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Observing the Sun With Coronado Telescopes,9780387681269

Observing the Sun With Coronado Telescopes

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9780387681269

ISBN10:
0387681264
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/28/2008
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Springer Verlag
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Summary

The Sun provides amateur astronomers with one of the few opportunities for daytime astronomy. In order to see the major features of our nearest star, special telescopes that have a very narrow visible bandwidth are essential. The bandwidth has to be as narrow as 1 - 10-10 m (1 Angstrom) and centred on the absorption line of neutral hydrogen. This makes many major features of the Sun's chromosphere visible to the observer. Such narrow-band "Fabry-Perot etalon filters" are high technology, and until the introduction of the Coronado range of solar telescopes, were too expensive for amateur use. The entry-level Coronado telescope, the PST (Personal Solar Telescope) costs under $500. Solar prominences (vast columns of plasma, best seen at the edge of the solar disk), filaments, flares, sunspots, plage and active regions are all visible and can be imaged to produce spectacular solar photographs. Philip Pugh has assembled a team of contributors who show just how much solar work can be done with Coronado telescopes, and explain how to get the best from these marvellous instruments.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Purposep. ix
Areas of Expertisep. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
List of Contributorsp. xxiii
Introductionp. 1
The Lure of the Sunp. 1
Historyp. 1
Early Daysp. 2
Astronomy and the Sun Resurfacep. 3
The Solar Cyclep. 6
Limitations of "White Light" Viewingp. 7
The Outer Limits of Amateur "White Light" Observationp. 8
Introduction to Hydrogen Alpha Viewingp. 11
What Hydrogen Alpha Viewing Isp. 12
What It Can Show You?p. 14
Considering a Purchasep. 20
Introduction to Calcium K Viewingp. 22
Comparing Dedicated Telescopes Against Filtersp. 24
Observing Tipsp. 25
Recording Observationsp. 28
History of Coronado Instrumentsp. 28
Outreach Programsp. 29
Personal Solar Telescopep. 31
Facts at a Glancep. 32
Physical Description (PST)p. 32
How to Storep. 35
Mounting Optionsp. 36
Mounting the PST on a Camera Tripodp. 36
Mounting the PST on an EQ1 Equatorial Mountp. 39
Using a Mounting Bracket for the PSTp. 39
MALTA Mountp. 44
Mounting the PST on the MALTA Mountp. 45
Finding the Sunp. 46
Recommended Accessoriesp. 51
SolarMax 40 Filter + T-Max Tunerp. 51
Aztech Manhattan Tripodp. 53
AC599 SolarMate Shadep. 56
CEMAX Hydrogen Alpha Eyepiecesp. 57
AC645 Polarizing Filterp. 61
Using Other Accessoriesp. 61
Moonfish Group Eyepiecesp. 62
Magni Max Image Amplifierp. 63
Skywatcher Long Eye Relief Eyepiecesp. 65
Skywatcher Zoom Eyepiecep. 66
Skywatcher Plosslsp. 67
Celestron Moon Filterp. 68
BC&F Telescope Cleaning Kitp. 69
General Guidance on Accessoriesp. 69
Photographic Accessoriesp. 69
Capabilities and Limitationsp. 71
Appraisalp. 75
Double Stacking a PST by Cameran Ashrafp. 76
MaxScope 90p. 85
Facts at a Glancep. 86
Physical Description (MaxScope 90)p. 86
How to Storep. 90
Mounting Optionsp. 90
Tips and Tricksp. 94
Building a Solid Foundationp. 94
Micro Observatoryp. 95
Imaging the Sun: Choosing the Right CCDp. 97
