Books by Philip S. Harrington

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Astronomy For All Ages


The Deep Sky: An Introduction


Eclipse!


The Illustrated Timeline of the Universe


The Space Shuttle


Star Ware, 4th edition


Star Watch


Touring the Universe Through Binoculars

 

Star Watch

Chapter 4.

The Sun

 

 

Topics covered Chapter notes Recommended reading

Topics covered

  • Sun facts

  • How to observe the Sun safely

    • Projection

    • Solar filters

    • Hydrogen-alpha filters

  • Viewing solar surface features

    • Sunspots

    • Granulation

    • Prominences

  • Observing solar eclipses

Current solar image from

Solar Data Analysis Center.

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Chapter 4 notes

 

 

Recommended reading

    Books

  • Eclipse!; Harrington, P.; John Wiley & Sons, 1997; ISBN 0471127957.

  • Here Comes the Sun (test report on solar filters); Astronomy magazine, April 2001.

  • The Sunny Side of Stargazing; Astronomy magazine, January 2000.

  • Observer's Handbook (annual publication of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada); Gupta, R.; Univ of Toronto Pr, 2004; ISBN: 0968914187.

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