This guide to discovering lunar sites covers fourteen guided observing sessions from New Moon to Full Moon. For each evening, the book shows which craters, mountains and other features can be seen, and how to find them. Images are shown as they appear through both refracting and reflecting telescopes.
The Moon is accessible to everyone, and easy to observe even in big cities. It is a prime target for aspiring astronomers and for those who are merely curious about the night sky. This easy-to-use guide to discovering lunar sites takes the reader through fourteen observing sessions from New Moon to Full Moon. For each evening, the book shows which craters, mountains and other features can be seen, and how to find them. Each photograph shows what the observer actually sees through a telescope, solving the usual difficulties of orientation confronting beginners. Images are shown as they appear through both refracting and reflecting telescopes. Maps printed on the front and back flaps of the book show the whole Moon with sites as seen through a refractor, through a Newtonian reflector, or, when turned upside-down, through binoculars.
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'Discover the Moon had me hooked from the moment I opened the book ... Beautifully produced in full colour and packed full of interesting information and photos. Discover the Moon provides a wonderful introduction to observing our closest neighbour in space. The Moon may be a dead world but the authors manage to bring it alive!' Astronomy & Space 'Lacroux and Legrand have produced a very attractive guide for first-time observers. The authors' writing is enthusiastic, and color or black and white illustrations grace every page ... It's the most convenient and accurate resource for identifying named features. It's also a great research tool ... Discover the Moon triumphs as the best existing introductory guide to the Moon, and the Clementine Atlas reigns as the most comprehensive atlas of the entire Moon.' Sky & Telescope '... very useful ...'. Astronomy Now "A colorful and good-looking introduction to lunar observing." Sky & Telescope "This book is highly observable friendly. All images have south up and each is printed twice on as a mirror image to match the view through a telescope with a star diagonal. Terrific idea!" ASTRONOMY
About Jean Lacroux
Jean Lacroux has been a columnist for the French astronomy magazine Ciel et Espace for 25 years. He has published four successful amateur astronomy books in French. Christian Legrand is an engineer and amateur astronomer, who has been a passionate lunar observer since the Apollo missions.
Table of Contents
How to use this book; Earth's Moon; Observation equipment and sites; Guide to the Moon; From Full Moon to New Moon; References; Glossary; Latin and English Names.
Discover the Moon by Jean Lacroux
Used - Very Good
Cambridge University Press
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