How to Observe the Sun Safely

How to Observe the Sun Safely

by Lee Macdonald

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461438243
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 07/06/2012
Series: The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2012
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lee Macdonald has over 20 years' experience as a solar observer. His work has been published in Astronomy and Astronomy Now, and he is the editor of The Deep-Sky Observer, the magazine of the Webb Deep-Sky Society. Lee currently works as an administrator in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University, UK. Lee is an historian with a degree from Cambridge in History and Philosophy of Science, specializing in history of astronomy. In 2009 he carried out research at the Science Museum, London, UK, on the history of astronomy.

Table of Contents

Preface.- Chapter 1: Our Sun.- Chapter 2: Equipment for Observing the Sun.- Chapter 3: What Can We See on the Sun?.- Chapter 4: Solar Position Measurements.- Chapter 5: Measuring Solar Activity.- Chapter 6: Observing the Chromosphere.- Chapter 7: Imaging the Sun with a Digital Camera.- Chapter 8: Webcam Imaging and Image Processing.- Appendix A: Building a Solar Projectin Box.- Appendix B: Equipment Suppliers.- Appendix C: Solar Observing Organizations.- Appendix D: Further Reading.- Index.

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