Part 2: Viewing the Sun

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In this section of the lab, you will observe the Sun using a аCoronado Personal Solar Telescope (pictured above) with a filter designed for viewing active features on the Sun's surface. The Coronados use an H alpha filter, and the Sun appears red.

Exercise

1. Telescopesаusuallyаconcentrate the light from faint objects in the night sky. аWhat are the primary differences between observing the Sun and observing a faint star at night?


2.аSketch the view of the Coronado Personal Solar Telescope in the box provided in your lab manual. аYou will then label the features in your drawing in a similar fashion to Part 1.

3. How many of each feature from Part 1 do you observe through the PST?

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