Solar Observing Tour!
Created: 05-12-1999. . . . . Last revised: 05-04-2021.
This is my attempt to share "solar observing" with the net.
Why "Solar Observing?"
On this page, I will try to display my solar observation results.
Due to the fact that I can only observe on the weekends,
and that Pittsburgh isn't the most sunny place in the world,
my observations may not be current.
Still, I hope you will find this page of some interest, at least the first time. :)
Three views of the Sun: (current - 04/27/2021)
White-Light CaK H-alpha
For high-res images, go to
"Three Views Archive:"
scroll down and and click on the specific image.
For the lastest (somewhat up-to-date) BWSO observations, go to
"Current Solar Observations:"
For older visual observations, 1991-2004 go to
"Archival Solar Observations:"
Venus Transit of June 8th, 2004 from the Nicholas E Wagman Observatory
"Venus Transit Observations - 2004:"
Mercury Transit of November 8th, 2006 from the Mingo Creek Park Observatory (AAAP):
"Mercury Transit Observations - 2006:"
Venus Transit of June 5th, 2012 from the shores of Lake Erie
"Venus Transit Observations - 2012:"
Mercury Transit of May 9th, 2016 from Cherry Springs State Park:
"Mercury Transit Observations - 2016:"
"Solar Eclipse Observations:"
"Total Solar Eclipse - 08/21/2017:"
Celestron 8" Ultima SCT (f10)
Daystar .6A T-Scanner Ha filter
Lumicon H-Alpha 1.5A Prominence filter
Coronado PST CaK
Baader Solar Film filter (white-light)
1000 Oaks II glass filter (white-light)
80mm University Refractor (f3.2)
Lumicon multi eyepiece filter slider
Green #56 eyepiece filter
Blue #80A eyepiece filter
Here are several of my past video capture solar white-light and H-alpha images.
There are many more solar images that you can find links for at my Astro Videography website.
(also lot's of other solar-system and deep-sky images)
Neat Solar links:
Big Bear Solar
Observatory - Latest Images
150-Foot Solar Tower Current Sunspot Drawing
AAVSO Solar Division
National Solar Observatory, Solar,
Solar Terrestrial Dispatch
Stanford Solar Center
lies beneath a Sunspot
collection of aurorae links
to build a filter with Baader solar film
Current longitude and latitude of
sun in H-alpha
You may E-MAIL me at :firstname.lastname@example.org
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go to: Deep Sky
This is it. Hope you enjoyed the visit. Come again soon!