This handy package has been put together by RVO to give you an ideal, portable package to start observing the Sun in H-Alpha. The mount is very easy to use. Simply, put the mount outside under the Sun and turn it on. It will then use the GPS position of the mount and the handy Heliofind camera to locate the Sun. Then just use the fine adjustments to determine the precise position of the sun and you're away!
The kit also includes a Geoptik vixen bar and fotomate heavy duty ballhead to maximise usability and ensuring a comfortable viewing angle.
Full details of the PST telscope and the SolarQuest mount are 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.
AUTOMATIC SOLAR GO-TO/TRACKING MOUNT & TRIPOD (WITH HELIOFIND™ SOLAR ALIGNMENT TECHNOLOGY)
Solar observing has just been made incredibly easy!
Sky-Watcher's clever and technologically innovative SolarQuest™ mount is extremely user-friendly and provides a safe experience for automatically locating and observing the sun with your solar telescope.
Just roughly level the tripod and point your solar telescope anywhere to the left of the sun and let Sky-Watcher's revolutionary HelioFind™ Solar Alignment Technology automatically do the rest!! At the single push of a button, the telescope will be auto-levelled and the mount via GPS data fixing will calculate the altitude and azimuth of the sun based on the time and location. The telescope will then be pointed to the correct altitude and the mount will slew clockwise hunting for the sun. The Solar Sensor will detect the sun and lock onto it, and will silently track and keep it within the eyepiece's field of view indefinitely.
The SolarQuest™ mount can be used by educational establishments, beginners and experienced observers alike. When mated with your solar telescope it is a great companion when observing sunspots, solar eclipses, solar surface details & the transit of inner planets across the sun.
The SolarQuest™ mount is lightweight and portable, quiet in operation, has a payload capacity of up to 4kg and accepts telescopes with standard 45mm Dovetail Bars.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The SolarQuest™ mount is designed to be used with solar telescopes only. Do not point any other type of optical device at the Sun. Looking directly at the Sun without verified-safe, professionally made solar filtering will cause immediate and irreversible damage to the eyes (blindness), damage to the telescope, and will be a fire risk.
HelioFind™ Solar Alignment Technology: Solar Sensor with 4 x Photodiodes & built-in GPS data fixing to obtain time & location to calculate the sun's azimuth and alltitude
Telescope Auto-levelling feature with the help of the built-in tilt sensor (3 x axis accelerometer in the sensor block).
Auto drift correction through feedback from Solar Sensor
Auto Pointing Offset Correcting Feature
8-Way Sliding Switch for Centring Sun in Field of View
Tracking Rates: Alignment-Free Solar Tracking
Pointing Accuracy: Up to 3 arc-minute (after customer calibration)
Resolution: 2073600 Counts/Rev., 0.625 arc-second
Slewing Speeds: 16x & 1200x
Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking
Motor: DC Servo Motor, Gear Ratio 6480
Payload Capacity: 4kg
45mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen type dovetail saddle
3/8" Screw Fittings (tripod/mount)
Adjustable Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
Height of Tripod/Mount: 80.5cm - 152cm
Mount Head Weight: 1.3kg
Total Weight with Tripod: 4.05kg
Low Power Consumption
Power Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply DC 12V, Tip Positive (via adaptor panel).