A great new eclipse book

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael Bakich has just authored a book that you will want to have for next year’s big solar eclipse.

Your Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (395 pp., paper, Springer, New York, 2016, $35; ISBN 978–3–319–27630–4) is a treasure trove of materials you will find highly valuable for next year’s big event.

The book contains 25 chapters and voluminous appendices that will leave you saturated with everything you need to know to get ready for totality. Bakich covers the eclipse’s path, frequently asked eclipse questions, the Saros Cycle, how to observe the Sun safely, rehearsing for the big day, site selection, earthly effects, how to choose binoculars, choosing telescopes and cameras, facts about the center line, observing and photography tips and techniques, and much more.

This book is a veritable bible for anyone who wants to see the big eclipse, or subsequent eclipses as well.

It will be a well-used book on the shelf of any amateur astronomer.

See the book on My Science Shop.

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