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The Sun in Eclipse

Handbook / Manual

Series: The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

By: Michael Maunder and Patrick Moore

211 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 1998 | #95079 | ISBN: 3540761462
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NHBS Price: £31.99 $40/€38 approx

About this book

Contains everything the amateur astronomer needs to know about eclipses, including what to look for, when and how to observe, what equipment is needed, and even how to mount an eclipse expedition.

From the reviews "written by two experienced observers and contains practically all the information any amateur observer could wish to know about observing solar eclipses." SPACEFLIGHT FROM THE REVIEWS: NATURE MAGAZINE "!a very practical set of instructions for observing and photographing the eclipse, which fits well in Patrick Moore's 'Practical Astronomy' series. The information obviously comes from knowledgeable and experienced observers!Detailed hints on focusing and on the problems of camera shake are wise." SPACEFLIGHT "It is written by two experienced observers and contains practically all the information any amateur observer could wish to know about observing solar eclipses." ASTRONOMY NOW "It covers every detail, from how to dress for Outer Mongolia or altitude sickness on the Chilean Altiplano, to how to roll your own film and construct the test complex photographic systems. If you plan to take your eclipse chasing seriously then this book is a 'must have'."


Contents

Sun, Moon and Stars; Daytime Star; Observing the Sun; General Principles Eclipses in History; The Development of Eclipse Photography; Partial Eclipses; Annual Eclipses - and Eclipse Photography; Eclipse Chasing; Total Eclipses; The 1999 Eclipse; Eclipse Mishaps and Oddities; Eclipses of the Future; Eclipses Elsewhere. Appendices: A - Cassette loads. B - Cloud types. C - Suggested Total Solar Eclipse Exposures. D - Field of View of Camera Lenses. E - Sun/Moon Transit times. F - Checklist of items to take on Eclipses; Index.

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