Coronado SolarMax III 90 Solar Scope with BF15

MSRP: $5,499.99 Please see your local authorized reseller for pricing and availability.

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  • Fully integrated 90mm H-alpha telescope with 800mm focal length and f/8.9 focal ratio
  • Includes Coronado's patented RichView tuning system
  • Sol Ranger viewfinder
  • 15mm blocking filter and <0.7Å bandpass
  • Black and Gold Hard Aluminum Carry Case Included to protect your investment (dimensions: 26.5" x 8.66" x 8.66")
Item #: 324011

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This Coronado 90mm F/8.9 refractor is equipped with a 90mm external hydrogen - alpha (H-α ) filter and features a <0.7Ã… bandpass and a 15mm blocking filter. What makes the SM3 standout? Read on!

Designed and manufactured in North America.

It has a new 2" two-speed rack & pinion focuser with both coarse and fine focus controls which provide the user a more precise focus, critical for both solar imaging and visual observing.

Additionally, the SM3 90mm includes only external "True" H-α etalon filter 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.

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. Now you can tune for the highest contrast views of your favorite solar features without sacrificing image quality.

This telescope with enhanced rack & pinion focuser and large external etalon is now the perfect way to view the Sun! The SM3 90mm comes with an included 12mm, 18mm, 25mm CEMAX eyepieces, CEMAX 2x Barlow, Sol Ranger Solar Finder, 15mm blocking filter, 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").

CAUTION: Never look at the Sun, either directly or through a telescope, without a professionally made protective solar filter installed that completely covers the front of the instrument, or permanent eye damage could result.

Warranty:
Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for five years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.
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Solar
User level
Advanced
Optical design
Refractor
Optical diameter
90mm
Focal length
800mm
Focal ratio
f/8.9
Coatings
Fully multi-coated
Eyepieces
Cemax 25.0mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces
32x, 67x
Resolving power
1.28arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification
13x
Highest useful magnification
180x
Highest theoretical magnification
180x
Limiting stellar magnitude
12.4
Optical quality
Diffraction limited
Finder scope
Sol Ranger
Focuser
2" dual-speed Rack-and-pinion
Diagonal degrees
1.25" 90° Blocking Filter Blocking Filter
Mount type
Optical Tube without Mount
Tube material
Aluminum
T-max tuner
Yes
Additional included accessories
Cemax 12mm, 18mm, 25mm, 2x Barlow, Sol ranger solar finder & hard case, 15mm blocking filter
Other features
<0.7 angstrom bandpass, Dual-speed focuser
Warranty
Five year