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Astronomy - Astronomy, Observations and Techniques | Observing the Sun - A Pocket Field Guide

Observing the Sun

A Pocket Field Guide

Jenkins, Jamey L.

2013, XV, 242 p. 85 illus., 12 illus. in color.

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  • Provides a quick reference guide for identifying and classifying features found on the Sun
  • Provides essential illustrations, charts, and diagrams that depict the forms and life cycles of features visible on the Sun
  • Includes instructions on how to observe the Sun safely
A comprehensive solar observing guide for use at the telescope by amateur astronomers at all three levels: beginning, intermediate, and advanced. Users will find invaluable information for identifying features through photos, charts, diagrams in a logical, orderly fashion and then interpreting the observations.

Because the Sun is a dynamic celestial body in constant flux, astronomers rarely know for certain what awaits them at the eyepiece. All features of the Sun are transient and sometimes rather fleeting. Given the number of features and the complex life cycles of some solar features, it can be a challenging hobby, and this guide provides all of the guidance necessary to inform observers about the sights and events unfolding before their eyes on the most active and powerful member of our Solar System.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Buying a Solar Telescope - Field Guide Sunspots - Hydrogen Alpha - Observing Solar Features - Observing the Sun - Solar Observing Guide - Solar Observing Safety - Visible Features of the Sun

Related subjects » Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Popular Astronomy

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