How to Safely Observe the Sun

Double your observing fun with a few accessories that allow you to safely study our stellar neighbor.
By | Published: August 20, 2014 | Last updated on May 18, 2023

The first item of business for any solar observer is eye safety. Make sure you use an approved solar filter from a reputable manufacturer. This isn’t something that you can make yourself out of shiny candy wrappers. High-quality solar filters remove infrared and ultraviolet radiation and allow only a small fraction of the Sun’s visible light through.