Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sun viewing

A lot of people don't know that you can use your telescope during the daytime to look at the sun. Now I caution you........Do not look at the sun through your scope without a protective filter. You will ruin your eyes.

Attach a solar filter to your optical tube and you can see some amazing things on our nearst star. There are many different types, but the simple ones are cheap. Sunspots are great to see, but lately our sun is void of these. One day they will return


  1. The picture above was in 2006 (date stamped)while viewing the Mercury transit. This is neat, because at times you can see either Venus or Mercury cross the face of the sun.

  2. This was a fun day. I didn't get a chance to image the event. My son was just born five days before and I was busy to say the least. Thanks for the comment.