The Journal of the British Astronomical Association

Volume 107, No.4: 1997 August

List of Contents

On this page: Notes and News / Articles / Letters / Reviews / Meetings / BAA Update

Notes and News

Saturn in 1996
Meteors in August / Saturn Section / From the President / Solar Section / Aurora Section / Mars 1996-97: fourth interim report


The Presidential Address 1996: Amateur observatories (pp. 177-185) ... Maurice Gavin

The comets of 1991 ... J. D. Shanklin

Faint-image detectivity: CCD versus film ... R. J. Neville
A comparison of images from Lunar Orbiter IV and Clementine ... Ivor Clarke
Only the first four asteroids ... David W. Hughes

(Copies of any of these articles may be requested from the BAA office.)


Read the letters here (xxx Kb)


Historical Eclipses and Earth's Rotation by F. Richard Stephenson Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-521-46194-4. Pp xvi + 557, 95.00 (hbk).
reviewed by J. Eric Jones (xx Kb)

In Search of Planet Vulcan by Richard Baum & William Sheehan Plenum Press, 1997. ISBN 0-306-45567-6. Pp xiv + 310, $28.95 (hbk).
reviewed by Patrick Moore (xx Kb)

Meeting reports

An image sequence showing almost a full rotation of the nucleus of comet Hale-Bopp. Taken with a Starlight Xpress CCD between 19.00 UT on 1997 March 28 and 04.50 UT on March 29. Each image is approximately 2 arcminutes wide. (Shown at the March 26 meeting by Terry C. Platt).

BAA Update

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