Sunday, 26 June 2011

A Sun “Finder”


One problem with Solar observing is aligning the telescope towards the Sun in the first place!  Bizibilder has been using his computer controlled “goto” mount recently but would prefer to use a simpler, portable mount for Solar work – leaving the “posh” mount set up for night time imaging.  So he has built a “finder” – a simple piece of bent aluminium strip 1mm thick with a 1.5mm hole in the middle of one of the uprights.  This is bolted to the scope and a small image of the Sun appears on the opposite upright, which is covered in masking tape to help see the image!  Works a treat.  ( It can be adjusted with a little judicious bending).

Now all Bizibilder has to do is make a “posh” one!!

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