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Transit When Planets Cross the Sun

  • Authors
  • Michael Maunder
  • Patrick Moore

Part of the Practical Astronomy book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Transits down the Ages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 3-12
    3. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 13-16
    4. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 17-21
    5. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 23-27
    6. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 29-36
    7. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 37-46
    8. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 47-61
    9. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 63-69
    10. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 71-74
    11. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 75-82
    12. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 83-94
    13. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 95-109
  3. Observing Transits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 113-118
    3. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 119-126
    4. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 127-134
    5. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 135-146
    6. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 147-154
    7. Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore
      Pages 155-159
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 161-168

About this book

Introduction

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!

Keywords

Mond Planet sun

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-0373-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-621-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0373-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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