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A flat mirror on an equatorial mounting, driven to follow the Sun across the sky and reflect its light into a stationary telescope. If the telescope is oriented parallel with the Earth's axis, only one mirror is needed. However, the Sun's orientation as seen through the telescope will change during the day.

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