Solar Observing Tour!

Created: 05-12-1999. . . . . Last revised: 05-04-2021.



    	This is my attempt to share "solar observing" with the net.
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. :)
Why "Solar Observing?"



    	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 (AAAP):  
"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:"


		Equipment:

Celestron 8" Ultima SCT (f10)
Daystar .6A T-Scanner Ha filter
Lumicon H-Alpha 1.5A Prominence filter
Coronado PST
Coronado PST CaK
Baader Solar Film filter (white-light)
1000 Oaks II glass filter (white-light)
80mm University Refractor (f3.2)
Konig Eyepieces
Amici Prisms
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)

       


       


Eruptive Prominence animation





Neat Solar links:

Big Bear Solar Observatory - Latest Images
Mt. Wilson 150-Foot Solar Tower Current Sunspot Drawing
F.Dubois' SUN-page
AAVSO Solar Division
A.L.P.O. SOLAR SECTION
Spaceweather
National Solar Observatory, Solar, Astronomy
Solar Terrestrial Dispatch Homepage
SOHO Website
Active Region Map
Marshall Space Flight Center
Stanford Solar Center
What lies beneath a Sunspot
A collection of aurorae links
Aurora movie animation
Robotic H-alpha telescope
Baader Solar Film
How to build a filter with Baader solar film
Current longitude and latitude of sunspots
Current activity
Observing the sun in H-alpha
H-alpha Prominence classification:
Blink-image white-light/H-a #1
Blink-image white-light/H-a #2




You may E-MAIL me at :lsmch@comcast.net


go to: Top of Page:

go to: Deep Sky Sketches:

go to: Astro Videography:
This is it. Hope you enjoyed the visit. Come again soon!