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Old 29-06-2011, 04:37 PM
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Review: Coronado SolarMax II 60mm Solar Telescope (now with Part 2)

John Wilkinson (John W) has written a great, thorough review of the Coronado SolarMax II 60mm Solar Telescope.

You can read the review on the IceInSpace Reviews page, or directly by clicking on the link below:

Coronado SolarMax II 60mm Solar Telescope

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Nice review John. It looks like a great scope. How do you find the helical focuser? I have a much older Coronado scope with a focuser that is now giving me grief, but I imagine the focusers in the new scopes are much better.
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Very useful that!
Thanks for posting.
Were are you BTW?

"Casstony" in Gippsland has a Lunt 60mm DS with pressure tuner (or he has until he goes away on vacation and I steal it ).
A comparison of the two would be great.
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To DaveM, Helical focuser is Ok to use but has a bit of backlash. JW
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Nice scope i wouldnt mind adding one of those to my little astro collection i love viewing the sun

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Nice scope i wouldnt mind adding one of those to my little astro collection i love viewing the sun

Jen, my girlfriend keeps dropping the same (not so subtle) hint. She wants a solar scope. What's a guy to do?
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Jen, my girlfriend keeps dropping the same (not so subtle) hint. She wants a solar scope. What's a guy to do?
do it, do it, do it....... whens her birthday nice pressie LOL
How much are they by the way
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Her birthday is next month and OPT has them in stock. I'm sunk!

Actually we've both wanted to get a solar scope for a long time now. We always stop to look every time we happen to bump into one. OPT often devilishly has one or more set up to ensnare people with. But the good ones with good solar views run from US$1200 and up.
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I'm keen to see how it compares to a PST retrofitted to an ED80 or similar. There is a bit of a PST modding community and I love a hack.
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John has submitted Part 2 of the review - you can read it here:

Coronado SolarMax II 60mm Scope - Part 2

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