- Provides a quick reference guide for identifying and classifying features found on the Sun
- Provides essential illustrations, charts, and diagrams that depict the forms and life cycles of features visible on the Sun
- Includes instructions on how to observe the Sun safely
The beginning observer is often trying to find a niche or define a specific interest in his hobby, and the content of this book will spark that interest in solar observing because of the focus on the dynamics of the Sun.
Intermediate and advanced observers will find the book invaluable in identifying features (through photos, charts, diagrams) in a logical, orderly fashion and then guiding the observer to interpret the observations.
Because the Sun is a dynamic celestial body in constant flux, astronomers rarely know for certain what awaits them at the eyepiece. All features of the Sun are transient and sometimes rather fleeting. Given the number of features and the complex life cycles of some, it can be a challenging hobby. Observing the Sun provides essential illustrations, charts, and diagrams that depict the forms and life cycles of the numerous features visible on the Sun.