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The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas

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By: Alan Chu(Author), Mario Weigand(Author), Storm Dunlop(Translated by), Wolfgang Paech(Author)

191 pages, 388 colour & b/w photos and illustrations, 10 tables

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Nov 2012 | #200279 | ISBN-13: 9781107019737
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Using the latest methods in digital photography and image processing, The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas presents sixty-nine regions of the lunar landscape in large-format images with corresponding charts. Each two-page spread features a specific region in multiple lighting situations, allowing for direct comparisons of the same landscape at different lunar phases. Detailed descriptions of each region's location and topography accompany 388 high-resolution photographs, making the Moon's craters, mountains, valleys, rilles and other features easy to identify. Tracing the morphology of the Moon in unprecedented detail, this comprehensive and accessible visual atlas is an indispensable aide for amateur astronomers, astrophotographers and casual observers.


- Foreword
- Advice on using this book
- The Moon: an introduction
- Atlas
- Glossary
- List of lunar formations
- Image credits
- Further reading and links

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Alan Chu is an astrophotographer based in Hong Kong. Author of The Photographic Moon Book (2004) and Foundations of Astronomy (2010), he has also published several articles for the Hong Kong Astronomical Society, of which he is a founding member. Wolfgang Paech is the former director of the Public Observatory in Hannover, Germany. He has published several books for amateur astronomers, including Tips and Tricks for Amateur Astronomers and The Solar Handbook. Mario Weigand is a PhD candidate in nuclear physics at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. He has eighteen years experience as an amateur astronomer and astrophotographer. Storm Dunlop is an experienced writer and lecturer on astronomy. He is author of Collins Night Sky (2011), a Fellow at the Royal Astronomical Society and is a past president of the British Astronomical Association.

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