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    Mr Jack Martin

    Just published, very comprehensive.


    Essex UK

    Michael O’Connell

    Thanks Jack for the heads-up.

    Looks quite comprehensive.

    Just ordered it.



    That looks very good and very comprehensive  

    I’ll order a copy.


    Just ordered a copy.

    Bill Ward


    Looks interesting… I may be preaching to the converted, as the saying goes, but for me the solar bible will always be Astrophysics of the Sun by Harold Zirin.

    First printed in 1988 by CUP, re-printed 1989, it’s a bit dated but it is an excellent science foundation, graduate level but with much for the knowledgeable amateur. Only available second hand now and it seems to be sought after, some of the recent prices I’ve seen are very steep! However If you come across a decent copy at a reasonable price then I’d recommend buying it.



    Eric Watkins

    Have it on my shelf Bill.  Used it for my masters, over 20 years ago.  Not for sale though.

    The book under discussion looks good though.



    Bill Ward

    Hi Eric,

    LOL, Exactly! I had just returned to Uni when it came out. My first copy, which was the hardback version, fell to pieces I used it so much. Currently have a paperback copy and also not for sale ; – ))

    Indeed, this one seems to cover the more modern digital side of things but a lot of it seems to be optics and personal profiles which I’m not so into, got far too many books on optics and telescope design!!!

    It’s looks like and updated take on  the Solar Astronomy Handbook by Beck, Hilbrecht,  Reinsch and Volker (Willamann Bell 1995). Also excellent but with the sad demise of Willmann Bell probably only available second hand, although some dealers may have a new copy or two…

    I think I’ll give this one a miss at the moment but I think I’ll go and have a wee peek, suitably filtered of course, at the sun this afternoon while the sky is clear(ish)




    Good evening. 

    The above was delivered on Thursday last. Unfortunately I find it to comprehensive and don’t want it. I have decided to sell for £ 45.00. I paid £60 for it, that’s £15 off. Please pm or send me n email if you are interested. 


    I have, for the moment. Decided to keep this book.

    It is very interesting and full of information and facts that I wasn’t aware of.

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