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    Those little solar finder scopes work great-- what I do is position the scope DIRECTLY below the sun-- by sighting down the tube-- then with the solar filter in place- slowly raise the scope up while looking through low power widefield eyepiece. Be sure to CAP the finder scope.......!
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    Default Re: Stupid question on solar alignment

    The NexStar menu will let you track the Sun if you override the factory setting. If I was only going to look at the Sun 3 times I'd go for the " shadow method ".
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    Default Re: Stupid question on solar alignment

    Thanks for all of the replies. I'd forgotten about using the pinhole camera method. I used that to view the last solar eclipse, but I didn't have a telescope then, so I never thought I could apply that to the telescope for aiming purposes.
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    Default Re: Stupid question on solar alignment

    Hi Brad,

    I saw somewhere a Solar filter that comes with a solar finder, I couldn't find the link, sorry, maybe somebody here in AF has it, I haven't tried it, I have a normal solar filter, for my Ioptron (80 mm), and a do it yourself for my 6" SCT OTA, I use the shadow method, and it works fine with a 32.2 mm EP, ( my Baader Hyperion 21 mm without the first group of lens)

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