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Thanks, got a copy of the guide to the sun second hand from Amazon for £4 + postage. The other is he wrong side of £50 so will have to wait a little.

I cant believe that I've never thought about the sun for the last 30 odd years, but its a fantasically interesting object, so easy to see

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I've just finished reading the section of 'Universe' (the text book for the UCLAN astronomy course)

They still use that book then? I was in uni 15-18 years ago and we used it back then - I still have mine (4th ed) and have decided to give it another read. It's fun to see how much has changed in that time, for example "Many astronomers suspect that the true age of the universe is probably about 15 billion years, which is the age of the oldest stars".

When I was in uni, the age of the universe was "somewhere between 10 and 20 billion years old". Now we know it to within a few tens of millions of years.

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All excellent 

The Sun By Michael Carlowicz    ISBN-10: 0810955229 / ISBN-13: 978-0810955226

Nearest Star: The Surprising Science of our Sun by Leon Golub & Jay M. Pasachoff   ISBN-10: 1107672643 / ISBN-13: 978-1107672642

Nature's Third Cycle: A Story of Sunspots by Arnab Rai Choudhuri   ISBN-10: 019967475 / ISBN-13: 978-0199674756

Observing the Sun: A Pocket Field Guide (Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide)  by Jamey L. Jenkins   ISBN-10: 1461480140 / ISBN-13: 978-1461480143

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Nearest Star: The Surprising Science of our Sun by Leon Golub & Jay M. Pasachoff   ISBN-10: 1107672643 / ISBN-13: 978-1107672642

Just in the process of reading this now, and I'd agree it is an excellent, up-to-date (2nd edn, 2014), introduction to the sun. Lots of facts and not too technical, and covering studies from space as well.

Ian

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