Observing the Sun with Coronado Telescopes
At around the turn of the millennium, the introduction of the Coronado range of solar telescopes and filters heralded the ‘coming of age’ of amateur solar astronomy. Before then, solar astronomy was mostly white-light only. Hydrogen-alpha systems were expensive and difficult to use, but today even the budget-priced Coronado PST (Personal Solar Telescope) provides a band pass of one Angstrom and is thermally stable. That means that today’s amateur solar observers can see – and image – sunspots, flares, prominences, plage, filaments, and active regions of the Sun, all in amazing detail.
Getting the very best out of a Coronado solar telescope still requires knowledge of specialist techniques and an accumulation of experience, which are what this book provides. In Observing the Sun with Coronado Telescopes, Philip Pugh has assembled a team of contributors who show just how much solar work can be done with Coronado telescopes, and explain how to get the very best from these marvellous instruments. The spectacular solar images reproduced in this book speak for themselves – listen to the voices of the experts!
ISBN Number: 9780387681269
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SKU 9780387681269 Manufacturer Bookstore Author Philip Pugh Publisher Springer Press Cover Type Soft Cover Number of Pages 352 ISBN Number 9780387681269
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Product QuestionsDoes this book discuss solar photography using the Coronado solar scopes? If so, to what extent? Thanks.Question by: jim2 on Oct 21, 2014 7:54:09 AMThis book was written in 2005 and 2006, so while it does cover imaging with the Coronado scopes it does not list cameras more recent than the first generation Canon Digital Rebel, Phillips ToUCam, and the Meade LPI. Processing is also covered, but only in very broad terms and referencing older software like K3CCD Tools. The book is an excellent resource for the Coronado scopes, but somewhat limited in the imaging discussion.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on Oct 21, 2014 11:11:44 AM
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