Do not look at the Sun through any telescope, including the finder 'scopes, unless there is a filter on it. Permanent eye damage can be almost instantaneous!
While you are observing the Sun, it may also be possible to observe another object. A few of the brightest stars and planets are visible through the 0.4-m telescope during daylight. As long as the object is a safe distance from the Sun, your GSI can point the telescope at it.
Record the name of the object and what it is here:
Updated: 7/9/10 by SAM
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