The Sun can be extremely dangerous to view!! Improper observing techniques will lead to permanent eye damage in less than a second. Never look at the Sun through a digital camera, binoculars, or telescope without appropriate protection which is safely attached. Never allow unattended children to view the Sun. Safe methods to observe the Sun use solar filters mounted on the front of the instrument that are specifically made for this purpose. These filters reject over 99.999% of light coming from the Sun. Caution: Don’t use a filter designed for photography, a negative, or filters made with homemade filtering material (e.g. smoked glass) for visual observation of the Sun. Another Caution: Some department store telescopes, at one time, were sold with Solar filters that screwed into the eyepiece. These filters are no longer made because they can fail without warning. If you own one of these filters, please destroy it and purchase a solar filter that fits over the front end of the telescope. This information is designed for awareness and does not constitute advice or a manual on solar observing and is not a substitute for the proper equipment or training.