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The Moon Observer's Handbook

Handbook / ManualPopular Science

By: Fred W Price

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jun 2009 | #181429 | ISBN-13: 9780521113151
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The Moon is one of the easiest astronomical bodies to observe, and this book explains in a practical way everything that an amateur astronomer needs to know in order to undertake lunar observations. The book explains how to make observations, what to look for, and how to record it. Excellent advice is given on how to keep records of personal and scientific value. Throughout the text is supported by a unique set of drawings as well as a series of excellent photographs.

The Moon Observer's Handbook is an outstanding introduction to a useful and enjoyable leisure activity. No previous knowledge is needed to follow this book, which is the only one of its kind to explain lunar observation with such clarity and in depth.

First published in 1989.


Introduction: why observe the Moon?; 1. Our Moon; 2. The Moon's motions and consequent phenomena; 3. The Moon observer's telescope; 4. The Moon from new to full; 5. Observing and recording; 6. Mysterious happenings on the Moon; 7. Suggestions for research; Appendices.

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