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Total solar eclipses and how to observe them

Mobberley, Martin 1958- Martin Mobberley editor.

New York : Springer c2007

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  • Title:
    Total solar eclipses and how to observe them
  • Author: Mobberley, Martin 1958-
  • Martin Mobberley editor.
  • Subjects: Solar eclipses -- Observers' manuals; Solar eclipses -- Amateurs' manuals; Solar eclipses -- Observations; Electronic books
  • Description: Eclipse Mechanisms, Statistics and Tracks -- Why Do Eclipses Occur? -- The Solar Atmosphere -- The Shadow of the Moon -- The Rugged Lunar Limb -- Shadow Bands and Other Phenomena -- Eclipses and Tracks 2008–2028 -- Observing and Travelling to Total Solar Eclipses -- Safety First -- Eclipse Trips – The Real Experience -- Checklists and Travel Plans -- Video, Sketch and Savour the View! -- DSLRs and Digital Eclipse Photography -- Some Very Keen Eclipse Chasers -- The H-Alpha Revolution.
    Every total solar eclipse sees cruise ships or coach convoys, and frequently both, conveying to thousands of observers the narrow umbral track, where they can witness this rare and beautiful astronomical event, weather permitting. But for each total solar eclipse you get just a few minutes (or seconds) to make the most of the spectacle, savor it visually, and record the event. You have to get it right first time, which is where Total Solar Eclipses and How to Observe Them comes in. Here is all the information an eclipse chaser needs to ensure a trouble-free expedition. Martin Mobberley explains how to avoid equipment and set-up errors thousands of miles from home, advises on the right equipment to buy for observing and digital SLR imaging, and explains the crucial points to address when traveling abroad with astronomical equipment. The first part of the book contains a wealth of information about total solar eclipses themselves: how and why they happen, related physics of the Sun, the alignment geometries, and, of course, the astronomical features that can only be witnessed when our Moon precisely covers the solar disk.
    English
    Description based upon print version of record.
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 197) and index.
  • Publisher: New York : Springer
  • Creation Date: c2007
  • Type: Book
  • Format: 1 online resource (216 p.).[electronic resource] /
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN: 1-281-04478-4;ISBN: 9786611044787;ISBN: 0-387-69828-0
  • Source: 01IOWA ALMA
    01IOWA ALMA51499157770002771
    01IOWA ALMA
    Main Library
    01IOWA ALMA21304197700002771

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