Observing the Sun (Practical Astronomy Handbooks)

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Observing the sun is one of the most interesting and rewarding facets of astronomy to which amateurs can contribute meaningful data. It is the one branch of astronomy that requires only modest equipment and that can be pursued during the day. Peter Taylor, long-time chairman of the Solar Division of the American Association of Variable Star Observers, is a keen and highly experienced observer of the Sun. In this book he explains in a clear and practical way everything that a telescope user needs to know in order to make solar observations. The book deals with such topics as the historical background of solar observing, choice of equipment for the safe conduct of solar observations, observations of sunspots, and reporting observations. New techniques, such as electronic recording and the operations of radio telescopes, are also included. The level of presentation is understandable to anyone with basic astronomical knowledge and some experience in handling a small telescope.

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Peter Taylor, the author of eight story collections and three novels including" A" "Summons to Memphis," which won the Pulitzer Prize, "In the Tennessee Country," and "A Woman of Means, "died in 1994. A Tennessee native, he had lived for years in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, poet Eleanor Ross Taylor.

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"...contains a great deal of valuable information, for both the serious student and hobbyist." Donald F. Trombino

"This unique book is an appropriate addition to any library used by trained astronomers, amateur or professional." A.R. Upgren Jr., Choice

"...aimed at guiding the would-be amateur solar astronomer into the lore of the subject. It proves to be an excellent guide, and one that the professional solar observer would enjoy too." Bernard Roberts, Times Higher Education Supplement

"...The text is substantive and intended for the serious, committed, capable amateur." Griffith Observer

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