Solar

Groups

ALPO Solar Section Yahoo Group – Yahoo Group dedicated to the study of the Sun


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Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project – King of Solar Outreach, Stephen Ramsden

Equipment

Build a Sun Funnel – By Rick Fienberg

Solar Projection Box – By Bob Oseman, Mid-Kent Astronomical Society

Solargraph Instructions and Pinhole Photography – By Justin Quinnell

Track the Sun with a Solargraph pin-hole camera – CEastronomy.org

Observing: Definitions and How To’s

Observing the Sun in H-alpha – Written by David Knicely

Planning/Orientation Tools

Solar Noon Calendar – Table showing exact noon for your location.

TiltingSun Software – Created by Les Cowley – “freeware which shows the Sun’s orientation, poles, equator, rotation direction, prominence position angles and drift direction for any date, time and location.”

Websites/Blogs

ALPO Solarblog – Current solar news reported and gathered by the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers

British Astronomical Association Solar Section – Reports, photos, observing forms, newsletters and much more

Global Oscillation Network Group – National Solar Observatory

MEES Solar Observatory – Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

Solar Influences Data Analysis Center (SIDC) – Solar data research department of the Royal Observatory of Belgium, “includes the World Data Center for the sunspot index and the ISES Regional Warning Center Brussels for space weather forecasting”

Solar Dynamics Observatory – Close up look at our Sun.

Solar Dynamics Observatory – Close up look at our Sun.

Spaceweather – Daily news and info about our Sun-Earth environment.

Sungazer – by Greg Piepol

The Sun in Motion – by Gary Palmer

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~ by Erika Rix on February 7, 2011.

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