MEADE SolarMax III 70 mm Single-Stacked Solar Telescope w 10 mm Blocking Filter 324003

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Item Description:
  • Fully Integrated 70 mm f/5.7 H-alpha Telescope - 400 mm Focal Length
  • Includes Coronado’s patented RichView tuning system
  • Sol Ranger Viewfinder
  • Black and Gold Hard Carry Case
  • 10 mm Blocking Filter
  • <0.7Å Bandpass

  • Introducing Meade’s new and improved Coronado SolarMax III (SM3) Hydrogen – alpha solar telescopes!

    The SolarMax III is a 70 mm F/5.7 refractor equipped with 60 mm external hydrogen – alpha (H-α) filters. Available in both single-stacked (<0.7 Å) and double-stacked (<0.5 Å) bandpasses and either 10 mm or 15 mm blocking filters. What makes the SM3 standout?

    The SM3 70 mm 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 SM3 70 mm 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.

    The SM3 70 mm 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 filter's 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 Stacked models (<0.5Å bandpass) include two “True” external etalon filters. One etalon filter equipped with Meade's 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 70 mm 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 nighttime astronomy. It’s like having two scopes in one!

    The new Coronado 70 mm SolarMax III series telescope with enhanced rack & pinion focuser and large external etalon(s) are now the perfect way to view the Sun! The SM3 70 mm comes with an included 18 mm CEMAX eyepiece, Sol Ranger™ Solar Finder, Vixen-style dovetail mounting rail, and an all-new black and gold Aluminum Hard Carry Case (Dimensions: 26.5" x 8.66" x 8.66").

    This very high quality 70 mm solar telescope features a 400 mm focal length, f/5.7 focal ratio, and 10 mm blocking filter. Includes mounting rings, Cemax 18 mm eyepiece, Sol Ranger solar finder and black & gold aluminum hard carry case.


    Product Specs

    Series SolarMax III Solar Telescopes
    Clear Aperture 70 mm
    Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
    Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
    Focal Length 400 mm
    Focal Ratio 5.7
    Viewfinder Sol Ranger™
    Eyepiece(s) CEMAX 18 mm (22x)
    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" H (329 mm x 150 mm x 125 mm)- No Hard Case
    Assembled Product Weight 7.6 lb
    SM3 70 mm telescope
    Mounting rings
    Removable 60 mm external hydrogen – alpha etalon filter
    10 mm blocking filter
    18 mm CEMAX eyepiece
    Sol Ranger™ Solar Finder
    Vixen-style dovetail mounting rail
    Black and gold aluminum hard carry case (Dimensions: 26.5" x 8.66" x 8.66")
    Meade 5 year warranty
    This Kit Includes: