Transit When Planets Cross the Sun : When Planets Cross the Sun

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 t...

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Main Authors: Maunder, Michael, Moore, Patrick (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London Springer London 2000, 2000
Edition:1st ed. 2000
Series:The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1: Transits down the Ages
  • 1 The Moving Planets
  • 2 Transits: Why and When?
  • 3 Edmond Halley and the Distance of the Sun
  • 4 Transits of Mercury
  • 5 Venus: The Transit of 1639
  • 6 The Transit of 1761
  • 7 Captain Cook and the Transit of 1769
  • 8 Venus: The Transit of 1874
  • 9 Venus: The Transit of 1882
  • 10 The Story of Vulcan
  • 11 Other Kinds of Transits
  • 12 Future Transits
  • 2: Observing Transits
  • 13 Your Safety
  • 14 Observing the Sun: Full-Aperture Filters
  • 15 Projecting the Sun’s Image
  • 16 Observing Transits
  • 17 Photographing Transits
  • 18 Data Capture and Manipulation