Solar observation can be done using the right solar filter on any telescope. The video below shows a super easy method of pointing your telescope at the sun using the telescope’s shadow while using a solar aperture filter for solar observation. This solar alignment method doesn’t require additional gear and it is safe and simple.
WARNING – PLEASE PAUSE AND READ BEFORE PROCEEDING.
- THIS IS RISKY! – ALWAYS use an APERTURE filter configured for your scope dimensions by a reputed manufacturer.
- DO NOT use eyepiece filters – it has to be a solar aperture filter.
- DO NOT point telescope at the sun without an aperture filter already secured on it.
- Inspect filter before use to confirm there is no damage.
- ENSURE THAT A KNOWLEDGEABLE ADULT IS AROUND IF YOU ARE A CHILD.
- Make sure filter is securely fastened and cannot come off accidentally
- Put the filter on BEFORE pointing the scope at the sun
- Ensure finder scope is covered
- Preferably, use a camera at the eyepiece end for extra safety