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    There are essentially two different types of Solar observations available for the amateur astronomer

They are:

1) White light solar Viewing

2) Hydrogen Alpha (H-Alpha) Solar viewing.

I will discuss white light today:

   White light solar viewing permits you to observe direct sunspot activity on the solar
disk, and you can note the patterns of sunspots, size and groupings.

Observing on a regular basis permits you to chart the motion of sunspots over a period of
   Now of course, with any observation of the sun through a telescope you want to be very careful.

First and foremost, you must have some kind of filtration system and this depends on the type of
telescope you have.

    If you own a schmidt-cassegrain (SCT) telescope, then the filter must go on the front of the telescope.

Same thing for any kind of reflecting telescope or dobsonian.

    Now, if you happen to own a refracting telescope, then you actually have a couple of options.

You can mount a filter on the front of your telescope or if you have a quality refractor, that might
be an apochromatic instrument for example, then you might want to consider utilizing this herschel wedge
type of device from Baader Planetarium.

Having said that, it also works very well on achromatic refractor telescopes.

Either way, you must have a 2 inch focuser on your instrument.
Not only will you get high quality images, you will likely see detail you have not seen before.

     Making sketches of your observations is a great way to keep records of your observations.
Date and put the sketches in a binder.  You will be surprised at just how much activity
takes place on the solar disk over time.

Clear and Sunny skies,

Ray Khan

   PS We also have a photographic model for those interested in taking images of the Sun
as well as visually observing.  It includes the neccessary filters for imaging with your
DSLR camera.




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Hello {!firstname},

    Well it's hard to believe.

Already it's  August and the  Starfest  annual Star Party will be here in a little over a week, once again.

    If you are planning on attending it's the weekend of August 14th to 16th, and being held
in Mount Forest, Ontario. Canada.

That's about 2 hours northwest of Toronto.

  It's one of the 10th largest star parties in North America.

If you have never been, and for that matter are not sure what a star party is all about,  and unsure
if you should attend, let me tell you a bit about what it is.

      Usually close to 600 to a 1000 people show up at this particular star party, and bring their telescopes,
sometimes families and set up their tent/trailer to spend a few days of nightime stargazing.

     During the day, there are several lectures and presentations held under a large tent on all sorts
of interesting subjects.

Every year they have a different theme.  This year it is Planetary Exploration.

One of the most interest speakers I am looking forward to is none other than Brother Guy Consolmagno
an astronomer with the Vatican Observatory.

   Also the co-author of the book, "Turn Left at Orion" one of my all time favorite beginner astronomy

    And of course, there are vendors there as well;  Khan Scope will have a display of merchandise for sale
and some of the latest gadgets and goodies in the astronomy marketplace.

It's a good time to be had by all, and I invite you to join us. 

Please drop by our display to say "Hello" and introduce yourself if you happen to attend.

    Also, if you are attending the event, and would like us to deliver a specific item to you at Starfest
just give us a call Toll Free 1 800 580 7160 or 416 783 4140, or drop us an email to
and we will be happy to do so, if the item is in stock.

Clear Skies,

Ray Khan

PS There are several star parties held around Canada and North America this time of year, so see if you
     are able to attend one closer to you ,if you can't make it to Starfest,  Here is the Starfest link btw:






Hello {!firstname},

No, not that kind of quickie!

 If you have considered the idea of observing the Sun, using a whitelight filter,  here is a great wayto get started.

Lunt Solar Systems has just released a new compact pair of binoculars which are ideal
for easy and safe solar observation.

They are called, the SunOcular.

Kind of like a specialized binocular for observing the Sun.

Great for Solar eclipse chasers as well, and ideal for travelling.

You can check them out over here:

Clear Skies,

Ray Khan



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