"I can't find the Sun!" Sounds funny. However, the Sun is tricky to find in a properly filtered telescope, and you don't ever want to chance a direct gaze, let alone a magnified image of it.
TeleVue Sol Searcher Sun Finder
Sol-Searcher is the safe and easy way to find the Sun. It is absolutely safe since you don't look through Sol-Searcher, you look at it. The aperture acts as a "pinhole" which projects an image of the Sun on to the 1/4" translucent "screen." This screen can be viewed from either side. Simply move your scope until the Sun's image is centered on the screen and the Sun will be in the eyepiece's field of view.
The Sol-Searcher attaches to the mount ring slot of every Televue telescope (or to the rear cell slot in the Televue Ranger). For use with telescopes other than Televue, mount the Sol-Searcher using #10-32 screws, or if necessary, attach with Velcro (not supplied). Sol Searcher can also be made into a quick-release accessory when mounted on Quick-release bracket .
Tele Vue Product Number: SSF-1006
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SKU TE-SSF-1006 Manufacturer Tele Vue Solar Accessory Type Finders Warranty 5 Year Warranty
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I put this on my Lunt scope and WHAT a BIG Differance !! I can spot the sun in just a few seconds ---easy to mount and Easy to use !!!
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Product QuestionsQuestion by: pn200 on Feb 17, 2015 7:04:41 AMQuestion by: David Covey on May 18, 2015 12:46:00 PMQuestion by: Tim Farr on May 11, 2016 2:08:00 PMUnfortunately, there does not seem to be a way to do this with off the shelf parts. You may need to drill a couply holes in the ring or handle ore use a very stiff double stick tape adhesive. Explore Scientific does not make any hardware to match this scope up with the hole pattern on the Sol Searcher, and neither does TeleVue.Answer by: Chris Hendren on May 11, 2016 6:42:00 PM
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