Gregory Gross

Solar Astronomy

WARNING: When observing the Sun, be sure to use only equipment designed specifically for that purpose and produced by reputable manufacturers. Follow their directions closely. Do not improvise your own filter material for solar observing. If you are careless, you risk instant and permanent injury and/or vision loss.

Current Solar Images

SDO AIA 304 Å
NASA/SDO

An aggregation of current solar images from a variety of sources.

Observing the Sun in H-alpha

60mm Lunt double-stack module

Nothing in the world of amateur astronomy compares with observing the Sun in H-alpha.

Resources

Solar Astronomy Books

List of books and helpful links related to solar astronomy.