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Sun & Solar Telescopes

The sun offers a lifetime’s worth of viewing and stunning astrophotography — so why not explore our nearest stellar neighbor with a solar telescope? OPT carries a comprehensive lineup of sun & solar telescopes, allowing you to see fine details of the solar atmosphere and surface phenomena for both viewing and photography. Choose from top brands, including Coronado, Lunt Solar, DayStar, iOptron, and Orion, to find the perfect telescope for your goals.

Beginners and those on a budget will appreciate options like the Coronado PST 40mm H-Alpha Solar Telescope. With a 400mm focal length and a 40mm aperture, this f/10 refractor includes an integrated hydrogen alpha solar filter. This allows you to focus on the sun’s chromosphere instead of the photosphere, giving you immediate access to active solar regions with maximum contrast. If you’re looking for an affordable solar telescope for sale, this is it: the whole package is well under $1,000.

Moving up the price spectrum brings in heavy hitters like the Lunt Solar 80mm Universal Telescope. Lunt Solar offers their universal build with a number of different filters and focusers, but this one features a B1200 Blocking Filter & Rack & Pinion Focuser. When nighttime falls, you can transform this telescope into a fully-outfitted stargazing unit. With an 80mm aperture and an FPL53 doublet lens, this telescope is just as capable of viewing solar eclipses as it is peering into the depths of the Milky Way.

With hassle-free returns, competitive warranties, and expert support from our friendly Sales Team, you can trust OPT to put the best solar telescope in your hands.


Still have questions? We have answers.

What is a solar telescope?

A solar telescope, also known as a sun telescope, is a device specially designed to observe the sun. Solar telescopes tend to focus on the visible spectrum and wavelengths close to it.

Are solar telescopes safe?

Yes, solar telescopes are safe when used correctly. Looking at the sun with the naked eye can lead to blindness and retinal damage, and doing so with normal telescopes or binoculars is even more dangerous. Solar telescopes, on the other hand, filter out harmful wavelengths and reduce the amount of the sun’s light so that it is safe to look at or photograph.