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Please recommend a Solar Imaging book (basic to deep dive)

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#1 SimonIRE

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 07:09 AM

Hi All, 

 

I am embarking on a Solar Adventure. I am getting an ERF and Ha filter to allow me to use one of my refractors for solar imaging (TSA 120mm). 

 

I am looking for a good book to take me through the subject. Please keep in mind that I am a research scientist by profession and although I happy enough to read something that introduces the subject, I would also like a deep dive. 

 

I have "Observing the Sun: a pocket field guide". If I am honest, in my humble opinion, it makes an exciting subject a little pedestrian - so alternatives to this please!

 

Thanks for reading. 

 

Simon


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#2 MalVeauX

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 07:56 AM

Heya,

 

I'm not sure you'll find a comprehensive book for a deep dive. It's not well understood enough beyond the surface of our star. So the deep dive stuff is research paper material.

 

But, a book I'm looking forward to:

 

http://www.astronomi...e.com/index.php

 

Very best,


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#3 SgrB2

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 08:02 AM

You might like this book:

 

https://www.amazon.c...n/dp/0521316073

 

which costs ~ $28 USD.

 

Cheers,

SgrB2


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#4 David Knisely

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 04:24 PM

Hi All, 

 

I am embarking on a Solar Adventure. I am getting an ERF and Ha filter to allow me to use one of my refractors for solar imaging (TSA 120mm). 

 

I am looking for a good book to take me through the subject. Please keep in mind that I am a research scientist by profession and although I happy enough to read something that introduces the subject, I would also like a deep dive. 

 

I have "Observing the Sun: a pocket field guide". If I am honest, in my humble opinion, it makes an exciting subject a little pedestrian - so alternatives to this please!

 

Thanks for reading. 

 

Simon

Well, if you just want a rough guide as to what you will be seeing in H-alpha, you might check out the following article:

 

OBSERVING THE SUN IN H-ALPHA

https://www.prairiea...sun-in-h-alpha/

 

It is more for visual observation rather than imaging, but at least you will be able to understand what you are looking at.  Clear skies to you.



#5 torsinadoc

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 05:20 PM

You might like this book:

 

https://www.amazon.c...n/dp/0521316073

 

which costs ~ $28 USD.

 

Cheers,

SgrB2

I just started this book and second this recommendation


Edited by torsinadoc, 27 November 2020 - 05:25 PM.



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