Last updated: 8 June 2004
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2004 07:07:51 From: Mark Gibbons (firstname.lastname@example.org) Having got a solar filter for my ETX 105 just in time for the Transit of Venus, I needed a solar finder (sun sight). I made one out of a 35 mm film canister bydrilling as small a holein the middle of the base of it, so the film canister acts as a tiny pin-hole camera.The canistercap is clear buthas a ring and a dot cast in the middle, which makes for easy solar alignment.The canister fits the finderscope holder perfectly, andthe screws allow easyzeroing. With the normal right-angle finderremoved,it doesn't poke you in the bridge of yournose whilst you look through the eyepiece.
Great site - so useful. Cheers! Mark Gibbons Minchinhampton, UK
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