Observing, imaging and studying the Sun, there are many ways to enjoy solar observation, from visual observation to high resolution imaging, using commercial telescopes or home-made dedicated solar telescopes, from observation of the photosphere in "white light" to observation of the chromosphere with specialized narrow-band filters, including radio observation with a TV satellite dish. The goal of this book is to provide a comprehensive guide to solar observation techniques, including examples and advice, for the beginner as well as the seasoned amateur.
This book could not be the work of only one. The diversity of contributors is a testimony of the various possible fields in solar observation. Each contributor, with his own style and favorite topics, shares here with us his experience and passion. Solar Astronomy has been written by 14 authors, all being skillful amateur observers in their respective domains. The authors are not professional astronomers. If mistakes remain in the text, they are the sole responsibility of the authors.
Finally, the reader will find at the end of the book additional documentation including a list of references, the main data about our Sun, a list of filter suppliers, a list of the largest solar professional telescopes around the world, a glossary and the indispensable index helping to find one's way through the book.
Authors: Christian Viladrich, François Rouvière, Jean-François Roudier, Norma Desprez, Patrick Pelletier, Bertrand Flouret, Jean-Jacques Poupeau, Jean-Pierre Brahic, Philippe Tosi, Harald Paleske, Peter Zetner, Bob Yoesle, Fred Burgeot, Fabrice Noël.
Published by: Axilone – Astronomy, 5.7.2021, ISBN 979-10-92974-08-9, 480 pages, 1,7kg (21x29,7cm), English