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Observing Meteors, Comets, Supernovae and other Transient Phenomena

Handbook / Manual

Series: The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

By: Neil Bone


Paperback | Dec 1998 | #94953 | ISBN: 1852330171
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Gives guidelines for observers, including the best possible periods (months or years) to see seasonal but unpredictable phenomena like meteors and sunspots. Recording such outbursts involves visual observing techniques, photography, and even the relatively new field of the video recording of meteors, which are also examined in detail. The book also includes material about phenomena that occur in the lower atmosphere (such as "ozone eaters", nacreous clouds, solar and lunar haloes), which although not strictly astronomical in their nature attract the attention of dedicated sky-watchers.

"OBSERVING METEORS, COMETS, SUPERNOVAE is a practical guide for any amateur astronomer and is highly recommended.a


1. Introduction 2. Meteors 3. Aurorae and other Atmospheric Phenomena 4. The Sun 5. The Moon 6. The Planets 7. Asteroids and Planetary Satellites 8. Comets 9. Variable Stars 10. Novae and Supernovae 11. Information Sources

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