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Photographic Atlas of the Moon

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By: Albert Lim, SM Chong and PS Ang

144 pages, 122 b/w illus, 5 figs, 2 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Jul 2002 | #132126 | ISBN: 0521813921
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Day-by-day photographic guide to observing the features of the Moon through a small telescope. Whole Moon images are provided for each day of the 29-day lunar cycle, with labelled features and accompanying descriptive text. Selected lunar features are shown at high magnification to highlight and clearly illustrate certain regions and all lunar features are labelled using current IAU terminology.

'The concept of providing a day-by-day photographic guide for observing Lunar features throughout an entire Lunation, specifically aimed at owners of small telescopes, is excellent ! I recommend the book for those wishing to have a crash course on the Moon's features !'. Mike Brown, Popular Astronomy '! it is a splendid guide to identifying the various features; I have never seen this better done. The text is written in a charmingly informal style, and it is clear that the authors are real enthusiasts - or lunatics, as they call themselves! I have been observing the Moon for over seventy years, and I have a great deal of lunar material, but this delightful and refreshing Atlas will have an honoured place in my library.' Patrick Moore, The Observatory '! a beautifully presented guide to observing lunar features with small telescopes ! an excellent photographic lunar day-by-day guide and I can certainly recommend it to owners of small telescopes and less-experienced observers. All you need is a month of clear skies to follow an entire Lunation!' Gordon Nason, Astronomy & Space


Introduction; The zero day Moon; The 1st day Moon; The 2nd day Moon; The 3rd day Moon; The 4th day Moon; The 5th day Moon; The 6th day Moon; The 7th day Moon; The 8th day Moon; The 9th day Moon; The 10th day Moon; The 11th day Moon; The 12th day Moon; The 13th day Moon; The 14th day Moon; The 15th day Moon; The 16th day Moon; The 17th day Moon; The 18th day Moon; The 19th day Moon; The 20th day Moon; The 21st day Moon; The 22nd day Moon; The 23rd day Moon; The 24th day Moon; The 25th day Moon; The 26th day Moon; The 27th day Moon; The 28th day Moon; The 29th day Moon; Further reading; Acknowledgements; Appendix 1: Phases of the Moon; Appendix 2: Chronology of lunar selenography; Appendix 3: Index of lunar named features.

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Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and has been President of the Astronomical Society of Malaysia. President of the Astronomical Society of Singapore since its foundation in 1992, avid astrophotographer, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vice President of the Astronomical Society of Singapore, avid astrophotographer.

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