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What is the best and cheapest way to get into solar observing?

Jonathan Scott, Atlanta
RELATED TOPICS: OBSERVING | SUN
Solar-observing
Solar observing is a great way to extend the pleasure of backyard astronomy into daylight hours. It can be one of the least expensive facets of amateur astronomy, but also one of the riskiest. A brief telescopic peek at the Sun without proper precaution can result in permanent eye damage. That said, let’s look at the best and cheapest ways to safely view our star.

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