Solar telescope

special purpose telescope used to observe the Sun

A solar telescope is a special telescope used to look at the Sun. By using a range of special filters astronomers are able to study the Sun and look at sunspots and solar eclipses. A solar telescope also known as a special telescope orbits space.

A solar telescope
Sunspot photographed using a solar telescope

a) Hubble

b) Observing the X-ray Chandra