Observing the Sun

  • John WilkinsonEmail author
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


This chapter is about methods used by amateur astronomers to view the Sun safely. There are three regions of light that will be discussed – the first involves observing the Sun in white light, the second uses Hydrogen alpha light, while the third uses Calcium K light. This chapter also provides a review of some of the most common types of telescopes used by amateurs to observe the Sun safely as well as observing tips.


Solar Disc Surface Detail Solar Telescope Eastern Limb Blocking Filter 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CastlemaineAustralia

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