Several years ago I was at NEAF, the astronomy conference,
when Hydrogen alpha telescopes at reasonable prices
were being introduced to amateur astronomers by a new company called
And I recall being out in the field, where they had this really small telescope set up
and there was a big line up to look through it.
Because this new solar telescope called the PST (Personal Solar Telescope), was so
compact and small, I kind of shook my head, and thought "really, what is that little thing gonna show".
It was Jesus Christ who apparently said: "Judge ye not by appearances".
I confess that I did,
I came back later, when the line was much smaller, and decided to take a look through it,
since I was considering carrying the line for the store.
After I got to my turn at the PST and had a look, I couldn't believe it!
The view was rather spectacular, and I knew right away that the PST was going to revolutionize the industry
and signed up as a dealer on the spot.
That was many years ago, and unfortunately the founder and designer of the PST
David Lunt passed away of Cancer not long afterwards.
His wife Gerry, eventually sold the company to Meade Instruments, who then continued
on the brand and tradition that is Coronado Instruments today.
And it's your last chance this weekend to get any of the many sizes of these dedicated
instruments on sale for up to 20% off.
Get ready for the Summer now.
Here's the link: