Sol-Searcher provides safe and easy way to find the Sun. It is absolutely safe since you don’t look through Sol-Searcher, you look at it. The aperture acts as a 'pinhole' which projects an image of the Sun on to the 1/4″ translucent screen. This screen can be viewed from either side. Simply move your scope until the Sun’s image is centered on the screen and the Sun will be in the eyepiece’s field of view.
|Average Rating (7 Reviews): |Simple, Accurate and Safe to use
Wednesday, 13 July 2022 | Graham
The Sol Searcher is an excellent tool to assist in accurately aligning your telescope on the sun. Importantly you can align the telescope with your back to the sun thereby obviating the need to look towards the sun that other sun finders rely on. This is a vital safety consideration given that looking directly at the sun is extremely dangerous.
Sunday, 10 April 2022 | Raymond
Excellent Sun sight. Neat and well made. All it needs is sunshine just what we all want. Fast delivery and prompt and efficient service.
Wednesday, 9 February 2022 | Malcolm
Probably the cheapest thing I have bought off FLO but it makes such a big difference to my solar observing.
No more trying to line up by eye, sometimes taking minutes!
I can now be pointing right at the sun in 5 seconds!
Fits perfectly on my Lunt 50mm
Useful addition to any Lunt Solar Scope
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 | Simon
A useful addition. The Sol Searcher casts a bright disc on the black border (on the sun side) if the setup is way off.
The hole casts a bright disc on the white screen that's visible from either side if the setup is about right.
When centred on the screen and an EP zoomed out there is a 100% chance that the scope is aligned.
Initial alignment of the Tele Vue Sol Searcher can be done using the shadow of the lens hood on the clamshell...
On each side, there should be an even shadow - mine is about 4mm. The four Allen bolts and key make it easy to adjust and lock down.
The Sol Searcher is not completely essential but it makes the process much easier and isn't too costly...
Interestingly, on the Lunt website, it says many of the scopes now come with the Tele Vue Sol Searcher included.
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 | Simon
Got mine mounted on the Tele Vue 3" Clamshell. Tried a few different solar finders and find this style the best.
Thursday, 2 August 2018 | David
Perfect fit for my Lunt LS80T.
Friday, 20 March 2015 | Derek
I have one of these on my Lunt LS50THa. When I took it out of the box I was very skeptical about how it would perform but I must say that it is the easiest finder I have used in either daylight or darkness.
If you enjoy solar observing you need one of these in your life.