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Sunspotter Equipment Report / Impressions

Started by tomt, 04/08/2003 05:08PM
Posted 04/08/2003 05:08PM Opening Post
Equipment Report: Sunspotter from Learning Technologies

Tuesday, April 08, 2003
6:30 PM EST
Mostly Clear Skies

Observer: Tom Trusock

Location: Ubly, MI - observed from kitchen table through glass doors (It was cold out. )

Well, the Sunspotter for Tiny Eyes on the Skies (the Cloudy Nights lending program) arrived today, and I thought folks might like to hear a little about it.

For those of you who don’t know what a Sunspotter is, and don’t care to check the web page: The Sunspotter is a folded achromatic refractor that projects about a 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ image of the sun on a white piece of paper. It’s designed for use with groups, and particularly with children. There are a number of advantages to using this for solar viewing when you are working in a group, but the two largest are probably that you don’t have to worry about the filter coming off and several folks can view at once.

Due to size limitations, the rest is posted here:

You can also check out the "Tiny Eyes on the Skies" program if you wish to borrow the sunspotter (yep, Cloudy Nights is loaning it out) on

Clear Skies

Tom T.