Helioscope

Helioscope

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Caption: An historical astronomical instrument, the heliotropii telioscopici or helioscope, used for observing and following the sun's motion. The first one was designed by Christoph Scheiner (1575-1650) to help him observe sunspots. The instrument projects a telescopic image of the sun onto a white piece of paper in a dark room. Color enhancement of BM8770.

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