and imaging of surface detail and prominences on the Sun in brilliant red hydrogen-alpha (Ha) light. The patented RichView tuning assembly offers unbeatable tuning range and accuracy. 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.
Includes the Meade LX80 Series Multi-Mount. Now you no longer have to make the difficult decision between the ease of setup and operation of an alt-azimuth mount or the versatility and long duration imaging capability of a German equatorial mount. The LX80 Multi-Mount operates in three modes: German equatorial, single OTA alt-az and dual OTA alt-az. Setting up in any mode is quick and easy, while tapered roller bearings in each axis ensure rock solid performance with a total payload of up to 40 pounds in German EQ or single OTA alt-az modes and an amazing 75 pounds in the dual OTA configuration. Mount weight is 35 pounds. The all new fully height adjustable (30.5" to 47") tripod features built in leg levelers at the top of each leg, 2" diameter stainless steel legs for ultimate stability and durability and weighs an additional 31.5 pounds. Latitude range in polar mode is 25 to 90 degrees.
Daytime observation requires a "mock" alignment at which point the Sun can be tracked with good accuracy. For night time use the LX80 GOTO computerized mount comes fully equipped with the Meade AudioStar handbox with over 30,000 object library, 10 arcminute pointing accuracy (5 arcminutes with High Precision mode active) and Astronomer Inside digital audio technology with audio files on over 500 objects. The complete mount is powered by 8 user supplied "AA" batteries. The Meade SolarMax II SM60 and LX80 mount package includes a Meade 25mm Cemax 1.25" diameter eyepiece with 52 degree apparent field of view, BF15 1.25" diagonal blocking filter, Sol Ranger projection type viewfinder, 11 pound steel counterweight, and Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomy software DVD.