Observing the Sun

A Pocket Field Guide

  • Jamey L. Jenkins

Part of the Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide book series (ASTROPOC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Sun

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jamey L. Jenkins
      Pages 3-16
    3. Jamey L. Jenkins
      Pages 17-108
  3. Observational Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Jamey L. Jenkins
      Pages 111-131
    3. Jamey L. Jenkins
      Pages 133-164
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 165-242

About this book


A comprehensive solar observing guide for use at the telescope by amateur astronomers at all three levels: beginning, intermediate, and advanced. Users will find invaluable information for identifying features through photos, charts, diagrams in a logical, orderly fashion and then interpreting the observations.

Because the Sun is a dynamic celestial body in constant flux, astronomers rarely know for certain what awaits them at the eyepiece. All features of the Sun are transient and sometimes rather fleeting. Given the number of features and the complex life cycles of some solar features, it can be a challenging hobby, and this guide provides all of the guidance necessary to inform observers about the sights and events unfolding before their eyes on the most active and powerful member of our Solar System.


Buying a Solar Telescope Field Guide Sunspots Hydrogen Alpha Observing Solar Features Observing the Sun Solar Observing Guide Solar Observing Safety Visible Features of the Sun

Authors and affiliations

  • Jamey L. Jenkins
    • 1
  1. 1.HomerUSA

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