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Loc: New Mexico
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: John Wunderlin]
      #5776820 - 04/03/13 11:56 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

Hello All,

I received my PST last week, but was unable to put this puppy to work until today SN#: 108,979. Purchased brand new with the big Meade sale.

This is my first time using a Ha/Solar Scope. The views were instantly breathtaking. I was stunned by the views. The family was stunned by the views! And all in a compact little package.

For now I am mounting it on my 10" LX200 through the finder rings. Works quite well!

I also am using my Meade 5000 series HD-60 eyepieces on it. They work great with the PST. Images are wonderful!

The rust problem - this has been discussed in many older posts and is related mostly with older PSTs. It is a result of the degradation of the ITF coating. I think this problem has been solved with all newer models.


-- Andrew
World Explorer,
Satellite Development,
and all that...

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Chuck Hards
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Reged: 05/03/10
Posts: 174
Loc: The Great Basin
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Spacetravelerx]
      #5794105 - 04/12/13 10:22 AM

SN 105656. Purchased BN on 5/18/09.

Disturbingly, I just found this paperwork when recently transferring the foam from the carboard factory box to a new case. I never sent in my registration/warranty card.

I'm wondering if it's too late. Or if the address has changed. Did Meade own Coronado in May of '09? Of course, it's been so long that the warranty is long expired anyway, but I suppose I should get it registered.

Also, I keep all my receipts for astro purchases, but can't find this one, for some reason. Grumble.

Telescopes, binos, and related stuff: Too numerous to list. I've been doing this since 1968.

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scholastic sledgehammer

Reged: 03/06/08
Posts: 787
Loc: Metro Detroit, MI, USA
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Chuck Hards]
      #5795638 - 04/12/13 11:38 PM

I took receipt of #107763, bought off the used market. Blue and beautiful!

XT8i Intelliscope
Nexstar 8SE
Omni XLT 150

35 Pan, ES68 28, Nagler 22T4
Pentax XW 20/14/10/7/5
13 Ethos + DIOPTRX, ES100 9mm
Baader Zoom 8-24mm, TV Nagler Zoom 3-6mm
1.6x Antares 2x: Shorty, TV, GSO ED 2", TV Powermate 2.5x
Denk II, WO Binoviewers

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professor emeritus

Reged: 07/03/06
Posts: 535
Loc: Ohio, USA
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: John Wunderlin]
      #5819739 - 04/24/13 12:55 PM

I am now the second owner of PST #104154, I'll have to give a complete inspection tonight... Looks like problem isn't there in 102000 and newer..? (maybe even before that)..?

Update: Good new for me, it's blue and looks perfect...

dana t

Edited by 67champ (04/25/13 07:22 AM)

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Reged: 03/24/09
Posts: 63
Loc: Solada España
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: pjstoker]
      #5823904 - 04/26/13 09:40 AM

#102907 is a blue one in good health in regular use here in sunny Spain.

Stellarvue SV102ED on EQ5
Coronado Ha PST

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Posts: 1224
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Russ Drum]
      #5827780 - 04/28/13 06:02 AM


Calling Meade yielded "we don't keep those kind of records"

Which is funny because when I called Rikki at Lunt last fall to talk to her about one of my (Lunt) solar scopes, she asked for my serial number. She then told me my name, the dealer from whom I purchased the scope and the date when the scope was shipped to me. Now that's record keeping.

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Posts: 377
Loc: Lat. 39.143345, Long. -77.1748...
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Startraffic]
      #5845142 - 05/07/13 09:08 AM

I finally got #103489 out for 1st light after almost 2 months of cruddy weather & it was INCREDIBLE!

Clear Dark Skies
39.138274 -77.168898

AT6RC; C6R; 8" R200SS; 10" SNT; RV6
Vixen GP + Starbook-S
Warped LXD55
G11 Gemini-1 & DSC For Sale
HGM-200 Gemini-2
Orion Starshoot DSCI2; DFK 41AF02
Sky Commander 4
SkyShed POD XL3
14.5" f5 folded Newt Finished. Now in storage.
Mount for 14.5" Portable obs on 4ftx14ft utility trailer wi 8ft dome Trailer Plans Approved, Jig Built!

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Loc: Cyprus (Europe)
PST serial # list. new [Re: dgs©]
      #5891772 - 05/30/13 03:35 AM

#101320 - (gold - bought used and still going strong) Phivos Hadjigeorgiou, Cyprus

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John Wunderlin
Vendor - Spike-a Focusing Mask

Reged: 10/01/04
Posts: 2228
Loc: Mineral Point, Wi
Re: PST serial # list- Test Rust vs Non-Rust new [Re: flintzis]
      #5956335 - 07/05/13 04:24 PM

I just had a chance to test my 'rusted' unit with one that had only a slight bit of rust in the outer edges. Since the sun is so bright, I thought maybe the rust didn't matter that much- so much light comes in, I was hopeful that the rust didn't matter much.


Using identical 25mm Orion Plossl eyepieces in both units, the non-rusted scope was at least 5 TIMES brighter than the rusted unit.

Sigh- I guess I know what I'll ask for my next birthday- PST lens repair!

John Wunderlin
Vendor - Spike-a Bahtinov Focusing Mask & Flat Fielders
Iowa County Astronomers
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Edited by John Wunderlin (07/05/13 04:25 PM)

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Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Richard B. Drumm]
      #5969076 - 07/13/13 02:13 PM

Serial # 107772. Bought it back in April of 2011. Brand new. Blue objectives, and been working perfectly since.

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Reged: 04/21/11
Posts: 597
Loc: NJ, USA
Re: PST serial # list. [Re: Julio Cesar]
      #5994338 - 07/28/13 09:12 AM rust

Bill E.

Celestron cpc 800
ES 102 APO,Lunt Herschel Wedge
Lunt LS80t,LS60f,LS60t, LS35
CG-5,Vixen porta, Twilight II
PGR Chameleon mono

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