Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Solar Handbook
At the moment I’m reading through the Solar Astronomy Handbook by Beck,Hilbrecht, Reinsch and Volker. This book with more than 500 pages is a very complete observers guide to the Sun. It was published in 1995, so you won’t find the newest observing techniques like webcam imaging in this book. However, it tells you everything you want to know about Solar Observation in white light, H-alpha and even amateur magnetic field observations. There are also some chapters on how to observe and register solar eclipses (visual, photography, filming etc.) I am reading this book because I want to learn how to register my solar observations in white light and H-alpha, how to count and classify sunspots, active regions, prominences etc. Anyway. this is the most complete work on solar observing that I could find at the moment. If you have any questions about the Solar Astronomy Handbook, please give a comment or send me an e-mail.

Willman-Bell inc. publishes this book under ISBN 0-943396-47-6


Clear Skies!
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