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One of the best books on solar observing in recent years,
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This review is from: The Sun and How to Observe It (Astronomers' Observing Guides) (Paperback)
As a relative newcomer to the art of solar white light photography and what it can show on the surface of our nearest star, this is exactly the sort of book I was looking for to extend my knowledge of how to go about systematic observing to a higher standard with modern equipment.
The text is well written and a very good introduction to what the sun is and what can be seen on its surface. For the practical observer, the discussion of surface detail, classification of sunspots, faculae, the solar granulation and flares is particularly well researched and very informative.
The book is amply furnished with high quality photographs showing what I might expect from the instruments and cameras I already own and the recommendations on filtering and the use of monochromatic telescopes are very informative.
Jamey Jenkins' 'The Sun: and How to Observe it.' is written by someone who clearly has experience and technical knowledge based on years of practical solar observing. It fits extremely well with other books in my solar library and I wholly recommend it.