This combined observing shade and eyepiece holder will greatly improve observer comfort by minimising glare. Itīs a simple fact that a telescope offering a moderately dim eyepiece view like the Coronado PST will perform significantly better in terms of contrast and detail if steps are taken to reduce local glare. Our handsome glare shield is designed to cast a perfect shadow over the eyepiece region of the telescope and create a mini-environment for the observer to ensure that the eyes are always in a comfortable shadow when near the eyepiece.
The Solar-Mate is easy to fit and requires no tools it simply fits underneath the PST between the tripod and the base of the PST. On the rear face of the Solar-Mate is a panel of useful facts about the physics of the sun. The shield can also hold three eyepieces conveniently to hand; however, in this role it is only effective up to about 70 degrees altitude.
For even greater views and observer comfort, use the Solar-Mate with our winged rubber eyecups AC418 and our Blackout observing hood AC470 (click on stock code for more info). The Solar-Mate is made of lightweight aluminium and is finished in durable black resin powder coat.