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Useful links for new solar observers

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A vast amount of useful and informative material relating to the appearance of the sun at different wavelengths, visual and instrumental observation, and analyses and records of sunspot data are available via the Internet. The list below is intended to provide the new observer with some initial points of contact with this resource. Some entries in the list present the full address required to get to a specific display or table. (One can always pare these back to the address of the homepage.) Others present only a homepage address from which the user can identify and branch to links of interest.

Observing Resources

Solar Observatories/Satellite Views

Data and Information

Associations

AAVSO 49 Bay State Rd. Cambridge, MA 02138 aavso@aavso.org 617-354-0484