8D20.45 - Solar Telescope
See also 6A70.22 in Optics.
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.
- Albert Juergens, "Compact Solar Camera", AJP, Vol. 48, #4, April 1980, p. 273.
- Wallace A. Filton, "A Solar Telescope for the Classroom", AJP, Vol. 38, #3, Mar. 1970, p. 391.
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