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Total solar eclipses and how to observe them

Author: Martin Mobberley
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2007.
Series: Astronomers' observing guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Observations
Observers' manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Mobberley
ISBN: 9780387698274 0387698272 9780387698281 0387698280
OCLC Number: 124025387
Description: xiv, 201 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 : Eclipse mechanisms, statistics and tracks ; Why do eclipses occur? --
Solar atmosphere --
Shadow of the moon --
Rugged lunar limb --
Shadow bands and other phenomena --
Eclipses and tracks, 2008-2028 --
Part II : Observing and traveling to total solar eclipses ; Eclipse trips, the real experience --
Checklists and travel plans --
Video, sketch and savor the view! --
DSLRs and digital eclipse photography --
Some very keen eclipse chasers --
H-Alpha revolution.
Series Title: Astronomers' observing guides.
Responsibility: Martin Mobberley.
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This is the ultimate, easy-to-read guide for "eclipse-chasers" which includes everything an eclipse chaser needs. It provides a checklist of where to go to see total solar eclipses, for the next 15  Read more...

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