With the upcoming solar eclipses in October and April 2024 and the
strong interest in observing the solar max activity.
We designed a simple, easy to use, sun finder to mount on your solar telescope.
It could also be used for solar panels or stove.
It’s called the “SUN-GEOMETER” A laser cut kit. The front face
has a whimsical art image of the sun with a projection cross and target.
What sets the SUN-GEOMETER from the other solar finders is the auto-cross feature.
After the finder is mounted and adjusted to the field of view (FOV) of the
telescope. The projected image is displayed on the target face.
If the image is left or right horizontally of the circle, a horizontal line is visible .
If the image is up or down vertically, a vertical line is visible.
As you adjust the telescope and the image is positioned closer to the circle,
the cross appears, move the telescope until the cross is superposed on
the target. The target is a standard alignment cross for easy positioning
of the image to the center circle. (see images)
The face and target have mounting wings (mouse ears) to fit a wide range
of surfaces, curved and flat. (see image) Dimensions: ~85 X 40 X 50 mm
The kit contains the following: front face, target, mounting /spacer dowel bar and
two brass screws for the assembly. The easy to follow instructions will show you
how to complete the kit assembly and align the face to the target.
The parts are made of precision laser cut birch plywood and a pre-drilled
dowel spacer with a 5 mm hole for screw mounting. Rubber bands could also
be used. The target back is flat for solar panels or stove mounting.
Just like our other products, the cost at $19.95 ea. with free shipping
CONUS / USPS (only). To order, just e-mail for instructions.
Payment is by check or money order
Any questions about the SUN-GEOMETER, please e-mail. If you are a retail store
and would like add this to your product offering, please feel free to contact us.
Our beta testers had a very positive feedback.
Designers and makers of the TELMAT and Observatory Plaques.