Sun & Solar Telescopes

Some of the most convenient and easy to enjoy views of the sun are found by utilizing a specialized Solar Telescope. A solar telescope is a refractor-based optical system that uses special filters to view specific wavelengths of light, the most common of which is H-alpha. The H-alpha telescope allows safe observation of the entire solar disc, providing superb views of prominences, chromosphere, and surface details such as sunspots, plagues, flares, filaments, and granulation.  H-Alpha filtering also gives the most "natural" view of the sun, in brilliant yellow, orange, and red.