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Sunspotter – wooden telescope lets you watch the sun


Sunspotter. This small wooden telescope beams a 3 inch image of the sun onto a white screen so you can track and trace sunspots as they race across the surface of our solar cousin. Best thing is, it saves buying a new pair of eyeballs every week. $349.00.

 The Sunspotter is an innovative, wooden, folded-Keplerian telescope that uses a system of mirrors and a powerful 62mm objective lens to project a brilliant 3″ solar image onto a white viewing screen. Easily aligned to the sun in seconds, you’ll spend hours gazing in fascination as sunspots appear, move across the surface of the sun and then vanish. Trace the images and compare the changes the sun’s surface goes through hour by hour or day by day. Elegantly simple to use, easy to set up, and completely safe.


  • my father would have loved this- he converted an old telescope and a pad of paper to watch and track sunspots (indirectly of course). he spent quite a bit of time on it actually, tracking features over several weeks at a time. price on this one seems a bit steep… but what do i know.

  • $349!!!
    It looks like it’s made of a few bits of wood…

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