6A70.22 - Solar Telescope

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Solar Telescope
Solar Observations
Area of Study:
Solar Telescope with Lenses and Heavy Tripod.

See also 8D20.45 in Astronomy.

Place the solar telescope on the heavy tripod and aim at the sun using the internal sighting mechanism as a guide.  Insert the desired eye piece and look at the sun.  The telescope has a special filter integrated into the mechanism that allows you to look at the sun safely in the H-Alpha region of the spectrum.  This gives you a very clear view of the solar surface and sunspots, solar granulation, prominences, and other phenomenon when the filter is adjusted properly.

  • Jay M. Pasachoff, "Resource Letter SPh-1: Solar Physics", AJP, Vol. 78, #9, Sept. 2010, p. 890.
  • Wallace A. Filton, "A Solar Telescope for the Classroom", AJP, Vol. 38, #3, Mar. 1970, p. 391. 

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