The Resource Celestial shadows : eclipses, transits, and occultations, John Westfall, William Sheehan

Celestial shadows : eclipses, transits, and occultations, John Westfall, William Sheehan

Label
Celestial shadows : eclipses, transits, and occultations
Title
Celestial shadows
Title remainder
eclipses, transits, and occultations
Statement of responsibility
John Westfall, William Sheehan
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Much of what is known about the universe came from the study of celestial shadows. This book looks in detail at the way eclipses and other celestial shadows have given us amazing insights into the nature of the objects in our solar system and how they are even helping us discover and analyze planets that orbit stars other than our Sun. A variety of eclipses, transits, and occultations of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, Pluto and its satellite Charon, asteroids and stars have helped astronomers to work out their dimensions, structures, and shapes - even the existence of atmospheres and struc
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Westfall, John Edward
Dewey number
523.99
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB175
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sheehan, William
Series statement
Astrophysics and space science library
Series volume
410
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eclipses
  • Occultations
  • Lunar eclipses
  • SCIENCE
  • Eclipses
  • Lunar eclipses
  • Occultations
Label
Celestial shadows : eclipses, transits, and occultations, John Westfall, William Sheehan
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-1-4939-1535-4
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword; Preface; Notes on Units of Measure; Acknowledgments; Contents; Chapter 1: Celestial Shadows; The Shadows Form; The Anatomy of Shadows; Turning Shadows into Events; A Surfeit of Eclipse Events; An Eclipse Every Night; Making Contact; The Earth's Family, Artificial and Natural; The Solar Family; Planetary Transits: Specks on the Sun; Occultations: When Blocking the Light is Helpful; Seeking Shadows; The Rewards of Persistence; Threat from the Sun; In the Right Place at the Right Time; Equipment: Organic, Optical and Electronic; What Good are They?
  • Chapter 2: Of Orbs and OrbitsEvent Awareness; For Your Eyes Only; Tracking the Wanderers; The Universe in 3-D; The Sun Takes Center Stage; An Elliptical Path; The Solar System Takes Shape; Seeing the Universe with New Eyes; Chapter 3: In Earth's Shadow; Unrecognized Eclipses; Who Owns the Moon?; Predicting, Explaining, Applying; Shades of Lunar Eclipses; A Lunar Eclipse Unfolds; Lunar Eclipse Science; Before the Telescope; A Shadow Too Large; A Shadow Deformed; Totality Not Total; The Spectrum of a Shadow; Inconstant Umbrae; A Sudden Chill; Can Eclipses Affect the Moon?
  • Inventorying the Moon's NeighborhoodChapter 4: The Lunar Eclipse Experience; What the Future Holds: 2014-2025; Subtleties of the Penumbra; Lunar Eclipses in Practice; Record-Keeping; Photography; Photometry; Umbral Contact Timing; Transient Events; Meteoritic Impacts; Sharing Your Work; Chapter 5: To Darken the Earth; Solar Spectacle; Solar Eclipse Enlightenment; A Solar Eclipse as Seen from Above the Earth; A Representative Total Solar Eclipse: 2017 August 21; An Eclipse's Family: Saros 145; Solar Eclipses Unveiled; The Catch-as-Catch-Can Era; Eclipses Tamed
  • The Golden Age of Solar Eclipse Science Eclipses Go Global: 1868-1870; Big (Solar Eclipse) Science; The Eclipse Profession; Twentieth-Century Developments; General Relativity and Solar Eclipses; The Solar Atmosphere; Artificial Eclipses; The Spectroscope and Its Descendants; Coronagraphs; Air and Space; Eclipse Science Today; Chapter 6: Approaching Shadows; The Eclipse Experience; Solar Safety; Photospheric Precautions; Safe Filters; Projection; Monochromatic Telescopes; Dangerous Practices; The Course of Events; Partial to Partiality; A Ring of Fire; Totally Awesome