Recommended Accessoriesp. 99
CEMAX Eyepiecesp. 100
Antares 2x Barlow Lensp. 100
Antares 3x Barlow Lensp. 101
Celestron 2x Ultima Barlow lensp. 102
General Notes on Accessoriesp. 102
Capabilities and Limitationsp. 103
Appraisalp. 109
Other Coronado Solar Telescopesp. 111
MaxScope 40p. 112
Facts at a Glancep. 114
Physical Descriptionp. 115
How to Storep. 116
Mounting Optionsp. 116
Finding the Sunp. 117
Focusing the MaxScope 40p. 117
Recommended Accessoriesp. 118
Using Other Accessoriesp. 121
General Guidance on Accessoriesp. 123
Capabilities and Limitationsp. 123
Appraisalp. 127
MaxScope 60p. 128
Facts at a Glancep. 128
Physical Descriptionp. 129
How to Storep. 129
Mounting Optionsp. 129
Finding the Sunp. 129
Focusingp. 129
Recommended Accessoriesp. 130
Capabilities and Limitationsp. 130
Appraisalp. 137
MaxScope 70p. 138
Facts at a Glancep. 139
Physical Descriptionp. 139
How to Storep. 140
Mounting Optionsp. 140
Finding the Sunp. 141
Recommended Accessoriesp. 141
Using Other Accessoriesp. 142
General Guidance on Accessoriesp. 145
Capabilities and Limitationsp. 146
Appraisalp. 146
PST CaKp. 149
Nick's Impressionsp. 149
Philip's Impressionsp. 150
Facts at a Glancep. 152
Physical Descriptionp. 153
How to Storep. 153
Mounting Optionsp. 153
Finding the Sunp. 153
Recommended Accessoriesp. 153
Using other Accessoriesp. 154
General Guidance on Accessoriesp. 154
Capabilities and Limitationsp. 154
Appraisalp. 155
CaK 70p. 156
Facts at a Glancep. 158
Physical Descriptionp. 159
How to Storep. 159
Mounting Optionsp. 159
Finding the Sunp. 159
Recommended Accessoriesp. 159
Using Other Accessoriesp. 159
General Guidance on Accessoriesp. 160
Capabilities and Limitationsp. 160
Appraisalp. 162
Imagingp. 165
Hydrogen Alphap. 165
Cometh the Hour...Cometh the Softwarep. 168
Why Two Software Applications?p. 169
The Imaging Process and Setting Upp. 171
Setup of the Telescopep. 172
Imaging the Sunp. 174
Coaxing the Most Detail Out of the Imagep. 206
Compositing the Images to Make the Final Shotp. 209
The Calcium Connectionp. 211
Imaging in White Lightp. 215
What Filter to Use?p. 215
The Herschel Wedgep. 217
Alternative Productsp. 221
CromixSunp. 221
Physical Descriptionp. 222
Buying Unitsp. 225
Market Penetrationp. 225
Recommended Telescopes for Usep. 225
Recommended Accessoriesp. 226
Capabilities and Limitationsp. 228
Appraisalp. 229
DayStar Filtersp. 232
Appraisalp. 241
Untried Productsp. 249
SolarMax CaK 60 Filter Setp. 249
Facts at a Glancep. 249
Using a SolarMax CaK 60 Filterp. 250
Recommended Accessoriesp. 250
Capabilities and Limitationsp. 251
CaK 90p. 251
Facts at a Glancep. 252
Physical Description (CaK 90)p. 252
How to Storep. 252
Mounting Optionsp. 252
Recommended Accessoriesp. 253
Capabilities and Limitationsp. 253
SolarScope 50-mm Filter Setp. 253
Facts at a Glancep. 253
Using a SolarScope 50-mm Filter Setp. 254
Recommended Accessoriesp. 254
Capabilities and Limitationsp. 255
SolarScope SolarView 50p. 257
Facts at a Glancep. 258
Using a SolarScope SolarView 50p. 258
Recommended Accessoriesp. 259
Capabilities and Limitationsp. 259
SolarScope SolarView 60p. 259
Facts at a Glancep. 259
Using a SolarScope SolarView 60p. 260
Recommended Accessoriesp. 260
Capabilities and Limitationsp. 261
Lumicon Solar Prominence Filtersp. 262
Thousand Oaks Filtersp. 263
Energy Rejection Filterp. 263
Hydrogen Alpha Unitp. 264
Capabilities and Limitationsp. 264
Summaryp. 267
Personal Solar Telescopep. 268
MaxScope 40p. 269
