Total Solar Eclipses and How to Observe Them

Total Solar Eclipses and How to Observe Them

by Martin Mobberley


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Total Solar Eclipses and How to Observe Them by Martin Mobberley

This is the ultimate, easy-to-read guide for "eclipse-chasers" which includes everything an eclipse chaser needs. There are some important eclipses coming up in the years ahead and the technology available to amateur astronomers is improving fast. The book provides "eclipse virgins" with a good feeling for what a trip abroad to an eclipse is like – including a humorous look at all the things that can and have gone wrong. Travel details are included, essential in these days of high-security. And of course the first part of the book contains a wealth of information about solar eclipses and what can be observed only during a total eclipse.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780387698274
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 08/28/2007
Series: Astronomers' Observing Guides Series
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 202
Sales rank: 798,356
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Martin Mobberley has a BSc Honours degree in Electronic Engineering from Brunel University, and is a former British Astronomical Association President and Goodacre Medallist.

He is also the author of Astronomical Equipment for Amateurs (1998) and The New Amateur Astronomer (2004); Lunar & Planetary Webcam User’s Guide (NYP); Supernovae and How to Observe them (NYP),. He has contributed chapters to three other Springer Practical Astronomy Series Books. He wrote the children’s book Space Navigator, and has published many papers in Astronomy Now, The Journal of the British Astronomical Association, The Astronomer, and Sky & Telescope.

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