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Coronado SolarMax III 70 with RichView Tuning BF10

Coronado SolarMax III 70 with RichView Tuning BF10
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Price:  £2,420.00(Inc. 20% VAT)
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Product Code:  CO.324003
Manufacturer:  Coronado


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

The SolarMax III is a 70mm F/5.7 refractor equipped with 60mm external hydrogen alpha (H-) filters. The single-stacked (<0.7_) bandpass is available with either 10mm or 15mm blocking filter. What makes the SM3 standout?

The SM3 70mm 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.


__True_ H- Etalon Filters
Additionally, the SM3 70mm includes only external __True_ H- etalon filter giving higher contrast views and sharper features compared with models using smaller internal H- etalon designs. Experience darker backgrounds, sharper features, and higher contrast with the new SolarMax III series telescope.

RichView Tuning
The SM3 70mm 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 filters bandpass. No other commercially available H- 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 favourite solar features without sacrificing image quality.

Day and Night
Whether you are focusing on the solar edge or surface features in the chromosphere, the SolarMax III 70mm is the solar scope for you. Since the etalon filter is now external to the telescope, you can easily remove it and rear blocking filter diagonal to use the scope as a normal refractor for night time astronomy. It's like having two scopes in one!

Note: This telescope should never be used to observe the Sun without the Etalon Filter and Blocking Filter (diagonal) fitted. Otherwise, immediate and irreversible eye damage may result.

Complete Package
The new Coronado 70mm SolarMax III series telescope with enhanced rack & pinion focuser and large external etalon is now the perfect way to view the Sun! The SM3 70mm comes with an included 18mm CEMAX eyepiece, Sol Ranger Solar Finder, Vixen-style dovetail mounting rail, and an all-new black and gold Aluminium Hard Carry Case.

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

Clear Aperture70mm
Optical DesignAchromatic Refractor
Optical CoatingsFully Multi-Coated
Focal Length400mm
Focal Ratiof/5.7
Etalon Filter Aperture60mm
Etalon Filter Bandpass<0.7 angstrom hydrogen-alpha (H) bandpass
Blocking Filter Aperture10mm / 15mm
Tuning SystemRichView
ViewfinderSol Ranger
Focuser Mechanism2" Rack and Pinion with 10:1 fine adjustment
Diagonal90 degree diagonal with Solar Filters
DovetailVixen-style
EyepieceCEMAX 18mm
Carry CaseHard case
Assembled Product Dimensions41.40cm x 15 cm x 12.50 cm (16.3" L x 5.9" W x 4.92") - without the hard case
Assembled Product Weight3.45 kg (7.6 lbs)
Transit Package Dimensions80 cm x 35 cm x 34 cm
Transit Package Weight10 kg

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