MaxScope 70p. 270
MaxScope 60p. 270
MaxScope 90p. 271
Use of Separate Filter Systemsp. 271
Calcium K Equipmentp. 272
Accessoriesp. 272
Eyepiecesp. 272
Image Amplifiersp. 273
Double Stackingp. 275
Mountingp. 275
Other Accessoriesp. 276
Imagingp. 277
Getting the Most from Your Coronado Telescopep. 277
Unanswered Questions and Unquestioned Answersp. 278
The Final Wordp. 279
The Physics of the Sunp. 281
Solar Factsp. 281
The Sun as a Starp. 282
Birth, Life, and Death of the Sunp. 283
The Solar Structurep. 284
The Corep. 284
The Radiative Zonep. 285
The Interface Layer (Tachocline)p. 285
The Convection Zonep. 285
The Photospherep. 286
The Chromospherep. 286
The Transition Regionp. 286
The Coronap. 286
Coronado Price Listp. 289
Telescopesp. 289
Binocularsp. 291
Filtersp. 291
Eyepiecesp. 292
Other Accessoriesp. 292
Glossaryp. 295
p. 295
Accessoriesp. 295
Active Regionp. 296
Afocal Adaptorp. 296
Afocal Couplingp. 296
Afocal Photographyp. 296
Afocal Projectionp. 296
Angstrom/Angstrom Unitp. 296
Annular Solar Eclipsep. 296
Antaresp. 296
AzTechp. 296
p. 297
Baader Filterp. 297
Bandpassp. 297
Bayer Filter Mosaicp. 297
BCF/BC&Fp. 297
BF5/BF10 and BF15/BF30p. 297
BinoMitep. 297
BK-7p. 298
Blocking Filterp. 298
Bresser GIROp. 298
Broadbandp. 298
p. 298
CaK/Calcium Kp. 298
Canonp. 298
CCD/Charge Coupled Devicep. 298
Celestronp. 298
Cell Structurep. 299
CEMAXp. 299
Chromospherep. 299
Chromatic Aberrationp. 299
Chromospherep. 299
CMOSp. 299
CONRp. 299
Convection Zonep. 300
Corep. 300
Coronap. 300
Coronadop. 300
Coronal Mass Ejectionp. 300
Creative Labsp. 300
CromixSunp. 300
p. 301
DayStarp. 301
Dedicated Solar Telescopep. 301
Double Stackingp. 301
p. 301
Energy Rejection Filterp. 301
Etalonp. 301
p. 301
Fabry-Perot Etalonp. 301
Faculap. 301
Faculaep. 302
Filamentp. 302
Flarep. 302
Focal Reducerp. 302
Full Aperture Filterp. 302
p. 302
Ghostingp. 302
GIROp. 302
Granularityp. 302
GSOp. 303
p. 303
H Alpha/Hydrogen Alphap. 303
Helios Ip. 303
p. 303
Image Amplifierp. 303
Interface Layerp. 303
Interstellar Mediump. 303
p. 303
K3CCDp. 303
Kellnerp. 304
Knight Owlp. 304
p. 304
Long Eye Relief (LER)p. 304
LPIp. 304
Lumiconp. 304
Luminancep. 304
Lux Valuep. 304
p. 305
Magic Boxp. 305
Magnetic Field (Solar)p. 305
Magni Maxp. 305
Main Sequencep. 305
Maksutovp. 305
MALTAp. 305
Manfrottop. 305
Maunder Minimump. 305
MaxScopep. 306
Meadep. 306
Micro Observatoryp. 306
Monochrome Lightp. 306
Moonfish Groupp. 306
p. 306
Naglerp. 306
Nanometerp. 306
Narrowbandp. 307
NearStarp. 307
Newton's Ringsp. 307
Nikonp. 307
p. 307
Paint Shop Prop. 307
Personal Solar Telescope/PSTp. 307
Photoshopp. 307
Photospherep. 307
Pixelated/Pixelationp. 307
Plagep. 308
Plosslp. 308
Population I/II/IIIp. 308
PostProcessingp. 308
Prominencep. 308
PSTp. 308
p. 308
Radiative Zonep. 308
Registaxp. 308
Revelationp. 309
Riverside Telescope Makers' Conference (RTMC)p. 309
p. 309
Skywatcherp. 309
SolarScopep. 309
SolarViewp. 309
Sol Finderp. 309
Soligorp. 309
Sol Rangerp. 309
SolarMaxp. 310
Solar Projectionp. 310
SolarScopep. 310
Sonyp. 310
Spiculesp. 310
Spectrohelioscopep. 310
Starlight Expressp. 310
Sunspotp. 310
Super Wide Anglep. 310
Sweet Spot/Sweet Bandp. 311
p. 311
Tachoclinep. 311
Televuep. 311
Terminal Light Path Filtersp. 311
Thousand Oaksp. 311
T-Maxp. 311
Toucamp. 311
Transition Regionp. 311
p. 312
WDM Modep. 312
Webcamp. 312
White Lightp. 312
p. 312
Yellow Dwarfp. 312
Indexp. 313
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