This combination of the popular Coronado PST Hydrogen Alpha solar telescope and the QHY5-II camera works extremely well together. Buy them together at this special offer kit price.
The main issue with the PST scopes is the focusing when you have a camera attached. With the slimline design of the QHY5-II, this is a thing of the past. No focusing issues whatsoever.
You can see some amazing images below of just what you can acheive with this combination. The camera was the mono variation and colour was added in photoshop.
Details of both the solar telescope and QHY5-II can be found below.
The PST has been redisigned with increased contrast and image brightness.
This ‘little’ telescope is another step toward our goal of making it possible for everyone to, "Experience the Sun our way". The ever changing solar disk presents iself in the PST with tunable views of prominences and surface detail previously unavailable at even 3 times the cost. Sub angstrom H-A systems have long been cost prohibitive for the amateur. Designs other than the Coronado are difficult to use because of temperature and F-Ratio requirements. Not only does the PST have a bandpass of 1.0 angstrom but it is also thermally stable and requires no more time to operate than putting in a eyepiece and adjusting the focus fits any standard photo video tripod did we mention the incredible low price?
The PST represents the same technology and quality that goes into a SolarMax series telescope but with a few unique design characteristics that allow us to offer it for less than some premium eyepieces. The PST will show you prominences, active regions, filaments, as well as other surface details – at 1.0 angstrom it will not reveal as much surface detail as the SolarMax series telescope and filters but it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Now you can enjoy the 0.5A double stacked version boasting more surface detail for under £1000 delivered.
• Aperture: 40mm
• F/L: 400mm
• F/Ratio: F/10
• Bandwidth: 1.0Å - 0.6Å
• Thermal Stability: 0.005
• A/C Blocking: Full blocking 10-5 EUV to far IR
The PST is made from milled aluminium, not plastic! The P.S.T. comes with a built in Sol Ranger for easy alignment, a 12mm Kellner eyepiece, and a re-usable box with dye cut foam for safe storage.
The QHY5-II improves on the original QHY5 for guiding and planetary imaging applications. Unlike the older camera the QHY5-II has reduced banding and improved high FPS performance: up to 170fps @ 400 x 400 with a quantum efficiency (QE) of 56%. Low weight and compact size makes the new QHY5-II the ideal guide camera with useful planetary imaging capability. Camera is 1.25" EP diameter and now has a native C mount as standard.
Supplied in a handy storage box with USB & ST4 Cables, 1.25" Extension (threaded for filters), 1.25" Parfocalising Ring, Windows (XP and onwards) drivers and capture software. The camera is also supported by PHD, MetaGuide, Firecapture, SharpCap and software using the ASCOM platform.
APTIMA CMOS Sensor MT9M001
Format: 1/2 inch, 6.66mm x 5.32mm
Pixel Size: 5.2um x 5.2um (1280 x 1024) 1.3 Mega Pixels
30fps @ 1280 x 1024 to 170fps @ 400 x 400
ADC: On Chip 10 bit ( 8 bit output)
QE: 56% Mono only
Telescope Interface: 1.25" Eyepiece Format
USB Bus Powered with ST4 Port
Weight: 45g without parfocalising ring