MrStarGuy Solar Finder - Red or Black Color
The MrStarGuy Solar Finder is the safe way to align your scope to the Sun. The finder is made to fit into all standard finder bracket shoes.
For your safety and that of your equipment, be sure that your safe solar filter is attached to your scope before you start this process. The Solar Finder uses a projection of the Sun’s rays for alignment. You should not look directly through the finder at any time as the Sun can damage your eyes.
The MrStarGuy Solar Finder attaches to your telescope's finder shoe. The side with the "pinhole" faces toward the Sun. Tighten it in place with the set screws on the finder shoe.
Loosen the white adjustment knob slightly and move the unit so that it is aligned with the long dimension of your scope. The Sun shines through the pinhole and projects a small white dot onto the circle on the back of the unit. Adjust the pointing of the telescope to center this projection on the circle.
Look through a wide field eyepiece, with your solar filter in place. The Sun should be visible in your scope. It may not be centered.
If the Sun is not visible, center the Sun in your scope using a low power eyepiece and then re-align the Solar Finder by loosening the front adjustment knob. Tighten firmly when finished. After a couple of adjustments, you should now have the MrStarGuy Solar Finder accurately aligned to your scope; from then on, find the Sun with the Solar Finder, and it should be aligned to your eyepiece as well.
MrStarGuy Solar Finder is made from aluminum and is available in either of two external colors, Red or Black. Choose the color you want from the drop-down menu. Prices are the same.