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Transit When Planets Cross the Sun : When Planets Cross the Sun - Michael Maunder

Transit When Planets Cross the Sun

When Planets Cross the Sun

Paperback Published: 1st October 1999
ISBN: 9781852336219
Number Of Pages: 164

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Although transits of planets across the Sun are rare (only Mercury and Venus orbit the Sun closer than us, and so can transit the Sun's disc) amateur astronomers can observe, record and image other kinds of transit, which are very much more frequent. Transit is in two parts, the first telling the fascinating story of the early scientific expeditions to observe transits. The second part is for practical observers, and explains how to observe transits of all sorts - even transits of aircraft as they fly between the observer and the Sun!

Introduction
Transits down the Ages
The Moving Planetsp. 3
Transits: Why and When?p. 13
Edmond Halley and the Distance of the Sunp. 17
Transits of Mercuryp. 23
Venus: The Transit of 1639p. 29
The Transit of 1761p. 37
Captain Cook and the Transit of 1769p. 47
Venus: The Transit of 1874p. 63
Venus: The Transit of 1882p. 71
The Story of Vulcanp. 75
Other Kinds of Transitsp. 83
Future Transitsp. 95
Observing Transits
Your Safetyp. 113
Observing the Sun: Full-Aperture Filtersp. 119
Projecting the Sun's Imagep. 127
Observing Transitsp. 135
Photographing Transitsp. 147
Data Capture and Manipulationp. 155
Appendixp. 161
Indexp. 163
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ISBN: 9781852336219
ISBN-10: 1852336218
Series: Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 1st October 1999
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.55  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.34

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