Amateur Solar Astronomy

Bob, Barlow
June 2009
Amateur Astronomy Magazine;Summer2009, Issue 62, p62
The article suggests several equipment for use in amateur solar astronomy. One way to improve the solar H-alpha image in Coronado filters is to attach a SolarMax 40 millimeter (mm) filter on the front of a personal solar telescope (PST). The 12mm Coronado Cemax eyepiece is suggested for any Coronado CaK Calcium dedicated solar telescope to enhance an image. An advantage of the 2" German Baader Planetarium Hersche Wedge solar filter is that it allows astronomers to observe every visible sunspot.


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