Using Filters to Observe the Sun

Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


The brightest object in the heavens and the most obvious, yet sometimes overlooked, celestial object is of course the Sun, our very own star. The Sun is the closest such object to us and therefore a hotbed of research whereby all other stars are measured. From an observational point of view, observing the Sun can be particularly rewarding, as the typical work that can be performed gives insight into the underlying structure and physical fundamentals of all stars.


Solar Eclipse Solar Surface Sunspot Group Solar Observer Neutral Density Filter 
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Further Reading

  1. Green S, Jones M (2009) Introduction to the Sun and Stars. Open University Press Milton Keynes, UKGoogle Scholar
  2. Jenkins J (2009) The Sun and how to observe it. Springer, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  3. Kitchin C (2001) Solar observing techniques. Springer, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  4. Mobberly M (1999) Astronomical equipment for amateurs. Springer, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  5. Pugh P (2007) Observing the Sun with Coronado telescopes. Springer, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  6. Zirin H (1997) Caltech oral histories. CaliforniaGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of South WalesGlyntafUK

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