Photos: How Solarscope 'sees' the sun

Photos: How Solarscope 'sees' the sun

Summary: Developed by Light Tec Optical Instruments of Hyeres, France, the Solarscope is designed to allow safe viewing of sun spots and solar eclipses. The $89 "education version," shown here, has a screen big enough for several people to see at once.

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  • A peek inside

    When the orange tube on the Solarscope is aligned with the sun, sunlight filters through the tube and is then reflected off a lens onto the interior of the device's cardboard frame.

  • Sunspots

    Dark imperfections in the reflected sunlight are sunspots--cooler regions on the sun's surface caused by magnetic disturbances.

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