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Helio-Pods

Solar Finders for Solar Telescopes or Telescopes fitted with Solar filters

The Easiest Way to find the Sun

No tools, No glue, It is held in place by a small adjustable Bungee cord

Takes only seconds to install or remove

Helio-Pod
Model HP-2
$13.95

For telescopes to
10" or 250mm"

Free shipping
Domestic / USA

Helio-Pod
Model HP-2-I
$19.95

For telescopes to
10" or 250mm

Canadian and international
price includes extra shipping

Helio-Pod
Model HP-2-B
$14.75

For telescopes to
16" or 400mm

Free shipping
Domestic / USA

Helio-Pod
Model HP-2-B-I
$20.75

For telescopes to
16" or 400mm

Canadian and international
price includes extra shipping

The difference between the regular model and the "B" models come with longer Bungee cord

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Click here for Video Demonstration of Helio-Pod Solar Finder


Warning

DO NOT look directly into or near the sun.
It can result in irreversible eye damage. Do not use any telescope or other device that is not specifically designed for solar viewing. Looking directly at the sun or through a unfiltered instrument can result in permanent eye damage and loss of vision.





How to use the Helio Pod Model 2 and 2 B (Big), to find the Sun
Installation
Set up your solar telescope.
Squeeze the cable lock and gently pull it away from the Helio Pod.
Slide the Pod over your telescope with the disk without a cross hair, towards the sun.
Squeeze the lock and tighten the bungee cord, so the Helio Pod is on the telescope tube. It does not have to be too tight.

Use
The hole in the first disk casts a bright spot on the second screen.
Adjust the angle of your telescope until the spot in centered on the cross hairs.
You may need to add a offset for calibration.




Click here for manual

We also have Solar filters and solar filter kits, so you can convert your regular telescope to one capable of viewing the sun


Click here for Video Demonstration of Helio-Pod Solar Finder





I got my first chance to use the Helio-Pod this morning. It performed wonderfully.
I nailed the sun in under one minute...much better than the paper technique. Calibration was trivial

John A., NYC


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