  • Appreciating and RecordingUsing Your Eyes; Photography; Eclipse Movies; Sky Brightness; Hunting the Picturesque; Shadows of the Future; 2014 April 29 Annular Eclipse; 2015 March 20 Total Eclipse; 2016 March 08-09 Total Eclipse (See Fig. 6.7); 2016 September 01 Annular Eclipse (See Fig. 6.8); 2017 February 26 Annular Eclipse (See Figs. 6.8-6.9); 2017 August 21 Total Eclipse (See Fig. 6.6); 2019 July 02 Total Eclipse (See Fig. 6.9); 2019 December 26 Annular Eclipse (See Figs. 6.7 and 6.8); 2020 June 21 Annular Eclipse (See Fig. 6.8); 2020 December 14 Total Eclipse (See Fig. 6.9)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 713 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781493915354
Lccn
2014951681
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4939-1535-4
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)896824701
  • (OCoLC)ocn896824701
Label
Celestial shadows : eclipses, transits, and occultations, John Westfall, William Sheehan
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-1-4939-1535-4
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword; Preface; Notes on Units of Measure; Acknowledgments; Contents; Chapter 1: Celestial Shadows; The Shadows Form; The Anatomy of Shadows; Turning Shadows into Events; A Surfeit of Eclipse Events; An Eclipse Every Night; Making Contact; The Earth's Family, Artificial and Natural; The Solar Family; Planetary Transits: Specks on the Sun; Occultations: When Blocking the Light is Helpful; Seeking Shadows; The Rewards of Persistence; Threat from the Sun; In the Right Place at the Right Time; Equipment: Organic, Optical and Electronic; What Good are They?
  • Chapter 2: Of Orbs and OrbitsEvent Awareness; For Your Eyes Only; Tracking the Wanderers; The Universe in 3-D; The Sun Takes Center Stage; An Elliptical Path; The Solar System Takes Shape; Seeing the Universe with New Eyes; Chapter 3: In Earth's Shadow; Unrecognized Eclipses; Who Owns the Moon?; Predicting, Explaining, Applying; Shades of Lunar Eclipses; A Lunar Eclipse Unfolds; Lunar Eclipse Science; Before the Telescope; A Shadow Too Large; A Shadow Deformed; Totality Not Total; The Spectrum of a Shadow; Inconstant Umbrae; A Sudden Chill; Can Eclipses Affect the Moon?
  • Inventorying the Moon's NeighborhoodChapter 4: The Lunar Eclipse Experience; What the Future Holds: 2014-2025; Subtleties of the Penumbra; Lunar Eclipses in Practice; Record-Keeping; Photography; Photometry; Umbral Contact Timing; Transient Events; Meteoritic Impacts; Sharing Your Work; Chapter 5: To Darken the Earth; Solar Spectacle; Solar Eclipse Enlightenment; A Solar Eclipse as Seen from Above the Earth; A Representative Total Solar Eclipse: 2017 August 21; An Eclipse's Family: Saros 145; Solar Eclipses Unveiled; The Catch-as-Catch-Can Era; Eclipses Tamed
  • The Golden Age of Solar Eclipse Science Eclipses Go Global: 1868-1870; Big (Solar Eclipse) Science; The Eclipse Profession; Twentieth-Century Developments; General Relativity and Solar Eclipses; The Solar Atmosphere; Artificial Eclipses; The Spectroscope and Its Descendants; Coronagraphs; Air and Space; Eclipse Science Today; Chapter 6: Approaching Shadows; The Eclipse Experience; Solar Safety; Photospheric Precautions; Safe Filters; Projection; Monochromatic Telescopes; Dangerous Practices; The Course of Events; Partial to Partiality; A Ring of Fire; Totally Awesome
  • Appreciating and RecordingUsing Your Eyes; Photography; Eclipse Movies; Sky Brightness; Hunting the Picturesque; Shadows of the Future; 2014 April 29 Annular Eclipse; 2015 March 20 Total Eclipse; 2016 March 08-09 Total Eclipse (See Fig. 6.7); 2016 September 01 Annular Eclipse (See Fig. 6.8); 2017 February 26 Annular Eclipse (See Figs. 6.8-6.9); 2017 August 21 Total Eclipse (See Fig. 6.6); 2019 July 02 Total Eclipse (See Fig. 6.9); 2019 December 26 Annular Eclipse (See Figs. 6.7 and 6.8); 2020 June 21 Annular Eclipse (See Fig. 6.8); 2020 December 14 Total Eclipse (See Fig. 6.9)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 713 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781493915354
Lccn
2014951681
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4939-1535-4
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)896824701
  • (OCoLC)ocn896824701

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