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Philip S. Harrington
The What, Where, When, Why, and How Guide to Watching Solar and Lunar Eclipses

The most complete guide to viewing eclipses - including details on every solar and lunar eclipse through 2017

Want to observe the most fleeting eclipse phenomena, take dramatic photos, and keep a detailed record of the experience? Now you can be prepared. This comprehensive one-stop resource covers everything you need to know about solar and lunar eclipses - why they happen, how to view them, how to photograph them, even when and where they will occur through the year 2017.

Here's where to turn for:
  • Detailed explanations of eclipse mechanics and dynamics, viewing techniques, and what to look for, both in the sky and all around you
  • Extended discussions of eclipse photography and videography - film selection and developing, filter requirements, special care of equipment, and more
  • Intriguing individual and group activities you can carry out during an eclipse to heighten your enjoyment and deepen your understanding of the event
  • Detailed maps and discussions on how and where to best view each eclipse, plus travel considerations, likely weather conditions, and equipment recommendations

Whether you're a backyard astronomer, a dedicated eclipse chaser, or a teacher guiding students through their first eclipse experience, Eclipse! provides the in-depth, detailed, practical information you need to make the most of these thrilling celestial marvels of nature.

Table of Contents
  • The Dynamic Duo.
  • An Eclipse Watcher's Shopping List.
  • Sun Worshiping.
  • A Bit of Luna-See.
  • Eclipse Photography.
  • The Best Laid Plans.
  • Solar Eclipses: 1998-2017.
  • Lunar Eclipses: 1998-2017.
  • Appendices.
  • Notes.
  • Index.

Der Autor
Philip S. Harrington holds degrees in mechanical engineering and science education. As a contributing editor for Astronomy magazine, he writes reviews of astronomical equipment as well as a monthly column on binocular astronomy. He is the author of the three previous editions of Star Ware as well as Star Watch, Touring the Universe through Binoculars, and Eclipse!

Wiley & Sons, 1997, 280 S.
17,90 Euro
Broschiert, w. figs.
ISBN: 978-0-471-12795-6

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