For sale: Coronado SolarMax 40mm with BF5 filter, Solarfinder and Cemax 25mm

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For sale: Coronado SolarMax 40mm with BF5 filter, Solarfinder and Cemax 25mm

Post by nicosolcy » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:16 am

This is of course pre-Meade, which is considered to have a better quality etalon than the currently produced ones. The scope is in excellent condition. The Etalon, Blocking Filter and 40mm Objective show no signs of wear or scratches or degradation. The OTA is fine with only some micro-scratches here and there. Focuser is smooth and the included solarfinder and Cemax 25mm Plossl work as advertised.

The Coronado 40mm-400mm SolarMax 40 telescope SM40T5 has the same aperture as the P.S.T. but is distinguished by several key factors. The Coronado SolarMax 40 telescope comes standard with a T-Max attached directly behind the etalon gives you the ability to adjust for Doppler shifted light.

Bino-viewers and most imaging equipment will come to focus, sometimes with the use of a Barlow or OCS. These features plus enhanced surface detail make the Coronado SolarMax 40 telescope a more versatile instrument than a PST, with remarkable solar images. The PST is a 1 Armstrong bandpass solar scope, whereas the SolarMax strikes a happy medium for prominences and surface detail at 0.7 Armstrong bandpass.

Consider that the Etalon can be used to double stack another solar scope, or you can use it on another “regular” scope which has an adapter to 52mm thread (back of Etalon) along with the Blocking filter, this is a very versatile instrument. I have used it with a Borg 55mm Fluorite and a 58mm to 52mm adapter at 250mm focal length as well.

Obviously since the scope is no longer available for sale, I am considering the parts of it to determine a price, also taking into consideration various other models of solar scopes now available for sale. A 40mm Etalon + Blocking filter sell new for EUR 1,265. A 25mm Cemax eyepiece for EUR 108 and the Solarfinder for EUR 135, a total of EUR 1,508. First one to call it for EUR 800 gets it. Price includes insured shipping with tracking and PayPal fees.

Anybody want to see some photos, I took plenty and uploaded them to Dropbox. Link is here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fykoi40bdjqa ... 0Gmna?dl=0
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Re: For sale: Coronado SolarMax 40mm with BF5 filter, Solarfinder and Cemax 25mm

Post by marios i. » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:58 pm

SOLD!

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Re: For sale: Coronado SolarMax 40mm with BF5 filter, Solarfinder and Cemax 25mm

Post by nicosolcy » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:49 am

Enjoy it Marios!
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