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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best guides for safe viewing of the Sun and solar activity, 4 Nov 2012
This review is from: How to Observe the Sun Safely (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) (Paperback)
This is a splendid second edition of the standard work for amateur astronomers wishing to observe the Sun. The new edition comes ten years after the successful first edition. So what's new? Digital SLR photography has transformed astronomical observing but ten years ago digital SLRs were not an affordable option. In this edition the author takes care to give a splendid introduction to the new photography. Another technique that amateurs have taken up is the use of H-alpha filters and also webcams. There's so much new kit out there it can be quite confusing for the newcomer. Macdonald's book is the place to start because the author concentrates on equipment, gadgets, and gizmos that can easily be obtained, at no great cost, and come ready to run. Fortunately, this is not a book that teaches how to design and build a solar radio telescope from first principles. That's because the emphasis is on practical observing, in a safe manner, using kit that works straight out of the box. Solar observing is a very pleasurable hobby, particularly suited to those who live in cities that are blighted by light pollution. It's suitable (of course!) for daytime projects, like practical astronomy in a school.

Lee Macdonald has a huge reputation in the UK as a great speaker and helpful enthusiast. Professionally he works in the history of astronomy.

The Springer Series of books on practical amateur astronomy has developed into a remarkable library of practical books on how to do astronomy without needing win lottery cash as the first step.
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