|An 8" off-axis mask for solar observations. I used the telescope today.|
|Here's a "hand held" camera shot at the eyepiece of a 20mm TeleVue Plossl.|
The circled area shows an extensive group of sun spots.
|An enlarged view of the sunspots. Looking at the lower left sunspot,|
you can clearly see the umbra and penumbra.
|Telescope profile with counter-weight system for solar filter.|
The dew shield has been removed.
|Here you can clearly see the counterweights for the solar filter.|
I usually use 1.25# weights. Three weights did the job.