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Transit: When Planets Cross the Sun

Handbook / Manual

Series: The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

By: M Maunder and P Moore

164 pages, 35 figs

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #107247 | ISBN: 1852336218
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About this book

Tells the story of the early scientific expeditions to observe transits and explains how to observe transits of all sorts - even transits of aircraft as they fly between the observer and the Sun.


Contents

Introduction.- Part 1 - Transits Down the Ages: The Moving Planets. Transits: Why and When. Edmond Halley and the Distance of the Sun. Transits of Mercury. Venus: the Transit of 1639. The Transit of 1761. Captain Cook and the Transit of 1769. Venus: the Transits of 1874. Venus: the Transit of 1882. The Story of Vulcan. Other Kinds of Transits. Transits from Elsewhere.- Part 2 - Observing Transits. Your Safety. Observing the Sun - Full-aperture Filters. Projecting the Sun's Image. Observing Transits. Photographing Transits. Data Capture and Manipulation.- Appendices.

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