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Sunspots

     It is daytime. Without looking into your telescope, you direct it toward the Sun until you see an image of the Sun projected onto a white card located beyond the eyepiece. After focusing your telescope you see the Sunspots:
image Sun Spots
Sunspots are cooler, magnetic-field disturbances on the surface of the Sun. Sunspots are actually bright, but because they are less bright than other regions of the Sun's surface, they appear dark.

Note: NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITH OR WITHOUT A TELESCOPE.



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