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The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Transit When Planets Cross the Sun

When Planets Cross the Sun

Authors: Maunder, Michael, Moore, Patrick

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Although transits of planets across the Sun are rare (only Mercury and Venus orbit the Sun closer than us, and so can transit the Sun's disc) amateur astronomers can observe, record and image other kinds of transit, which are very much more frequent. Transit is in two parts, the first telling the fascinating story of the early scientific expeditions to observe transits. The second part is for practical observers, and explains how to observe transits of all sorts - even transits of aircraft as they fly between the observer and the Sun!

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • The Moving Planets

    Maunder, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Transits:Why and When?

    Maunder, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 13-16

  • Edmond Halley and the Distance of the Sun

    Maunder, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 17-21

  • Transits of Mercury

    Maunder, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 23-27

  • Venus: The Transit of 1639

    Maunder, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 29-36

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-0373-8
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $37.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-1-85233-621-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transit When Planets Cross the Sun
Book Subtitle
When Planets Cross the Sun
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-0373-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-0373-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-85233-621-9
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 164
Number of Illustrations
104 b/w illustrations
Topics