Solar Astronomy Handbook

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The Solar Astronomy Astronomy Handbook is not so much about the Sun, but about the opportunities for amateur astronomers to observe the Sun. Compared with other areas of astronomy solar observing has a number of advantages:

  • Observation can be carried out during the day. You do not have to stay up all night and arrive at work the next day exhausted!
  • There is an abundance of light. Unlike “Deep Sky” astronomy you actually have to discard much of the light reaching your telescope.
  • You can set up your observatory in your own backyard — even in the city -there is no need to escape light pollution at remote locations.
  • Observations can be made practically every clear day and some simple programs like sunspot counts can be done in just a few minutes.
  • You do not need a monster telescope, even a small telescope will show an amazing amount of detail.
    The view is constantly changing, the Sun’s appearance has never been, nor will it ever be exactly the same as today.

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