Observing Meteors, Comets, Supernovae and other Transient Phenomena

Main Author: Bone, Neil
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London Springer London 1999, 1999
Edition:1st ed. 1999
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 Introduction
  • 2 Meteors
  • 2.1 The Leonids: A Storm Coming?
  • 2.2 The Perseids: The Unexpected Rise of “Old Faithful”
  • 2.3 Other Showers in Outburst
  • 2.4 Fireballs
  • 3 Aurorae and other Atmospheric Phenomena
  • 3.1 Auroral Storms
  • 3.2 Noctilucent Clouds
  • 3.3 Synthetic Atmospheric Phenomena
  • 4 The Sun
  • 4.1 Observing the Sun in White Light
  • 4.2 Monochromatic-light Observations: The Sun in Hydrogen-alpha
  • 4.3 Solar Eclipses
  • 5 The Moon
  • 5.1 Transient Lunar Phenomena
  • 5.2 Lunar Occultations
  • 5.3 Lunar Eclipses
  • 6 The Planets
  • 6.1 Venus
  • 6.2 Mars
  • 6.3 Jupiter
  • 6.4 Saturn
  • 6.5 Planetary Occultations
  • 7 Small Bodies of the Solar System
  • 7.1 Asteroids
  • 7.2 The Galilean Satellites of Jupiter
  • 7.3 Saturn’s Satellites
  • 8 Comets
  • 8.1 The Nature and Origin of Comets
  • 8.2 Comet Discoveries
  • 8.3 Observing Comets
  • 8.4 Comets in Outburst
  • 8.5 Ion-tail Disconnections
  • 8.6 The Great Comets of 1996 and 1997
  • 9 Variable Stars
  • 9.1 Eclipsing Binaries
  • 9.2 Cataclysmic Variables
  • 9.3 Recurrent Novae
  • 9.4 R Coronae Borealis Stars
  • 10 Novae and Supernovae
  • 10.1 Novae
  • 10.2 Supernovae
  • 11 Information Sources
  • 11.1 Atlases
  • 11.2 Catalogues
  • 11.3 Ephemerides, Annual Handbooks and News Sources
  • 11.4 Software
  • 11.5 The Internet