OBSERVING ECLIPSES AND SUNSPOTS

The eclipses are spectacular astronomical events. Often methods not very good are used dangerous and until observing them. For that they own telescopes or binoculars, and better not to observe directly since I could be burned the retina in some seconds. In order to do it a special filter is due to use that not always is available in the specialized stores. Here we are going to show as using telescopes small and binoculars to observe the eclipses of a safe way

SINCE ONE BECOMES

As the solar eclipses cannot be observed directly without the danger to burn the retina, I could be used a simple method that will even allow us to invite the neighbors to observe the event.

What one is due to do is to place the telescope in his tripod and soon to aim at the sun but without looking at the eyeglass. This takes a little and requires of something of practice. Once it has been obtained an image of the sun in the floor is placed its prism to him to the eyeglass and the image of the sun in a wall that has an a fine cardboard or white paper projects that is to about 3 meters; from this form an image will be obtained that we and the neighbors will be able to enjoy. Of all way it is good idea to use dark sun lenses not to hurt the view to us.

If the telescope has motor for pursuit, as much better, otherwise we will have to by hand correct frequently due to the tumbling of the Earth.

 

Figura1 – Telescope pointed towards the Sun. Notice that the eyeglass is 
to an angle of 90

°with respect to the main tube. 
Figure 2 – the image of the Sun can be projected in a wall

or on a white cardboard or paper.

BINOCULARS

 

In order to use a pair of binoculars, a prism or a mirror of first face is due to place these on a tripod and to use not behind, that is to say in which the silver-plated part is on the glass and. As it is seen in the photography down subjected the prism with the help of sticky tape. 
Figure 3 – Binoculars mounted in a tripod and the prism

mounted in the eyeglass by means of sticky tape.

Figure 4 – the sunspots as well as the transits of Venus can be observed, as this of the 8 of June of 2004.

DANGER: THE SUN OR AN ECLIPSE WITH THE TELESCOPE IS NEVER DUE TO OBSERVE DIRECTLY

 

                                                                                      

    OR THE BINOCULARS - DANGER TO BE BLIND
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