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The Sun and How to Observe It


The Sun and How to Observe It


Astronomers' Observing Guides

von: Jamey L. Jenkins

39,58 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 01.03.2009
ISBN/EAN: 9780387094984
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 210

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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.

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.
Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- The Sun, Yesterday and Today.- Some Basics of Solar Observing.- Observing the White Light Sun.- White Light Solar Features.- Recording White Light Observations.- Observing the Monochromatic Sun.- Monochromatic Solar Features.- Solar Photography.- Where Do You Go from Here?- Appendix A: Resources.- Appendix B: Glossary of Solar-Related Terms.- Appendix C: Daily Solar Ephemeris, July 2008-January 2012.

Jamey Jenkins has been a regular contributor to the Sunspot Program of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) since 1990 and an active observer for the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO) Solar Section since 1998. He has been Assistant Section Coordinator of that group for the last three years. He has also published numerous articles and images in Sky & Telescope and The Strolling Astronomer.

Contains the latest, up-to-date, information on techniques that amateur astronomers can use to observe the Sun
Explains the very latest thinking on solar physics in mostly many non-mathematical terms
Includes details on the newest Hydrogen-alpha and Calcium-K line telescopes now available at affordable prices

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