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Observing Meteors, Comets, Supernovae and Other Transient Phenomena (Practical Astronomy)

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Transient phenomena are short-lived astronomical events, unusual in a science in which time is more often measured in millennia than milliseconds. There is a fascination with transient phenomena, predictable or otherwise, that astronomers of all abilities share. In Meteors, Comets, Supernovae, Neil Bone gives guidelines for observers, including the best possible periods (months or years) to see seasonal but unpredictable phenomena like meteors and sunspots. Recording such outbursts involves visual observing techniques, photography, and even the relatively new field of the video recording of meteors, which are also examined in detail. The book also includes material about phenomena that occur in the lower atmosphere (such as "ozone eaters", nacreous clouds, solar and lunar haloes), which although not strictly astronomical in their nature attract the attention of dedicated sky-watchers.

Synopsis:

A guide to meteors, comets and supernovae, covering the best times to see them and different observance techniques. The book also includes material about phenomena that occur in the lower atmosphere, such as "ozone eaters", nacreous clouds and solar and lunar haloes.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Meteors 3. Aurorae and other Atmospheric Phenomena 4. The Sun 5. The Moon 6. The Planets 7. Asteroids and Planetary Satellites 8. Comets 9. Variable Stars 10. Novae and Supernovae 11. Information Sources

Product Details

ISBN:
9781852330170
Author:
Bone, Neil
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Star Observation
Subject:
Comets
Subject:
Observers' manuals
Subject:
Supernovae -- Observations.
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Practical Astronomy
Publication Date:
19981131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
198
Dimensions:
9.21x6.11x.51 in. .89 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A guide to meteors, comets and supernovae, covering the best times to see them and different observance techniques. The book also includes material about phenomena that occur in the lower atmosphere, such as "ozone eaters", nacreous clouds and solar and lunar haloes.
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