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Dear All,
It is my pleasure to announce the availability of “Solar Astronomy”:
http://solar-astronomy-book.com/
This is the English translation of “Astronomie Solaire” including a lot of new additions such as:
- Introduction to Fabry-Perot etalon testing.
- Solar corona observation with a coronagraph.
- Spectroheliograph observation (measurement of sunspot temperature and magnetism, solar rotation, etc.)
- And a much enlarged chapter on solar radio astronomy.
The team of contributors now includes some faces familiar to the solar community Forum: Bob Yoesle (USA), Peter Zetner (Canada), Harald Paleske (Germany). And we are infinitely grateful to Ken Harrison (Autralia) and Peter Zetner for the English translation and to Jamey Jenkins (Solar Alpo, USA) for the proof reading.
We hope you enjoy reading it!


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Fantastic!! I hope you are signing the first few :hamster:

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Congratulations on getting this important contribution to solar astronomy out to the world Christian - truly a Herculean labor of love.

Wishing you warm sunny skies...

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Order placed..... :)

Great work Christian and all contributors.

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Ordered, can't wait to read it.


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If someone gets hold of a copy please write a review :)

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Ordered! Can't wait! :D

Thanks to all involved and for the English translation. :bow


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I've been waiting for an English translation of this. Went ahead and ordered it straight away!

Looking forward to reading it during my vacation!

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I'll order me a copy. I really need to update my library concerning solar astronomy.


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Christian, fantastic news! This is an incredible find for all amateurs of solar astronomy! :bow


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Hi

Any content suitable for people on a retirement income?

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Hi Christian: just ordered your book, looking forward to reading it and learning your magic. Thank you for making it available in English !

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Sounds very interesting (looking at the table of contents). Copy ordered.


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This will keep me happy during long dark winter time.
Ordered my copy!


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A big thanks Christian also to all the helping hands.
Ordered my copy!


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Congrats Christian!

There are certainly several thousands of working hours behind.
Congratulations to the co-authors also.

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I've received mine today. Looks great, and it's big! (A4, almost 500 pages).


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Congrats Christian. Looking forward to receiving my copy


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Thanks to all !!!
I know a number of copies have already been sent. I hope they will be delivered very soon.


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ARRIVED :P :P :P

Still in its plastic cover it will be put aside for my birthday in September as a gift from my wife.

Thanks again to all the contributors. I can’t wait to get stuck in.

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Carbon60 wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:12 am ARRIVED :P :P :P

Still in its plastic cover it will be put aside for my birthday in September as a gift from my wife.

Thanks again to all the contributors. I can’t wait to get stuck in.

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2 months? :shock:

You must have the patience of a saint! :D


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My copy just arrived in the mail, thanks for the fast turnaround.

I read a fair bit and hence buy books online regularly. This was probably among the best packaged ones I've ever received; very well protected!

Now just hoping that the sun actually shows up again at some point. Most useless summer in years here (you might have heard about the nice weather we've been dealing with in Belgium).


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Arrived in perfect condition 😃


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As did mine yesterday. :D

Fortunately there was just enough cloud to allow me to dip into its many fascinating articles. In all my life, as a collector of abstruse, non-fiction, I have never come across any book so utterly packed with detail, variety of subject matter and mind blowing imagery.

"Encyclopaedic" is an over-hyped expression, these days, but in this case the term is perfectly apt. A lifetime of future study is packed into 487 sides of high quality paper. By enthusiasts and experts in their field for fellow enthusiasts to read, absorb and enjoy. If you think the images on the forums are good then you haven't seen anything yet! The printed page offers detail and resolution we can only dream of with our fancy computer monitors.

Despite well over half a century of reading on the subject I feel as if I never knew solar astronomy until now. Nor its patient and clever explorers and unsung heroes. There has never been a better time to be actively involved. As optics, technology, instrumentation, software and communication between fellow "sun watchers" has never been more accessible.

If in doubt, do not hesitate to order this weighty volume. I cannot imagine any solar enthusiast not being absolutely delighted with this truly remarkable reference. There is something here for everybody. Whatever your particular areas of interest within the field of solar astronomy.

Congratulations to all concerned for a truly remarkable achievement! :bow


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