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Observing the Moon

Handbook / Manual

Series: The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

By: Peter T Wlasuk

182 pages, 86 illus.


Hardback | Dec 2000 | #159844 | ISBN: 1852331933
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Written by Peter Wlasuk, an astronomer at the Florida International University, Observing the Moon is a definitive work. An invaluable reference book for anyone seriously interested in the Moon and its geology, it is also a perfect companion for practical amateur astronomers. Detailed and extensively illustrated chapters catalog most of the interesting lunar features visible in modest telescopes. They are preceded by a crash course in modern lunar geology and followed by chapters on photographic and CCD imaging, drawing and lunar topography. A CD-ROM accompanies the book and contains a gallery of lunar images.


Introduction to the Moon.- The Basic Kinds of Lunar Formation.- A Crash Course in Lunar Geology.- Lunar Features - Northeast Quadrant.- Lunar Features - Southeast Quadrant.- Lunar Features - Northwest Quadrant.- Lunar Features - Southwest Quadrant.- Introduction to Observing the Moon.- Drawing Lunar Features.- Lunar Topographic Studies.- Lunar Eclipses and Occultations.- Imaging the Moon.- Glossary.- Further Reading.- CD-ROM.

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