Dr. Brian May @DrBrianMay
Never pass up a Sunset. How many are we allowed ? Every one is precious.
Just one sunset. pic.twitter.com/TUQLNKFHtw
A white piece of cardboard and a small telescope or a pair of binoculars are all you need. And preferably something to support them.
On a sunny day, mount the binoculars on a tripod and cover up one object lens (not the eyepiece). DO NOT LOOK THROUGH the BINOCULARS …
By looking at the shadow of the bins on the white card, you can point the bins directly at the sun. Suddenly a bright image will appear ..
Suddenly a bright image will appear in the middle of the shadow. Hold the card a couple of feet away from the eyepiece. Focus the bins. Focus the binoculars til you see a sharp image of the sun. Remember that you will burn your fingers if they get too near the eyepiece.
This is me projecting the Sun at the Transit of Venus 2004. A Heath-Robinson coat hanger supports the white card. pic.twitter.com/JnYoRuwmcQ View photo
The Moon bright and clear tonight: a perfect Last Quarter. Then comes the Dawn. Still awesome after all these years. pic.twitter.com/f1nhzolcAM View photo
My roof was good to me tonight. And so were you, Amigos de los Tweets. Thanks ‘night all.
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