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Naked Eye Viewing Technique
from GodlikeProduction Message Board, Oct 10, 2003

Try the pinhole experiment. Make a large pinhole about 1 inch from any corner of an index card, tape two pencils on the outer edge so the card can be raised from laying flat, then tape a blank white side of another index card to the first card so that the cards are about 3/8 to 1/2 inch apart. Hold the pinhole perpendicular to the sun, on a sunny day, and look carefully between the two cards. You will see two circles of light, not one! The second is not as bright as our Sun, and should be about 1.5 diameters of our suns dot away from it. This distance is changing and therefore indicates the second sun is slowly widening the distance between the two, as observed [Oct 10] from our vantage point on Earth.
Author of Technique
I have been experimenting with viewing the two suns via the pinhole method for nearly two weeks [Oct 14]. I used various pinhole sizes from large needle to about 1/32 inch, with a constant focal length of 3/8 ths inch. All produced the same results; 2 dots (suns) on the viewing paper behind the pinholes and:

a) The second dot (Planet X ) is always to the right of the suns do , when viewed from the suns prespective .
b) The second suns intensity is on the order of 1/3 to 1/4 the intensity of our sun. (The dots are too close together to use a light meter.)
c) They are narrowly separated and not touching, like ten days ago.
d) Early in the AM (9:00 to 9:30) the Planet X dot is at the 3 o´clock position if one consideres 12 o´clock as the top of our suns dot of light and 3 o´clock as one quarter of the way down the left side of the paper , as one looks down between the two index cards.
e) By 3:30 PM, the second sun has moved to the 4 - 4:30 position; by sunset, it has moved nearly to the 6 o´clock position.

Having looked at the photos on another site
[ZetaTalk] that were taken in series by the same camera/photographer/place in a given city, and others taken in different parts of the world by different individuals, the clockwise movement of the second sun is confirmed by the second sun personas and the second sun dots I observed.
I posted the index card experiment 2 weeks ago using the 27 guage needle technique. Yes I still see [Oct 14] a second smaller object near the sun which is dimmer and positioned at 1 o´clock. I have shown many people this object using this method and if you don´t see it than you obviously need glasses. Give your eyes time to adjust again, as its smaller and dimmer than the sun. Eagle only verified my results. I´ve found that I can only see it with a 27 guage hole or smaller.
Author of Technique
The hole in the top card is like the aperature setting on a film camera. The perspective would change as the earth rotates through the day. A small hole, or small aperature, give a greater depth of field and in a pinhole is like using a telephoto lense. Why can´t you see Planet X as you look through a telescope? If you were looking at the sun through a telescope, and someone was standing close to your left or right, they wouldn´t be seen in your telescope. If Planet X were close by, and out of the angle of your lense, It wouldn´t be seen either.
Poster 3
I don´t think you can get much thinner than an index card @ about .020 inch and have any control over varitions in focal length as one manuvers the two cards (taped together with two pencils to separate same). My drill was high speed, but not any more. Also, the bits have to be of very good quality, or the holes are ragged/burred. Tried a larger hole in wood, but did not get the proper focal length, but did get a ragged hole, unsuitable for the purpose at hand. You have to really focus for about 20 seconds before the second dot (sun) is seen. On my first try, I didn´t see the second sun with just a paper folded over. One of the problems twelve days ago was the second sun was touching/part of the circle (dot) of our sun. Since then, the two have separated slightly, and the second has grown larger. This I would presume to think indicates the Earth and second sun are closing the distance separating them.
I was an accredited Federal Agent for many years. I attended basic and advanced photography schools. I have been using an 'Air Lens Camera' that I made from a small pasteboard box (8" X 4" X 4"). One long side [A] is covered with a glossy white paper and the ends and other sides are covered with black construction paper or picture album filler. I cut a toilet tissue tube in half at a 45 degree angle and covered one of the halves inside with black paper. Near the right end of the box side [B] opposite the white paper I traced around the angle end of the tube, cut a hole in the box and pasted the tube into the hole as an eyepiece to view inside the box. Make sure the box is light tight when using the tube to view the white field. I used a medium size safety pin to punch an aperture hole in the middle of [B]. Using this camera, I see the Sun and Planet X. Planet X and a wide moon and debris field are visible. Numerous moons. The Sun dot is not very brilliant. However, if you move the box so Planet X is superimposed on the Sun, the brilliance is tripled. Other items I placed in the end opposite the eyepiece help me calculate the distance of Planet X from the Sun and Earth. To make your calculation, use the three knowns plus triangulation. Diameter of Sun. Distance of Sun from Earth. Zeta stated width of Planet X moon field. This can all be seen in living color. Using my 'camera' (which has great depth of field as the pinhole lens can be adjusted to a max of 6" from the film) Planet X Moons and whatever else are in motion. I see it as grey in color when away from the Sun and the closest matter appears to be about halfway between the film and lens, a phenomenon I have never viewed previously in any of the other boxes I have used to view eclipses.
Ron, via email
The suggestion on possible reflection back from the backside of the first piece of cardboard proved correct . Blacking this backside eliminated this low intensity, seperate dot and what remains is a circular white dot connected to our sun´s spot, which moves around the edge of the sun in clockwise direction as the day progresses. This second white dot is almost the same intensity (no light meter fits in there ) as our suns now, and looks to have grown to about 1/3 the size of the sun´s dot.
If the pinhole is filtered with a thin piece of cream-white plastic (I use the lettering on a food wrapper) the Red Dragon can be seen in the Air Lens Camera. Changing sky conditions and the time of day affecting what is seen the the box. I move the Sun completely off the background onto the black paper sidewalls and there is still a lot of reflected sunlight. But, eliminating the Sun does not always remove the several personas or debris field. It is not as colorful as a kaleidoscope, but more interesting to me as the persona's seem brighter.
Ron, via email
I looked this morning, Nov 23, at the rising sun, using my diskette film. The Sun is still very bright so I put on a blue tinted Rayban shades and looked again through the filter. I was stunned to see a round object about half the size of the Sun at the 8 o'clock position, left of the Sun. Still faint but very much present. When I looked through the diskette film alone I could not see it. When I used a brown shade I also could not see it. I advise people to try this method.
Felix from Guyana