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    Default Meade Coronado PST vs SolarMax advice



    Hello There!

    I am in the market for a solar telescope. Now that it is getting lighter much earlier again, I am looking to finally tap into high detail solar photography. The price point for the Meade Coronado PST is very appealing and the quality of images I've seen owners post is extremely impressive. My question is this:

    Other than a price difference, is there really a significant quality difference that you get with the Meade Coronado SolarMax telescopes that you don't get with the PST? My focus is more photography based than observing.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you very much,
    Chris

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    Default Re: Meade Coronado PST vs SolarMax advice

    I have only ever used the PST and SolarMax for visual but they both are built quite rugged and I never had any issues with mechanicals or views.
    My PST was from the first batch which ended up suffering from "rusted" objective. Once the problem was repaired by Coronado I never had another issue with it.
    I think you will enjoy either one.
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