The Sun And How To Observe It

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The Sun and How to Observe It

The Sun and How to Observe It
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Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 206
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ISBN-10 : 9780387094984
ISBN-13 : 0387094989
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Book Synopsis The Sun and How to Observe It by : Jamey L. Jenkins

Download or read book The Sun and How to Observe It written by Jamey L. Jenkins and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2009-03-01 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Part 1, the book describes the very latest thinking on solar physics in (mostly non-mathematical) detail, incorporating the latest results from research concerning the structure and behaviour of the Sun. There is particular emphasis on the surface features visible from the Earth, and how these are the result of the extraordinary processes that are taking place within the Sun. In Part 2, the book details the techniques for observing and imaging the Sun with commercially-available equipment. The many recent advances in optical equipment now allow amateur astronomers to observe phenomena that until recently could only be seen with the extremely expensive equipment available at universities and research observatories – notably H-alpha and Calcium-K telescopes. This is a completely up-to-date solar observing book, while providing the science background necessary for an understanding of the observations with the latest equipment. It also features the most complete solar observing and imaging guide available.

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